Yuba gang sweep nets weapons, 6 suspects
A regional anti-gang unit made arrests Thursday and found a cache of weapons, authorities said.
The Yuba-Sutter Anti-Gang Enforcement Unit made its twice-monthly sweep Thursday, focusing in Marysville.
During the sweep, the unit made six arrests, including one involving more than a dozen weapons.
Christine and Edgar Spiva, of the 1700 block of Fernwood Drive, were arrested for weapons violations in connection with the seizure of 14 handguns and rifles, according to Marysville police.
“That's a lot of guns off the street,” said Marysville police Sgt. John Osbourn, who was not involved in the sweep.
Other arrests were for parole violations, marijuana possession and a warrant. Police also validated 12 people as gang members.
The unit, formed 10 months ago, is comprised of area police, sheriff's departments, the Highway Patrol, and county and state parole and probation offices.
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