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2 gang members convicted in Tempe nightclub shootout (Phoenix, AZ): Two gang members are facing lengthy prison terms following their convictions on multiple felony counts related to a shooting that occurred outside a Tempe nightclub two years ago.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: September 16, 2014

East Side Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, and Firearms Charges (Scottsdale, AZ): An East Side Bloods (ESB) gang member from Scottsdale, Arizona, was sentenced late yesterday to serve 30 years in prison for his role in the violent street gang, which operated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reservation.
Source: Yuma News Now    Date: September 13, 2014

Police using social media to keep tabs on gang members (Yuma, AZ): Street gangs in Yuma have increasingly turned to social media sites to boast of their criminal exploits or recruit wannabes with flashy videos.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: September 13, 2014

Authorities: 16 arrested in Tucson gang sweep (Tucson, AZ): Authorities in Tucson have arrested 16 street gang members who are suspected of homicides, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and firearms trafficking.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: September 11, 2014

US Marshal: Sweep intended to dent rising AZ gang problem (Phoenix, AZ): An effort to try and quell the rising prevalence of gang violence in Arizona resulted in a string of nearly 350 arrests over the past four months. U.S. Marshal David Gonzalez told CBS 5 News Friday morning the arrests included 10 individuals suspected of murder.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: September 5, 2014

Police vow continued focus on gangs as task force records more than 300 arrests (Phoenix, AZ): A man police describe as a gang member is accused of killing one man and wounding a teen in a shooting on a west Phoenix basketball court. Police say another gang member exchanged gunfire with a Chandler police officer. Yet another was linked to an armed robbery and a kidnapping, police say.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 5, 2014

Three suspected gang member arrested in Yavapai County (Paulden, AZ): Three suspected gang members have been arrested after leading authorities on a 100-mph chase in north-central Arizona.
Source: KSWT 13 News    Date: August 26, 2014

3 suspected gang members arrested in Yavapai County (Paulden, AZ) : Three suspected gang members have been arrested after leading authorities on a 100-mph chase in north-central Arizona.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 26, 2014

16 arrested in Tucson on crackdown of street gang (Tucson, AZ): A nearly yearlong investigation between federal and local authorities has resulted in the arrests of 16 suspected gang members and the seizure of more than 80 firearms, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

Police investigate gang-related southside murder (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police are investigating a homicide on the south side. Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the department, said investigators believe the homicide is gang-related.
Source: KGUN 9 News    Date: August 18, 2014

Gang member arrested, hate crime probed (Mesa, AZ): An alleged street gang member has been arrested for yelling racial slurs at a black man at a Mesa bar before assaulting the victim with a beer bottle, police said.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: August 18, 2014

They're Here: Gangs a Yavapai reality, says task force (Cottonwood, AZ): Nearly three dozen citizens gathered in Cottonwood last week. Many more were part of gatherings in Prescott and two other locations, as a presentation on Yavapai County gangs was televised throughout the county.
Source: Verde Independent    Date: August 16, 2014

Salt River tribal police quit gang unit (Scottsdale, AZ): Less than three months after a Salt River tribal police officer was killed after being lured into a traffic stop with suspected gang members, the agency has pulled out of a gang task force formed in response to his murder.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 15, 2014

Violent MS-13 gang members leave graffiti on bathroom walls of Nogales Border Patrol processing center (Nogales, AZ): An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18, according to U.S. government policy), are members of the brutal El Salvadorian street gang Mara Salvatrucha—or MS-13.
Source:    Date: July 8, 2014

Judge suspends Phoenix lawyer imprisoned for aiding criminal gang from practicing law (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix defense attorney already imprisoned for helping a criminal gang led by her husband, a prison inmate whom she represented, will not be able to practice law.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 21, 2014

Surge of children fleeing gang recruitment in Central America creates crisis in U.S. shelters (Nogales, AZ): The surge of children fleeing gang recruitment in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to seek asylum in the U.S. and other countries is a crisis comparable to Africa’s child soldiers, a United Nations official said Tuesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 10, 2014

PD: Gang may have targeted Salt River officer in deadly shooting (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities are investigating whether a Phoenix-area gang is targeting law enforcement officers after a Salt River police officer may have been baited into making a traffic stop where several gang members shot and killed him.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: May 30, 2014

Memo warns police in wake of Salt River PD shooting (Mesa, AZ): The suspects taken into custody by police after the fatal shooting of a Salt River Police Department officer are members or associates of a violent street gang with ties to the Native American community and Mesa, according to a police intelligence document.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 29, 2014

Yuma police handle graffiti and gang activity (Yuma, AZ): In 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation came out with a report blaming criminal gangs for as much as 80% of criminal activity in American communities. A related problem and perhaps a sign of gang activity is graffiti, or tagging. Here in Yuma, cleaning up graffiti costs the community hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Source: KAWC News    Date: May 21, 2014

'Operation Hurricane' nets 21 arrests in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): A 3-month-long investigation into alleged criminal activity at Grand Avenue motel culminated in a major bust on Wednesday that included the arrest of the manager, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 21, 2014

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