Homeless Madera man booked for gang activity

Homeless Madera man booked for gang activity

A man was arrested in Madera on Sunday as a repeat offender. According to the official media report by the Madera County Department of Corrections, Edge Tyler Apodaca, 23, was brought in by the Madera Police for criminal street gang activity, attempted murder, and for an out-of-county arrest warrant. He was booked on Sunday, March 22 at 6:39 pm.

According to the report, Apodaca is currently homeless and unemployed, and his gang affiliation was unspecified. Records show that he had been arrested in 2011 on charges of possession and sale of a deadly weapon. Prior to that, in August of 2010 when he was 19, he was charged with vandalism with property damage.

A month later, according to a story in the Merced Sun Star, he was arrested, along with Andrew Saavedra, for setting a fire at an abandoned apartment building in Dos Palos. The building was reportedly occupied by squatters, who had been previously told to leave. The blaze caused $50,000 in damage, and one of the 40 responding firefighters was injured in the incident.

In March of 2013 Aapodaca was arrested again for vandalism, this time with paint, likely as a gang tagger. In January 2014 he was charged with carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, along with an outstanding warrant. Two additional warrant arrests followed in August and October, and a possession of a controlled substance charge came in November.

Bail for his latest charges was set at $27,000 while he is held in the Madera County Jail.

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