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Police have arrested a man believed to be one of the largest street takeover organizers in Southern California.

The man was identified as Erick Romero Quintana, 20, of Paramount, according to the
Los Angeles Police Department.

Quintana has over 70,000 followers on social media and is allegedly responsible for coordinating events throughout the Southland resulting in “large-scale takeovers, smash-and-grab robberies, vehicle thefts, and other violent crimes including murder,” police said.

On Feb. 7, the LAPD’s Street Racing Task Force served a search warrant at a home in Paramount where Quintana was located and taken into custody. He was arrested on charges of conspiracy and is facing multiple felony counts related to organizing the takeover events.

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