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6 Suspected Gang Members Behind Bars After Park Assault In Santa Rosa

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SANTA ROSA (BCN) – Police arrested six suspects Friday in connection with a gang-related assault that occurred at a park in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, according to Santa Rosa police.

Police responded to Southwest Community Park, located in the 1600
block of Hearn Avenue at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday.

An 18-year-old man with moderate injuries was found at the scene
and transported to a hospital for treatment. A 15-year-old female victim and the suspects had fled the scene before police arrived, according to police.

The incident was determined to be gang-related and the Santa Rosa
Police Department Gang Crimes Team took over the investigation.

Based on interviews with witnesses and victims, police determined
that the man and woman victims were walking through the park when 15 Sureno gang members approached them.

The group circled the couple and attacked the man. The suspects
used a club and something sharp to injure the man, police said.

Police said the gang of suspects punched, kicked and threatened
the woman victim, causing her minor injuries.

On Friday, detectives made six arrests related to the assault.

Police arrested five juvenile males on suspicion of assault with a
deadly weapon and gang enhancements. One female juvenile was arrested on suspicion of challenging to fight in a public place and gang enhancements.

All six suspects were booked into Sonoma County Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Santa
Rosa police at (707) 543-3670.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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