Arrest made in Solana Beach gang-related melee

Investigation continues

Law enforcement made their first arrest in the investigation of a gang-related melee that occurred in Solana Beach on March 7.

San Diego County Sheriffs took Barrio Encinitas gang member Jesus Novoa into custody on March 18. The arrest was for his alleged involvement in a brawl with the Colonia Eden Gardens gang that left two people seriously hurt with stab wounds.

Detective Lauren McCalister said at least ten members were involved in the melee, and that this was one of several incidents in a rivalry that dates back to the 1980s.

“With gangs it’s fairly common and again you may not have it where it’s a stabbing like this,” she said, adding simple battery is more often the case.

McCalister said officers are still in the midst of the investigation and are asking for the public’s help. She said it is unlikely Novoa would provide further information as to who exactly was involved.
“That’s typically how it goes, and that’s alright we work around that,” she said. “We keep going.”

Anyone with further information can contact the Encinitas Sherriff’s department at (760) 966-3500.

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