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17 Members Of Wilmas Gang Arrested (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a violent street gang were arrested Tuesday, November 8 in the Wilmington region. A total of 17 members and associates that have a connection to the Mexican Mafia were detained by law enforcement. The arrests were part of a larger investigation focused on the Wilmas Street Gang known as Operation “Tidal Wave.”
Source: LA Canyon News    Date: November 14, 2016

Rival gangs fire more than 50 bullets at each other in Stockton — killing an innocent bystander (Stockton, CA): There was the crackle of gunfire, a pause, and then more shots. Then came an eerie, nighttime silence. Following a furious gun battle between rival gangs in a Stockton, Calif., neighborhood Friday night, only one person was struck – an innocent, 57-year-old father who was talking on the phone in his home before he was killed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 14, 2016

San Bernardino Law Enforcement Tackles Gang Crime; 41 Arrested (San Bernardino,CA): Law enforcement agencies in San Bernardino joined forces to tackle criminal street gang activity in the city and county areas through Operation No Boundaries.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 14, 2016

Inside Santa Maria's biggest gang bust (Santa Maria, CA): Last year was the most violent in memory for Santa Maria. There were 13 killings in a city that averages three or four murders a year. In January of this year, there were six homicides, five of them attributed to street violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 14, 2016

2 Adults, 1 Teen Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Fences: Police (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two men and a 16-year-old boy identified by police as active gang members were arrested in Watsonville on Saturday night after a resident reported seeing them spray-painting graffiti on fences.
Source: Norcal Patch    Date: November 13, 2016

Four gang members arrested for possession of firearms, officers say (Merced, CA): After a traffic stop, four gang members were arrested and charged Friday in Merced, the Merced Police Department said in a statement.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 13, 2016

ATF documents from Fresno raid: How a toy became a machine pistol (Fresno, CA): A mass arrest of Fresno street gang members by federal, state authorities and Fresno police in early November pulled back a curtain on the illegal arms trade in the city, and also revealed that a weapon used by terrorists in Eastern Europe and the Middle East was being offered for sale on local streets.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 13, 2016

18 arrested in LAPD, DEA sweep targeting Wilmington gang (Los Angeles, CA): Eighteen members and associates of a violent street gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia were arrested in Los Angeles’ Wilmington neighborhood early Wednesday morning, according to police and federal prosecutors.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 9, 2016

Nine arrested in crackdown on Lopers gang in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Nine people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of weapons and drug offenses following a multi-agency crackdown on the Lopers street gang, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 9, 2016

Man Who Killed College Student Mistaken for Rival Gang Member Sentenced to 27 Years (San Francisco, CA): A member of the MS-13 gang was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to 27 and one-half years in prison for racketeering and the fatal shooting of a college student in Daly City in 2009.
Source: Palo Alto Patch    Date: November 9, 2016

Reputed gang members charged in downtown shootout that wounded eight (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members have been charged in a gun battle Saturday morning outside a downtown Oakland club that left eight people, including themselves, wounded, according to authorities and court documents.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: November 9, 2016

Police: Women sprayed gang graffiti at Hanford park (Hanford, CA): Two Hanford women were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly spray painted graffiti at a local park, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: November 9, 2016

LA-based gangmember convicted in 2013 San Bernardino homicide (San Bernardino, CA): A member of a Los Angeles street gang accused of murdering a San Bernardino gang member learned his fate Wednesday. Victor Angulo, 42, of San Bernardino was found guilty of second degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Angel Cortez, 21, of San Bernardino.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 7, 2016

Anti-Gang Program Planned in Contra Costa County (Contra Costa County, CA): Contra Costa County supervisors will expand an anti-gang program across the county and are looking for a coordinator for the work, county officials said.
Source: El Cerrito Patch    Date: November 7, 2016

San Diego lawmaker wants more transparency in gang database (San Diego, CA): CalGang, a statewide database law enforcement agencies use to share information about suspected gang members, has been around for more than a decade, but how it’s operated and maintained has mostly been walled off from the public.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 5, 2016

Glover announces expansion of anti-gang program across Contra Costa, seeks coordinator (Contra Costa, CA): Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence. Began in Boston, it has been adopted by Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and these cities achieved reductions in gun homicide of 25 to over 60 percent. In California, Stockton reduced gun homicide by more than 43 percent between 1998 and 2001.
Source: Antioch Herald    Date: November 5, 2016

Investigation: Gang violence up, funding to fight gang culture goes down (Bakersfield, CA): Local nonprofit groups trying to steer kids and young people away from gangs are dealing with a steep cut in county funds. Project 180 funds were reduced by half, and this comes during a time when gang violence has gone up.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: November 4, 2016

San Jose Police on Alert Amid Surge in Gang Violence (San Jose, CA): The San Jose police brass is urging beat officers to be careful when approaching crime scenes. NBC Bay Area learned that the department’s commanders sent out an alert warning officers to wait for backup when responding to violent crimes, especially in light of a recent spike in gang violence.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: November 4, 2016

SWAT teams sweep through Fresno, arrest 36 Strother gang members (Fresno, CA): Ten federal, state and local SWAT teams swept through Fresno early Thursday, arresting members and associates of the southwest Fresno Strother Street Boys Gang on charges of trafficking in and stealing firearms as well as selling drugs, including methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 3, 2016

Gang members, associates arrested, charged in ATF-LAPD probe targeting SFV (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local authorities investigating firearm- and drug-related crimes in the San Fernando Valley conducted a series of pre- dawn raids Wednesday and took 17 people into custody.
Source:    Date: November 2, 2016

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