$1M Bail the Price for Gang-banger Notoriety

$1M Bail the Price for Gang-banger Notoriety

Ventura County – The question of why an individual, who is known to local law enforcement as an active member of a criminal street gang, continues to maintain a residence in that community and within that jurisdiction may require greater psychological analysis than mere journalism can possibly provide, but one might surmise the attractions of “reputation” have something to do with it, in spite of the frequent price exacted for such notoriety. That gang-related infamy can even be the undoing of one who has fled the local area was demonstrated on May 18th when Fillmore resident Daniel Torres, 25, was tracked down to a home in the city of San Bernardino and taken into custody.

Torres’ arrest came pursuant to an episode of street violence in the early evening of May 18th, when a 911 Emergency call alerted Fillmore Police to a violent attack and stabbing in the 500 block of Santa Clara Street. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Cary Peterson, the stabbing victim fled from his attacker and was found by responding officers at a nearby residence, where he immediately received first aid and was then transported to Ventura County Medical Center “with serious wounds to his upper and lower body.”

The investigation at the scene led to the identification of Torres as the primary suspect, known to Fillmore Police and Ventura County Sheriffs as an active gang member. With his reputation both preceding and following him, Torres was located two days later in San Bernardino, where he taken into custody. Torres enjoyed the long free ride to the Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of attempted murder and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang, with his bail set at $1,000,000.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail booking

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