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Deputies: Gang members, high on pot, fall asleep at crime scene (Merced, CA): Deputies say two teenage gang members smoked enough marijuana Friday morning to pass out in their getaway vehicle while it was still parked in the same Winton neighborhood they’d just finished burglarizing.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 12, 2016

California gang database plagued with errors, unsubstantiated entries, state auditor finds (Los Angeles, CA): A California gang database maintained by law enforcement agencies is rife with unsubstantiated entries, names that should have been purged long ago and glaring errors, a state audit released Thursday found.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2016

Man Arrested In Connection With Mid-July Suspected Gang Shooting (Santa Cruz County, CA): A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Cruz last month, police said today.
Source: SantaCruzPatch    Date: August 11, 2016

Suspect shot dead by police in Boyle Heights was 14-year-old boy, coroner says (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights was suspected of writing gang-style graffiti in the area before he bolted from officers and fired a gun at them, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2016

Gang task force nets two dozen arrests, guns, drugs (Contra Costa County, CA): A months-long covert operation by the FBI and law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County netted 24 arrests of suspected Norteño street gang members and foiled several murder plots, officials said Wednesday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 10, 2016

Gang leader guilty of racketeering, not murder, in Oakland deaths (Oakland, CA): A federal court jury convicted a high-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang of racketeering Tuesday but deadlocked on his guilt for gang-related murders in the deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment in 2011.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 9, 2016

Salinas records 23rd homicide of 2016 (Salinas, CA): Salinas police say there have beeen 23 homicides in the city in 2016. That’s eight more than at this point last year, when the city’s homicide rate reached an all-time high of 40. Based on information provided on the Salinas Police Department’s website, a majority of this year’s homicide victims were in their mid 20’s and younger. At least a dozen homicides were investigated as gang-related.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: August 9, 2016

Police: Teens with gang ties had marijuana, scale (Hanford, CA): Three teenagers with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday after they were found in possession of about 24 grams of marijuana, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: August 9, 2016

Most of Oxnard’s nine homicides this year remain unsolved (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard has seen nine homicides so far this year, but police say it's too soon to tell whether the number of slayings will surpass the city's yearly average.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 9, 2016

SF gang-killing conviction upheld despite cop’s false testimony (San Francisco, CA): Despite finding that a San Francisco police officer had testified falsely, a federal appeals court upheld the murder conviction of a local gang member Monday for fatally shooting the leader of a rival gang in the Mission District.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 8, 2016

KCSO arrests 5 suspected gang members who allegedly cut off person's finger (Bakersfield, CA): Five suspected gang members were arrested Monday for allegedly cutting off someone's finger in late May.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: August 8, 2016

Gang member arrested on numerous weapons charges (Watsonville, CA): A 33-year-old Watsonville man with gang ties was arrested Saturday night on numerous weapons charges and for participation in a criminal street gang on the 100 block of Grant Street in Watsonville.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 8, 2016

Man, woman killed in Richmond homicides (Richmond, CA): A man was killed in a shootout about 90 minutes before a woman riding her bicycle was fatally shot in Richmond on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
Source:     Date: August 7, 2016

Gang, narcotic task forces to begin merger (King County, CA): Following years of working hand-in-hand, Kings County’s task forces dedicated to investigating gangs and drug-related crimes may soon be housed under one roof.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2016

‘High-ranking’ Merced gang member’s death appears accidental, police say (Merced, CA): A 30-year-old Merced man, believed to a “high-ranking” Norteño gang member, died early Friday after suffering an apparently self-inflicted gunshot while running from a police officer, the Merced Police Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 5, 2016

Day 7 of the Woodland Gang Murder Preliminary Hearing (Yolo County, CA): Detective Aaron Moe, a member of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, testified to the indicators of Alejandro Loza Quezada’s gang membership. Moe had been recalled from the previous day for further testimony. The prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Kyle Hasapes, asked Detective Moe about the only witness from the shooting that occurred on July 1, 2016.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 5, 2016

Suspect in deadly drive-by gang shooting arrested in Madera (Madera, CA): A man suspected of being the driver in a recent drive-by shooting and murder was arrested Friday in Madera. Madera police say Adam Diaz, 24, was the driver in the June 26 killing of Michael Sanchez in Madera. Diaz is a Norteño gang member with an extensive criminal record.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 5, 2016

1 dead, 2 wounded in Watts gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were investigating a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded in Watts early Thursday morning.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 4, 2016

San Francisco Chinatown gang leader gets life in prison (San Francisco, CA): A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a San Francisco Chinatown gang leader known as "Shrimp Boy" to two life sentences — one for killing a rival — in a wide-ranging organized crime investigation that also brought down a state senator.
Source: icitizen    Date: August 4, 2016

Gang member murders toddler, uncle: Life in prison upheld (Los Angeles, CA): A state appellate court panel Thursday upheld a gang member’s conviction for murdering a 22-month-old boy and the toddler’s uncle, who were struck by stray gunfire in South Los Angeles five years ago.
Source:    Date: August 4, 2016

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