Joe Bruno on the Mob – Suspect in the Murder of Steve Tausan Is On the Run

 

The Hells Angels saga, that started with the September murder of Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew in a Reno casino, continues.

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Steve Tausan, who according to the article below, was a friend of Pettigrew, was gunned down at Pettigrew’s October 15th funeral. Despite a heavy police present at Pettigrew’s funeral, Tausan’s killer somehow managed to escape. Now if has come to light that person being sought for the murder of Tausan is Steve Ruiz, also a member of the Hells Angels.

Sgt. Jason Dwyer of the San Jose, Calif., police department told ABCNews.com. that police believe Ruiz has two black eyes and other injuries, consistent with being in a fight. He is believed to be on the run with his girlfriend, Christel Renee Trujillo, 42, and traveling in a gold or pewter Chevrolet Suburban.

So far Ruiz has managed to stay one step ahead of the law, but Sgt. Dwyer says that tips are continuing to pour in as to Ruiz’ whereabouts. One such tip lead the police to a Stockton, California home, but when the police arrived, Ruiz, probably tipped off himself, had already flown the coop.

“We will follow every single lead until we find him,” Dwyer said. “We have investigators working around the clock.”

In light of the fact that the police have acted so inept during this entire situation (how Ruiz managed to shoot and kill Tausan at Pettigrew’s funeral with the cemetery teeming with cops is beyond belief), it’s more likely that Ruiz will finally be captured by the Hells Angels friends of the two deceased men (Tausan and Pettigrew). If that happens, the San Jose police (Keystone Cops?) will have more murder suspects to find, and if the past is any prediction of the future, they won’t be able to find those murder suspects either.

The article below can be read at:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/search-hells-angels-murder-suspect/story?id=14796754

Police Step Up Search for Hells Angels Shooting Suspect

Steve Ruiz, 38, of San Jose is being sought for allegedly shooting and killing fellow Hells Angels member Steve Tausan, 52, after the two fought Oct. 15 at a funeral for a slain motorcycle club member, according to police. (SFPD)

By ALYSSA NEWCOMB and KATTI GRAY
Oct. 23, 2011

Police searched a Stockton, Calif., home and the surrounding area late Saturday night after receiving a tip that the suspected shooter of a Hells Angel member was hiding out in the central California town.

But the search for Steve Ruiz, 38, turned up empty, Sgt. Jason Dwyer of the San Jose, Calif., police department told ABCNews.com.

Ruiz, who is also a Hells Angels member, is wanted for allegedly gunning down Steve Tausan, 52, last weekend at a San Jose cemetery where thousands were attending the burial of another Hells Angels member who was murdered last month at a Nevada casino.

Tausan had told the San Jose Mercury News that he had received death threats following his friend’s murder Sept. 23, the newspaper reported.

Tausan was notoriously tried and acquitted for the 1997 fatal beating of a Pink Poodle strip club patron.

At the time of his death, he served as the sergeant-at-arms of the Santa Cruz, Calif., Hells Angels chapter.

Despite a heavy police presence at the memorial, the entire crime scene had already been cleaned before authorities could reach the scene, Dwyer said.

Police believe Ruiz has two black eyes and other injuries, consistent with being in a fight.

He is believed to be traveling with his girlfriend, Christel Renee Trujillo, 42, in a gold or pewter Chevrolet Suburban, Dwyer said.

Tips are pouring in, although Dwyer declined to elaborate on any specific information.

“We will follow every single lead until we find him,” he said. “We have investigators working around the clock.”

http://www.josephbrunowriter.com/index.html

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