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Suspected gang member arrested on drug charges (Colorado Springs, CO): A 17-year-old suspected gang member was arrested on suspicion of drug-related charges, Colorado Springs police said.
Source: The Gazette    Date: August 29, 2015

Evolving gang activity challenges Fort Collins police (Fort Collins, CO): Rival gang members pulled knives and squared off at City Park as families flooded the streets after Fort Collins’ Fourth of July fireworks display. The scrum left three people with stab wounds as Fort Collins police scrambled to set up a perimeter and track down suspects amid the wave of passersby. An investigation is ongoing.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: August 20, 2015

Source: multi-agency gang crackdown in Pueblo nets dozens of arrests (Pueblo, CO): A multi-agency sweep of gangs in Pueblo over the weekend yielded dozens of arrests, according to a News5 source.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: August 18, 2015

Moss Landing man arrested on gang, weapons charges (Watsonville, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-crime Team arrested convicted felon Rogelio Castillo on Saturday afternoon on a gang-related arrest warrant.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 17, 2015

Pueblo Police's response to high gang-related shooting numbers (Pueblo, CO): Twenty-one shootings reported in the first 7 months of 2015. At this time last year, that number was 12. Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez says there's a reason for this spike in violence.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: August 5, 2015

Gang members attack fellow inmate in Pueblo County Jail (Pueblo, CO): A jailhouse assault, believed to be gang related, in the Pueblo County Detention Center has ten inmates in even bigger trouble. Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said the inmates conspired to attack another inmate. They said nine of the 10 inmates are in the same gang.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: July 12, 2015

Pueblo police discuss ordinance to ban gangs in public places (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police are working with the FBI to stop gang violence. More than a dozen gang-related shootings in recent months has the community on edge. News5 has uncovered plans to create an ordinance the police department hopes will curb the trend.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: July 7, 2015

Gang members discuss history of violence in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): A string of gang-related shootings has rocked neighborhoods in Pueblo, leaving many on edge. There have been 13 shootings involving gang members since May, according to police. Most of those shootings happened on Pueblo's east side.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: July 6, 2015

Denver police navigate guns, street names, victims to quell gang war (Denver, CO): The Crip gang member wouldn't tell cops who had tried to kill him in September after a bullet pierced his leg, nor two months later when he was shot in the back during a car chase.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: July 5, 2015

Former gang member wants to work to protect kids from gang activity (Pueblo, CO): A former gang member wants to use his experiences to show Pueblo’s youth that there are alternatives in life to joining gangs. Mark Salazar, a former member of Los Carnales East Side Dukes gang in the ’90s, is working on starting an anti-gang initiative he’s calling the “Hard Knox Gang Prevention and Intervention Program.”
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: July 5, 2015

Denver drug arrests: "Black Rhino" dragnet dismantles drug-dealing gangs (Denver, CO): A large-scale drug sweep known as "Black Rhino" started early Thursday morning primarily in the Denver metro area and resulted in dozens of arrests of street gang members on drug trafficking and gun-possession charges.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 25, 2015

An Unlikely Group: Rival Gangs, Victims, Pastors & Community Leaders Meet (Denver, CO): Rival gang members on Wednesday sat down face to face at an unusual gathering that included victims of violent crime, clergy members and community leaders. The goal of the meetings are to start a conversation about how to stop gang violence and violence in general. It’s also a commitment to healing.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: June 24, 2015

More officers will be on patrol to prevent gang activity (Pueblo, CO): More officers will be out on the streets to help combat gang activity in Pueblo. Pueblo police presented a plan to council Monday night to help solve the gang violence problem. There have been nine gang-related shooting since the beginning of May.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: June 22, 2015

Life skills basketball camp in Denver helps young people stay away from violence (Denver, CO): “The Holly” is the area around the old Holly Shopping Center in historic Park Hill. The block between the Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center and the post office has long been a magnet for gang violence in Denver.
Source: KDVR 31 News    Date: June 18, 2015

Pueblo police chief discusses recent gang violence (Pueblo, CO): There have been nine gang-related shootings in Pueblo since May 11. The most recent occurred Wednesday around 1:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of Amarillo Street. Police said three or four men forced their way inside a house and shot a 21-year-old man.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13    Date: June 17, 2015

Pueblo police seek help from FBI to combat gang activity (Pueblo, CO): Six months into the year, the number of shootings are on the rise in Pueblo. After a man was left in critical condition from a home invasion, police admit there has been more gang- and drug-related crime. The June 17 incident marks the 18th shooting in 2015, the sixth in June alone.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: June 17, 2015

Two Denver gang members convicted of federal weapons charges (Denver, CO): Two Denver gang members have been convicted of gun-possession charges that will put them in a federal prison for years, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 9, 2015

Gunfire follows disturbance between two gangs next to park on Abriendo Avenue (Pueblo, CO): A man was injured Tuesday night in another shooting that is believed to be gang-related on West Abriendo Avenue just east of Jackson Street right next to Grome Park.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: June 9, 2015

Gang violence slowing in Denver (Denver, CO): Denver police say the gang violence that swelled in the city earlier this year has slowed down. According to the Denver Police Department, the city has seen 12 gang-related or gang-motivated homicides so far this year. That is up from three gang-related or gang-motivated homicides by the same time in 2014. However, police say the upswing in gang violence is slowing down thanks to an initiative that began April 27.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: June 8, 2015

Denver police arrest hundreds as part of a crackdown on gangs (Denver, CO): The Denver Police Department's Facebook posts tell stories of cops pulling over cars, arresting the people inside and confiscating guns and drugs. The posts fall under the heading "Zero Tolerance" and sometimes include a drawing of a wolf's snarling face, part of the gang bureau's logo.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 7, 2015

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