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Gang members arrested for drugs, gun possession while hiding out in vacant home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday night after police found they’d allegedly broken into a vacant southeast Fresno home while in possession of a gun and crystal methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 18, 2015

U.S. Marshals Conclude 6-Week Sweep of Fugitives, Gang Members (Bay City, CA): The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 137 alleged violent fugitives and gang members throughout the Bay Area as part of a nationwide sweep over the last six weeks, U.S. Marshals officials announced earlier this week. The operation ended Friday and included an East Oakland gang takedown, the arrest of several East Bay murder suspects, a fugitive out of Antioch and a registered sex offender who escaped Santa Clara County deputies.
Source: Pleasanton Patch    Date: April 18, 2015

14 arrested in gang sweep (Moreno Valley, CA): Law enforcement agencies including the Riverside County Sheriff's Department arrested 14 people during a crackdown on gang activity on Friday, April 17.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 17, 2015

New Program Introduces STEM Careers, Inspiration, to at-Risk Middle School Girls (San Diego, CA): Millennium Health and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County announced today the launch of a new program, Beyond School Walls STEM Sister-2-Sister, focused on providing at-risk youth in San Diego with curriculum designed to get them excited about entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Source: PRNewswire    Date: April 16, 2015

Gang activity escalating on the peninsula (Marina, CA): Officers with the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team said the recent spike in gang violence on the peninsula is related to the shooting death of a gang member. But police said the escalating gang activity on the peninsula over multiple months is related to a larger issue.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: April 16, 2015

Authorities conduct massive gang sweep in Santa Paula (Santa Paula, CA): A surge of violence in Santa Paula spurred authorities to conduct one of the largest gang sweeps in the city's history on Thursday. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies raided more than 30 homes. Nearly a dozen known gang members were arrested for parole violations and other crimes, Santa Paula Police Chief Steve McLean said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 16, 2015

Attorneys give closing arguments in SF double homicide trial (San Francisco, CA): A registered Norteno gang member, during the first eight hours of 2013, opened fire on three men before leading police on a chase that ended in a fatal collision in the Mission, according to the prosecutor in a double-murder trial that neared its end Thursday.
Source: The Examiner    Date: April 16, 2015

Six alleged gang members arrested in multi-city bust (Monterey County, CA): Police arrested six people throughout the Monterey Peninsula in a multi-agency operation on Wednesday to quell an upswing in recent gang violence.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: April 16, 2015

Feds round up fugitives, gang members, sex offenders in Macomb, Oakland counties (Macomb County, CA) : More than 200 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties were recently arrested as part of a nationwide effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: Macomb Daily    Date: April 16, 2015

Defendant to stand trial in gas-station shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A man wearing a white hoodie glanced up at a surveillance camera at a San Bernardino convenience store and moments later, he was a shooter involved in one of two incidents early March 4 that led to the deaths of three men, police investigators testified in court.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 16, 2015

Murder charge filed in Yuba County shooting (Yuba County, CA): A 20-year-old man was charged with murder Tuesday and faces 25 years to life in prison for what he says was an accident.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: April 15, 2015

Gang sweep underway in Coachella (Coachella, CA): Law enforcement agencies began serving search warrants in the City of Coachella Wednesday around six o'clock in the morning. Police say the search warrants are being served on the residences of suspected gang members and stems from gang violence and shootings that have occurred over the last several months.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: April 15, 2015

Spike in Monterey Peninsula gang activity prompts raids (Seaside, CA): Police from all over the Monterey Peninsula hit the streets in Seaside Wednesday targeting one home after another.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: April 15, 2015

Police arrest 14 in valley-wide gang sweep (Coachella, CA): Law enforcement arrested fourteen people suspected of gang activity after serving search warrants at 27 residences throughout the Coachella Valley early Wednesday morning.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: April 15, 2015

Porterville gang members arrested on drug charges (Porterville, CA): Two gang members were arrested Tuesday in Porterville and charged with illegal firearm and drug possession after police went to North Waukesha Street for a report of an argument.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: April 15, 2015

Saddleback High student injured in possible gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 16-year-old Saddleback High School student was shot multiple times in what appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting in Santa Ana on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 15, 2015

Chino wins injunction, seizes house (Chino, CA): The City of Chino won a permanent injunction to take over a house it said was a source of narcotics and gang activity.
Source: Champion Newspapers    Date: April 15, 2015

Accident is one of shooting’s theories; Authorities: All five in vehicle were Norteños (Yuba County, CA): A wounded teen who was unloaded at the hospital Friday night and declared dead not long after might have been accidentally shot.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: April 14, 2015

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti tackles rising violent crime in State of the City address (Los Angeles, CA): Amid an uptick in violent crime in Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti used his annual State of the City address Tuesday to announce several new police initiatives and an expansion of the city’s anti-gang programs.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: April 14, 2015

Trial begins in death of teen caught in gang shooting (Moreno Valley, CA): With the school year over, five teenage girls who met at Canyon Springs High School piled into Chelsia Joyce’s Honda to go to at a party in a vacant house in June 2011.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 13, 2015

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