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Man given maximum sentence 2 years after deadly Roy gang fight (Ogden, UT): It’s been exactly two years since Mario Saucedo was shot and killed in front of a Roy home during a party. A jury convicted Ruben Alvarado Nava, III, of pulling the trigger in a misguided attempt of self-defense.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: September 8, 2015

Closing statements expected Friday in Ogden gang stabbing case (Ogden, UT): The attempted murder case against Jose Amparo Garcia will go to the jury early Friday morning. Garcia, 29, is facing attempted murder and assault charges for an alleged May 31, 2014 altercation that left a 40-year-old victim with a broken jaw and ten stab wounds — eight of which were in the back and on one puncturing a lung, according to testimony.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: September 4, 2015

Most wanted fugitive arrested by Metro Gang Unit (Millcreek, UT): 19-year-old Tyrel Foreman, also known as "Lucky Loc" has been wanted on a $250,007 warrant for 29 counts of felony discharge of a firearm. On Thursday night, he was located in Millcreek and arrested by a detective of the Metro Gang Unit.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: August 21, 2015

SLC police say teen shot in gang-related incident (Salt Lake City, UT): A teen was shot Tuesday in what Salt Lake City police say may be a gang-related shooting. Officers said the 16-year-old and another teenager were standing outside a home about 7 p.m. on Ivy Circle in northwest Salt Lake City when a car pulled up in the cul de sac.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: August 18, 2015

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

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