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Reedley Norteño gang member convicted in Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): A Reedley gang member is the first to be convicted by a jury in a gang sweep that became the largest criminal filing in Tulare County history, said Tulare District Attorney Tim Ward. Pedro Lopez, 35, was convicted Friday of several gang crimes, including conspiring and attempting to commit home invasions, after a large scale wiretap operation in Visalia, said Ward.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 25, 2017

Feds Deny Duping California Police Into Immigration Raid (San Francisco, CA): Federal immigration officials pushed back hard against the assertion that they had duped the Santa Cruz, California, police department into helping them make immigration arrests during a raid on an El Salvador-based gang.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: February 24, 2017

Oral Arguments in Gang Injunction Appeal Before 3rd DCA (Yolo County, CA): On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeals (DCA) heard oral arguments by appellate attorney Cathleen Williams representing eight of the original parties to the Gang Injunction, which was imposed in 2011 by Yolo County Judge Kathleen White after a six-month trial.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: February 24, 2017

Oakland teacher has plan to divert would-be gang-bangers (Oakland, CA): Cesar Cruz, a teacher whose after-school program, “Homies Empowerment,” provided a safe place in East Oakland where kids from rival gangs found common ground and an appreciation for education, is back from Harvard with a doctorate and new tools for taking that work to the next level.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: February 24, 2017

Youth leadership conference tackles gang violence (Bakersfield, CA): In the wake of Thursday's tragic shooting, a youth leadership conference in south Bakersfield took on a more urgent tone. The Wendale Davis Foundation hosted its annual leadership conference Friday morning, where the goal is to help youth in our community stay on the right track.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: February 24, 2017

Two Gang Members Arrested in Merced (Merced, CA): This past Wednesday, February 22nd, Merced PD’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit spoke with known gang members Daniel Reynoso and Mario Sanchez (both 21) on the 900 block of U Street.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: February 24, 2017

Gang member whose shooting triggered anti-police protests is now on trial for murder (Fresno, CA) : A high-ranking southwest Fresno gang member whose shooting by police sparked protests and threats against officers is now on trial, accused of gunning down a rival on Easter Sunday four years ago as the victim’s girlfriend tried to shield her child.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 23, 2017

Costly gang graffiti in Escondido leads to arrest (Escondido, CA): An Escondido man is in jail, suspected of spraying gang graffiti around the city, costing $5,000 to clean up. The 29-year-old is charged with 11 counts of vandalism and other, unrelated crimes.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 23, 2017

Border Patrol Agents Arrest “Sureño” Gang Member (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño” gang member near the downtown area of Calexico Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KMIR News    Date: February 23, 2017

Merced police say 2 gang members arrested with loaded gun (Merced, CA): Gang Violence Suppression Unit officers with the Merced Police Department arrested two men described as gang members Wednesday afternoon after finding a loaded gun in their car.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 23, 2017

Pasadena gang member pleads guilty in police shooting (Pasadena, CA): A Pasadena gang member pleaded guilty to shooting at a police officer before being wounded himself, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: February 22, 2017

Gang member accused of killing Whittier cop had cycled in and out of jail, records show (Los Angeles, CA): The gang member accused of killing a Whittier police officer Monday has cycled in and out of jail for repeatedly violating the terms of his release, records show.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 21, 2017

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.
Source: SF Gate    Date: February 20, 2017

Teenager shot twice in Santa Cruz gang incident (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old from Santa Cruz County was shot twice in his “lower extremities” in a gang-related incident Monday morning on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: February 20, 2017

Los Banos gang member arrested with firearms, Merced police report (Merced, CA): A 26-year-old Los Banos gang member was arrested Friday after investigators found two firearms in his Meadowlark Avenue home, according to a statement from the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 19, 2017

Concord: Police focus on gangs pays off (Concord, CA): Four of Concord’s five homicides in 2015 were gang-related, coinciding with a surge in gang activity across Contra Costa County that year. In an effort to curtail gang violence, Concord police are employing a three-pronged approach of education, suppression and intervention.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: February 17, 2017

Suspects sought in surge of deadly gang violence in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana community saw a week filled with gang violence, and authorities are asking for help to find several killers.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 16, 2017

5 Goleta Residents Arrested in Gang-Related Altercation on Santa Barbara’s Westside (Santa Barbara, CA): Five Goleta residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following what Santa Barbara police believe was a gang-related altercation on the city’s Westside.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 16, 2017

LA’s west San Fernando Valley is no ‘Shangri-La’ as gang crime stirs concern (Los Angeles, CA): The perception that life west of the 405 Freeway is relatively free of crime is one that hasn’t gotten past Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield. He and other community leaders in the West Valley aren’t buying what he’s heard from some people.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 15, 2017

ICE-led probe leads to indictment of 10 alleged Northern California gang members on drug trafficking and extortion charges (San Jose, CA): A federal grand jury indicted 10 alleged Northern California gang members for conspiring to commit extortion by force and conspiring to engage in drug trafficking following an intensive five-year probe by special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: February 14, 2017

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