18th Street Gang

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    18th Street Gangster Who Used SUV As Lethal Weapon Wants Shorter Prison Sentence

    It's understandable that Ruben Roa keeps fighting his violent criminal convictions. Roa, a 28-year-old member of Orange County's notorious 18th Street gang, is in the early stages of prison sentences totaling at least 40 years and he wants to have a chance to return to freedom before he's an elderl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Orange County Killer, 14, Calls His 40-Year Punishment Cruel & Unusual

    In June 2010, Buena Park mobile home resident Andrew Cervantes (AKA "Tank") aged four years in an instant when--at the age of 14 and in the eighth grade--he paused a Santa Ana bicycle ride to buy candy to ask another teenage hoodlum, Manual Orozco, a gang-world question: "Where you from?" Cerva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Playing Stanton Gang Roulette as District Attorney Announces New Gang Injunction

    The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) is today heralding the 11th injunction brought against an unnamed "multi-generational gang" in Stanton that is "one of the oldest in Orange County, dating back to the early 1950s."The OCDA description fits Hispanic street gang Big Stanton, but righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Stanton's 18th Street Gang Used SUV as Lethal Weapon in Turf Battle

    Ruben Roa: Second time is a charm‚ÄčIn a narrow Stanton alley at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2006, Rito "Boxer" Guajardo pedaled his mountain bike as fast as he could because the angry occupants of a pursuing, white Mercury Mountaineer SUV--three rival Latino gang members, including one nicknamed "Sick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Just Another Orange County Murder: Renato Gaitan [UPDATED]

    View Larger Map UPDATED WITH ARRESTS IN CASE.Suspected gang members were hanging out near an apartment complex in the 2100 block of West Alameda Avenue in Anaheim some time before 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, when a shot rang out. Police arrived to find Renato Gaitan, 29, of Anaheim, lying ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Judge Overturns OC Jury For Hoodlum

    A violent gangster--who allegedly sought to intimidate witnesses and bragged to his buddies that he "always wins"--is smiling tonight. He won. Over the incredulous cries of prosecutors, an Orange County judge declared that Paul Javier Martinez (pictured) didn't receive a fair trial. The decison by ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    The Gang's Not Here

    Inmate says attempted-murder conviction must be reversed because cops cheated. A judge is listening