STOCKTON — Twenty-two people were arrested, one person was injured and 10 vehicles were impounded in connection with an illegal sideshow Saturday night in Stockton that involved a large contingent of law enforcement agencies from throughout the county.  

Breaking up the sideshow — that involves drivers using their cars to perform tricks such as donuts and figure eights, sometimes while people hang out of windows — was coordinated by the newly formed San Joaquin County Multi-Agency Sideshow Task Force.

Saturday’s sideshow had a name — “Donut King” — and was well-coordinated primarily using social media.

“We will not tolerate sideshow activity in our community,” Stockton police spokesman Officer Joe Silva said Monday in a prepared statement.

“This type of illegal behavior is extremely dangerous because participants have no regard for the safety of others and some are armed with firearms. The countywide task force will continue to investigate and take enforcement action at these events.”

According to Stockton police, at least 100 participants met at a parking lot in the 17200 block of South Manthey Road in Lathrop, about two blocks east of City Hall. They then drove to Stockton, where they took over three intersections in different parts of town:

• East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at South Hunter Street.

• East Main Street at South Golden Gate Avenue.

• Pixie Drive and Kingsley Avenue, east of Louis Park.

The one reported injury occurred at the MLK/Hunter location when a participant was struck by a vehicle. Friends picked him up and drove him to an area hospital, where he was treated for unspecified non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The task force caught up with the sideshow participants in the Louis Park area near Monte Diablo and Ryde avenues, where they processed 100 vehicles resulting in the following: 47 citations issued; 34 traffic stops; 20 vehicle inspections; 10 vehicles impounded, 10 vehicles searched; one shotgun recovered; four vehicles referred for state inspection; and one law enforcement vehicle vandalized.

The multiagency task force is conducting follow up to identify more involved vehicles and participants from the sideshow and expects to make more arrests as well as seize vehicles as warrants are issued.

Officers viewing social media from a participant found a post that read: “I’m Sorry But Stockton Pd Took The Trophy Home.” Silva indicated that was in reference to the task force not allowing the participants to travel to all their intended locations and shutting down the sideshow.

Stockton police reported the following arrests were made, listing the suspect’s name and the crime they are suspected of committing:

• Mikaelia Jimenez, 22, of Tracy for aiding and abetting in a speed contest and conspiracy. She also was identified as the Donut King illegal sideshow coordinator.

• Enrique Bazan, 21, of Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Salvador Ceja, 21, of Galt for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Andrew Galindo, 22, of Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Joe Garcia, 24, of Stockton for reckless driving and driving without a license.

• Danny Goddard,20, of Stockton for evading police.

• Guadalupe Juarez, 18, of Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Mario Lopez, 20, from Stockton, for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Christopher Maldonado, 21, of Stockton for resisting arrest.

• Jose Melecio, 24, of Stockton for exhibition of speed.

• Emilio Montoya, 22, of Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest, driving without a license, no insurance and no valid registration.

• Brian Odom, 32, of San Leandro for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Kyle Outland, 20, of Redwood for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Aliciea Pok, 18, of Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Julio Rios, 25, from Stockton, for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Ruben Roman-Alonso, 26, of Lodi for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Daniel Romero, 19, of Redwood for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Fernando Quevedo, 19, of Sacramento for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Enrique Sandoval, 20, of Stockton for reckless driving.

• Jeremias Sandoval, 22, of Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• Jesus Valdovinos, 22, of Lodi for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

• A 16-year-old boy from Stockton for aiding and abetting in a speed contest.

The task force was made up of officers from the Stockton, Escalon, Lodi, Manteca and Tracy police departments, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and air support from the California Highway Patrol.

The Stockton Police Department is encouraging people to call if they have information pertaining to illegal sideshows. Call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000. Callers can remain anonymous.

Cellphone users can text information to 274637 (CRIMES) by entering the keyword “TIPSPD” followed by their tip. Or they can use the Stockton Police Department mobile phone app and also remain anonymous. Internet users can visit the Police Department’s Facebook page and click “Submit a Tip.”

Contact reporter Joe Goldeen at (209) 546-8278 or jgoldeen@recordnet.com. Follow him at recordnet.com/goldeenblog and on Twitter @JoeGoldeen.