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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

Gunman gets 45 years for Woodburn teen's death (Marion County, OR): A Gervais man will serve at least 45 years in prison and his accomplice will serve at least 35 years for the fatal shooting of a Woodburn teenager.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: February 16, 2013

The Gang Task Force (Medford, OR): Jackson County has a Gang Task Force made up of experts, police and community leaders. They're responding to gang activity through a countywide assessment.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: February 11, 2013

Gervais man guilty of murder (Woodburn, OR): A 12-person jury found a Gervais man guilty Monday of murdering a Woodburn teenager in May 2011 in a gang-related shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 28, 2013

Teens arrested in SW Portland gang stabbing (Portland, OR): A man was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in Southwest Portland Thursday night, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: January 25, 2013

Man stabbed in SE Portland, police say suspect is 14 years old (Portland, OR): Portland Police made two arrests Thursday in Southeast Portland after an 18-year-old man was stabbed during a confrontation and assault.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: January 25, 2013

Hillsboro man sentenced in rival gang attack using baseball bat (Hillsboro, OR): A man accused of assaulting a rival gang member with a baseball bat has been convicted and sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 24, 2013

Prosecutor: Fight led to teen's death in Woodburn gang shooting (Woodburn, OR): Prosecutors said it was a fight that led to the gang-related slaying of a Woodburn teenager in 2011, according to opening statements in a murder that began Thursday.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 24, 2013

Deputies investigate shooting in Washington County (Hillsboro, OR): Sheriff's deputies say they're investigating what they believe to be a gang-related shooting in the Washington County community of Aloha.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 20, 2013

Woodburn police seeking information about gang-related shooting (Woodburn, OR): Woodburn police are asking the public for information about a Jan. 5 shooting that appears to be gang related, officials said.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: January 15, 2013

With gang activity on the rise, LCC hosts prevention symposium (Eugene, OR): With reported gang activity on the rise in Lane County about 250 people gathered at Lane Community College on Saturday for a gang prevention symposium.
Source: KVAL News    Date: January 12, 2013

Portland-area killings in 2012: Domestic violence persists as a leading factor (Portland, OR): Most people killed in the Portland metropolitan area last year knew their attackers, with domestic violence accounting for a significant number of the deaths. While the number of Portland gang-related shootings increased in 2012 to 118, gang-related homicides dropped from eight in 2011 to four last year.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 5, 2013

Symposium focuses on solutions to Lane County gang issues (Eugene, OR): Gangs are a problem that communities sometimes don't realize is serious until it's really serious, police officials say, and some people in Lane County are trying to keep that from happening here. Signs have begun to crop up that involvement in both youth and adult gangs may be on the rise locally.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: January 3, 2013

Police seek community's help to reduce gang violence (Eugene, OR): Eugene Police said they are organizing a community discussion to combat rising gang violence and gang-related crimes. "We've seen an increase in gun related crimes," said Eugene Police Sgt. Scott McKee on Friday.
Source: KVAL News    Date: December 28, 2012

Gresham police investigating gang-related shooting (Gresham, OR): Police say a shooting in Gresham on Saturday afternoon involving three men is gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 1, 2012

SWAT team brought in for an arrest at a gang house (Medford, OR): Medford Police were out at a well known gang house thursday investigating a shooting that happened over the weekend. Police brought in a SWAT team to make an arrest and serve a search warrant.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: November 29, 2012

Gang shooting suspect pleads to lesser charges (Medford, OR): Attempted murder charges have been dropped against a Southern Oregon man who will spend 31/2; years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, menacing and weapons charges.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: November 9, 2012

Operation Safe Summer levels out gang violence (Portland, OR) : A summertime effort to curb Portland's gang violence managed to level off shootings and increase prosecution of gang-related crimes, officials reported today.
Source: Willamette Week    Date: November 9, 2012

Tigard man accused in gang-related shooting in Portland, police say (Portland, OR): Portland gang enforcement officers Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old man in Tigard who they've tied to the May 30 gang-related shooting and wounding of a 17-year-old in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 10, 2012

DOJ grant of $600,000 will fund Eleven:45 and a street crime prosecutor (Multnomah County, OR): Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has landed a $600,000 grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the Department of Justice. The three-year grant will give $45,000 a year to Eleven:45, the church-led youth violence prevention initiative.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: September 28, 2012

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