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Gang member arrested after alleged threats on teen

September 08, 2011

A Costa Mesa gang member suspected of threatening a 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after walking into the Costa Mesa Police Station for a routine probation check, according to police.

On Aug. 29, George Quintero, 21, allegedly approached the teen thinking he was a rival gang member, and shoved him in the face with an open hand and threatened to stab him with a knife, Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Phil Myers said.

Quintero then fled the scene in the 800 block of West 18th Street.

He is being charged with criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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