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Man killed in gang-related shooting in Westmont (Westmont, CA): A man was killed in a gang-related shooting in the unincorporated Westmont area Friday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s department.
Source:    Date: July 17, 2015

More arrests after gang investigations in Castroville (Castroville, CA): Four Castroville men were arrested Wednesday night during a crime sweep by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. This comes after an increase in criminal activity that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: July 16, 2015

Mill Valley gang suspect indicted in 2013 San Rafael shooting (San Rafael, CA): A Mill Valley man nearing trial in one San Rafael shooting has been indicted in another. Cameron Richard Weaver, a 25-year-old alleged gang member, made his initial court appearance Thursday on the new indictment. The grand jury charged him with assault with a firearm, shooting at an occupied residence and shooting a person from a car.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: July 16, 2015

Gang-related, drive-by shooting ends in fatal crash (San Bernardino, CA): A carload of gang members shot at a rival gang member and missed, but their SUV slammed into a tree, killing one of the occupants, say San Bernardino police.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 16, 2015

Atwater police see spike in gang violence (Merced County, CA): Atwater police say they're trying to stop a spike in gang violence and it all centers around one small area of the city. Police say they've had 185 calls for service at one mobile home park in just the past six months. That's an extremely high number for the department, and officers say it's all tied to two rival gangs.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 14, 2015

San Jose police utilize new tactic for suppressing gang violence (San Jose, CA): There has been a sudden spike in gang-related crimes in San Jose that is particularly disturbing because violence had been declining before we hit the summer. Police have just launched a new tactic designed to take back some problem streets.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: July 14, 2015

Eighteen arrests following gang investigations in Castroville (Castroville, CA): Eighteen people were arrested during a three day directed enforcement period in Castroville after an increase in criminal activity by criminal street gang members, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: July 14, 2015

Crime rising in Sonoma County (Sonoma County, CA) : Nearly every day in 2014, someone broke into a Santa Rosa residence. Petaluma police investigated about 20 shoplifting reports each month. Every five days, a vehicle was stolen in Rohnert Park and Windsor police investigated an aggravated assault.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: July 13, 2015

San Jose Police Department Responds to Spike in Gang Violence (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police Department wants to avoid the addition of any more white crosses at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Each grim adornment on the church’s front lawn represents a local homicide victim who died in 2015.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: July 13, 2015

Suspected gang member arrested with stolen firearm in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): An alleged gang member was arrested early Saturday after police found illegal drugs and a stolen gun in a Santa Rosa motel room, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: July 12, 2015

Anti-gang crackdown now permanent at crime-infested South L.A. building (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has granted a permanent injunction aimed at preventing gang activity at a two-story commercial and residential building at the corner of Broadway and 93rd Street in South Los Angeles, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday.
Source:    Date: July 10, 2015

San Diego Prosecutor Who Put Mexican Street Gang Members Behind Bars Honored (San Diego, CA): The prosecutor who put numerous members of a Mexican street gang behind bars for a multitude of violent crimes in San Diego was named the Prosecutor of the Year by the California District Attorneys Association, the District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Source: KPBS News    Date: July 10, 2015

Immigration debate: Gangster gets 10 years in S.F. killings (San Francisco, CA): In a matter of minutes, seven years of wrenching uncertainty ended for a onetime San Francisco family shattered by tragedy. Wilfredo “Flaco” Reyes, a suspected leader of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison for his role in the mistaken-identity murders of a father and two sons, closing the final chapter of one of the city’s most notorious crimes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 10, 2015

Mayor, police chief address recent violent crime in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Every department in the city is working to address this summer’s spike in violence and keep the community safe, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Friday in his first formal statement about the recent rise in crime.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 10, 2015

Exposition Park gang shooting wounds 20-year-old (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his mid-20s was shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Exposition Park area of Los Angeles, and his assailant was being sought by gang unit detectives this morning, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: July 9, 2015

Pinedale Bulldogs and Lao Bloods feuding over marijuana trade, Fresno police say (Fresno, CA): With the help of the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Fresno Police served a search warrant Monday at a Pinedale property, belonging to Jeremy Chacon, a Pinedale Bulldog. Police arrested Chacon for being an ex-felon in possession of two firearms.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 9, 2015

Fresno gang member guilty of killing innocent victim in 2014 drive-by (Fresno, CA): A 21-year-old Fresno gang member faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury on Thursday convicted him of killing an innocent victim in a drive-by shooting in March last year.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 9, 2015

After a 12-year decline, crime in L.A. surges in first half of 2015 (Los Angeles, CA): Crime surged across Los Angeles in the first six months of this year despite a campaign by the Los Angeles Police Department to place more officers on the streets and target certain types of offenses.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 8, 2015

Second shooting in three days on neighborhood corner (San Jose, CA): A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded Tuesday night and became the second person wounded by gunfire at a same East San Jose corner in a three-day span, according to San Jose police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 8, 2015

Montebello clerk gets probation for leaking police records to gang member (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr.on Wednesday gave probation to a former Montebello police records clerk who leaked records to a gang member seeking information about witnesses in an attempted murder case.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 8, 2015

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