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Gang member suspected in San Fernando triple shooting is arrested in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say a man wanted in California in a homicide case has been arrested in Arizona. U.S. Marshals Service officials say 31-year-old Ricardo Sarabia was taken into custody Tuesday evening in Phoenix.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 9, 2017

6 arrested in months-long gang-related narcotics investigation (Bullhead City, AZ): A months-long gang-related narcotics investigation led to six arrests and the seizure of drugs, weapons, money and vehicles.
Source: Havasu News    Date: December 7, 2016

Bust leads to 39 gang-related arrests (Navajo County, AZ): A major drug bust four years in the making resulted in the arrest of 39 suspects reportedly associated with dangerous drugs and gang activity. Five of the 39 suspects taken into custody were arrested in Navajo County.
Source: White Mountain Independent    Date: October 15, 2016

Statewide sting has roots in Flagstaff gang murder trial (Flagstaff, AZ): An investigation that so far has netted 39 arrests mostly in Flagstaff in connection with a statewide crime ring Tuesday began in mid-May 2015 -- the same month a Coconino County jury convicted Michael "Buddy" Vallejos, 24, of second-degree murder.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: October 6, 2016

Flagstaff crime ring targeted as task force arrests 38 (Flagstaff, AZ): A multi-agency task force led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested 38 people Tuesday in connection with an Arizona crime ring. Although some of the arrests occurred in Glendale, Winslow and Page, the majority occurred in Flagstaff.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: October 5, 2016

Casa Grande PD: Detective assigned to state’s gang task force (Casa Grande, AZ): The Casa Grande Police Department has agreed to assign one of its detectives to an Arizona task force investigating gang activity. With the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday night, the department plans to assign a detective to work under the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission on a full-time basis.
Source: Casa Grande Dispatch    Date: September 22, 2016

U.S. Marshals Service made 195 arrests in gang crackdown in just 2 months (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona has made 195 arrests in a gang crackdown over the last two months. They called it "Operation Summer Burn." The crackdown are focused in Phoenix and Chandler areas with historically high gang activity.
Source:    Date: September 10, 2016

Chandler taking steps to battle graffiti (Chandler, AZ): The city of Chandler is adopting a new tool in its battle against urban blight and one of its chief culprits: graffiti.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: July 13, 2016

MCSO still investigating Laveen shooting neighbors say is gang related (Laveen, AZ): Neighbors of a Laveen neighborhood say a deadly Fourth of July shooting is rumored to be gang related. Investigators with MCSO haven’t confirmed those details, but ABC15 spoke with Arizona’s statewide Gang Task Force about the violence.
Source: ABC15 Arizona    Date: July 6, 2016

Phoenix Police’s Gang Enforcement Unit Backs Boxing Program For At-Risk Kids (Phoenix, AZ): Pete Chavez grew up in a rough Phoenix neighborhood, and he said he got involved in gangs at a young age. “I wasn’t a bad kid; I just didn’t know any better,” he said. “It was normal. You know, gangs, every corner that you turn, there was a gang.”
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: April 15, 2016

Late-night raid targets gang members (Phoenix, AZ): Law enforcement officers from several agencies throughout the state were serving nearly a dozen search warrants Wednesday night.
Source: Tucson News Now    Date: March 3, 2016

The inside story of gang life (Yuma, AZ): Giving your life to a gang can lead to negative consequences in life such as: life behind bars, drug and alcohol addiction, and death. We spoke to four former gang members who have given us an exclusive interview on what life is inside a gang.
Source: KYMA 11 News    Date: February 13, 2016

“Gangs In The Desert Southwest” Pt.1 (Yuma, AZ): There’s an ongoing battle on our streets, a war not fought for patriotism or liberty but for money and power. They use fear and terror as a weapon, sometimes resulting in death. “Gangs are to be feared they operate with a pack mentality and exhibit great violence”, says Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Craig Kleffman.
Source: KSWT 13 News    Date: February 12, 2016

Gang-related assault (Flagstaff, AZ): A man was assaulted in a Flagstaff park in what appears to have been a gang- motivated attack. The victim told police he believed the attack was gang-related because the suspects were both wearing red shirts and he was wearing a blue beanie. Red is an east Flagstaff gang color and blue is a west Flagstaff gang color.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 10, 2016

Scottsdale resident, gang member sentenced to life in prison (Scottsdale, AZ): Earlier this week, Elijah Loren Arthur, Sr., 35, of Scottsdale, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to life in prison plus 10 years. Arthur was previously found guilty by a federal jury of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: Scottsdale Independent    Date: January 11, 2016

Marshals arrest fugitive LA gang member in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): A documented gang member wanted in California in an attempted-murder case has been arrested in Phoenix, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: November 6, 2015

Documented gang member wanted in Texas arrested in Arizona (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say a documented gang member wanted in Texas has been arrested in Arizona. U.S. Marshals Service officials say 31-year-old Esteban Castorena was arrested Tuesday after a barricade situation at a Phoenix home.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10    Date: September 3, 2015

50 years in prison for convicted killer Vallejos (Coconino County, AZ): A Coconino County Superior Court judge called for the young men of Flagstaff to put an end to gang violence Tuesday morning as he sentenced a local gang member to 50 years in prison for the 2013 stabbing death of 23-year-old Juan Hernandez.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: August 25, 2015

'Operation GRIT' leads to 67 gang-related arrests in Tucson (Tucson, AZ): A crime-fighting operation that brings together federal and local law enforcement to combat gang violence has led to more than a hundred arrests in Arizona in recent months.
Source: Tucson News Now    Date: August 10, 2015

No prison for Flagstaff gang murder trial witness (Coconino County, AZ): The star witness in this year’s Flagstaff gang murder trials will not spend any more time behind bars for his role in the September 2013 fight that killed 23-year-old Juan Hernandez.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: July 16, 2015

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