Man accused of organizing street takeovers in Southern California arrested, released

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Alleged LA street takeover leader arrested Erick Romero Quintana, 20, is accused of organizing street takeovers in Southern California. He was briefly booked and then released back to the streets.LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 20-year-old man believed to be one of the most prominent street takeover organizers in Southern California was taken into custody, but later released, police said Thursday. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, investigators with the Street Racing Task Force, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Paramount Station, and California Highway Patrol assisted with executing a search warrant around 5 a.m. Wednesday in Paramount and arrested Erick Romero Quintana. He was booked on suspicion of conspiracy, but was cited and released. Police said he could potentially face multiple felony counts related to organized street takeover events. “With over 70,000 followers on social media, this organizer has coordinated events throughout Southern California that have not only resulted in large-scale takeovers but also smash-and-grab robberies, vehicle thefts, and other violent crimes, including murder,” according to an LAPD statement. “This arrest is significant not only for the city of Los Angeles but also for the Southern California region.” Anyone with additional information was urged to contact the LAPD Street Racing Task Force at 213-833-3746. Calls during non-business hours and weekends should be directed to 877-527-3247. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.