A near yearlong investigation led to the arrest of a group of gang members in Westchester.
Eight members of the 150 Clan gang are off the streets, following an eight-month investigation dubbed “Operation: 150 Clan,” which was run by the Yonkers Police Department and investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Gang, Firearms and Narcotics Bureau.
Investigators began executing the arrests early on Wednesday morning, targeting eight suspect who were implicated in the investigation. Most of the arrests took place on the west side of the city, police noted.
According to police, 150 Clan gang members allegedly operated around the Nodine Hill area and were involved in acts of violence that included multiple shooting and assault incidents.
Investigators surveyed several incidents that were found to be connected to the group of individuals arrested. Police said that investigators conducted multiple interviews and were able to develop information to target the 150 Clan gang, leading to the indictment of eight people.
The investigation led to the execution of multiple search warrants, during which investigators seized a pair of .45 caliber semi-automatic pistols, a .380 caliber semi automatic pistol, a military style bulletproof vest, dozens of rounds of ammo and several decks of heroin.
Those charged were:
- Dyangely Sauchay;
- Richard "Man Face" Basket;
- Douglas "Loc" Smith;
- David "D-Rose" Smith;
- Jonathan Garces;
- Domingo "Bebo" Guzman, and;
- Dayquan "Don" Bailey.
One suspect remains at large. Each of the suspects are accused of conspiracy to commit attempted murder, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in addition to other crimes.“
Gangs and illegal guns have no place in our communities, and these on-going investigations and arrests are a testament to the Yonkers Police Department’s resolve to keep Yonkers one of the safest cities in America,” Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said in a statement.
“These arrests are the result of the continued efforts of the Yonkers Police Gang Unit, working in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office Investigations Division,” Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. added. ‘Their intense and ongoing investigations into violent gangs in the City of Yonkers are making our communities safer by getting drugs and guns off our streets.”
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