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Gang Members Arrested In Oakdale

A suspected Oakdale gang member held police and Swat teams at bay for a time yesterday before surrendering to authorities.

The brief stand-off happened after law enforcement from Oakdale and Modesto attempted to search the Pinkston Avenue home of 27 year-old Nathaniel Helton.

He was taken into custody for use of a firearm to commit a felony, stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and kidnapping, among other charges.

An earlier warrant search on Cypress Avenue netted four gang associates. Police also seized crystal meth from that residence.

Still at large and considered armed and dangerous is David Anthony Silva, a known gang member with a violent history.