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Fresno City Council agrees to revise gang ordinance (Fresno, CA): The Fresno City Council voted 7-0 Thursday to adopt an ordinance aimed at punishing gang members for harassing or recruiting school children, but some on the council – as well as Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer – want to see some of it reworded before final approval.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 19, 2016

Study: Less crime, more graduates in Oak View neighborhood (Huntington Beach, CA): The Oak View neighborhood has seen less crime, more high school graduates and fewer obese children over the last decade, according to a recent study.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 19, 2016

Alleged Gang-Related Shooting Sends 1 To Hospital (Watsonville, CA): A man showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds roughly 10 minutes after a gang-related shooting in Watsonville Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: May 18, 2016

San Bernardino policing changes lead to drop in violent crime, chief says (San Bernardino, CA): Police actions here combating recent crime seem to be working, said Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. It’s been a violent year in San Bernardino, one that Burguan wants to combat with increased police presence and community programs. “Our goal is to raise the police presence and end this streak of violence,” Burguan said. “But we need to look into new and innovative ways to change the cycle.”
Source: The Sun    Date: May 18, 2016

Former gang member calls to 'put the guns down' amidst recent violence (Bakersfield, CA): Whenever something violent happens in the Bakersfield area, Manuel Carrizalez is one of the first people to know about it. "Every time there's a shooting, they always call us," said Carrizalez. By 'they,' he's referring to neighbors, witnesses, families of victims and sometimes even families of suspects in the aftermath of a crime. And by 'us,' he's referring to Stay Focused Ministries, the gang prevention and mentoring group he founded 26 years ago.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: May 17, 2016

Gang suppression detail in Fallbrook results in three juvenile arrests (Fallbrook, CA): According to Sgt. Patick Yates, the operation targeted 21 individuals that are documented as criminal street gang members or associates. After the target list was completed, detail units conducted directed patrol in high gang-crime areas. Three juvenile suspects were arrested for charges that included participation in a criminal street gang, battery, probation violation, and curfew.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News    Date: May 17, 2016

California city to install highway cameras amid shootings (Pittsburg, CA): A Northern California city will install security cameras on one of two freeways where at least 20 shootings have occurred since November, several of them deadly. The latest drive-by shooting on Highway 4 occurred Sunday night in Antioch, about 45 miles east of San Francisco. On Monday, police reported a shooting between two alleged rival gangs that started on surface streets in nearby Antioch and then spilled onto Highway 4.
Source: The Tribune    Date: May 16, 2016

Six men arraigned in fatal stabbing at downtown Davis bar (Yolo County, CA): The six men indicted on murder charges in the September stabbing death of a Los Angeles-area college student at a downtown Davis bar were arraigned Monday in Yolo Superior Court. Prosecutors allege the assailants all had gang ties.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 16, 2016

Merced County seeking state funding to target crime, gangs (Merced County, CA): The Merced County District Attorney’s Office is working with Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, to seek $4.5 million in state funding for a program to combat gang violence in Merced County. The program, called Merced Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, would be implemented in three phases, with information from the many local law enforcement agencies gathered in one “fusion center.”
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 16, 2016

Death sentenced for man convicted of ordering victim's death (Riverside County, CA): A 41-year-old Moreno Valley man, described in court as a gang shot caller, was sentenced to death Monday, May 16, for ordering the shooting of a Moreno Valley man after a home-invasion robbery five years ago.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 16, 2016

Gang expert: String of shootings related to personal matters (Bakersfield, CA): The statistics for shootings in the last week and a half are staggering to officials and residents in Kern County. In 2016, there have been 75 shootings and 18 homicides so far in Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police Sergeant Gary Carruesco. In 2015, there were 21 homicides total.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 16, 2016

Compton gang member sentenced for fatal drive-by shooting (Compton, CA): A Compton gang member was sentenced May 10 to 80 years to life in prison for killing a man and shooting at a rival gang member in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 16, 2016

Tagging suspects caught on camera amid growing graffiti problem in South LA (South Los Angeles, CA): Gang members going around South Los Angeles and tagging buildings is becoming a major problem. The most recent incident was caught on camera, and residents said they are frustrated.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 15, 2016

CHP: Bay Area freeway shootings appear to be gang warfare (Contra Costa County, CA): There have been at least 20 shootings on highways in Contra Costa and Alameda counties since November, including 12 or more on Interstate 80. CHP officials have said many of the shootings are suspected to be gang-related, but otherwise have released few details about their motive.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: May 13, 2016

Sacramento jury convicts gang member in 2014 assault (Sacramento, CA): A man charged in a 2014 gang-related shooting on Fruitridge Road has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury. Christopher Schulz, 25, was found guilty Thursday of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an inhabited vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. The jury also found Schulz was subject to enhancements for personal use of a gun, intentional discharge of a gun and gang activity.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 13, 2016

Gang member arrested in connection to Redlands shooting (Redlands, CA): A Redlands gang member was arrested Friday morning in connection to a shooting and robbery earlier this week, officials said.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 13, 2016

Bakersfield experiencing spike in shooting crimes, KCSO investigating some as gang-related (Bakersfield, CA): A recent surge in Bakersfield-area shootings has local law enforcement looking for a connection. The Kern County Sheriff's Office says they've investigated 7 shootings in the past 3 weeks; those, combined with investigations from other agencies, has resulted in 6 shooting investigations in Bakersfield in the last week alone. KCSO also said that they believe that at least some of the cases are connected and related to gang activity.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 12, 2016

Gang Member 12 Hours Out of Jail Arrested for Rape in L.A. Public Park Restroom (Los Angeles, CA): Police in Los Angeles arrested a man with known gang ties on charges of raping a woman in the restroom of a public park, court documents show.
Source: Breitbart    Date: May 11, 2016

Norteno gang member ordered to stand trial for attempted murder (South San Francisco, CA): A Norteno gang member has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly shooting a Sureno gang member in the head, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 11, 2016

2 arrested in Merced homicide from 2015 (Merced, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with the September shooting death of a 21-year-old Merced man, the Police Department reported Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 11, 2016

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