'Armageddon' for Valley gang

More than 1,300 law enforcement officers raided homes of the Vineland Boyz/Boys starting at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, serving 43 search warrants in three counties and arresting 23/36 gang members on a federal RICO indictment. The gang grew out of a northeast San Fernando Valley football team in the '80s and is suspected in the killing of LAPD officer James Beyea in 1988 and Burbank officer Matthew Pavelk in 2003. "Today is Armageddon for the Vineland Boys. It's their day of reckoning. The world as they know it has ceased to exist," said Burbank Police Chief Tom Hoefel. Times version/Daily News version


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