CHP footage shows sideshow going down in Stockton
With dozens of participants in a March 3 Stockton sideshow facing charges, police are seeking two men who have been identified as organizers and judges of the show.
Stockton police are looking for 26-year-old Walter Carrillo of Sacramento, who is wanted for four counts of felony conspiracy on $50,000 bail, according to a Friday post on Facebook. Police believe he is somewhere in the Las Vegas area.
Also sought is Brian Odom, 32, of San Leandro, on four counts of conspiracy.
Known as the "Donut King" sideshow, the March 3 event took over three intersections on a Saturday night. California Highway Patrol captured some of the sideshow on video, in which multiple cars can be seen drifting in circles. One spectator appears to fire a gun into the air.
The Police Department reported that the San Joaquin District Attorney's Office has filed charges against 30 suspects and identified 60 spectators. Earlier Thursday, Stockton police arrested two other individuals wanted in connection with the Donut King show: Mikaelia Jimenez and Shabaz Khan, according to the news release.
Sideshows are illegal demonstrations involving dozens or sometimes even hundreds of vehicles, held on vacant streets, intersections or parking lots. They have become prevalent enough in the area that San Joaquin County has established a Sideshow Task Force, citing physical danger and property damage as major concerns.
The Police Department promises a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Carrillo or Odom.
Stockton police initially arrested 22 people and impounded 10 vehicles, according to the Stockton Record. As of Friday, 13 vehicles have been seized.
Sideshows are not foreign to Sacramento. In fact, a massive one last November on Highway 50 involved about 500 cars and stopped traffic during the weekend.
Anyone with info about sideshows is asked to call the Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Calls can remain anonymous.