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LAPD blames gangs for jump in murders (Los Angeles, CA): So far, 29 people have been murdered in Los Angeles in 2015, up from 23 at this time last year. That's a 26 percent increase and Los Angeles Police Department Officials said they aren't taking it lightly.
Source: SCPR News    Date: February 11, 2015

Sixth arrest made in gang-related armed robbery spree (Riverside County, CA): A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a string of gang-related armed robberies across the Coachella Valley, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 11, 2015

Gang member who murdered 2 men in Venice park sentenced (Venice, CA): A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting deaths of two young men at a Venice-area park.
Source:    Date: February 11, 2015

Police hunt gang members in connection to southwest Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): Fresno police believe that a fight between members of two rival southwest Fresno gangs at Fashion Fair Mall last weekend prompted a fatal shooting Monday night in southwest Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 11, 2015

Man convicted in Santa Ana gang killing of 14-year-old boy (Santa Ana, CA): A 27-year-old gang member was convicted Monday of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Santa Ana.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 10, 2015

LAPD on alert after surge in violence: 4 days, 16 shootings (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department is on a modified tactical alert after a spate of violence -- at least 16 shootings in four days -- that left several people injured, including a 13-year-old girl.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 10, 2015

Gunman shot after carjacking pursuit is gang member, police say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say a driver who smashed several cars and stole vehicle at gunpoint before being shot by officers is a 29-year-old gang member.
Source: SCPR News    Date: February 10, 2015

Gang member found with gun arrested in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police arrested a known gang member Monday evening in Railroad Square after he was found carrying a 9 mm handgun, a clip full of rifle ammo and a bag of methamphetamine, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 10, 2015

Oxnard teen arrested on gun, gang charges (Oxnard, CA): A 14-year-old known to Oxnard Police as a gang member was arrested Sunday at about 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Bernarda Court. The juvenile, an Oxnard resident and identified as a Colonia Chiques under the city’s gang injunction, is currently on probation, according to a news release.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 9, 2015

Fresno's Fashion Fair Mall fight involves rival gangs, police say (Fresno, CA): Fresno police blame rival gangs for the brawl at Fashion Fair Mall but maintain the mall is safe. The cell phone video posted to YouTube shows a running battle on the east end of the mall between several young men. One is slugged and knocked to the ground unconscious.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 9, 2015

Woman Forgives Gang That Killed Her Son's Father, LAPD Seizes Their Weapons (Los Angeles, CA): A mother has said she has forgiven the gang members who fatally shot her son's father in front of him. The woman, who did not want to be identified, spoke after the Los Angeles Police Department seized the group's arsenal, though the murder weapon was not found.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: February 9, 2015

Teen Given Probation for Gang-Related Assault on Trolley (San Diego, CA): An 18-year-old man who admitted involvement in a gang-related assault on the San Diego trolley that left two people with stab wounds was sentenced Monday to three years probation and had a year in custody suspended.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: February 9, 2015

Police: Fresno gang members arrested with narcotics, handgun (Fresno, CA): Two Fresno men were arrested Sunday for possession of narcotics and a concealed handgun, Fresno police Sgt. C. Desmond said. One of the men had a large bag of cocaine on his person, Desmond said. Both Stroud and Grigsby claim association with a west Fresno street gang known as “TWOMP,” he said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 8, 2015

Man arrested with loaded gun near Spring Lake (Santa Rosa, CA): Following reports of gunfire near Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa, police found a group of teens hanging out in a meadow and arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of concealing a loaded revolver in his pants.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 8, 2015

San Fernando Valley gang member arrested in fatal shooting (Hollywood, CA): A 23-year-old man described as a San Fernando Valley gang member was arrested on suspicion of murder Sunday for the shooting death of a man in Hollywood, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 8, 2015

Three gang members to go on trial in shooting on an Anaheim police car (Anaheim, CA): Three men are scheduled to go to trial Monday for allegedly firing shots at an Anaheim police patrol vehicle in 2012, an Orange County District Attorney statement said Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 7, 2015

Teenage gang member arrested in Atwater, gun seized, police say (Atwater, CA): An armed teenage gang member was arrested Friday in Atwater after allegedly running from police, officers said. The 14-year-old male was booked into the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex on suspicion of numerous gang and weapons allegations, Atwater police Lt. Samuel Joseph said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 6, 2015

Chico gang detectives see rise in violent crimes (with interactive timeline) (Chico, CA): Detectives dedicated to gang crimes in Chico say there was an overall decrease in gang incidents in 2014, but a troubling increase in violent cases. “It’s not a trend we like,” Sgt. Greg Keeney said.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 6, 2015

Trio given life sentences for fatal 2012 shooting in Gridley (Oroville, CA): Three men were given life sentences Friday for their roles in a fatal gang-related shooting in Gridley in 2012.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 6, 2015

Castroville man pleads guilty in gang shooting (Monterey County, CA): Michael Hatten, 20, of Salinas, pleaded no contest Thursday to two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and admitted allegations that the shooting was for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with the Norteno criminal street gang, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 6, 2015

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