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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

Mesa crime keeps falling, now below 1963 levels (Mesa, AZ): Serious crime in Mesa fell 3 percent in the first half of 2012, which police attribute to an aggressive campaign to arrest gang members, career criminals and suspects involved in street-level drug activity.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: August 2, 2012

Gang members tied to crimes arrested, police say (Phoenix, AZ): Three alleged gang members suspected of burning a car for insurance and who were possibly involved with a man's murder were booked Thursday afternoon on mulitple charges, authorities said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 2, 2012

MCSO: Inmate plots uncovered to kill Arpaio, rival jailmate (Phoenix, AZ): Three Arizona maximum security inmates were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of devising separate assassination plots that targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a rival jailmate.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: July 11, 2012

Police arrest documented gang member after disturbance at Mesa hotel (Mesa, AZ): A documented street gang member was arrested after Mesa police say the man caused a disturbance outside a Mesa motel and threatened officers late Saturday.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: July 9, 2012

Driver dies during gang-related shooting (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are looking for two men they said shot and struck the driver of a pickup truck in a gang-related shooting before he was found dead in his truck early Monday.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: July 2, 2012

Valley conference focuses on Arizona gangs (Tempe, AZ): Hundreds of men and women with the job of keeping us safe from gang activity joined forces in the Valley this week. Officials from police agencies around the state were looking for ways to keep those gangs from committing crimes in our neighborhoods.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: June 7, 2012

Feds: 19 indicted in Fort Apache gang, drug probe (Phoenix, AZ): A federal grand jury has indicted 19 people after a gang and drug enforcement operation on the Fort Apache reservation in northeastern Arizona.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 1, 2012

Gang member accused in assault of Mesa police officer (Mesa, AZ): A gang member was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest Saturday in Mesa, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 29, 2012

Alleged gang member gets 5-year term for weapon, drug offenses (Bisbee, AZ): A man allegedly involved in the Hollywood criminal street gang was sentenced to serve five years in prison on Thursday in Cochise County Superior Court.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 26, 2012

Two gang members sentenced for Phoenix killing (Phoenix, AZ): Two gang members charged in the killing of a Phoenix man found bound, beaten and stuffed in the trunk of his car have been sentenced to prison.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 25, 2012

Chandler mother, sons lead police to major drug ring ( Chandler, AZ): What ended as the multi-agency smashup of an international conspiracy to sell millions of dollars of Mexican narcotics to Arizona prisoners began as the simple probe of a Chandler mom and her sons, police say.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 23, 2012

Winslow man indicted after meth lab fire (Phoenix, AZ): A Winslow man has been indicted by a grand jury in Navajo County for his alleged role in a methamphetamine lab that triggered a house fire.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: April 19, 2012

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