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Suspect arrested in December 2013 gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police have arrested a suspect in a December 2013 gang-related shooting. Deanthony Paul Simmons, 19, was arrested by the Gang Enforcement Team on Wednesday morning and charged with Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: January 29, 2014

Gang activity in southern Oregon (Medford, OR) : Police in Southern Oregon say they're seeing an increase in gang activity. Not like the gangs you might expect to see in places around Los Angeles, California but in some cases, to the same caliber- shootings stabbings and assaults.
Source: KOBI 5 News    Date: January 21, 2014

Police keep track of gang increases (Jackson County, OR): A string of drive-by shootings and other crimes last year alarmed the police, who were worried Jackson County had reached the tipping point for gang activity. The number of gang members and their associates identified by law enforcement has more than tripled, from 110 two years ago to 356 today. Gang-related incidents peaked in 2011 at 753, dropping to 140 in 2012, then bumping up to 188 last year.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: January 19, 2014

Education, opportunity key to avoiding pull of gangs (Medford, OR): Looking at his life, Gonzalo Duran-Chaparro can see a distinct fork in the road. The 24-year-old Southern Oregon University student and Medford resident was faced with a choice as a teenager — head deeper into gang activity or turn his life around.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: January 19, 2014

Federal indictment in Portland accuses 10 of cocaine trafficking, money laundering and illegal use of firearms (Portland, OR): The Metro Gang Task Force Wednesday morning fanned out across the Portland metropolitan region to round up at least 10 suspects indicted on federal charges that include conspiracy to distribute cocaine, launder money and possess firearms.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 15, 2014

Portland man accused of attempted murder in gang-related stabbing (Portland, OR): One of the defendants facing a federal indictment on cocaine distribution charges is also accused of attempted murder stemming from a stabbing in Portland last year.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 15, 2014

Counseling gang members just after they've been shot (Portland, OR): A program at one Portland hospital is reporting success by bringing gang members together with counselors at just the right moment -- that is, immediately after they've been shot. Counselors call it the "golden moment" and after six months, the Healing Hurt People program says so far it's working.
Source: KOBI 5 News    Date: January 12, 2014

Six arrested in gang-related altercation that led to shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Six people have been arrested in connection with a gang-related altercation that eventually led to the shooting of a 24-year-old man late Monday, Jan. 6, according to Hillsboro police.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 9, 2014

Portland police to ask city to restore school resource, gang enforcement and traffic cops in next budget (Portland, OR): Returning three full-time positions to the Gang Enforcement Team will enable its members to spend more time investigating gang-related crimes instead of simply responding to crime scenes. In a year's time, the team's rate of clearing or solving gang-related crimes, such as non-fatal shootings and stabbings, has plummeted from 40 percent to 26 percent, according to police.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 9, 2014

Man hurt in Hillsboro gang shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Police believe a Monday evening shooting in Hillsboro is gang-related. A 24-year-old man walking down the 200 block of Northwest Adams Street about 8 p.m. got into an argument with two other men. One pulled a gun and shot him in the chest, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: January 7, 2014

Albany police see surge of graffiti (Albany, OR): Buildings, dumpsters, community mailboxes and bridge pillars were tagged with graffiti on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to Albany Police Department.
Source: Albany Democrat-Herald    Date: January 7, 2014

Man wounded during possible gang-related shooting in Hillsboro, police say (Hillsboro, OR): A man was shot in the chest during an argument with two suspects on a Hillsboro street Monday night, police said. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe the shooting is likely gang-related and that the victim and suspects knew each other. The investigation is ongoing.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 6, 2014

Crip gang member shot outside Portland strip club on Friday (Portland, OR): Investigators have linked a traffic stop in Troutdale to a shooting Friday outside a Portland strip club, which left a 21-year-old man seriously injured, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, spokesman at the Portland Police Bureau.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: December 17, 2013

High-level gang members busted on federal charges, Oregon's U.S. Attorney says (Portland, OR): A multi-agency investigation has led to the arrests of high-level gang members accused in federal court of dealing drugs and firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 9, 2013

Portland gang violence calls are down, but more people shot, stabbed (Portland, OR): Portland police have fielded 99 gang violence calls so far this year -- fewer than last year, but more people are getting shot, gang enforcement Sgt. Don Livingston reported Friday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 6, 2013

Judge increases bail for gang member who started fight that ended in Portland 15-year-old's death (Portland, OR): A Multnomah County judge Thursday increased bail for a 23-year-old documented gang member identified by prosecutors as the aggressor in a fight at a Southeast Portland MAX platform that ended with his 15-year-old friend shot to death.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 5, 2013

Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team presents gang activity in Forest Grove, Cornelius (Forest Grove, OR): Matt Jacobsen has kept an eye on gang activity in Forest Grove for the past few years. The 28-year-old Forest Grove police officer started cultivating relationships with people affiliated with local gang members.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 27, 2013

Declining gang numbers don't show everything (Medford, OR): Recent data show a decrease in gang related crimes, but they don't show everything. A veteran and a woman, labeled a gang member, spoke to News 10 about how gang activity continues to mark the Rogue Valley.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: November 21, 2013

Rockwood's new public safety facility key in Gresham anti-gang and crime prevention efforts (Gresham, OR): Before the flags were raised outside the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility on Thursday, expectations were raised inside the building that will serve as ground zero in Gresham's escalating fight against street gang members and other criminals.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 21, 2013

Stabbing suspect part of violent gang (Eugene, OR): After a loud explosion and a blink of an eye, police were in an out of a shopping center parking lot Thursday with a stabbing suspect in custody. The suspect is supposedly part of one of the most violent gangs in the state.
Source: KEZI 9 News    Date: November 15, 2013

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