TURLOCK — Police made 10 felony arrests Tuesday at the Turlock Sales Yard, where 12 booths were displaying pirated music CDs and movie DVDs for sale.
Detectives seized more than 4,000 CDs and 20,000 DVDs, with a total estimated value of more than $220,000, Turlock Police Department Sgt. Stephen Webb said in a news release Wednesday.
The police conducted the anti-piracy operation in conjunction with the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America at the flea market, 2000 E. Ave.
Arrested on suspicion of violations related to possession and sales of pirated material were Juan Gabriel Fernandez, 35, of Merced; Jannet Chavarria-Montanez, 18, of Modesto; Joel Ramirez, 24, of Modesto; Hector Manuel Arrieta, 45, of Modesto; Miguel Angel Ruiz, 42, of Turlock; Roberto Soto, 33, of Tracy; Joel Torres, 20, of Modesto; Diana Chavarria, 20, of Modesto; Oliver Munoz, 19, of Modesto; and Juan Rios, 21, of Modesto.