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Northstate agencies team up to crackdown on growing gang activity (Chico, CA): The Chico Police Department says it was successful in creating an ad hoc anti-gang task force involving federal and state agencies, along with numerous departments in Butte and Shasta counties.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: June 14, 2011
Lawmakers consider bill making it a crime to participate in criminal street gangs (Trenton, NJ): The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has approved a bill that would make it a crime to knowingly and actively participate in a criminal street gang.
Source: NJ TODAY Date: June 14, 2011
67 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Immigration officials working with local officers arrested 67 gang members in North Texas during a five-day period that ended June 11.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 14, 2011
Toppenish cracks down on gang members (Toppenish, WA): What used to mean suspended sentences for graffiti and fights could now lead to mandatory jail time. Safer streets in Toppenish mean a safer way of life for families everywhere. Gang activity is down by half this year over last year.
Source: KIMA News Date: June 14, 2011
Suspects in million dollar drug bust linked to Mexican gang (Greenville, NC): Two accused drug dealers are under arrest in North Carolina, and law enforcement is linking them to a Mexican drug cartel. Police say they are affiliated with the violent La Familia gang.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: June 14, 2011
More than 28,100 gangs in the U.S. (Washington, DC): There are an estimated 28,100 gangs in the United States with 731,000 gang members in 3,500 jurisdictions, Justice Department officials say.
Source: United Press International Date: June 13, 2011
Focus on armed robberies nets four arrests, six guns in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A new Robbery Apprehension Team comprising plainclothes cops has focused on stopping a string of recent armed robberies, and police are investigating whether four gang members the team has arrested in the past two weeks were involved in the holdups.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: June 13, 2011
In wake of gang indictment, Azusa looks forward to quiet, safe future (Azusa, CA): On Wednesday morning, the day after his officers and hundreds of others had participated in raids to arrest Azusa 13 gang members, Azusa Police Chief Robert Garcia took a drive around town.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 13, 2011
JPD assists in gang arrests (Johnston, RI) : The Johnston Police Department assisted the Central Falls Police Department in arresting four men described as dangerous Providence and Pawtucket street gang members in Johnston on June 7.
Source: JohnstonPatch Date: June 13, 2011
Brothers arrested in suspicion of Cabazon robberies (Cabazon, CA): Two Banning brothers, who are believed to be members of the Southside Beaumont street gang, have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of multiple felonies, including carjacking.
Source: Record Gazette Date: June 13, 2011
Visalia sees a dip in crime (Visalia, CA): Crime in the South Valley town of Visalia is dropping. Police arrived at northeast 4th and Granite Streets in North Visalia last week, to find three people shot. Two survived. But a 26-year-old named Oscar Arzate died over the weekend.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: June 13, 2011
Man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after gang fight (Gilroy, CA): A 25-year-old man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed several times early Sunday morning when a fight near Eighth Street and Monterey Road spilled into a nearby street, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: June 13, 2011
Oakdale trying to deal with gang problem (Oakdale, CA): Oakdale police are seeing an increase in gang activity, from petty crimes, to assaults to graffiti tags all over town.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: June 13, 2011
Suspects described in gang shooting at South County apartment complex (Watsonville, CA): Sheriff's deputies on Monday described two suspects who shot a man in the leg and stole his Honda outside a large apartment complex on Tierra Alta Drive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 13, 2011
Do budget cuts mean possible gang team reductions? (San Bernardino County, CA): The economic woes that have plagued the state, county and Victor Valley cities could lead to reductions in specialized law enforcement teams.
Source: The Daily Press Date: June 13, 2011
Some at town hall meeting worry about gang injunction (Whittier, CA) : Law enforcement officials held a town hall meeting Saturday where they discussed a recent gang injunction and fielded questions from residents.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 12, 2011
Gang violence in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A stabbing at Beach and Third Street hurts two teens, Saturday morning. Santa Cruz Police said out of county gang members were involved.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 12, 2011
Teen hurt in gang-related shooting (Pheonix, AZ): A 16-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was shot several times in a gang-related shooting Sunday.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: June 12, 2011
Portland police outline strategy to combat gang violence after eight shootings in two weeks (Portland, OR): City police are beefing up the bureau's gang enforcement team. Multnomah County parole officer and prosecutors are holding "Stop the Violence" meetings with gang offenders on parole. And, volunteer outreach workers are fanning out in city hot spots to try to talk to youth and stem violence.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 11, 2011
Gang sweep in Paso Robles results in 14 arrests, eight citations (Paso Robles, CA) : Twenty-two people were arrested or cited this week during a two-day crackdown on alleged gang activity and other crimes in Paso Robles, authorities announced Friday.
Source: The Tribune Date: June 11, 2011
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