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Tucson police investigating two homicides (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police are investigating two separate homicide cases. Officers are interviewing dozens of witnesses. They say the shooting may be gang related.
Source: KMSB FOX11 News    Date: October 31, 2011

Four Fort Defiance men injured in fight (Fort Defiance, AZ): A fight suspected to be gang-related has sent four Fort Defiance men to area hospitals for everything from stab wounds to head injuries.
Source: Navajo Times    Date: October 27, 2011

Indianans and Indians (Piñon, AZ): Unfortunately, interpreting Piñon's local culture includes explaining the gang symbols scrawled in spray paint on the water tank. The Piñon High School students pick out the insignia of at least three local gangs. "The gangs are scary, sometimes," offers one student. "But they're just wanna-bes."
Source: Navajo Times    Date: October 13, 2011

As criminal gangs get smarter, retailers find tools to fight back (Phoenix, AZ): As Arizona retailers start loading up their shelves with holiday merchandise, they are stepping up efforts to combat increasingly bold and sophisticated thieves responsible for tens of millions of dollars a year in lost goods.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 2, 2011

Massive Phoenix drug sweep targets gangs, crack cocaine (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police Officer Mercedes Fortune wanted to crack the "Rock Block," a south Phoenix area police say is ridden by rampant narcotics sales, home invasions and murders.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 28, 2011

TPD says gang violence up slightly (Tucson, AZ): Tucson Police are seeing an increase in gang crime. They tell us two weekend homicides and another fatal shooting September 20th all have gang ties.
Source: KGUN 9 News    Date: September 27, 2011

Police arrest three in Tucson man's death (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police say they have arrested three people in the murder of a man whose body was found inside an SUV. Detectives reported discovering indications of gang involvement.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 27, 2011

Five gang members arrested in racketerring, murder probe (Mesa, AZ): Five members of what authorities described as a violent gang that originated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community between Mesa and Scottsdale are facing a minimum of 10 years in prison on numerous racketeering and attempted murder-related charges.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: September 2, 2011

Gang member wanted on attempted murder charge arrested (Yuma, AZ): A Somerton man who was being sought by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office on attempted murder and other weapons-related charges in connection to a shooting late last month was apprehended at the U.S. Port of Entry at San Luis, Ariz., early Monday morning as he tried to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: August 22, 2011

Wanted gang leader jailed, indicted on 23 counts (Phoenix, AZ): A wanted Arizona gang leader was taken into custody Friday after arriving from Florida, following a 3-month investigation called Operation: Return to Paradise.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: August 12, 2011

BP agents apprehend a convicted rapist and a Mexican gang member (Naco, AZ): Yesterday, Border Patrol agents from the Naco Station apprehended a man convicted of rape over 20 years ago, and a member of a dangerous Mexican street gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: August 2, 2011

Feds highlight efforts to curb reservation crime (Flagstaff, AZ): A year after a federal law gave American Indian tribes more authority to combat crime on reservations, few have taken the steps to enact one of its main provisions — a measure allowing tribes to triple the amount of time tribal members can spend in jail.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: July 26, 2011

Suspected gang member nabbed at drop house (Avondale, AZ): Tips led DPS officers to serve a search warrant at an Avondale drop house where they found 21 illegal immigrants. A suspected human smuggler plus a suspected gang member were arrested.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: July 8, 2011

Phoenix police announce arrests of gang members tied to burglaries (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are rounding up gang members they believe are part of at least 25 burglaries that began earlier this year.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: June 23, 2011

Teen hurt in gang-related shooting (Pheonix, AZ): A 16-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was shot several times in a gang-related shooting Sunday.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: June 12, 2011

Shut down of major Ariz. gang operation (Phoenix, AZ): A multi-agency investigation led by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the indictment of more than 60 Arizona prison and jail gang members.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: June 7, 2011

Gang activity foiled inside MCSO jails (Phoenix, AZ): Over 60 prison and jail gang members were arrested Tuesday following a multi-agency investigation inside Maricopa County jails.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: June 7, 2011

Arizona operation nets arrests of 61 tied to prison gang (Phoenix, AZ) : State and local authorities have indicted 61 people on suspected crimes tied to a prison gang, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: June 7, 2011

BP agents identify 10 criminals attempting to enter U.S. (Tucson, AZ): Ten criminals, including eight from dangerous Mexican street gangs, were arrested while attempting to enter the United States illegally over the weekend.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: June 6, 2011

Five teens arrested in gang-related arson fires (Phoenix, AZ): Five teenagers are being charged with felonies in a series of arson incidents that have terrorized the northwest Valley over the past couple months. Investigators say the teens are part of gangs in the area of 43rd Avenue and Bell Road, and are using arson as a means of retaliation against their rivals.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: May 19, 2011

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