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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 5 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

Police arrest alleged gang-related graffiti tagger for artwork, drug distribution (St. George, UT): A second man was arrested Thursday following an investigation into several graffiti incidents in Washington County believed to be connected to a California gang. On top of the graffiti charges, the man was also charged with two counts of drug distribution.
Source: St. George News    Date: May 4, 2015

Gang Conference marks 25th year, focuses on youth prevention (Sandy, UT): When the Utah Gang Conference started in 1990, it was an effort to get the community to work together to find solutions to the gang problem in Utah. As the conference marked its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Unified Police Lt. Marianne Suarez, head of the Metro Gang Unit, said the focus this year is getting back to basics.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: April 25, 2015

Salt Lake Metro Gang Conference organizers: Gangs still prevalent in Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): It is a problem that just won't go away. Gangs are still prevalent in Utah according to organizers of the 2015 Salt Lake Metro Gang Conference. According to the latest data from the gang unit, gang is responsible for 80-percent of the street drugs in Utah. But authorities say they are not backing down despite more arrests and an influx of out of state gang members who relocate to Utah.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: April 23, 2015

Utah documentary helping law enforcement combat latest gang trends (Salt Lake City, UT): A local documentary is spotlighting how football is reaching the Polynesian community to help erase gang activity. The documentary is helping officers understand and combat the latest local and national gang trends.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: April 22, 2015

Utah Gang Conference focusing on youth prevention (Sandy, UT): When the Utah Gang Conference started in 1990, it was an effort to get the community to work together to find solutions to the gang problem in Utah.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 22, 2015

Gang-related graffiti leads to arrest of alleged tagger (St. George, UT): An investigation into several graffiti incidents believed to be connected to a California gang led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. George man Thursday.
Source: St. George News    Date: April 18, 2015

ICE, Homeland Security crackdown nets 1,200-plus gang arrests — 18 in Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): Federal immigration officials confirmed Wednesday that 18 Utah gang members were among the more than 1,200 suspects rounded up as part of Homeland Security's six-week, nationwide Project Wildfire.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 8, 2015

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