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Sureño gang member sentenced to 13 years in prison (Caldwell, ID): A Nampa member of the Sureño gang was sentenced to 13 total years in prison Tuesday for felony aiding and abetting, according to the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: April 17, 2018

Another gang fight reported at southwestern Idaho prison (Boise, ID): Five prisons south of Boise have been placed on secure status indefinitely following the second altercation in two days between gangs that involved multiple inmates, officials said Saturday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: January 6, 2018

Norteño members indicted in Canyon County gang sweep (Caldwell, ID): Eight members of the Norteño gang were have been indicted on drug and weapons charges in Canyon County.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: December 20, 2017

Three Gang Members Indicted in Federal Court (Boise, ID): A federal grand jury indicted three members of the Norteno gang for federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: December 20, 2017

Where does Nampa's gang issue stand now? (Nampa, ID): Most of us who've lived in the Treasure Valley for the last decade remember the gang problem that plagued the area for years. It was especially rampant in Canyon County. Nampa Police says the violent gang crimes have decreased, but so have the resources allotted to tackling the issue.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: December 1, 2017

20 gang members from Sureno Mob Trece indicted (Boise, ID): Five members and associates of the Sureno Mob Trece gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury for crimes that include drug distribution and unlawful possession of firearms.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: October 12, 2017

The Cell Project: A prevention tool (Meridian, ID): A local non-profit is using a prison cell to help prevent young people from landing in one. The mobile maximum security prison cell is an interesting concept and tool that Second Chance Grace Inc. introduced at their fundraiser Friday night.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: September 29, 2017

Labrador gets anti-gang bill through House; Simpson secures $$ for Idaho (Boise, ID): Both of Idaho’s U.S. House members are announcing legislative victories today, with 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador lauding a House vote today that passed his bill to make it easier to deport members of alien criminal gangs;
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: September 14, 2017

Addressing misconceptions of crime in Canyon County (Nampa, ID): Nampa Mayor Bob Henry has friends who live in Meridian who have joked about leaving Canyon County before dark due to the alleged crime taking place. “It’s a joke, but it’s not very funny to me,” he said. “When you talk to Canyon County people, you don’t hear those fears about drive-by shootings and gang-related stuff.”
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: June 3, 2017

Man sentenced to 17 years for shootout that injured 10-year-old girl (Nampa, ID): District Judge Davis F. VanderVelde sentenced Mario Garza on Tuesday to 17 years in prison for his role in shootout that ended with a 10-year-old girl accidentally being shot.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: May 16, 2017

Nampa man accused of firing handgun during alleged gang fight (Nampa, ID): A Nampa man faces felony assault and gang charges after police say he fired a handgun during an alleged gang fight early Sunday morning, which resulted in one man being hospitalized for a stab wound.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: April 27, 2017

Teen accused of firing shots at scene of Caldwell gang-related stabbing (Caldwell, ID): A second man has been arrested in a gang-related fight at a Caldwell birthday party at which police said the teen fired shots toward the other teen after the second one stabbed a friend of the first.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: April 27, 2017

Nampa gang member wants to take back guilty plea in Walmart lot shooting (Nampa, ID): A Nampa man who previously told a judge he was involved in a gang shootout that injured a 10-year-old girl is now asking to withdraw his guilty plea in the case.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: February 28, 2017

Gunman given prison for gang-related June shooting that hurt 10-year-old in Nampa (Nampa, ID): Ezri Garcia was one half of a shooting that broke out last June 29 near the annual God and Country Festival in Nampa. A stray bullet hit the shoulder of a 10-year-old girl, part of a crowd gathered to watch the festival’s fireworks show from the Walmart parking lot at 5875 East Franklin Road.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: February 21, 2017

Believed gang member arrested after hit and run (Caldwell, ID): The driver of a stolen vehicle, who is a suspected gang member, allegedly fled police after colliding with multiple other cars Friday.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: February 3, 2017

Gang member sentenced for illegal ammunition (Boise, ID): Mateo Salome Espinoza, 20, of Nampa, must serve four years and three months in federal prison for unlawful possession of ammunition after being sentenced Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, according to the Idaho U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: December 7, 2016

Gang member admits shooting 10-year-old in Walmart parking lot (Nampa, ID): A pair of rival gang members whose shootout in a Nampa Walmart parking lot ended with a 10-year-old girl struck with a bullet pleaded guilty this week.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 23, 2016

Nampa man denies shooting rival gang member (Caldwell, ID): An 18-year-old accused of shooting a member of a rival gang in the head pleaded not guilty to the charges in court Friday. Francisco Gerardo Ramirez is charged with aggravated battery, unlawful discharge of a firearm, destruction of evidence and a possible gang sentencing enhancement in connection with the Sept. 6 attack.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 1, 2016

Gang violence up in Canyon County (Canyon County, ID): Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue says gang-related crime is on the rise. You may remember, back in 2004 gang violence skyrocketed. The next year, the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force was created. Federal officials joined with local law enforcement to investigate gang-related crime.
Source: NWCN News    Date: September 28, 2016

Police: Gang rivalry, colored bandanna sparked Caldwell shooting (Caldwell, ID): A Nampa man accused of shooting a rival gang member in the head may have been motivated by something as minor as a colored rag in the victim's pocket, investigators say.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: September 16, 2016

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