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From prep football to prison, gang life led to destructive path (Salt Lake City, UT): Siale Angilau wore number 65 as an all-region football player at East High School in 2005. Two years later, the Utah State Prison listed him as inmate number 173338.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 21, 2014

Courthouse shooting: Gang member dies after being shot in federal court (Salt Lake City, UT): Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: April 21, 2014

Law enforcement agencies apprehend gang member (St. George, UT): Members of the St. George Fraudulent Identity and Security Threat unit, along with the U.S. Marshal's Office Joint Criminal Apprehension Team and the Washington County Area Drug Task Force, arrested a known gang member on Wednesday.
Source: The Spectrum    Date: April 10, 2014

Gangs are becoming a growing threat across Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): Law enforcement says gang activity is on the rise and something to be concerned about going into the summer. "Meth is ramped, heroin is making a big come back right now," said Detective Zach Van Emmerik with the Metro Gang Unit.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: April 4, 2014

Santa Clara man accused in gang drug trafficking case (St. George, UT): Federal officials arrested a Santa Clara resident this week as part of an operation targeting more than a dozen alleged gang members and associates who are believed to have been involved in trafficking illegal drugs.
Source: The Spectrum     Date: April 4, 2014

Salt Lake County to launch regional gang reduction initiative (Salt Lake City, UT): Law enforcement agencies in Salt Lake County have units dedicated to suppressing gang activity. But neither Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder nor Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank believe their departments are the sole answer to preventing youths from joining gangs, let alone dealing with the consequences of their activities.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 11, 2014

Arrested gang member faces new charges (Salt Lake City, UT): New charges were filed Tuesday against a West Valley man who police say once proclaimed he would always attack rival gang members "no matter what the consequences."
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 11, 2014

Police arrest alleged gang member suspected in drive-by shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): An 18-year-old alleged gang member who once told authorities he "doesn't expect to live past 25" was arrested by Salt Lake City police Thursday on an outstanding warrant.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 9, 2014

Gang members plead guilty in N. Salt Lake auto thefts and stabbing (Farmington, UT): Three Kearns men with gang ties who wrecked two cars and attacked another man in September have entered guilty pleas to charges.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: February 12, 2014

Man wounded in Ogden gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Police are looking for two suspects who approached a group of five individuals and shot one of them Tuesday night after a verbal confrontation. The case appears to be gang-related and has been turned over to the Ogden Metro Gang Unit.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: January 29, 2014

Gang members accused of tying down woman, forcing tattoos on her (Salt Lake City, UT): Members of the Silent Aryan Warriors gang are accused of tying down a female member, disrobing her and forcibly tattooing her abdomen, identifying her as a "rat."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 19, 2013

Alleged Ogden gang members plan suit over injunction (Ogden, UT): After being pursued by police and prosecutors for years, those targeted by a now-defunct gang injunction in Ogden are fighting back and plan to sue Weber County and Ogden City Police for potentially millions of dollars.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 4, 2013

Multi-million dollar lawsuit to be filed over Ogden gang restraining orders (Ogden, UT): It was a novel idea to cut crime. Ogden police served hundreds of alleged members of a violent street gang with restraining orders, prohibiting them from associating with each other in public — within most of city limits. Police said it worked, documenting a drop in violent and property crimes.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: December 3, 2013

Suspected gang members charged with murder for SLC shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Prosecutors have charged two suspected gang members with murder for allegedly shooting two men from a rival gang last month in Salt Lake City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 22, 2013

Utah Supreme Court upholds Ogden killer's conviction (Ogden, UT): The Utah Supreme Court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Riqo Perea, who is serving life without the possibility of parole for the gang-related killing of two people at a post-wedding party in 2007.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: November 15, 2013

Teen arrested in suspected gang shooting (West Valley City, UT): A 16-year-old boy who police say fired several rounds at rival gang members Friday was arrested and booked into juvenile detention.
Source: Deseret News    Date: November 1, 2013

Utah Supreme Court strikes down gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Utah's highest court throws out an injunction against one of Ogden city's most violent gangs. The controversial injunction was intended to curb gang activity and lower crime, but now the Supreme Court is saying it was not handled properly by Weber County.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: October 19, 2013

Sheriff says gang activity on the rise (Summit County, UT): In 2008, Summit County began to see a rise in gang-related crimes, according to Sheriff Dave Edmunds. That's when the office brought in Andy Burton from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office as a gang detective. Now, however, the county is without one, and Edmunds said gang-related crime is on the rise again.
Source: The Park Record    Date: October 18, 2013

Ogden gang violence on the rise? (Ogden, UT): Gang violence may be rearing its ugly head once again in Ogden. Tuesday’s early morning shooting marks the third violent episode in the past month involving gangs. An Ogden police gang unit is now investigating all three unsolved crimes.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: October 2, 2013

Police say drive-by shooting that injured two people was gang-related (West Valley City, UT): Two men were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being hurt in a drive-by shooting.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: October 2, 2013

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