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Gang crime down by 45%, Benton County officials say (Benton County, WA) : The five-member gang team from the Benton County Sheriff's Office has been busy during about two years of operation, with its efforts paying off in a 45 percent reduction in gang crime, officials reported Tuesday.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 10, 2013

Keeping gangs off Pasco streets (Pasco, WA): Luana Weatherly said, "I'm not afraid to walk at night. I walk around the complex and it's not fenced in or anything." She was here nearly 20 years ago when Pasco Police had more than 1500 gang incidents happened in one year. That's a few every day. Fast forward to 2013, and those numbers drop more than 75 percent.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: December 10, 2013

Yakima County juvenile court uses survey for feedback (Yakima County, WA): Yakima County's juvenile court wants feedback from the gang commission. It hopes to learn what to address when it comes to youth violence and gang activity. The responses will be used to make changes to programs if necessary.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 9, 2013

Gang call-in turnout a mixed bag, chief says (Walla Walla, WA): Turnout for the inaugural gang call-in was a mixed bag last week, according to Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber, who has spearheaded the gang-reduction strategy.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: December 9, 2013

Tacoma gang member sentenced for violent takeover bank robberies (Tacoma, WA): A Tacoma gang member was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for his role in a violent takeover bank robbery ring, said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: December 6, 2013

Yakima's biggest gang neighborhood makes YPD's list (Yakima, WA): Knowing where gang members live is valuable information and Yakima police are keeping track in hopes of improving safety. They've now got a list that highlights the biggest gang neighborhood in the city.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 5, 2013

Teen arrested in connection with Thanksgiving Day shooting (Longview, WA): Longview police arrested a 16-year-old Longview resident in connection with the gang-related Thanksgiving Day shooting in the Highlands — but they're still looking for the gun.
Source: The Daily News    Date: December 3, 2013

No arrests yet in Thanksgiving Day shooting in Highlands (Longview, WA): The Thanksgiving Day shooting in the Highlands appears to be an altercation between two rival gangs, though Longview police said they’re still gathering information.
Source: The Daily News    Date: December 2, 2013

Sunnyside gang problem improves in last couple of years (Sunnyside, WA): It's a problem Sunnyside has been working hard to clean up. KIMA learned the gang problem has gotten better in the last couple of years. KIMA dug up the numbers to see how many gang incidents there's been in Sunnyside since 2009. It dropped slightly from 2009 to 2010. Then it jumped 130 incidents from 2010 to 2011. It dropped again by nearly 26% in the last two years.
Source: KIMA News    Date: December 1, 2013

Cops, gangs to meet in 'call-in' (Walla Walla, WA): Area law officers and gang members will meet Tuesday in the first of what Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber hopes will be many parleys. The gang "call-in," as Bieber refers to the meeting, is the result of long-term planning and organization efforts he has spearheaded to address gang activity in the Walla Walla Valley.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: November 30, 2013

Yakima's Gang Free Initiative makes progress (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative is making strides. The most recent numbers are in on the program's success. They show the GFI is diving into the community and working individually with at-risk youth. Gang violence is a consistent problem in the Yakima Valley. Pat Crone says he's seen it all.
Source: KIMA News    Date: November 29, 2013

Longview boy, 16, wounded in gang-related shooting (Longview, WA): A 16-year-old Longview boy was wounded in a gang shooting in the Highlands shortly after midnight Thursday, authorities said. Family members said the boy, whom they identified as Corey Huedner, was shot in the stomach.
Source:     Date: November 29, 2013

Man killed in Seattle mistaken for gang member (Seattle, WA): A King County sheriff's officer says a young man fatally shot on a south Seattle street in White Center was mistaken by the shooter for a member of a rival gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 27, 2013

Gang intervention grant to run out by the end of the year (Yakima County, WA): Yakima County's gang problem is not news. Nor are the County's ongoing efforts to fight it. But those efforts are about to take a hit. A big one. A grant from the state's Gang Resistance and Intervention Program -- known as GRIP -- is about to run out.
Source: KIMA News    Date: November 27, 2013

Man sentenced to four years in prison for gang-related stabbing (Vancouver, WA): A 23-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for a May 31 gang-related stabbing. Bradley M. Solis, address unknown, had pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: The Columbian    Date: November 22, 2013

With gang and drug arrests, police try to make Westlake Mall area safer (Seattle, WA): After a summer of complaints by residents and retailers over escalating violence near Westlake Mall, Seattle police say they wrapped up an undercover operation this week with the arrest of more than 30 suspected drug dealers and gang members.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: November 20, 2013

Vancouver man, 22, pleads guilty to gang-related shooting (Vancouver, WA): A Vancouver man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a gang-related shooting in August 2012 in Vancouver that left another man with gunshot wounds to the leg and foot.
Source: The Columbian    Date: November 20, 2013

Higher property taxes could mean less gang activity (Kennewick, WA): KEPR is always looking at the way your tax dollars are spent -- and we've learned property taxes could go up in Kennewick. The money could be spent to fight gangs.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: November 18, 2013

Target: Criminal street gangs (Wenatchee, WA): Sgt. Rick Johnson and officers Gary Geiger and Ron Wilson are the go-to guys for information about criminal street gangs in the Wenatchee Valley.
Source: The Wenatchee World     Date: November 15, 2013

Yakima's Gang Free Initiative looking to the future (Yakima, WA): The Gang Free Initiative has been up and running for a year. The city would now like to bring in more leadership with an Operations Manager.
Source: KIMA News    Date: November 7, 2013

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