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DA: 16 gang members arrested in New Rochelle during ‘Operation Crip Keeper’Posted: Updated:
Westchester authorities have 16 gang arrests in New Rochelle.
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, announced Wednesday that 18 New Rochelle gang members have been charged on two multicount indictments as a part of "Operation Crip Keeper."
Two people are still being sought by police. Investigators say most of the suspects are members of the "8 Trey Crips" or ETC street gang.
Authorities seized drugs, weapons and money in the yearlong investigation.
"We are targeting individuals that are violent criminals. when you have a mixture of money, drugs and an organization like this, violence follows," said Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino.
Investigators say 110 Washington Ave. in New Rochelle is where the drug operation started, with several gang members distributing cocaine from the residence. They also say it is where the only female who was indicted lived.
The suspects are facing charges ranging from attempted murder, conspiracy and drug possession.
Investigators say several of the gang's ringleaders shot at a rival gang member on Fountain Place in the city in October 2017.