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Investigation ends in motorcycle gang arrests, seizure of firearms
MC gang arrests
The results of 12 warrants served on Wednesday included arrests of suspected motorcycle gang members, seizure of approximately 50 firearms, gun silencers, gang indicia, narcotics/controlled substances, bomb making explosive materials and ammunition (Photo courtesy of Stan Co Sheriff).

Detectives with the Stanislaus Special Investigations Unit wrapped up a months-long criminal investigation culminating in the execution of 12 simultaneous search warrants that resulted in arrests and seizure of multiple firearms, narcotics and bomb making materials.

On Wednesday, with the assistance of other local enforcement agencies in various counties, SIU and SWAT team members furthered their ongoing investigation into outlaw motorcycle gang activity.  

The case stemmed from earlier acts of violence which took place last year.  The case involved a dispute amongst dozens of rival Hells Angels, Salida Nomads, as well as Mongol street gang members.  

Detectives with SIU conducted follow-up investigation for several months and identified suspects, locations and accessories believed to be involved with the 2023 acts of violence.

With the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as several neighboring local enforcement agencies out of San Joaquin and Tuolumne counties, search warrants were obtained and served targeting dangerous outlaw motorcycle gang members. Twelve tactical teams were involved in this operation. 

The results of those warrants included arrests, approximately 50 firearms, gun silencers, gang indicia, narcotics/controlled substances, bomb making explosive materials, and ammunition retrieval and seizure.  

Some of the more noteworthy arrests include the following: 1) Vincent Ball, 62, Modesto resident, 2) Anthony Vincent Soria, 37, Modesto, and 3) Alfeiri Mishell Taneiya, 26, Modesto, and 4) Emilio Diaz Martinez, 35, Modesto. 

Charges included, but were not limited to, felon in possession of a firearm & ammunition, steroid possession, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a silencer, manufacturing & selling metal knuckles, possession of narcotics along with a loaded firearm.  

The investigation remains an active and ongoing one.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  

Tipsters who wish to share information can contact the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office.  They may also leave an anonymous tip by calling Stanislaus County Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636 or go to Information could be deemed eligible for a cash reward.