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* Fairfield Police Arrest Their First Validated Norteno Gang Member Steven Young In Violation Of Gang Injunction

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Fairfield police said today they made their first arrest Saturday of a man they called a  “validated” Norteno gang member for violating a preliminary injunction that prohibits gang activity and presence in a “safety zone” in the city.Steven Young, 37, of Fairfield, was arrested around 11:15 p.m. Saturday on Travis Boulevard near the Westfield Solano Shopping Mall after Officer John Divine stopped his vehicle because a brake light was out, Sgt. Jeff Osgood said.Divine conducted a parole search of Young and found .20 grams of methamphetamine, Osgood said. Young is a validated Norteno gang member and he was leaving Monroe Street, an area in the safety zone that is known for Norteno gang activity, Osgood said.Young was in violation of the gang injunction’s 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and its “no drugs” provisions, Osgood said. He was arrested for violating a court order, possession of a controlled substance and for a violation of his parole for burglary, Osgood said.Fairfield police and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office were granted a preliminary injunction last month in Solano County Superior Court against gang activity and gang presence, with some exceptions for legitimate and legal personal and business reasons, within a 4.2-square-mile safety zone in central Fairfield.Police identified more than two dozen Norteno gang members and served them with court documents on the injunction proceedings. Young was one of those served, Osgood said. Solano County Superior Court Judge David Powers will hold a case management conference Oct. 23 on Fairfield’s quest for a permanent gang injunction. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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