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Pasadena’s Reported Crime Rate Drops 15% (Pasadena, CA): Despite an increase in gun violence since late 2015, the reported crimes rate for Pasadena has dropped 15% so far this year, according to a report just issued by the Pasadena Police Department. According to the Pasadena Police Department Monthly Statistical Report, there were 1,376 crimes reported to the police through the month of April of this year. This compares with 1,618 crimes reported over the same time period last year.
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: May 24, 2016

El Monte man gets nearly 18 years for gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old El Monte man will be serving 17 years and six months in federal prison for crimes he committed as a member of an El Monte gang.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: May 23, 2016

Fresno police capture gang member after anxious moments (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member apparently trying to get away from officers responding to a domestic violence report briefly put a 7-year-old in danger before he was arrested Friday night, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 21, 2016

Public defender’s film shines light on gang life in Butte County (Butte County, CA): Ron Reed, a public defender in Butte County and documentary filmmaker, has spent the latter part of his 30-year career in law working juvenile defense. Within the juvenile justice system, he has seen how a focus on rehabilitation can steer misguided youth toward a path free of criminal activity.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: May 20, 2016

Gang members sentenced to lengthy terms in teens’ park shooting death (Vista, CA): Two gang members who participated in a retaliation shooting that killed two teenagers and left two others wounded in an Oceanside park were sentenced Friday to lengthy state prison terms.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: May 20, 2016

Wannabe gang member gets 7 years to life for attempted murder (Oroville, CA): A Paradise man who said he tried to stab a teenager to death because he wanted to join a gang has been sentenced to seven years to life in prison, District Attorney Mike Ramsey announced Friday. The man, Nathan Hendrix, allegedly said he committed the crime because he wanted to become a member of a gang composed of fans of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: May 20, 2016

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Takedown of Stockton Criminal Street Gangs ‘Westside Bloods’ and ‘Taliban’ (Stockton, CA): Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the successful takedown of two criminal street gangs in the Stockton area, following a joint investigation and operation by the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation Special Operations Unit (SOU) and the Stockton Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression unit. The investigation found that ‘Westside Bloods’ and ‘Taliban’ gangs have been illegally purchasing firearms and are responsible for numerous armed robberies and shootings in the Stockton area, including a recent triple homicide.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: May 19, 2016

Fresno City Council agrees to revise gang ordinance (Fresno, CA): The Fresno City Council voted 7-0 Thursday to adopt an ordinance aimed at punishing gang members for harassing or recruiting school children, but some on the council – as well as Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer – want to see some of it reworded before final approval.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 19, 2016

Study: Less crime, more graduates in Oak View neighborhood (Huntington Beach, CA): The Oak View neighborhood has seen less crime, more high school graduates and fewer obese children over the last decade, according to a recent study.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 19, 2016

Alleged Gang-Related Shooting Sends 1 To Hospital (Watsonville, CA): A man showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds roughly 10 minutes after a gang-related shooting in Watsonville Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: May 18, 2016

San Bernardino policing changes lead to drop in violent crime, chief says (San Bernardino, CA): Police actions here combating recent crime seem to be working, said Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. It’s been a violent year in San Bernardino, one that Burguan wants to combat with increased police presence and community programs. “Our goal is to raise the police presence and end this streak of violence,” Burguan said. “But we need to look into new and innovative ways to change the cycle.”
Source: The Sun    Date: May 18, 2016

Former gang member calls to 'put the guns down' amidst recent violence (Bakersfield, CA): Whenever something violent happens in the Bakersfield area, Manuel Carrizalez is one of the first people to know about it. "Every time there's a shooting, they always call us," said Carrizalez. By 'they,' he's referring to neighbors, witnesses, families of victims and sometimes even families of suspects in the aftermath of a crime. And by 'us,' he's referring to Stay Focused Ministries, the gang prevention and mentoring group he founded 26 years ago.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: May 17, 2016

Gang suppression detail in Fallbrook results in three juvenile arrests (Fallbrook, CA): According to Sgt. Patick Yates, the operation targeted 21 individuals that are documented as criminal street gang members or associates. After the target list was completed, detail units conducted directed patrol in high gang-crime areas. Three juvenile suspects were arrested for charges that included participation in a criminal street gang, battery, probation violation, and curfew.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News    Date: May 17, 2016

California city to install highway cameras amid shootings (Pittsburg, CA): A Northern California city will install security cameras on one of two freeways where at least 20 shootings have occurred since November, several of them deadly. The latest drive-by shooting on Highway 4 occurred Sunday night in Antioch, about 45 miles east of San Francisco. On Monday, police reported a shooting between two alleged rival gangs that started on surface streets in nearby Antioch and then spilled onto Highway 4.
Source: The Tribune    Date: May 16, 2016

Six men arraigned in fatal stabbing at downtown Davis bar (Yolo County, CA): The six men indicted on murder charges in the September stabbing death of a Los Angeles-area college student at a downtown Davis bar were arraigned Monday in Yolo Superior Court. Prosecutors allege the assailants all had gang ties.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 16, 2016

Merced County seeking state funding to target crime, gangs (Merced County, CA): The Merced County District Attorney’s Office is working with Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, to seek $4.5 million in state funding for a program to combat gang violence in Merced County. The program, called Merced Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, would be implemented in three phases, with information from the many local law enforcement agencies gathered in one “fusion center.”
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 16, 2016

Death sentenced for man convicted of ordering victim's death (Riverside County, CA): A 41-year-old Moreno Valley man, described in court as a gang shot caller, was sentenced to death Monday, May 16, for ordering the shooting of a Moreno Valley man after a home-invasion robbery five years ago.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 16, 2016

Gang expert: String of shootings related to personal matters (Bakersfield, CA): The statistics for shootings in the last week and a half are staggering to officials and residents in Kern County. In 2016, there have been 75 shootings and 18 homicides so far in Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police Sergeant Gary Carruesco. In 2015, there were 21 homicides total.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 16, 2016

Compton gang member sentenced for fatal drive-by shooting (Compton, CA): A Compton gang member was sentenced May 10 to 80 years to life in prison for killing a man and shooting at a rival gang member in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 16, 2016

Tagging suspects caught on camera amid growing graffiti problem in South LA (South Los Angeles, CA): Gang members going around South Los Angeles and tagging buildings is becoming a major problem. The most recent incident was caught on camera, and residents said they are frustrated.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 15, 2016

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