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Gang Members Sentenced (Port Arthur, TX): Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that the last defendants of the “12/24” street gang from Port Arthur pleaded guilty in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court.
Source: Cool 92.5    Date: June 23, 2020

Final defendants plead guilty in crimes linked to what D.A. calls violent PA street gang (Jefferson County, TX): From D.A. Bob Wortham - Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that the last defendants of the “12/24” street gang from Port Arthur pleaded guilty in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court. The “12/24” gang conducted multiple vehicle and home burglaries throughout mid and south Jefferson County in the summer of 2019.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: June 23, 2020

Law enforcement operation leads to the discovery of guns, drugs and money (Laredo, TX): A month-long law enforcement operation leads to the discovery of drugs, money and weapons at a central Laredo home. The seizure happened on Thursday, June 18th when officers with the Laredo Police Department Juvenile and Gang Enforcement Task Force along with DPS, and Special agents from Homeland Security executed a search warrant at a house at the 2400 block of Sanders.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: June 22, 2020

El Paso police officer receives state award for battling against gangs, organized crime (El Paso, TX): Each year, the Texas Gang Investigators Association recognizes two peace officers across the state for their outstanding contributions in the battle against gangs and organized crime. Officer Michael Balderrama with the El Paso Police Department Gang Unit received the 2020 TGIA Peace Officer Award.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: June 19, 2020

SWAT team raids home in far east El Paso, makes gang-related arrest (El Paso, TX): A police standoff came to an end Thursday afternoon in a far east El Paso neighborhood with a SWAT team storming a house and making a gang-related arrest.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: June 18, 2020

4 suspects arrested for 2017 drive-by shooting death of 4-year-old boy (San Antonio, TX): Four people have been arrested nearly three years after a drive-by shooting claimed the life of a 4-year-old San Antonio boy. De’Earlvion Whitley, remembered as a boy with a big heart who loves football, was killed after gunmen fired 65 shots into his home on July 19, 2017.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 16, 2020

Lufkin teenager with gang ties accused of shooting two people after argument over money (Lufkin, TX): A Lufkin man is behind bars after allegedly shooting two people over an argument about money. Local police say that 18-year-old Trevion Skillern was taken into custody around 4 p.m. on Monday. He is allegedly associated with the gang “Jaccobyworld” and is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: June 16, 2020

El Paso police: Gang members assault Fort Bliss soldier over bandanna color (El Paso, TX): A Fort Bliss soldier was allegedly jumped by gang members at a party for wearing the wrong color bandanna, El Paso police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 16, 2020

SAPD: Man killed in early morning shooting, likely 'drug or gang-related' (San Antonio, TX): One man is dead following an early morning shooting in the 1000 block of Ridgewood. According to an official with SAPD, it is believed that the shooting was likely 'drug or gang-related.'
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: June 15, 2020

Lubbock Anti-Gang Task Force arrest man after crash, foot pursuit (Lubbock, TX): Law enforcement officials say a wanted gang member was arrested following a crash that ended with a foot pursuit early Friday afternoon in Central Lubbock.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: June 12, 2020

Mexican gang member arrested trying to cross into US near Clint, Border Patrol says (El Paso, TX): A gang member from a “notorious Mexican gang” was arrested as he tried to illegally enter the U.S. near Clint, U.S. Border Patrol officials said. Agents found three people submerged in a canal, hiding as they tried to illegally enter the country, Border Patrol officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 9, 2020

Lubbock Anti-Gang Center arrests 3 gang members after chase Tuesday (Lubbock, TX): On 06-02-2020 at approximately 4:25pm the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center arrested three known gang members (Abraham Akendeu 21 years of age, Seadron Salazar 18 years of age, and Izaya Lozano 20 years of age) after they evaded Investigators in a motor vehicle.
Source:    Date: June 2, 2020

BCSO ramps up East Side presence after gang activity, violent crime increase (Bexar County, TX): The Bexar County Sheriff's Office continues to increase its presence on the East Side in an effort to reduce violent crime in the area, Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a news conference Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 27, 2020

Woman shot in the face in SW Houston, police believe it could be gang related (Houston, TX): A woman was shot in the face in southwest Houston early Wednesday morning, and now police are wondering if it could be connected to other criminal activity.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: May 27, 2020

Known gang member wanted by police after violent crime spree (Houston, TX): The Houston Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a man who went on a violent crime spree that started last year. Alan Eleizer Reyes, 24, is a gang member, police said. He's believed to be armed and dangerous and police aren't sure where he is. Reyes has eluded police since his first charge in early 2019.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: May 25, 2020

Sheriff reports on progress of mobile operation, virus numbers at jail (Bexar County, TX): Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said East Bexar County residents can expect to see a “flurry of activity” from deputies as they continue to hunt for suspects in recent shootings and document gang members in the area.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 22, 2020

Documented gang member, 2 teenage girls arrested following chase, crash involving stolen vehicle (San Antonio, TX): A 19-year-old man described by law enforcement authorities as a documented gang member and two 17-year-old girls were arrested Thursday afternoon following a chase involving a stolen vehicle that ended in a crash on San Antonio’s East Side.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 21, 2020

Officials with East Texas Anti-Gang Center discuss operations during COVID-19 (Smith County, TX): Crime doesn’t end when a pandemic begins, so members of the East Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) in Smith County had their work cut out for them even during COVID-19. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said the division launched in mid-March, even when COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the county and around the state.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: May 19, 2020

Fort Worth Police Launch ‘Violent Crime Detail’ (Fort Worth, TX): A unit focused on violent crime created after a shooting at Village Creek Park made 28 arrests and seized 21 weapons in its first week of existence, the Fort Worth Police Department says. The "Violent Crime Detail," led by the department's gang unit and special response teams, will focus on gun and gang violence.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: May 18, 2020

Fort Worth police create violent crime task force in response to park shooting (Fort Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Department created a violent crime task force in response to a shooting at a crowded park where five people were injured, the department said Monday. On May 10, five people were hurt during a shooting at Village Creek Park in southeast Fort Worth, where more than 400 people had gathered despite restrictions on crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. The police department determined the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 18, 2020

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