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Man convicted in fatal stabbing outside Sacramento restaurant (Sacramento, CA): A gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of an Olivehurst man outside a Sacramento restaurant.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 31, 2016

Mistrial Declared in Lompoc Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing Trial (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found two Lompoc men not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a rival gang member, but could not reach a verdict on a pair of lesser charges.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: August 30, 2016

Sheriff: Gang member found with loaded gun, drugs in Napa (Napa County, CA): A known gang member and convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon charges after he was pulled over by deputies for having a taillight out, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 30, 2016

Doctors allegedly sold prescriptions to gang members profiting for cash from burglaries (Los Angeles, CA): Two doctors have been charged with selling prescriptions for powerful drugs to gang members who allegedly bought them with profits from thousands of residential burglaries committed in the South Bay and across Southern California, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: August 29, 2016

Salinas police reform gang task force, ask for Shot Spotter tech (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reforming a gang task force called the Violence Suppression Unit, police announced on Monday. A task force comprised of three officers will begin working within the next two weeks.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: August 29, 2016

2 men, boy arrested after alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Three people were arrested Sunday night after an alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa, according to police.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 29, 2016

Porterville Police crack down on street gangs (Porterville, CA): A man who threatened a Porterville police officer was arrested, earlier this week, after an investigation revealed his alleged involvement in a criminal gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 28, 2016

Three suspected violent gang members arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): Police arrested three suspected violent gang members early this morning in Santa Rosa after an officer stopped a vehicle speeding through a construction zone.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 27, 2016

Torrance police arrest gang members suspected of 5,000 burglaries (Torrance, CA): Torrance police arrested 13 reputed South Los Angeles gang members today in a massive predawn operation to break up an organized ring believed responsible for some 5,000 residential burglaries in five Southern California counties.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: August 26, 2016

Painful tattoo removal offers hope (Stockton, CA): In a matter of seconds, the four dots on Andrew Bird’s middle finger began fading. “That one hurts; bad,” the 24-year-old said. Bird, despite being in pain, looked unfazed as a nurse used a laser to zap away remnants of a past life. He said he decided to remove the tattoos on his fingers, neck and wrists because he’s “changing.”
Source: The Record    Date: August 26, 2016

Feds join full court press on Eastside Riva gang (Riverside, CA): Four associates of the Eastside Riva gang – including its leader, Ernie “Gordo” Hernandez, 55, are under arrest on federal charges of distributing methamphetamine.
Source: Inland News Today    Date: August 26, 2016

Gang-related burglary ring hit 5,000 SoCal homes, police say (Torrance, CA): Southern California law enforcement agencies banded together to round up 15 suspects in a gang-related burglary ring that they say hit thousands of SoCal homes. The gang members were given goals, officials said: Break into homes and come back with at least $5,000 and a weapon every single day.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 26, 2016

State audit: Gang database 'deeply flawed' (Yuba City, CA): More than 1,300 Yuba-Sutter residents are named in a gang database a state auditor says is "deeply flawed." CalGang, a statewide database of suspected gang members, is meant to provide intelligence about gangs for law enforcement officers. People are added to the list without their knowledge and may not have ever committed a crime.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: August 26, 2016

Suspected Gang Member Busted For Allegedly Firing Gun In Fairfield Neighborhood (Solano County, CA) : Fairfield police said a known gang member was arrested this morning for firing a gun into the air. Residents in the Utah and Tyler streets area reported the gunfire and gave a description of the gunman around 6:45 a.m., police said.
Source: SuisunCityPatch    Date: August 26, 2016

Westwego marijuana arrest tied to gang in Calif., police say (San Jose, CA): The arrest of a Westwego man on Tuesday (Aug. 23) on suspicion of shipping 420 pounds of marijuana hidden in foot-soaking salts from San Jose, Calif., to Louisiana was part of a larger crackdown on gang members, Louisiana State Police confirmed Thursday morning.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 25, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty to Cypress Park and jail murders (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member avoided a potential death sentence in pleading guilty today to the 2008 murder of a man who was holding a toddler when he was gunned down in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles and the killing of a cellmate three years later.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: August 25, 2016

Crackdown on Vietnamese gang leads to cop's arrest, guns, drugs, alligator (San Jose, CA): A crackdown on Vietnamese-American organized crime in San Jose spurred police raids stretching from the Bay Area to the Deep South, yielding nearly two dozen arrests -- including a San Jose police officer -- and a cache of drugs, weapons, gambling machines and one alligator.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 24, 2016

Mayor’s anti-gang effort tries to improve reading to reduce crime (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force plans to zero in on children’s suspension rates and reading proficiency as part of its effort to curb gang activity in the city, Khaalid Muttaqi, the program’s director, announced Tuesday night to the Sacramento City Council.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 24, 2016

Gang member accused of murder returned from Mexico (Garden Grove, CA): A 41-year-old reputed gang member accused in the shooting death of a man in a Garden Grove parking lot will be arraigned next month after he was returned from Mexico to face a murder charge.
Source:    Date: August 24, 2016

Crime Drops Double Digits in Pasadena (Pasadena, CA): Reported crimes in Pasadena have dropped to the lowest levels in four years, according to a report released by the Pasadena Police Department. “Assault with a deadly weapon is typically gang-related,” Gourdikian said. “The Northwest service area, which has most of our street gangs, is known to be prevalent in street shootings and assaults with a deadly weapon.”
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: August 24, 2016

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