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4 arrested, 50 guns seized in operation involving Hells Angels locations in Stockton, Turlock

2 Hells Angels clubhouses raided in California's Central Valley
2 Hells Angels clubhouses raided in California's Central Valley 02:33

STOCKTON – Four people were arrested and 50 guns were seized after 12 tactical teams were deployed during a motorcycle club operation in California's Central Valley on Wednesday.

CBS13 first reported law enforcement agencies conducted a raid of two locations connected to the Hells Angels biker club.

The first location was along E. Miner Avenue in Stockton. California Highway Patrol confirmed that they were raiding the Hells Angels clubhouse in the area.

Scene of the raid in Stockton. CBS13

A search warrant was also served at a location along Zinfandel Lane, near N. Quincy Road, in Turlock, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.

Officials later confirmed Wednesday evening that the raid was part of a months-long investigation by the Stanislaus Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

In a short statement, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office revealed that the search warrants were in relation to "acts of violence involving outlaw motorcycle gang members." 

Authorities said these acts happened in 2023 and SIU has been investigating for several months and involved dozens of Hells Angels, Salida Nomads and Mongol members. 

Detectives and SIU served 12 simultaneous search warrants. While serving the search warrants, authorities said they found 50 firearms, silencers, gang indicia, controlled substances, bomb-making explosive materials and ammunition seizure. 

Four Modesto residents were arrested: 62-year-old Vincent Ball, 37-year-old Anthony Vincent Soria, 26-year-old Alfeiri Mishell Taneiya and  35-year-old Emilio Diaz Martinez.

Charges that stemmed from these arrests include felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, steroid possession, possession of an assault weapon, manufacturing and selling metal knuckles and possession of narcotics with a loaded gun, authorities said. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing. 

The locations of where the search warrants were served were not released in an official statement Wednesday evening.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, FBI Sacramento, FBI San Francisco, Modesto Police Department, Ceres Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Turlock Police Department, Manteca Police Department and the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office assisted in Wednesday's operation. 

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