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Watsonville Police: Parole violation, firearm lead to arrests (Watsonville, CA): Aaron Amescua, 25, and Jeronimo Carranza, 23, both of Watsonville, were arrested Monday by members of the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, according to the Watsonville Police Department.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: August 23, 2011
'Fight on sight' gang war menaces South King County (Seattle, WA): An all-out gang war is erupting in South King County between members of rival Latino street gangs who have a "fight on sight" mentality, raising the potential for violence in public places, according to King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. The Sheriff's Office estimates there are 140 criminal street gangs with more than 10,000 members in King County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 23, 2011
Gang link investigated in drive-by shooting, crash 23 (Winnipeg, MB): Police are investigating whether there are gang ties at play in a drive-by shooting that shook the family living in the shot-up Langside Street home.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: August 23, 2011
Mounties move in on violent street gang (Edmonton, AB): Two Edmonton residents are among the people arrested after RCMP moved in on a very violent aboriginal street gang in northwestern Alberta.
Source: inews880 Date: August 23, 2011
Two violent gangs swept off streets (Orlando, FL): Two violent street gangs who worked for years between Orange and Lake counties have been disabled. Members were still being arrested as the announcement was made by federal and local law enforcement officials. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Orlando identified the gangs as the Zellwood Boyz and the Terrell Boys based in the community of Tangerine.
Source: WDBO-AM News Date: August 23, 2011
Street gangs on the rise (Saskatoon, SK): The best police tactic to fighting street crime and gangs, is to be on the street talking to gang members and the public. This from Detective Sgt Tyson Lavallee of the Saskatoon Street Gang Unit. Lavallee says in Saskatoon there are anywhere from 10 to 14 gangs that the Street Gang Unit is monitoring, and of those, there are 4 primary ones.
Source: Saskatoonhomepage.ca Date: August 23, 2011
Triple shooting leaves teen dead (Hemet, CA): A 17-year-old boy from Banning was killed Monday night in Hemet and two others were wounded in what police are calling another gang-related shooting in a notorious problem area within the city.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: August 23, 2011
School board to discuss gang prevention (San Bruno, CA): Gang prevention will be the topic of discussion at Wednesday’s special meeting for the San Bruno Park School District board. Board President Jennifer Blanco called for the discussion, saying that the triple homicide in South San Francisco last December and random gang activity in San Bruno had led her to believe that a more measured approach to violence prevention is needed.
Source: SanBrunoPatch Date: August 23, 2011
More charges against two teens in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): 18-year old Aaron Green and 18-year old Quashawn House are charged with assault, drugs, guns and gang paraphernalia possession.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: August 23, 2011
Fatal shooting at Antioch party started with uninvited gang members (Antioch, CA): A weekend shooting that killed an Oakley teen was sparked by a group of gang members who crashed a birthday party and believed the victim was part of a rival group, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 22, 2011
Catfish Club tackles gang violence at luncheon (San Diego, CA): Nearly three years ago, college-bound Lincoln High School senior Monique Palmer was gunned down in a gang-related shooting as she walked home from a house party in southeastern San Diego.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 22, 2011
Police investigate gang-related killing at Pontoon Beach restaurant (St. Louis, MO): Police say a fatal shooting at a Mexican Restaurant over the weekend was gang-related.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: August 22, 2011
Albany gang indictment unsealed (Albany, GA): Albany and Dougherty County Law enforcers continue to hunt for wanted Crips gang members. Dozens of local, state, and federal officers started a roundup Friday. The indictment of 55 gang members was unsealed Monday.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 22, 2011
Gang graffiti in neighborhood of drive-by shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): Half Moon Bay Patch has just obtained photos from a graffiti-tagged fence not far from the scene of a gang-related shooting in the Arleta Park neighborhood on the afternoon of August 14.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: August 22, 2011
Teachers schooled on local gangs (Rochester, NY): Teachers, school safety officers and other school workers are spending this week in class, learning how to recognize and prevent gang activity.
Source: WHAM 13 News Date: August 22, 2011
Gang member wanted on attempted murder charge arrested (Yuma, AZ): A Somerton man who was being sought by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office on attempted murder and other weapons-related charges in connection to a shooting late last month was apprehended at the U.S. Port of Entry at San Luis, Ariz., early Monday morning as he tried to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: August 22, 2011
Officers gang up on gangs (Highland, CA): Almost 100 officers from several jurisdictions joined Highland Police Friday evening to take gang members off the streets. The operation began with coordinated raids at two apartment complexes near the intersection of Base Line and McKinley Street.
Source: Highland Community News Date: August 22, 2011
Gunfire in Pasco leads to arrest of 13-year-old, others (Pasco, WA): Four males, ages 13 to 27, are in police custody this morning after shots were fired Sunday night in Pasco. Pasco police say the incident, which included a fight at a second location, is gang related.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 22, 2011
Lower Mainland gang member busted in Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC): Nanaimo Mounties nabbed a member of the Dahk gang along with two other suspects on the weekend. The arrests happened after members stopped a grey 2008 Acura, southbound on the Island Highway near Victoria Road at about 12:30 p.m.
Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin Date: August 22, 2011
Gangs linked to June shooting on RTD bus in Denver (Denver, CO): Gang violence didn't soar with the heat this summer the way it did in 1993's "summer of violence," but a June shooting incident on an RTD bus is a clear indication that gangs remain a problem.
Source: The Denver Post Date: August 21, 2011
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