Steven Mai and William Blundell are getting arraigned in the Lynn District Court today stemming from their involvement in criminal activity in Lynn on Saturday night. Apparently there was a party attended by fifty to sixty people, all of whom were identified as being Crip gang members or associates. The party was hosted by Natasha Cedano at her home at 4 Summerset Court. Complaints by neighbors of excessive noise and a female brandishing a gun prompted the arrival of police officers. As officer approached the party they observed Mai wearing a shirt remembering a murdered Crip gang member. Seeing the police Mai threw an object, later identified as a .35 caliber handgun into some bushes. He was charged criminally for possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and disorderly conduct. Blundell was at the party shouting obscenities as they arrived. Blundell was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failing to disburse.
Crips are a violent street gang that started in the late 1960’s in Los Angeles, California. The two co-founders are now dead. Raymond Washington was murdered in 1979. Tookie William was executed in San Quentin Prison years after having been convicted and sentenced to death. There are over 30,000 Crip gang members operating throughout the country. The Lynn Crip gang is known as the Avenue King Crips.
The most serious charge here is the gun possession case against Mai. If convicted he faces a minimum mandatory 18 months in jail pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269 Section 10.
Stephen Neyman is a Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense attorney who defends people accused of all crimes including gun possession. We have defended gang members including Crips in Lynn, Massachusetts, other parts of Essex County and throughout Massachusetts. If you have been charged with a crime call us at 617-263-6800 or contact us online.