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Long Beach had a record low number of homicides in 2017, police say (Long Beach, CA): There were 22 homicides in Long Beach in 2017, the lowest number of slayings in the city since at least 1968, police announced Wednesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 3, 2018

Wiretapped calls lead to four alleged gang members possibly facing the death penalty (Bakersfield, CA): Last month's massive gang sweep of the West Side Crips criminal street gang in Bakersfield was prompted by the murder of five-year-old Kason Guyton. While no charges have yet been filed in the child's homicide, investigators say another homicide *was* solved as a result of the multi agency investigation.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: January 2, 2018

7-year-old girl, 2 adults injured in South Los Angeles gang-related shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): Three people, including a little girl, were shot in a gang-related incident in South Los Angeles. All three victims were wounded shortly after 6 p.m. Monday near 105th Street and Denker Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 2, 2018

Tulare County teens arrested in New Year's Eve gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's detectives spent New Year's Eve taking guns off the streets and arresting suspected gang members. On New Year's Eve, the Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team held a gang suppression detail throughout the county, focusing their efforts on the communities of Woodville and Seville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 1, 2018

Gang victims: A program aimed at helping and healing (Orange County, CA): Shortly before sunrise, in the small, dimly lit chapel of a central Orange County hospital, the parents sat numb and motionless – hands clasped, staring down at the floor.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 29, 2017

Homicide numbers 31 percent higher than last year (Fresno, CA): Homicides are among the most personal. This year four involve sons who killed their mothers. These types of crimes are hard to prevent but next year a plan is in the works to lower domestic murders.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 29, 2017

Two suspected gang members arrested at Montgomery High in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa officers arrested two young men with suspected gang ties — one of them in possession of a loaded gun and packaged cocaine — early Thursday morning at the Montgomery High School campus, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 29, 2017

2 known gang members arrested during stop in Ventura County (Ventura County, CA): The Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested two known gang members during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in El Rio. Sheriff's investigators attempted to stop 20-year-old Gerald Silva at around 2 p.m. on the 300 block of Stroube Street. Silva is a known gang member and is currently on parole.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: December 29, 2017

Gang sweep targeting Arvin, Lamont area leads to 21 arrests (Bakersfield, CA): 21 alleged gang members were arrested Thursday as part of another major gang sweep in Kern County. Over the last several months, there was a rising trend of violent crimes in the areas of Lamont, Weedpatch and the City of Arvin, many of them gang related, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: 23ABC News    Date: December 28, 2017

Crime is down in L.A. County sheriff's territory (Los Angeles County, CA): Crime fell this year in areas patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including a 20% decline in homicides driven largely by fewer gang-related deaths.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 28, 2017

Alleged East Contra Costa gang members ordered to stand trial following FBI raids (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa judge ordered seven alleged members of an East Contra Costa street gang known as “Broad Day” to stand trial on felony charges that include conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 27, 2017

Two wounded in gang-related shooting, authorities say (Redwood City, CA): Two men were shot and wounded in broad daylight last week in what investigators are treating as a gang-related attack, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 27, 2017

Two more murder suspects arrested in Monrovia gang-related bar shooting (Los Angeles County, CA) : A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of murder for a gang-related shooting at a Monrovia bar that left one man dead and two others wounded, and two other people are behind bars on charges that they harbored and assisted their son, who is still being sought in connection with the killing, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators announced Friday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: December 22, 2017

New details on gang violence in the city of Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): New details on gang violence in the city of Bakersfield. Police Chief Lyle Martin released the latest special enforcement unit report. It comes a week after a massive law enforcement raid targeting the West Side Crips. The operation was a year in the making. Three dozen accused gang members were arrested in the operation.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: December 22, 2017

LA gang members arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary in Placentia (Placentia, CA): Three Los Angeles gang members were arrested in Placentia after being caught allegedly plotting a burglary.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: December 22, 2017

Shooting a stark reminder of local gang presence (Thousand Oaks, CA): Surrounded by a ring of open space and nestled in their neighborhood enclaves with backyard pools and hybrid autos, it’s easy for Thousand Oaks residents to forget—or not realize at all—that gangs are present, too.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: December 21, 2017

7 arrested on drug charges, 8 others sought in Palm Springs-area gang sweep (Palm Springs, CA): Seven people were arrested and eight others were being sought Wednesday morning as authorities from multiple agencies launched a gang sweep aimed at the Palm Springs-area Gateway Posse Crips, authorities said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: December 20, 2017

Sacramento gang crackdown brings 29 arrests, 211 seized guns (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento officials said Wednesday that they have made 29 arrests and seized 211 firearms as part of a crackdown on gang violence this month. The sweep was organized by city, county and federal law enforcement agencies after a shooting in August at a neighborhood park on the city's south side.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 20, 2017

Large Gang Sweep in Fresno Nabs Four Offenders (Fresno, CA): Several gang members in Fresno were arrested on Wednesday morning as part of a large multi-agency gang sweep operation. Close to 200 officers were involved, from the Fresno Police Department, the Clovis Police Department, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Federal agents from the ATF and Homeland Security were involved in the operation.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: December 20, 2017

East Contra Costa gang linked to violent conflict over territory; eight arrested in FBI/SWAT raids (Martinez, CA): In what has become a regular occurrence, federal and state authorities announced Wednesday they’ve rounded up several East Contra Costa gang members on serious charges.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 20, 2017

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