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The anatomy of gangs in the Valley (Phoenix, AZ): Following Wednesday morning's multiple gang-related raids, you may be wondering what the overall "state of the state" is regarding gangs in the Valley. Are things better or worse than 10 years ago? To help us answer that question we enlisted the help of Dr. Scott Decker, professor and director at the ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who has studied the inner workings of gangs for 25 years.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: September 5, 2013

Gang members overtook Phoenix apartments, nine arrested (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix Police have broken up street gang that investigators believe had overtaken an apartment complex and turned the neighborhood in a crime-infested area.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: September 4, 2013

Phoenix police operation arrests gang members (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police have ended "Operation Safe Summer," which led to multiple arrests in neighborhoods with high criminal activity. During the eight-week effort, 50 more officers were assigned to assist the Targeted Enforcement Squad and the Gang Enforcement unit.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: August 2, 2013

YPD hitting the street vs. uptick in crime (Yuma, AZ): There have been several shootings and other acts of violence within Yuma city limits since Jan. 1, some of which may have been connected with street gang activity.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: June 15, 2013

Phoenix gang member added to Marshals' fugitives list (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service placed a Phoenix gang member suspected of attempted murder on its list of 15 Most Wanted Fugitives.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: June 14, 2013

Couple charged in shooting case (Yuma, AZ): Charges were filed in Yuma County Justice Court Monday against the man and woman arrested in connection with a recent gang-related attempted homicide.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: May 20, 2013

Update: Gang Task Force investigation leads to drug bust in Williams (Williams, AZ): Law enforcement agents arrested 22 people from seven different locations in Williams and in Flagstaff May 1 as part of a seven-month drug investigation.
Source: Williams-Grand Canyon News    Date: May 7, 2013

Gang Task Force drug investigation leads to Williams drug bust (Williams, AZ): Law enforcement agents arrested 26 people from seven different locations in Williams this morning as part of a seven-month drug investigation.
Source: Williams-Grand Canyon News    Date: May 1, 2013

Member of Chandler street gang sentenced to natural life in prison for fatal drive-by shooting (Phoenix, AZ): A Chandler street gang member has been sentenced to natural life in prison plus 102 years for a 2006 drive-by shooting that killed a young woman.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 12, 2013

Chandler gang member sentenced in deadly 2006 shooting (Tempe, AZ): A Chandler street gang member has been sentenced to natural life in prison plus 102 years for a 2006 drive-by shooting that killed a young woman.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: April 12, 2013

Chandler gang member convicted in fatal shooting (Phoenix, AZ): A member of a Chandler street gang has been convicted of first-degree murder in a 2006 drive-by shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: February 12, 2013

Police announce litany of gang-related arrests (Glendale, AZ): Police hosted a press conference Feb. 6 to announce news of significant local gang arrests. Members of the Glendale Police Department discussed the conclusion of a long term criminal investigation that involved numerous arrests for violent crimes including armed robbery, aggravated assault, and murder.
Source: The Glendale Star    Date: February 8, 2013

Glendale police: Arrests deal major blow to local street gang (Glendale, AZ): Glendale police said they’ve delivered a major blow to a street gang active in the city since the late 1970s. Police Department officials said Wednesday afternoon that U.S. Homeland Security agents and detectives from departments across the Valley arrested what they describe as 73 members of a gang known as Grandel over the span of a year.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 6, 2013

Two Arizona gang members get prison in assault case (Phoenix, AZ): Two Scottsdale men who authorities say are members of a violent street gang have been sentenced to prison in an assault case.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 17, 2013

Tucson police say women ran shoplifting gang (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police say they've arrested four women they say were part of an organized gang that shoplifted tens of thousands of dollars' worth of cosmetics, jewelry and other merchandise from area retailers.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 12, 2012

Arrests made in gang-related killing (Phoenix, AZ): Police have made an arrest in connection to the death of a man whose body was found dumped in front of a business.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: December 3, 2012

Man shot, killed after struggle for Phoenix officer's gun (Phoenix, AZ): A suspected gang member from California was shot and killed by a Phoenix police officer after a struggle for the officer's gun Sunday night.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: October 29, 2012

Chandler gang member arrested after argument over pot (Chandler, AZ): A 21-year-old man with local gang ties was arrested an jailed after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman doing a drug buy, according to Chandler police.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: October 29, 2012

Phoenix police arrest 20 street gang members in murder cases (Phoenix, AZ): Twenty people from rival street gangs have been arrested by Phoenix police for their alleged involvement in at least two murders and conspiring to commit others.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: October 26, 2012

Gang membership, violence up in Yuma area (Yuma, AZ): While street gangs are nothing new to the Yuma area, Det. Robby Rosas, of the Yuma Police Department's special gang unit, says the violence associated with them has escalated over the years.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: August 4, 2012

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