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16 suspects facing federal charges in connection with Pueblo crimes (Pueblo, CO): Sixteen people are facing federal charges in connection with crimes committed in Pueblo. Local authorities are partnering with federal agencies to disrupt gang activity, violent crime, and narcotics distribution in the city.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News    Date: July 27, 2016

Silva Trial: Prosecutors lay groundwork for jury on gang culture (Greeley, CO): In the first full day of witness testimony in the three-week trial of Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva, prosecutors worked to expose the tangled network of gang activity connecting three crimes between 1998 and 2013.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 27, 2016

Three-week trial begins for longtime Greeley gang member charged with organized crime (Greeley, CO): In what has become a sweeping organized crime case, John Anthony Silva’s day in court began at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon after almost two days of jury selection. Silva has been charged with an array of offenses including drug charges, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery and intimidation of a witness, all spanning two decades. His jury trial will last the next three weeks.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 26, 2016

Pueblo gangs quieter this summer, but still active (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo's gangs have not been in the news much this summer compared to last year, but police say they are still out there and they are still committing crimes. Last summer, the streets of Pueblo were filled with gunshots, sending dozens of people to hospitals. Some of the victims died. It seems quieter in 2016, but that is because police are going after the leaders of the local gangs.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: July 26, 2016

Gang member gets life for murder of immigrant (Denver, CO): Judge Frederick Martinez sentenced a 23-year-old gang member to life in prison plus 102 years last week, immediately after an Arapahoe County jury found Devon Grant-Washington guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Sudanese immigrant.
Source: The Villager    Date: June 22, 2016

Pueblo police team up with FBI to crack down on gang activity (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police are teaming up with the FBI to crack down on gang activity through a new program called Safe Streets. Since starting in April, the Safe Streets Task Force has put out images of 22 suspects who are most-wanted for gang activity. Between FBI resources and help from the public, they’ve arrested 13 of them so far.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News    Date: June 17, 2016

Does Denver metro area’s bloody weekend promise violent summer? (Denver, CO): Between 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, five people died from gunshot wounds in the Denver metro area. Four others were wounded by bullets, and one was hospitalized after she was stabbed. In the midst of that violence, a group dedicated to promoting a healthy and safe summer for Denver’s residents by fighting gang violence by connecting young people with positive activities held a Saturday barbecue.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 6, 2016

After recent drug bust, Pueblo resident says something needs to change (Pueblo, CO): The demand for drugs in Pueblo is high, and according to law enforcement, the main drugs of choice are heroin and meth. Now there are fewer drugs on the streets to feed that demand, thanks to a year-long investigation.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News    Date: June 6, 2016

Gang member indicted in Georgia captured in Denver (Denver, CO): One of nearly 50 members of a Chicago gang indicted five weeks ago in Georgia was captured Friday in Denver, the FBI announced.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: June 3, 2016

Nine arrested in Safe Streets sweep (Pueblo, CO): Police announced Thursday that nine individuals were arrested, stolen handguns were recovered and drugs were seized during an operation conducted on May 20 by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: May 26, 2016

Greeley man sentenced to 30 years for gang related killing (Greeley, CO): A known Greeley gang member was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in beating a man to death in 2013.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 20, 2016

Suspect has violent history: DOC, admitted gang ties (Pueblo County, CO): The suspect arrested in Devin Clark’s homicide was sentenced to six years in prison in July 2009 after pleading guilty to an attempted assault charge and was out on parole at the time Clark was killed.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: May 18, 2016

Pueblo neighborhood 'fed up' with shootings (Pueblo, CO): Shootings on the eastside of Pueblo have become an almost weekly occurrence rather than a rarity -- at least that’s what life-long Pueblo resident Phyllis Robinson says. “In the last month it was happening every other day, on a weekly basis. So, it’s been pretty crazy and it’s gotten just a little bit out of control.”
Source: KKTV 11 News    Date: May 12, 2016

Man sentenced to 42 years in Denver cold case murder (Denver, CO): A man convicted of killing a 23-year-old in 1996 was sentenced on Monday to 42 years in prison. Sheldon Long, 43, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of second-degree murder, a Class 2 felony, according to a news release from the Denver District Attorney's office.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 3, 2016

Author discusses gang history at Pueblo Community College (Pueblo, CO): A former Los Angeles police officer is working to tell the true history of gangs, in an effort to combat today's gang culture. Zach Fortier, once a gang cop in LA, spoke to students at Pueblo Community College Thursday about his book "I Am Raymond Washington." It is the only authorized biography of the founder of the Crips gang.
Source: KOAA 5 News    Date: May 1, 2016

Police: Vandalism in Colorado Springs appears gang related (Colorado Springs, CO): Donna Geiger thought she had exhausted all methods of safe-guarding her home when she put up a motion-sensor light, installed a security system and bought two dogs that often bark at passersby.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 13, 2016

Pueblo police credit wanted poster program with nabbing 2 alleged gang members (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo police are crediting a new weekly wanted poster program targeting wanted, gang-affiliated criminals with nabbing two wanted men. The wanted poster program began on Aug. 1 as part of efforts to bolster the city's battle against gang violence. The initiative includes involvement from the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force and is slated to run indefinitely.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: April 11, 2016

Heroin-Related Violence Mars a Colorado City’s Effort to Recover (Pueblo, CO): In the heart of territory run by the gang Los Carnales East Side Dukes — on a corner known as the Devil’s Triangle — a 14-year-old who describes himself as a “baby gangster” explained why he was trying to escape the crew.
Source: The New York Times    Date: April 7, 2016

Pueblo Police educate public about gang violence (Pueblo, CO): Gang-related violence has been a big problem in Pueblo over the last few years. Police say with new residents coming in every day, they are now seeing an in increase in the number of gangs.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News    Date: April 2, 2016

Pueblo gang crime: ‘It’s out of control’ (Pueblo, CO): Soon after gang signs were thrown up, it got violent. People punched each other. People threw stools and bottles. The brawl then moved outside the Pueblo bar. Several bullets entered the bar from the outside while people were still inside. At another city bar, a man fought rival gang members even after he was shot in the right side of his chest.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain    Date: April 2, 2016

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