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Police, U.S. Marshals capture top gang member (West Valley City, UT): Police arrested one of the Metro Gang Unit's top 10 fugitives Wednesday after finding the man in the trunk of a car in West Valley City.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 12, 2015

Pair of gang members arrested for suspicion of aggravated robbery in Provo (Provo, UT): Two men were booked into the Utah County Jail early Saturday morning on suspicion of an aggravated robbery in Provo. According to police reports, a 911 call was received by dispatch at about 11 p.m. Friday night that someone was being robbed near Center Street and 1600 West in Provo.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 10, 2015

Out of time: Judge tosses ACLU lawsuit petitioning reversal of gang injunction charges (Ogden, UT): Saying the statute of limitations has expired, a 2nd District Court judge tossed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging charges filed under Ogden's defunct injunction on alleged gang members.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 4, 2015

Prison inmates start hunger strike to demand release of gang leaders (Ogden, UT): Forty two inmates at the Utah State Prison began a hunger strike Friday morning to demand the release of gang leaders, according to a statement released by the Utah Department of Corrections.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: August 1, 2015

Police looking at Facebook to explore gang ties in fatal shooting (West Valley City, UT): An argument over gang affiliation appears to have prompted a deadly shooting at a West Valley bus stop last month.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 29, 2015

2 shot in gang-related encounter in Ogden, police say (Ogden, UT): Two people were shot in broad daylight Saturday in what police say was a gang-related crime. Just before 11 a.m., police were notified of a shooting in the 2600 block of Madison Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered that two people had been shot, said Ogden Police Lt. Kevin Cottrell.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 25, 2015

St. George man gets 7 months jail in graffiti case (St. George, UT): A St. George man convicted on a felony graffiti charge as well as drug and shoplifting counts was sentenced to seven months in jail Wednesday and must pay restitution to the victims of the crime spree with help from a co-defendant who has since been charged in an unrelated shooting.
Source: The Spectrum     Date: July 22, 2015

West Valley City cops nab 2 suspects in gang-related stabbing death (West Valley City, UT): Police have made two arrests in the fatal, gang-related stabbing of a West Valley City man last weekend. West Valley City police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku confirmed Tuesday that David Louis Candelario, 21, and Xavier Emmanuel Anderson, 19, had been booked into the Salt Lake County jail in connection with the slaying of 20-year-old Fidenzo Urcino — who was apparently armed with a gun.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: July 14, 2015

Four detained after shots are fired in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police gang detectives were questioning an adult woman and three teens Friday following a wild series of events that included shots fired and a short chase.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 3, 2015

County Attorney talks injunction, drug cases, recidivism (Ogden, UT): After about five months on the job, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred says he’s prepared to lead his office through new challenges in an effort to bring justice to the people of Weber County.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: June 29, 2015

Ogden man arrested in gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Police arrested a man who they allege shot another man in a seemingly random attack earlier this month. Valentino “Shadow” Martinez, 26, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and booked into the Weber County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. Police said Martinez is a well-documented member of the Ogden Trece Gang and has an extensive criminal history.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: June 18, 2015

Charges: Magna man was 17 when he committed gang-related murder (Magna, UT): An 18-year-old Magna man was charged with murder Wednesday for a gang-related shooting he allegedly committed a year ago.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 17, 2015

Ogden police: Three gang members nabbed after wrong-way, I-15 crash (Ogden, UT): What began as a routine traffic stop escalated into an abortive high-speed, wrong-way chase onto Interstate 15, a crash and subsequent arrests of three street gang members, Ogden police say.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 15, 2015

Unified Police looking for 3 suspects in suspected double gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A suspected street gang dispute escalated to gunfire early Monday morning at a Millcreek apartment complex, sending two teenage boys to the hospital.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 15, 2015

Gang-related fight ends with West Valley City man dead, juvenile in custody (West Valley City, UT): A gang-related bus ride argument escalated once two males got off at a West Valley City stop, ending in multiple gunshots that left a 22-year-old man dead and a juvenile behind bars.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 11, 2015

Ogden judge tosses two gang injunction convictions (Ogden, UT): A Weber County judge recently tossed two convictions for an accused Ogden Trece gang member who violated a now-defunct injunction. It's been nearly two years since the Utah Supreme Court threw out an injunction that forbid Ogden Trece gang members from associating with each other in public. Now, those who were slapped with the class B misdemeanor while it was in effect are fighting to have their convictions vacated.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 11, 2015

Jury convicts Ogden man of manslaughter in party shooting (Ogden, UT) : A jury opted to convict Ruben Alvarado Nava III of a lesser charge of manslaughter Thursday rather than murder in the 2013 gang-related shooting death of a man at a party.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 11, 2015

Trial: Was gang-related Utah homicide a case of self-defense? (Ogden, UT): As the trial began Wednesday for a 42-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an Ogden gang member, attorneys told jurors that they will decide whether Ruben Alvarado Nava III was acting in self-defense during the 2013 shooting episode — or if he is guilty of murder.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 3, 2015

3 injured in gang-related fight (Salt Lake City, UT): Three people were hospitalized Monday after police say a gang fight broke out near a Salt Lake home. Of the three injured, at least one person was left in serious condition after suspected gang members confronted each other in a yard near 500 North and 100 West with blunt weapons, including crow bars and baseball bats, according to police.
Source: KSL News    Date: May 26, 2015

Two families search for closure in gang-related murder case (Salt Lake City, UT): Vilisoni Tuino Angilau could be released from prison in as little as three years, but his small daughter will do a lot of growing up while he's away.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 22, 2015

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