OVS

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OVS, Onterio Sur or Onterio Varrio Sunkist
Founded Late 1940s
Founded by Frank Castrejon
Founding location Ontario, California
Years active Late 1940s – present
Territory West Side Inland Empire
Ethnicity Mexican-American
Membership +2500 active members (incarcerated and on the streets)
Criminal activities Murder, contract killings, money laundering, arms trafficking, drug trafficking, kidnapping, racketeering, extortion, human trafficking, illegal immigration, fraud and illegal gambling
Allies Mexican Mafia, Surenos, Sinaloa Cartel, Gulf Cartel
Rivals Crips, Bloods, Black Guerilla Family


OVS (Onterio Varrio Sur[1] and sometimes known as Onterio Varrio Sunkist) is a Mexican American (Chicano) family from Ontario, California.

They consist of approximately 2500+ members and two sub-cliques known as the Junior Black Angels and Black Angels. The main varrio is Sunkist Street, one of the biggest, oldest and most notorious varrios in San Bernardino county. While some members may claim "Inland Empire," others members don't, and simply refer themselves to just as "Onterio."

The OVS family is well structured and known to have leadership influence on other gangs in the San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. OVS also has deep-rooted ties within the California Mexican Mafia (La Eme),[2][3][4] with over a dozen made validated brothers within the Eme organization.

History[edit]

OVS originally began as a car club in the late 1940s and gradually split into two rival cliques: the Black Angels and the Earth Angels. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a turf war occurred between the two, but slowly subsided as the EA's membership dwindled and membership for the OVS (Sunkist faction) grew.

During the mid-1990s (circa 1994/1995) and after the death of Mexican Mafia "Eme" leader[5] Joe "Peg Leg" Morgan, OVS (Sunkist-BA) member Ruben "Tupie" Hernandez assumed the leadership role of the Mexican Mafia, while housed in Pelican Bay State Prison.

Culture[edit]

OVS has a long history of involvement with the [6]Mexican Mafia. Gang members are secretive, their code of silence is taken seriously, and violations have lethal consequences. Respect and loyalty are very important. They challenge anyone and enforce the borders of their territory with deadly accuracy. OVS is one of southern California's most respected gangs.

Criminal activity[edit]

OVS is notorious for their participation in hate crimes against black inhabitants in their neighborhoods.[7][8][9][10] Aside from their participation in hate related crimes,[11][12] their main source of income is from illegal narcotics and human trafficking. OVS, as with most other Sureño gangs,[13] are well connected with Mexican drug cartels, specifically the Sinaloa cartel.[14] Methamphetamine,[15] cocaine, black-tar heroin,[16] and marijuana are sold by street dealers who operate out of numerous hidden "trap-houses" where the product is stored and processed into smaller quantities.[17][18] OVS also sells arsenals of illegal/stolen firearms, ranging from handguns to assault rifles, as well as knives, clubs, and other weapons. They are responsible for over 100 murders in the last 10 years alone, specifically of rival gang members.

Tupi Hernandez[edit]

A veteran of OVS (Sunkist-BA),[19][20][21] Tupi joined La Eme during one of the frequent trips behind bars he made during his late teens. Tupi, along with his best friend Tito Marines, led OVS in battle against other well-established surrounding gangs.

Tupi's devotion and eagerness to please his superiors in La Eme led him to become known as one of the most dangerous inmates in the California prison system - a designation he would prove when his buddy Marines was killed while he served an 8-year sentence for robbery. Upon his release, Tupi promptly returned to his old haunts where he chastised the younger members of OVS for failing to take care of business, meaning kill a list of people he had passed down through the "prison information network" before his release. Prime on his list of people to kill was Mary Lou Davila Salazar, the woman he deemed responsible for Marines' murder. During a series of meetings with the most promising Eme recruits from OVS, Tupi warned the youngsters to stay off of the street Salazar lived on, and secured an arsenal of weapons to complete his mission of revenge. In an event which shocked the city of Ontario, Tupi entered Salazar's house on the morning of June 22, 1987 and savagely beat and executed not only Salazar, but also her young roommate and her boyfriend.

Police immediately determined that Tupi was responsible. Within 48 hours of the vicious episode, Tupi was behind bars for what would turn into a life sentence. Convicted of the triple homicide, Hernandez received a life sentence for each of his victims. During the trial, evidence of his Eme ties was introduced, and it quickly became apparent that Tupi Hernandez was much more than just a street soldier. Testimony was introduced that veteran Eme members referred to him as "sir" and fawned at the chance to please him. It would be years before his true status in the gang became known.

Tupi was shipped off to Pelican Bay, where he became the leader of the Mexican Mafia and continues to run his faction like a well-oiled machine in spite of his four life sentences. He is believed to be responsible for the recent rash of attacks against prison staff members and law enforcement officers in the Pomona and San Bernardino region.

Darryl "Dashing D" Castrejon[edit]

Founder of the OVS family and one of the Mexican Mafia top leaders in California, Darryl Castrejon's[22][23][24] leadership and influence as an enforcer has spawned a new breed of generational top notched soldiers and new recruits for La Eme throughout California. This silent, observant, untouchable leader from OVS is known to have major influences with southern California gangs, thus making OVS an untouchable ally within the Sureno network.

Armando "Mando" Barajas[edit]

Barajas is the current leader of the OVS Black Angels, and the head lackey for La Eme in Ontario.[25][26][27][28]

The new breed of soldiers[edit]

As technology advances, so does OVS. Known as one of the leading families to put in place a mandatory "no dope - physically fit" policy, these educated intellectual members are the new recruits of La Eme and tomorrow's leaders of the streets. One of the requirements to be an official OVS member is that they must commit a murder. This was an original requirement for the Black Angels sub-clique and now has been put in place for all starting members of OVS, thus making OVS a feared and respected family.

