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Police aim to curb seasonal gang violence (Portland, OR): Police warn when the weather warms up they typically see an uptick in gang violence. On Friday, officers and community leaders hit the streets with a goal to reduce violence and improve neighborhood safety.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 29, 2013

Activists take neighborhoods back from gangs (Portland, OR): Pastors, deacons, police and community activists gathered on a hot night in the East Burnside neighborhood of Portland, an area known for gang activity, to take back the streets and show residents they care.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: June 29, 2013

Portland police, probation officers seek public's help to solve spate of gang-related shootings (Portland, OR): A spate of gang-related shootings in the last two weeks has prompted Portland police to step up officer presence in area hot spots.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 21, 2013

Gresham, Portland cops step up gang patrols (Gresham, OR): A funeral in a recent unsolved murder, and 11 gang-related shootings in the past 10 days, has officers ready for more violence.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 19, 2013

Portland police accuse 19-year-old man of attempted murder in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A 19-year-old man will be arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon on allegations of attempted murder and assault in connection with a gang-related shooting last week.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 19, 2013

Police investigate fourth possible gang shooting in a week (Portland, OR): Portland and Gresham police are now investigating a total of four possibly gang-related shootings in East Multnomah County to take place in the course of a week.
Source: The Outlook Online    Date: June 17, 2013

Gresham woman accused of tampering with witness to gang-related homicide (Gresham, OR): A 23-year-old woman is accused of tampering with a witness to Sunday's gang-related homicide outside a Gresham apartment complex.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 13, 2013

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

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