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AG: Gang activity is all over the state (Baton Rouge, LA): The Baton Rouge Police Department says there's no gang problem here. However they say several neighborhood groups have caused some trouble in the past.
Source: WAFB 9 News Date: August 3, 2011
Three arrested in Alliance gang-related beating (Alliance, OH): Three men face charges for what police describe as a gang-related beating of another man Saturday night. A felonious assault charge was filed against Donald B. Jones, 23; Jerry V. Williams, 20, and Aubrey R. Hawkins, 28.
Source: Canton Repository Date: August 2, 2011
Gang-related fight reported in apartment building (Berwyn, IL): Jorge J. Toranzo, 44, 2542 S. Ridgeland Ave., was charged with two counts of battery and one count of obstruction of justice after allegedly assaulting a rival gang member and his wife who live in the same apartment complex.
Source: Berwyn Life Date: August 2, 2011
28 arrested in enforcement effort (Greenville, NC): Greenville police reported Monday they had arrested 28 people as part of an ongoing gang suppression effort. The arrests are the result of increased patrols in west Greenville and other areas between Thursday and Sunday in response to gang-related violence and other criminal activity.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: August 2, 2011
Three stabbed in less than 24 hours in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Three people were stabbed in less than 24 hours in Watsonville between Sunday night and Monday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 2, 2011
14 arrests in gang crimes (Greenville, SC): Greenville County sheriff's deputies have arrested 14 people and are searching for another suspect in connection with two shootings and other violent crimes tied to gang activity.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: August 2, 2011
San Rafael gang suspects jailed in street assault case (San Rafael, CA): Two alleged gang members in San Rafael were arrested Tuesday after a man was threatened with a fake gun and punched in the face, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: August 2, 2011
Dunn, Phillips call for response to gang violence in South King County (Auburn, WA): Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Larry Phillips today sent a letter to King County Executive Dow Constantine requesting additional resources for the Prosecuting Attorney to use to fight gang violence in South King County.
Source: Auburn Reporter Date: August 2, 2011
BP agents apprehend a convicted rapist and a Mexican gang member (Naco, AZ): Yesterday, Border Patrol agents from the Naco Station apprehended a man convicted of rape over 20 years ago, and a member of a dangerous Mexican street gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: August 2, 2011
Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood regained from grips of violence (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood is an area once known for drugs and violence. But it's no longer at the top of the police radar. Mike Dwyer spinned the tunes Tuesday night, near his boyhood Hilltop home.
Source: KING 5 News Date: August 2, 2011
Ramsey County pulling plug on controversial gang database (St. Paul, MN): The Ramsey County sheriff's office will stop maintaining a controversial statewide database that contains information about suspected gang members.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: August 2, 2011
Man wounded in N. Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 75-year-old man was seriously injured late Sunday by suspected gang gun fire, police say.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: August 1, 2011
ICE arrests 30 men in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Federal officials have arrested 30 men in Milwaukee as part of an anti-gang operation. According to a news release by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the arrests last week targeted foreign born gang members and their associates throughout the Milwaukee area.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 1, 2011
San Lorenzo man killed in Fremont drive-by shooting (Fremont, CA): Police detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting in the Centerville district that killed a 32-year-old San Lorenzo man. The slaying may be gang-related, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 1, 2011
North County crackdown targets illegal gang activity (San Diego, CA): Federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies made 49 arrests, confiscated $2,500, four guns and about $1,000 worth of drugs Saturday night in North County in what was called Operation Tidal Wave.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 1, 2011
Gang 'Interrupters' fight Chicago's cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): For 11 years, former gang members in Chicago have entered dangerous neighborhoods in the city and staged group interventions for at-risk youth, in an effort to try to stop the cycle of retaliatory gang violence that plagues the city's western and southern neighborhoods.
Source: NPR Date: August 1, 2011
Victims unharmed in gang fight (Phoenix, OR): Three people are facing charges after a suspected gang fight in Phoenix. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says just after 11 p.m. Sunday night, a group of people, claiming to belong to a Hispanic street gang, approached a mother and several juveniles near Phoenix High School.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: August 1, 2011
Austin's cartel and gang influences (Austin, TX): At its August meeting Monday night, Austin’s Public Safety Commissioners invited Austin Police, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and AISD police to help share perspective on increasing gang activity. "As of today out of our Austin police gang database we have 2,657 documented active gang members," said APD Commander Don Baker.
Source: KVUE News Date: August 1, 2011
Crimes raise police priority for gang intel (Grand Junction, CO): Vacant for the past year, a full-time position at the Grand Junction Police Department dedicated to monitoring gang activity will soon be filled, department leaders said last week.
Source: The Daily Sentinel Date: August 1, 2011
Park-trespass ordinance may be used as tool to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Suspected criminals could be banned from Yakima city parks under a proposed ordinance that the City Council will discuss this afternoon. "Yakima is being very aggressive in trying to eliminate gangs, and this is rather an aggressive way to do it," said councilwoman Kathy Coffey, chairwoman of the public safety committee.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 1, 2011
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