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Spike in gang violence draws concern (Portland, OR): A recent spike in gang-related shootings has neighbors on edge and gang unit detectives working overtime. Portland Police say there have been four gang shootings since the weekend. In Gresham, there were two shootings, including one that killed a 21-year-old man with gang ties.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 11, 2013

New details: Brothers shot 13-year-old victim in back, bludgeoned him, over Portland girl (Portland, OR): A 13-year-old boy who became Portland’s youngest gang-involved homicide victim in at least a decade had wielded a knife, packed a gun and died a bloody death in an alleyway after a days-long dispute with another gang member over a 15-year-old girl, investigators say.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 10, 2013

Arrest made in gang-related stabbing (Medford, OR): A stabbing suspect struggled with police, before he was taking into custody Monday night. Adan Manuel Valdez was arrested on the suspicion of attempted murder, first degree assault, first degree burglary and resisting arrest, according to the Medford Police Department.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: June 3, 2013

Police think stabbing was gang-related (Medford, OR): Police believe the suspect in Wednesday's stabbing may have had a gang-related motive. The man told the officer that he had been walking home from work when a Latino male on a bike approached him and asked about his gang affiliation.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: May 30, 2013

Before the storm (Portland, OR): For those warring against Portland's decades-old legacy of gang violence, 2013 has been, so far, something of a luxury. The Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) Gang Violence Response Team had opened just 29 investigations as of May 15, compared to 52 during the same period in 2012.
Source: The Portland Mercury    Date: May 22, 2013

Prosecution in gang-related Portland shooting falls apart when victim refuses to testify (Portland, OR): Multnomah County prosecutors and police were disturbed to learn that attempted murder and assault charges against a man accused in a brazen gang-related shooting last year were dismissed this week because the victim refused to testify.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 10, 2013

Recent shooting highlights gang activity (Medford, OR): Medford Police say teens are trying to impress older gang members with destructive behavior. Medford Police are searching for a 15-year-old suspect in a reported drive-by shooting. Police say Tuesday's drive by shooting was likely gang-related.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: May 10, 2013

Known gang members arrested in Nyssa (Ontario, OR): The Nyssa Police department arrested three male suspects wanted for multiple warrants, the majority of which were related to gang activity, Tuesday after an officer on patrol witnessed two of them entering a home at the 300 block of South Second Street.
Source: The Argus Observer    Date: May 8, 2013

Gang activity examined (Lane County, OR): When Lane County responds to its wannabe gang members, the strategy shouldn’t be to get tough, but to get vulnerable. That was the message at the Lane County Gang Symposium on Saturday that was attended by about 150 teachers, social service workers, professors, high school and college students at Lane Community College.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: April 28, 2013

Portland gang violence down markedly from last year, police say (Portland, OR): Portland gang violence calls are down so far this year, compared to the same period a year ago. But investigators are concerned about the number of gunshots fired in a recent shooting that narrowly missed young children.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 26, 2013

Police say arrest may put pressure on gangs (Medford, OR): Police believe the arrest of a known Norteño gang member on several attempted murder charges might quiet escalating gang activity.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 5, 2013

Arrests made in gang shootings (Medford, OR): Police have arrested a known gang member they believe fired at groups of rival gang members in two separate shootings last month.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 4, 2013

Oregon proposal would make being linked to a gang a crime (Portland, OR): In an attempt to crack down on violent gang activity, Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a crime just being linked to a gang.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: March 28, 2013

Shooting at Northeast Portland gas station marks year's first fatality from gang-related violence (Portland, OR): In the hours after Edward Jewell Paden Jr. was gunned down at a Northeast Portland gas station, dozens of friends, relatives and acquaintances converged in the area, talking, grieving and -- in one tense confrontation -- arguing with one another.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 28, 2013

Police continue search for killer after gas station shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police continue to look for a shooter who killed an 18-year-old man at a gas station in northeast Portland on Wednesday.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: March 27, 2013

Multiple Cornelius businesses hit with gang-related graffiti, police say (Cornelius, OR): Eight Cornelius businesses were hit with gang-related graffiti last week, the city's police department reported. About 2 a.m. last Wednesday, officers found graffiti related to Highland 13, a Sureño gang, spray painted in black on a wall of Baseline Market, said Lt. Joe Noffsinger, a Cornelius police spokesman.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 19, 2013

Forest Grove police, who feared increased graffiti would lead to violence, continue gang-related stabbing investigation (Forest Grove, OR): When the Forest Grove Police Department saw a spike in gang-related graffiti during the past months, officers grew concerned that a violent act would follow. Last week, it happened.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 12, 2013

Groups hope to cool gang 'hot spots' (Portland, OR): On Saturday, March 2, just before midnight, Portland Police responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment complex at 16047 E. Burnside St. Gang-related incidents in Portland, often like Saturday’s midnight shooting, have fallen into a lull in past months, a relief to public safety officials after an alarming rise in gang activity during the past three years.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: March 7, 2013

Forest Grove police investigate gang-related stabbing in Bard Park (Forest Grove, OR): Forest Grove police say they are investigating a gang-related stabbing that occurred in Bard Park this afternoon.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 6, 2013

Forest Grove police seek citizen help in eliminating gang-related graffiti (Forest Grove, OR): A sudden uptick in graffiti, much of it gang-related, has sparked concern among Forest Grove police and other residents. The Forest Grove Police Department received 22 reports of gang-related graffiti this January, compared to eight such reports in January 2011.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 18, 2013

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