Police Arrest Several Members of Annapolis-Area Gang

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)— It’s a significant blow to a dangerous gang. Six of the members are off the streets after an extensive operation in Annapolis.

Derek Valcourt has more on these arrests.

The investigation has been ongoing for several months. Police claim they’ve made a major dent in the Brown Pride gang.

Immigration agents team with Annapolis Police for a raid at a property in the 2000-block of Generals Highway around 6 p.m. on Monday.

In all, six men were taken into custody for drugs and suspected drug money was confiscated.

“With the help of our partners, we seized evidence that they were counterfeiting identification,” said Chief Michael Pristoop, Annapolis Police.

Pristoop says the men were part of an emerging gang called Brown Pride, comprised in part by illegal aliens responsible for multiple crimes in the Annapolis area.

“So when we see a group whether it’s five or 10, 15, we’re concerned,” said Chief Pristoop. “And in this case, it’s maybe a couple dozen people who claimed that they have involvement in the Brown Pride. So we are not talking about a sizable number, but it’s always going to concern the police.”

Police launched a full investigation into the Brown Pride gang earlier this year when gang graffiti had been spray painted on the walls of Annapolis High School and Middle School.  Since then, police say seven teenagers have been arrested.

“Students have been disciplined in connection with the graffiti incidents; I know that,” said Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Schools.

A school spokesman credits their cooperation with police for the gang arrests, and says the school is working to adopt an official gang policy.

“We’ve had gang prevention initiatives in our schools for a while,” Mosier said. “We’ve been expanding them.  This year we put in an awareness campaign in place to encourage people to speak with adults when they see incidents happen or issues that they’re not comfortable with.”

The six adult men arrested Monday night are being held for deportation, pending criminal charges from the state of Maryland.

The Brown Pride gang is active in multiple states in the United States and originated in California.

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  1. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    “ILLEGAL ALIENS” WHERE HAVE I HEARD THAT BEFORE???????????? SHOULDN’T BE ANY IF PEOPLE WERE ASKED FOR THEIR ID. I KNOW, I KNOW, ITS RACIAL PROFILING. HOW DO YOU TELL THE BAD GUY FROM THE GOOD? ASK THEM FOR CITIZENSHIP PAPERS, NO HAVE, GOTTA GO.

    1. Kathy Hyde says:

      i totally agree… most of the crimes that are commited these days seens to be committed by illegals .. at least here on the shore .. i guess they think they are above the law… no ppers get out !!!!!

  2. Bryan Lang says:

    lets send them to school on the people who pay taxes and plenty of them go arizona

  3. JackDaniels says:

    THSE GUYS SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ARRESTED………….LET THEM GO TO UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT THE IN-STATE TUITION RATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. icerules says:

    send them to stay with marty omalley the illegal aliens friend

    1. diana says:

      only reason he got in office…illegals are able to get a license..and what happens then? you’re registered to vote…lovely isn’t it?

  5. Scott's County says:

    This gang behavior is very typical of Hispanics when their numbers increase in your community. They are nothing but trouble. Unfortunately, your government and greedy businesses want them here to replace the cheap labor that poor white and blacks refuse to do anymore. However, the Hispanics also tire of menial labor and start to form gangs to transport and wholsale illegal drugs, steal cars, commit welfare fraud and other crimes typical of these people. Unforntunately American white women no longer are having children in favor of higher education and careers and now Hispanics are out bredding everyone. One day, the Mexican border will start at the Mason Dixon line.

    1. Kat Hudson says:

      So white women should just stay home and breed more kids to combat this problem? Are you really that stupid and misogynistic? Increasing the population doesn’t help anyone! And Hispanic people are not the ONLY group of people we need to worry about. There are plenty of gang members in this country who are white and were raised here. There are plenty of white men committing crimes everywhere. Stop blaming the race and seek real solutions to our problems without playing the race card.

      1. Williejoe says:

        Kat, Stop being in denial & when was the last time you read about a White gang killing, mugging in the Balto Annapolis area? It’s 80% Black closely followed by Hispanics & a mixture of everything else. Get your head out of your A$$.

  6. BDP says:

    And O’Malley wants in state tuition? Thanks teflon leprikan

    1. KAH says:

      Oops, my stupid droid phone! My finger accidentally hit the report button and I didn’t mean to, and now I have no idea how to fix it! Really sorry!

  7. terry says:

    maybe they had lighters and pen knivfes

  8. mac says:

    first it was the American Indians, then the Blacks, then the Koreans, then Mexicans and now the Hispanics !

    now because of the u.s.a government has made so many enemies with almost all alliance nations around the world, only to force the American people to suffer because of the u.s.a. wrong governmental dirty evil policies and under handed practices of their smoking gun’s out-rage and silence greed of control, that is now losing the war of power.

  9. Mel Clark says:

    Send them to college. They can get a break from the state.

  10. Michael says:

    Come on now, they didn’t mean any harm. They were just a few of Martin O’Malley’s boys enjoying themselves (illegally) in good old Mary Land.

  11. Can't Fix Stupid says:

    Brown Pride? How accurate is that! DEPORT! With this bust you should have close to a bus full!

  12. Shimon Kefa says:

    What is the country coming to? We spend a lot of time demonizing illegals and “immigrant gangs”, meanwhile in Cambridge, MA, the place where our CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ELITE study, the amount of crimes are equally stupid and horrendous. Only peruse a random police blotter of late:

    http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CPD/news/newsDetail.cfm?story_id=3138

    America must pray for forgiveness!

  13. Brian says:

    Lets remember one thing or is it two?
    O MALLEY and OBAMA are banking on the illegals to vote them into power again come the next election. Hard working tax paying Americans mean nothing to the two O’s

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