This gamble didn’t pay off

SUSPECTS take a break during police raid a suspected illegal gambling house in Westminster (WPD photo).

An illegal gaming operation can be … well … a gamble.

It was a chance that didn’t pay off for four people arrested on Wednesday by Westminster police.

According to the WPD, at about 4 p.m. officers along with the West Orange County SWAT, served a search warrant at a home suspected to be an illegal gambling operation in the 13200 block of Cherry Street, northeast of Trask Avenue and Goldenwest Street.

As officers approached the building, a man fled out the front door, but was taken into custody without incident. He was discovered to have an outstanding felony warrant and was later booked at Orange County Jail in Santa Ana.

Of the other three arrested, one was for a probation violation and two others for operating a gambling house. Officers also recovered methamphetamine, seven gambling machines and about $2,400 in cash.

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