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Federal judge scolds Weber County in declaring gang injunction unconstitutional (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge has ruled Weber County violated the constitutional due process rights of two Ogden men charged under a gang injunction and that the pair may seek monetary damages at trial.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: October 18, 2019

Police say gang-related shots fired near football game at Granger High School (West Valley City, UT): Shots were fired Friday evening near a football game being played at Granger High School, according to Granite School District officials. No one was injured in the incident according to Ben Horsely, spokesman for Granite School District.
Source: KSL News    Date: September 13, 2019

Another man arrested in connection with the shots fired at Orem apartment complex (Orem, UT): A third person was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly being involved in a gang-related robbery attempt at an Orem apartment complex last week.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 4, 2019

Charges filed against Salem man who reportedly fired shots near Orem apartment (Orem, UT): A Salem man is facing felony charges after he reportedly organized an ambush to try and rob a rival gang member and drug dealer in Orem last week.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 3, 2019

From fraud to vice: City officials get a glimpse of issues police gang unit investigates (St. George, UT): Gangs, fraud, forgery and vice are the primary focus of the Crimes and Fraudulent Activity Suppression Team of the St. George Police Department. Otherwise known as the Police Department’s gang unit, two members of “CFAST” gave the St. George City Council a review of how they handled gangs and related activity during a council meeting Thursday night.
Source: St. George News    Date: August 9, 2019

2020 trial dates set for members of alleged Weber County street gang, criminal enterprise (Ogden, UT): Trial dates have been set for five men accused of being a part of a criminal conspiracy in Weber County. The five — Tamer Ahmed Hebeishy, Sadat Ahmed Hebeishy, Daniel Ray Lopez, Brock Pickett and Jaron Michael Sadler — were all charged in June 2016 with one count of pattern of unlawful activity, a first-degree felony. All have entered not guilty pleas to the charge.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 8, 2019

14-year-old charged in Utah Walmart stabbing (Sandy, UT): A 14-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing a rival gang member in the back while at a Sandy Walmart. The boy is charged in 3rd District Juvenile Court with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor, a class B misdemeanor.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 10, 2019

Gang members charged in Utah mall shooting now charged with cemetery shooting (Taylorsville, UT): Two men charged in connection with a shooting at the Fashion Place mall have now been charged with another gang-related shooting that occurred just one week earlier.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 26, 2019

Box Elder jail ruling gives boost to suit against Weber County's gang injunction (Salt Lake City, UT): A recent Utah Supreme Court ruling on the treatment of a Box Elder County DUI arrestee has bolstered a 4-year-old federal suit that targets Weber County’s long-controversial gang injunction.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: June 23, 2019

Police: 4th arrest made after gang-related murder of man in Kearns; new details released (Kearns, UT): A fourth suspect has been arrested after a June 5 murder in Kearns. Paul Tuese Ama, 42 and from Salt Lake City, has been booked on murder charges related to the shooting death of 34-year-old John Herman Tonga, a Midvale resident.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: June 21, 2019

Teen accused of shooting 2 rival gang members in Fashion Place shootout will be tried as an adult (Salt Lake County, UT): The teenager accused of shooting and wounding two members of a rival gang in an exchange of gunfire at the Fashion Place mall in January has been certified to stand trial in adult court.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 13, 2019

Breaking: Suspects arrested in Kearns homicide; motives robbery, gang related (Kearns, UT): The Unified Police Department has made three arrests in the fatal shooting Wednesday in Kearns. “After tireless hours the Unified Police Department Violent Crimes Unit was able to develop information and make three arrests in relation to the homicide which occurred in Kearns on Wednesday,” a UPD statement says.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: June 8, 2019

Utah gang leader captured by U.S. Marshalls task force (Salt Lake City, UT): The fugitive leader of a popular Utah gang has been arrested outside Chicago. Jim Paul Deli, a.k.a. JP Delli was taken into custody May 21 after fleeing an attempted traffic stop by Deputy US Marshals from the Great Lakes Regional Task Force.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: May 23, 2019

Brothers sentenced to probation in connection with 2016 fatal shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Two brothers who pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in March were sentenced to probation for their roles in a gang-related fatal shooting on Christmas Eve 2016.
Source: KSL News    Date: May 6, 2019

Teen shot multiple times in possible gang-related incident in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT): Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night when two teens, both male, were arguing in a vehicle in the area of 823 N. Lafayette Drive. Salt Lake City Police Lt. Jenn Diederich told Gephardt Daily the two youths were in a parked car when their argument apparently escalated and one shot the other multiple times.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: April 27, 2019

Behind the Badge: How the RAG Team seeks out and wipes out graffiti (Salt Lake City, UT): Their job is a seek and destroy graffiti in Salt Lake County. Simply put - they find and paint tags and graffiti. We're talking about the Graffiti Guys at the Unified Police Department. ABC4's Don Hudson shares their story in our Behind the Badge report.
Source: KTVX ABC4 News    Date: April 23, 2019

Violent gang members getting younger, Utah experts say (Salt Lake City, UT): The gang problem in the Salt Lake area is not getting any bigger or smaller overall, according to the Metro Gang Unit. But the uptick in youth violence is something that has gang detectives very concerned.
Source: KSL News    Date: April 17, 2019

Police officers in Salt Lake City schools will be trained to arrest students less often (Salt Lake City, UT): When the sergeant walked into a school, he would hear students whisper. “Who’s in trouble?” they’d ask one another. “Who’s being arrested?” And for a while, Salt Lake City police Sgt. Phil Eslinger acknowledged, they were right. Most of the times he went into a classroom, it was to pull kids out, question them, investigate them and, usually, handcuff them.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 26, 2019

After 20 years, man seeks parole for Utah County's first gang-related killing (Utah County, UT): It was believed to be Utah County's first gang-related murder. On Dec. 19, 1998, Edgardo Said Mata, 18, of Salem, who had been drinking and using cocaine that night, walked up behind Ramon Pena, 17, at Provo's Club Omni and shot him twice.
Source: KSL News    Date: March 10, 2019

Members, Associates Of Norteño Street Gang Charged In Heroin, Methamphetamine Drug Case (Salt Lake City, UT): Thirty-three members and associates of the Norteño street gang allegedly responsible for distributing drugs around the Salt Lake City area are facing federal charges in recently unsealed complaints filed in federal court. During the investigation, agents seized methamphetamine and heroin headed to Salt Lake City from drug cartels in Mexico and drug proceeds from Utah headed south to cartels in Mexico.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 28, 2019

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