Acceptance[edit]

Onterio Sur is traditionally predominantly Mexican American. They continue to recruit Hispanic males and females, but on occasions may recruit caucasians. The average member joins in his or her early teenage years. There are active members as old as their sixties.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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  2. ^ "crimefile :: View topic - Timeline Part1". servertalk.in. 
  3. ^ 2011 CDCR Validated La Eme made brothers document. The CDCR are aware that there are hundreds of unknown brothers and the OVS Black Angels are able to vote their own in at their own calling. La Eme requires 3 made men to vote. OVS has more than enough made men to vote.
  4. ^ Matthews, Will (February 8, 2008). "Mexican mafia's roots run deep in Ontario Varrio Sunkist". lang.dailynews.com. 
  5. ^ "Reputed Mexican Mafia Leader Dies in Prison at 64". LA Times. 
  6. ^ "Articles about Ruben Tupi Hernandez - latimes". latimes.com. 
  7. ^ "Ontario police aids in Mexican Mafia takedown". sbsun.com. 
  8. ^ "Leaders of Ontario street gang convicted". dailybulletin.com. 
  9. ^ OVS Mexican Mafia Juan “Swifty” Diaz allegedly exercised control of gang activities by communicating through Juan 'Nito' Gil
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  11. ^ "PEOPLE v. NAVARRO". leagle.com. 
  12. ^ "People v. Vera CA4/2, - CourtListener.com". CourtListener. 
  13. ^ "(U//LES) Surenos 2008 Special Gang Report". publicintelligence.net. 
  14. ^ Southern California Public Radio. "Dozens of alleged Ontario gang members arrested, charged in federal indictment". Southern California Public Radio. 
  15. ^ "27 arrested in Ontario street gang sweep". latimes.com. 
  16. ^ "The Sheriff's Blogger". typepad.com. 
  17. ^ "UNITED STATES v. LOPEZ". Findlaw. 
  18. ^ OVS RICO ACT: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v . ARMANDO BARAJAS, aka “Mando,” JUAN GIL, aka “Nito,” DAVID NAVARRO, aka “Plucky,” JOSE HURTADO, aka “Lonely,” aka “Solo,” FRANK ALCALA, ENRIQUE JIMENEZ, aka “Cisco,” CARLOS RIVERA, aka “Chino,” RIGO PORTILLO, aka “Lost Boy,” JUAN DIAZ, aka “Swifty,” CARLOS VASQUEZ, aka “Lil’ Lazy,” ADOLPH MORAGA, aka “Fito,” STEVEN ESPINOZA, aka “Little Loki,” RAFAEL ALVAREZ, aka “Lil’ Pokie,” DANIEL REYES, aka “Sugar,” ZACARIAS ARTEAGA, aka “Drew,” HUGO QUIROZ, ROBERT DEWESTER, aka “Lucci,” MARLON JIRON, aka “Bow Easy,” FERNANDO MORALES, aka “Sicko,” ALEX CASTRO, aka “Sniper,” ALBERT MORENO, aka “Pelon,” MICHAEL SANCHEZ, aka “Dropper,” MANUEL CALDERON, aka “Toro,” VIRGINIA GIL, REBECCA ESTRADA, MARIA LOPEZ, JESSICA MEDINA, JESSICA PEREZ, RAUL PRIETO, aka “Crook,” DAVID HERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO VENEGAS, STEVEN VEGA, aka “Widget,” ROBERT PEREZ, ROSE MARIE MAGALLANES, JAMES KISSLING, aka “Casper,” JESSTINE LUCERO, BIANCA LAGUNA, ANDREA RICHARDS, SANTACRUZ SILVA, aka “Jose,” JOSE ROMERO, MARCO ANTONIO TORRES-CRUZ, aka “Alex,” INEZ MEZA, aka “Gordo,” AGUSTIN ANDALON, ANGEL ARANDA, aka “Bandit,” SALVADOR MARTINEZ, aka “Flaco,” LUPE GONZALES, ROGELIO PERALTA, ROBERT TOLSON, SANTIAGO MENDEZ, and CARL COOK
  19. ^ "Articles about Ruben Tupi Hernandez - latimes". latimes.com. 
  20. ^ "United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Raymond Shryock, A/k/a Huero Shy, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Jesse Moreno, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Ruben Hernandez, A/k/a Tupi, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Alex Aguirre, Aka, Pee Wee, Aka Howard, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Juan Arias, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Randy Therrien, A/k/a Cowboy, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Ruben Castro, Aka Nite Owl, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Daniel Barela, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. David Gallardo, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Raymond Mendez, Aka Champ, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Joe Hernandez, Aka Shakey Joe, Defendant-appellant, 342 F.3d 948 (9th Cir. 2003)". Justia Law. 
  21. ^ "Mafia Handed 22 Indictments in LA". mit.edu. 
  22. ^ "WordPress › Error". insidesocal.com. 
  23. ^ FOX. "FOX 11 - Los Angeles News - foxla.com". KTTV. 
  24. ^ "The Story of Frankie B. and the Mexican Mafia". Hollywood goodfella. 
  25. ^ "Leaders of Ontario street gang convicted". dailybulletin.com. 
  26. ^ TASK FORCE OPERATION LEADS TO ARREST OF 27 LINKED TO ONTARIO STREET GANG WITH ALLEGIANCE TO MEXICAN MAFIA
  27. ^ "Two Mexican Mafia Members Guilty Of Federal Racketeering Charges In Crackdown Targeting Ontario Street Gang". justice.gov. 
  28. ^ Dennis Romero. "Street Gang With Ties To Mexican Mafia Raided". L.A. Weekly.