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Operation “Gator Roll” Roll Call

Names and Ages of Dozens Arrested in October 15 Santa Barbara Gang Sweep


On Wednesday, October 15, the Santa Barbara Police and County Sheriff’s Department joined with federal and state agencies to crack down on the Eastside gang as part of Operation Gator Roll. (Go here for detailed coverage.) On October 16, Santa Barbara Police released the following names of those arrested or already in custody as part of the roundup. The grand total in custody is 59, with more sweeps and arrests expected. Not listed here are four juveniles and another 100 people who have already been arrested over the past year as part of this investigation.

Arrested on Federal Charges

ISMAEL PARRA, 23; Nickname: Ishboo; Alleged Role: drug-dealing to gang

JOSE GONZALEZ JR., 20; Nickname: Scrappy; Alleged Role: Assaults including 2006 baseball-bat attack in Isla Vista

MIGUEL PARRA, 20; Nickname: Tripps; Alleged Role: Selling cocaine to gang

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ, 20; Nickname: Stilo; Alleged Role: Using Molotov cocktail

FRANCISCO ANTHONY ALCARAZ, 21; Nickname: Stranger; Alleged Role: Gang soldier

FERNANDO MARCO ALCARAZ, 18; Nickname: Lil Stranger; Alleged Role: Gang soldier

HUMBERTO OLVERA, 24; Nickname: Danger; Alleged Role: Knife attack

PEDRO RENE GARCIA, 27; Nickname: Oso; Alleged Role: Gang leader

ALFREDO ORNELAS, 23; Nickname: Capone; Alleged Role: Gang soldier

JESUS MARTINEZ, 18; Nickname: Peke and Lil Pac Man; Alleged Role: gang leader

REYNALDO FERER-DOROTEO, 36

IVAN GARCIA, 18

Still Sought by Authorities

ROBERTO AREBALO AMADOR, 20; Nickname: Lil Oso; Alleged Role: 2007 gang attack

JESSE GARZA PEREZ, 40; Nickname: Chili Red; Alleged Role: Selling heroin to gang

Arrested but Already in Jail or Prison

BRIAN JASSO ORTIZ, 22; Nickname: Villain; Alleged Role: attack at Jack in the Box

OCTAVIO MARIN, 20; Nickname: Lil Tu; Alleged Role: Soldier

JOSE CAMPOVERDE, 20; Nickname: Big Boy; Alleged Role: Racial attack on African American

JOSHUA ALEXANDER RODRIGUEZ, 22; Nickname: Sinner; Alleged Role: Attempted murder of African American

SEBASTIAN MARTINEZ COVARRUBIAS, 22; Nickname: Seabass; Alleged Role: Made Molotov cocktail

ROBERT MARTINEZ, 22; Nickname: Lil Bullet; Alleged Role: Conpiracy to murder

CARL SAMUEL FLORES, 26; Nickname: Lil Kill; Alleged Role: Conspiracy to murder

IVAN QUEZADA, 23; Nickname: Pac Man; Alleged Role: Baseball-bat attack

OMAR RAMOS, 18; Nickname: Sleepy; Alleged Role: Knife attack

ARIEL RANGEL COLON JR., 21; Nickname: Huero; Alleged Role: Attack on African American

XAVIER JESUS ALVAREZ, 25; Nickname: Malo; Alleged Role: Knife attack

MARTIN MENDEZ, 24; Nickname: Lil Shyboy; Alleged Role: Selling methamphetamine to gang

ELSON LEYVA TAPIA 25; Nickname: Yuyo; Alleged Role: Cocaine sale

ENRIQUE MORAN, 21; Nickname: Silent; Alleged Role: Soldier

EDWIN ORLANDO BAY, 20; Alleged Role: Soldier

JOSE PEDRO ZAVALA, 22; Nickname: Lonely and Shy; Alleged Role: Attack on non-gang member

Arrested on State Charges

JACKIE ARREVALO, 21

CHRISTIAN BOTELLO, 28

EDGAR CORDOVA, 23

HUGO DIAZ, 26

RICHARD GARCIA, 19

JOSE GONZALEZ SR., 58

GIOVANNI HUERTA, 19

JOSE HUERTA, 45

DIEGO LOPEZ, 18

BIANCA MACIAS, 18

RAYMOND MACIAS, 29

PAUL MARTINEZ, 46

JACOB MEDINA, 19

PATRICIA MORENO, 19

OMAR PALENCIA, 26

JOAQUIN PEREZ JR., 18

MICHAEL REGALADO, 26

FLAVIO RIOS, 18

STEVEN SALAZAR, 25

TANYA SIERRA, 22

ERIC TAPIA, 18

MARTIN TRUJILLO, 19

EDUARDO ZERMENO, 19

DANIEL PAZ, 35

RUDY YBARRA, 28

PAULINO POMMIER, 23

CHRISTOPHER MANSON, 18

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