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Mistaken gang affiliation at Super Bowl party led to fatal shooting, Fresno police say (Fresno, CA): A Playboy Sureno gang member has been arrested in the Saturday shooting at a pre-Super Bowl barbecue that left one man dead. Fresno police said Monday that Daniel Gonzalez, 34, mistook a group of men for rival gang members because of a San Francisco 49ers flag hanging outside the home near Tuolumne and B streets just west of Highway 99.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 3, 2020

Oxnard police arrest gang member for loaded handgun (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (or gang unit) responded to a parked vehicle in the south alley of the 300 block of Canterbury Way. The incident occurred at 3:55 p.m. on Friday. The officers found four subjects by the illegally parked car drinking alcohol in public.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: February 1, 2020

Highland Park gang shootout leaves one dead (Los Angeles, CA): One man was killed and another wounded early this morning after both men shot at each other in what police say is a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Eastsider    Date: February 1, 2020

Two men convicted in connection with gang-related assault, shooting, Sacramento DA says (Sacramento, CA): Two men were convicted on gang-related charges Wednesday in connection with a 2016 shooting. In a news release, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Justin Jorn, 33, was convicted of assault with a gun, robbery and felony firearm possession, while Terry Eales, 32, was convicted of robbery and assault.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 31, 2020

Prosecution Focuses on Gang Crimes during Closing Arguments in Vallejo Case (Woodland, CA): The prosecution presented their closing arguments to the jury in this alleged gang-affiliation case. Daniel Vallejo, the defendant, is charged with felony criminal threats, participation in a gang, driving under the influence after allegedly issuing death threats, and using gang-affiliated intimidation tactics after his car was towed from Burger Saloon in Woodland.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: January 30, 2020

Trial To Begin For Alleged Gunmen in Fatal Cathedral City Strip Club Shooting (Cathedral City, CA): Trial is scheduled to begin Thursday for two men suspected in a gang-related shooting that killed one man and wounded two others outside a Cathedral City strip club.
Source: NBC Palm Springs    Date: January 30, 2020

Trial in 1996 murder case begins 24 years after deadly gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): More than two decades after a shooting left a 26-year-old man dead at the end of a Long Beach alley, prosecutors say they have enough evidence to convict the man they believe pulled the trigger.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: January 30, 2020

MS-13 gang member gets 10 years in Mendota meth distribution conspiracy (Fresno, CA): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine to MS-13 members in Mendota, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: January 29, 2020

Alleged Norteño Gang Member Sees Another Trial Day (Woodland, CA): The trial resumed for a man charged with allegedly issuing death threats about a possible gang affiliation, after his car was towed from the Burger Saloon in Woodland. The defendant, Daniel Vallejo, is charged with felony criminal threats, participation in a gang, and driving under the influence.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: January 28, 2020

LA Gang crime falls for third year in a row (Los Angeles, CA): Gang crime in the City of Los Angeles fell for the third straight year, decreasing almost 2.5% between 2018 and 2019, according to Los Angeles Police Department data. There were 5,590 reported gang crimes last year, compared with 5,731 in 2018.
Source: Crosstown    Date: January 27, 2020

Officers arrest suspected gang member after gun, drugs found in car, Merced police say (Merced, CA): A suspected gang member has been arrested after a gun and drugs were found in his car, according to police. Daniel Reynosa, 34, was arrested by Merced Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit officers about 3:41 p.m. Friday, outside a home on the 1400 block of Louise Avenue, according to a news release.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 26, 2020

Suspected gang member and convicted felon arrested after gun found at home, police say (Merced, CA) : A suspected gang member and convicted felon has been arrested after officers located a gun at his residence, according to police.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 26, 2020

5 Arrests in 2 Separate Riverside Slayings Lead to Gang Bust Spanning 3 Counties (Riverside, CA): The arrests of five men suspected in two separate killings in Riverside led to a gang-takedown spanning three counties, authorities said Saturday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: January 25, 2020

LAPD Chief Moves To Fire Officer Over Falsely Identifying People As Gang Members (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Chief Michel Moore is moving to fire an officer for altering reports of field interviews to falsely accuse people of belonging to gangs. In a statement, the department said Moore concluded that the unnamed officers' actions were "a serious violation of Department Policy," and that besides starting the process of terminating the officer, he has also presented the case to prosecutors for possible criminal charges.
Source: LAist    Date: January 24, 2020

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Murder And Extortion (San Francisco, CA): Tomas Rivera, a/k/a Profugo, a/k/a Caballo, a/k/a Jonas Portillo Escobar pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion for his role as an MS-13 gang member, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 24, 2020

City reports reduced crime figures in 2019 (Los Angeles, CA): The city’s various crime rates were lower in 2019 compared to 2018, but city officials said there is still room for improvement. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said he was encouraged that the number of homicides was down from 260 in 2018 to 253, a 2.7% drop and the lowest rate of homicides per capita since 1962.
Source: Los Angeles Wave    Date: January 24, 2020

Two juveniles charged in the 2018 killing of 36-year-old Azusa man (Azusa, CA): Officials have charged two juveniles in the killing of Abel Salvador Balderas,who was shot to death on an Azusa doorstep in 2018, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 23, 2020

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking (Santa Barbara County, CA): District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on January 22, 2020, 34 year-old David Johnson pled guilty as charged in a human trafficking sex case. The defendant was charged with Human Trafficking; Pimping; and Pandering. The defendant also admitted special allegations for inflicting great bodily injury upon Jane Doe during the time that he was also human trafficking her. The defendant is a known Piru Blood gang member from Los Angeles.
Source: Edhat    Date: January 23, 2020

Last of Eight Defendants Sentenced for Shooting of Riverside Woman (Riverside County, CA): A gang member who joined an accomplice in fatally shooting a 24-year-old Riverside woman and wounding her boyfriend because the victims were mistaken for rivals was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in state prison.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles    Date: January 23, 2020

Council, residents applaud restoration of Woodland gang task force (Woodland, CA): Woodland won’t “arrest its way” out of a string of gang-related murders. Only a “substantial and systemic” approach from the entire community will do that. Nonetheless, acting Tuesday night the five-person council voted unanimously to take immediate action and approve $50,000 to pay for overtime and an expanded police presence to investigate the months of shooting deaths and added patrols.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: January 22, 2020

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