Two charged in violent try to recruit teen into Norteño gang

HAYWARD — Two males have been arrested and charged with a number of felonies for allegedly attacking and threatening a 17-year-old boy who resisted their makes an attempt to recruit him right into a subset of the Norteños, courtroom information present.

The defendants, each Hayward residents aged 41 and 26, have been charged with making legal threats, unlawful gun possession and dissuading a witness, together with enhancements alleging the usage of violence and being armed in the course of the fee of the crime. They have been additionally charged with gang exercise however a decide dismissed these counts at a July 13 preliminary listening to, courtroom information present.

Police allege that on the night of June 7, the teenager was strolling on Havana Avenue when three identified Norteño members approached him and advised him he was going to affix their gang. One among them allegedly advised him he might say no if he needed to, however then modified his thoughts and advised the boy he didn’t have a alternative.

The suspects are affiliated with a subset of the Norteños often called “Don’t Give a F—” or DGF, which is predicated in Hayward, police say.

When the boy resisted, one of many suspects allegedly struck him within the face and one other pulled a gun. One among them allegedly threatened to homicide an eyewitness’ household if she reported the incident to police.

A number of eyewitnesses recognized the 2 males who have been charged, based on courtroom information. The third suspect has not been charged.

The 41-year-old man is being held in lieu of $450,000 bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, whereas the 26-year-old man is out of custody, based on courtroom information.

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