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11-25-06, 04:25 AM #1Cheech Guest
MY first raid!
Well this is a couple weeks ago but I found something on it! PLus you can see my car in the pictures! LOL 205!
Police raid Sixth Street
By FRED COUZENS
VIEW STAFF WRITER
Police Chief Thomas Finn sent a clear message to drug makers, drug dealers and drug users in Boulder City on Nov. 7 when more than 50 members of the Boulder City Police Department, the Henderson SWAT team and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency descended on the 500 block of Sixth Street at 7:40 a.m., serving two search warrants and making 12 drug-related arrests.
"If anybody thinks they can get away with using, manufacturing, dealing or selling methamphetamine, or any drug for that matter, in Boulder City, they're wrong," Finn said. "We'll do everything in our power, every resource we can use, to find them, arrest them and prosecute them. These are the ones I'll be targeting. The DEA is here to stay, and we plan to work with them in the future so we can have an impact on the drug trade in this city."
In what has been described by one veteran Boulder City Police Department officer as the biggest raid he's seen in 18 years, 9 adults and two juveniles were taken into custody on drug-related and child endangerment charges when four homes on the block were searched by police.
Police arrested Kevin Gallegos, 18, 524 Sixth St., on seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; Kathleen Gallegos, 41, 524 Sixth St., on one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana; Bryan Gallegos, 22, 524 Sixth St., on five counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; Savanah Dycus, 18, 532 Sixth St., on one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; Thomas Yowell, 41, 509 Sixth St., on possession of a controlled substance, child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia; Franklin Valles 532 Sixth St., 21, on two counts of unlawful possession of marijuana not for sale and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; Charlotte Lockwood, 40, 509 Sixth St., for child neglect; Daniel Lockwood, 41, 509 Sixth St., for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia; Miguel Perdon, 21, 532 Sixth St., for unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Two juveniles also were arrested on drug related charges.
Tricia Hauserman, 39, no address listed, was ticketed for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gary Gallegos, husband to Kathleen Gallegos and father of Bryan and Kevin Gallegos, surrendered to Boulder City police later in the day and was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The homes at 509 and 525 Sixth St. were served with search warrants, while the home of Gary and Kathleen Gallegos at 524 Sixth St. was searched, but only after police initiated a "knock and talk" tactic to gain information and were invited inside.
The house at 532 Sixth St. was described by police detective Brad Davis, coordinator of the multi-agency task force, as a "place of interest" that netted two arrests after the occupants allowed the police to enter.
Finn described the raid as "a very quiet operation" that encountered no resistance and was over in less than 10 minutes. No injuries or violence were reported.
A rifle was found in the home at 525 Sixth St., but police were unsure five hours later, at an afternoon news conference, whether the gun was loaded.
A 5-year-old boy was at 509 Sixth St. during the raid, police said.
A worker from Child Protective Services took the boy to Child Haven in Las Vegas for safe custody.
Inside the 525 Sixth St. residence, there were piles of clothes, furniture, boxes, dog and cat excrement left on the carpet and just about everything imaginable piled two to four feet high in places around the living room, bedrooms and kitchens.
"Welcome to meth housekeeping 101," Finn said.
Finn described the two homes that were served with search warrants as "disgusting" and unfit for human habitation.
"They were living in conditions I wouldn't let my dog live in," Finn said. "What kind of parents -- or at least they call themselves parents -- would allow their child to live in these kinds of conditions? Hopefully, we intervened quick enough to help this little child."
Animal Control Supervisor Mary Jo Frazier was called to 525 Sixth St. to trap and transport four cats, a rabbit and a caged bird.
Finn said the arrests were a product of more than a two-year investigation that picked up steam a month ago when Davis was assigned to the DEA to prepare and coordinate the Nov. 7 raid.
While praising the DEA for its role, Finn also said its participation was necessary because its agents could do things the Boulder City Police Department couldn't.
"Being a small town and everybody knowing who the police are, the investigation became frustrating because we couldn't infiltrate the street to tell what they were doing," Finn said. "So, because of the networking I did since arriving here seven months ago, I called Mike Flanigan, the director of the DEA in Nevada, and they provided all the resources we needed."
Kathleen Gallegos said in late September that claims by neighbors -- specifically the Rev. John Yesh, pastor of the First Baptist Church -- that there were drug sales and use going on at her home were preposterous.
"(That) is ridiculous, totally ridiculous," she said in an interview Sept. 23. "I can't believe they'd say that because it's not true. The guy is nuts. How Christian of him. I work for K-Mart and I've had 15 drug tests and my husband and my son both work for the school district and you can't have a job with the district if you do those types of things."
Gallegos' two sons, 22-year-old Bryan, a custodian at Mitchell Elementary School, and Kevin, 18, a senior at Boulder City High School, were arrested.
Knowing that Nov. 7 was the day for the raid, Finn said he was eager to get the operation under way and completed.
"I got up at 4:30 this morning and came in and attended the morning briefing," he said. "I couldn't wait to do this and send a message not only to the people on Sixth Street, but show the rest of the city this will have a ripple effect. So they should know the DEA is here to stay."
11-25-06, 04:46 AM #2
Not a thread for the public section....
11-25-06, 05:54 AM #3
Agreed. I have comments, but will reserve them for the move to the locker room.
11-25-06, 05:56 AM #4Cheech Guest
11-25-06, 06:09 AM #5
I cannot speak for IronMan, by my reasoning is that I have several comments on the subject (which I assume others will have) that may be misconstrued by the general public as being "insensitive". You know me by now, I don't give a rat's behind if I piss someone off.............I just don't want the bosses of the site to catch any crap over it. Peace!
11-25-06, 06:17 AM #6Cheech Guest
this is all public info. there is nothing that is sensitive in here
11-25-06, 06:25 AM #7
But my reply may be sensitive. That's my point, but if you really want to hear it here...................I'm not scared of anything except my X-wife and death!
11-25-06, 06:50 AM #8Cheech Guest
11-25-06, 08:26 AM #9
Good pop, I hope it does have the ripple effect."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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