By Clarissa Rios and Amy Fullerton
CONTRA COSTA, CA – In response to an increase in violence in Richmond and San Pablo, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force conduct enforcement operations, and, recently, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed two criminal cases as a result of the Task Force’s successful operations.
The cases have Contra Costa County Superior Court dates this Thursday, Oct. 28 where, under the office’s Community Violence Reduction Unit, defendants are facing nine felony counts.
The DA’s office and Task Force worked in conjunction with the Richmond Police Department and San Pablo Police Department to investigate suspected gang members.
The Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force works with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to address the issue of violent crime affecting communities. Across the nation there are 160 Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Forces focusing on gangs and resultant drug conspiracy, racketeering, and firearms violations.
On July 1, an attempted murder took place on San Pablo Dam Road in San Pablo. The defendant, Namari Flentoy, allegedly attempted to murder a victim in their car.
After the attempted murder, the defendant drove back to Solano County from Contra Costa County and was aided by three people in order to get back without being seen.
Hasan McCaulie, Shatiya Henderson, and Teanna Pointer were all named as defendants charged with accessory because of their assistance to the alleged attempted murderer on their way back from Contra Costa County.
All four of the defendants who participated in the July 2021 attempted murder pleaded not guilty to the crimes they had allegedly committed.
On Sept. 21 of this year, Rohnell Robinson, Jamel Brown and Levi Mitchell, allegedly took part in a conspiracy as gang members to murder an individual from a rival gang in Richmond.
The three allegedly traveled to the location from Fairfield, where they then committed the crime. The men had five firearms in their vehicle, one of which was an illegal assault rifle.