Tracy police helped make an arrest Sunday morning in connection with an attempted murder case in Yuba City in November and a related witness intimidation case in Lathrop last month.
Back in November, Yuba City police arrested three men, including a 39-year-old Tracy man, who were suspected of an attack that allegedly involved swords and brass knuckles during that city’s annual Sikh Parade on the afternoon of Nov. 4.
The victim had to be rushed to a local hospital in serious condition with several lacerations to his face. Police also arrested a 36-year-old man from Sacramento and a 29-year-old man from SeaTac, Washington.
On June 8, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and Lathrop police responded to a report of a large fight in front of the Lathrop Target store, 16858 Golden Valley Parkway. Upon arrival, they learned that nine men had attacked another man, whom Yuba City police identified as a witness in the Nov. 4 Sikh Parade attack. The assailants reportedly warned the victim not to testify in the upcoming court case related to that attack.
It turns out that at least four of the men suspected of involvement have Tracy ties.
On Sunday at 7:24 a.m., Tracy police helped the Yuba City Police Department serve an arrest warrant and a search warrant on the 2500 block of Remy Javier Court in Tracy, where they expected to find Parmvir Singh Gosal, 39, who was arrested in the Nov. 4 incident and is also a suspect in the June 8 incident.
Tracy police spotted Gosal driving a blue Chrysler four-door heading east along 11th Street near Crossroads Drive, and they made a high-risk stop near Beechnut Avenue and Tracy Boulevard. They arrested him without further incident and took him to San Joaquin County Jail.
Lt. Michael Green of the Yuba City Police Department confirmed that Gosal had previously been charged with attempted murder, mayhem and special allegations of great bodily injury in connection with the Nov. 4 case in Yuba City. He had originally been booked into Sutter County Jail on $500,000 bail and was released on bail before the June 8 incident.
His was one of four arrests made in San Joaquin County on Sunday morning. The California Highway Patrol arrested Singh Pritpal Gill, 33, of Tracy; Stockton Police arrested Narinder Singh, 29, of Stockton; and the sheriff’s office arrested Jaskaran Singh, 25, of Lathrop.
All are charged with threatening a witness and conspiracy. Gill also faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault with great bodily injury, and Gosal faces a robbery charge. Gosal was held in Sutter County Jail on $750,000 bail, and Gill was held on $900,000 bail.
Green noted that Gill had been identified as being at the scene of the Nov. 4 attack but had not been arrested in that case. Green added that three more men — Surinder Singh Kailey, 29, and Malkit Singh Gosal, 50, both of Tracy, and Karanjeet Singh, 31, of Lathrop — were expected to turn themselves in at the Sutter County courthouse in Yuba City on Tuesday afternoon.
Green did not say whether more search warrants would be served in Tracy, and he added that the case was still under investigation.