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Utah gang member found guilty of 2008 Walmart robbery (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake City man who drove the getaway car for two gang members who robbed a Riverton Walmart in 2008 was convicted in a federal trial this week.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 8, 2013

Salt Lake City FBI investigated Insane Clown Posse fans (Salt Lake City, UT): The FBI's controversial decision in 2011 to label passionate fans of the rap duo Insane Clown Posse as a violent gang sprouted from a 14-month investigation by Salt Lake City's FBI field office.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 7, 2013

Ogden gang member takes plea deal for 2011 standoff (Ogden, UT): An Ogden gang member who shot himself after an overnight standoff with police in June 2011 will spend at least five years in prison.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 16, 2013

Gang members may be fleeing Ogden for surrounding Utah cities (Ogden, UT): Gang-related crimes in Ogden have dropped by almost half during the past five years. But authorities are unsure whether to attribute the good news more to effective police work or a controversial gang injunction statute — which may be suppressing gang activity as well as prompting gang members to move from Ogden to neighboring cities.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 4, 2013

Ogden PD claims drop in gang-related crimes (Ogden, UT): Police are reporting a decrease in gang-related crime, dramatically since the city's gang unit began serving members of one particular street gang with restraining orders prohibiting them from associating with each other in public.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: January 30, 2013

Guilty plea entered in fatal Murray shooting (Murray, UT): A 28-year-old Magna man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the May shooting death of a man in Murray that was apparently gang-related.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 17, 2012

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in gang-related shooting in Murray (Murray, UT): A man accused of shooting and killing another man at a party in Murray has pleaded guilty to amended charges.
Source: Deseret News    Date: December 16, 2012

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in gang-related shooting in Murray (Salt Lake City, UT): A man accused of shooting and killing another man at a party in Murray has pleaded guilty to amended charges.
Source: Deseret News    Date: November 26, 2012

Utah Supreme Court to reconsider Ogden gang injunctions (Ogden, UT): The Utah Supreme Court is likely to reconsider a controversial series of restraining orders against members of one gang, prohibiting them from associating with each other within most of city limits.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: November 20, 2012

Third Trece member has name taken off injunction (Ogden, UT): Another Trece has left the gang, convincing officials to take his name off the Ogden Trece Injunction. Zack Stirdivant, 33, becomes the third Trece to take advantage of the opt-out clause in the 2-year-old injunction, a unique law-enforcement tool meant to clear the streets of Treces, Ogden’s oldest street gang. All three to leave are older members.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: November 12, 2012

Ogden police say they have new weapon in stopping gang crime (Ogden, UT) : Ogden police say their new weapon is stopping gang crime – but the ACLU says its unconstitutional. Wednesday, Ogden police talked with Utah legislators about an anti-gang injunction that they say has driven crime down.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: October 17, 2012

Kearns man sentenced in fatal stabbing of ex-gang rival at Kohl's store in West Valley City (West Valley City, UT): A 22-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to at least 21 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a former associate of a rival gang in the bathroom of a Kohl's department store in West Valley City.
Source: The Republic    Date: September 29, 2012

ACLU will appeal Ogden Trece gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Almost a month after a judge ruled that an injunction against the Ogden Trece street gang would become permanent action in the city, the American Civil Liberties Union says it will appeal the decision to the Utah Supreme Court, calling the injunction a violation of constitutional rights.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 12, 2012

Former SLC gang members getting help to 'Stand a Little Taller' (Salt Lake City, UT) : Ernesto Perez looked with astonishment at the gun in his hand on Nov. 4, 2009. He had just fired several shots toward his girlfriend’s family — members of a different gang than his own — but, luckily, hadn’t hit anyone.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: September 9, 2012

Police think Ogden drive-bys are tied to gang's power struggle (Ogden, UT): Police believe drive-by shootings at an Ogden home Tuesday night and Wednesday morning may be related to a violent power struggle within a street gang over control of leadership, drugs and money.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 22, 2012

ACLU condemns broad court ruling against Utah gang (Salt Lake City, UT) : The ACLU condemned as too far-reaching Monday's court ruling that permanently bans members of an Ogden street gang from associating with one another in public anywhere in the northern Utah city.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: August 20, 2012

Ogden gang injunction made permanent; appeal expected (Ogden, UT): A controversial injunction against an Ogden street gang is now permanent. On Monday, 2nd District Judge Ernie W. Jones granted a permanent injunction against the street gang Ogden Trece, also known as Centro City Locos.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 20, 2012

Gang portion of task force disbanded (St. George, UT): The gang unit of the Washington County Area Drug and Gang Task Force has been disbanded. Capt. James Van Fleet, public information officer for the St. George Police Department, said the decision to reorganize the task force, which is comprised of officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the county, was made after an assessment that determined the majority of gang-related crime is centralized in St. George.
Source: The Spectrum     Date: August 18, 2012

Trial for West Valley City gang-related murder begins (Salt Lake County, UT): Alma Ruesga never brings up the day her sister's boyfriend died in the presence of her 5-year-old son Miguel. But the boy witnessed the fight that led to the death of George Davila, and she said that he tells her "Dog Town" stabbed him.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 13, 2012

Two more seek to opt out of Trece restrictions (Ogden, UT): Two more men have filed motions to opt out from the Ogden Trece injunction restrictions, claiming they aren’t members of the city's oldest street gang.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: July 28, 2012

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