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After stabbing, Gunnison facility is locked down (Utah): The Central Utah Correctional Facility was placed on lockdown Saturday after an inmate was stabbed in what prison officials are calling a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 3, 2005

16-year-old boy avoids life-threatening (Salt Lake City, UT): A 16-year-old boy was stabbed seven times in the chest Sunday morning but authorities said he didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 31, 2005

Pacific Islanders get tips on avoiding gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Brandon Fiame is a 14-year-old from Salt Lake City. He could have gone to a basketball game Saturday, but he spent his morning and afternoon at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center learning how to avoid joining a gang.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 30, 2005

S. L. City shooting victim had a criminal record (Salt Lake City, UT): A man shot through the head in the parking lot of a Salt Lake City apartment complex was a suspected gang member who had sporadic troubles with the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 14, 2004

Gang members' friend threatens lawyer (Salt Lake City, UT) : A woman was arrested and jailed yesterday on charges of threatening a federal prosecutor handling the racketeering case against a violent gang. April Dowding was indicted yesterday for threatening an attorney.
Source: KSL News    Date: December 9, 2004

Two shoot it out in 7-Eleven lot (Taylorsville, UT): A gang-related shootout in the parking lot of a Taylorsville 7-Eleven Monday night landed one man in jail and had the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit looking for at least one other person Tuesday.
Source: Deseret News    Date: November 3, 2004

Neighbors tried, couldn't save victim (West Valley City, UT): A series of semi-automatic gunshots cut through the rain late Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy outside a West Valley City fourplex. Sang Ba Nguyen fell to one knee after bullets struck him in the torso and head.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 29, 2004

Quarrel heats up, man shot to death (Salt Lake City, UT): Jenny Wood saw it only briefly, but the image stayed with her: a man, his face awash in what seemed to be confusion, staring at another man, who was holding a gun. But several hours passed before she realized she had witnessed a homicide.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 22, 2004

Ogden police say gangs involved in shooting (Ogden, UT): Ogden police Monday said a weekend shooting that left a man in serious but stable condition was likely gang-related.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 6, 2004

WV drive-by shooting may be gang-related (West Valley, UT): A 17-year-old West Valley boy was shot but not critically wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday. The boy was a passenger in a car headed north on 4000 West at the intersection of 3390 South when the shooting occurred at about 5 p.m., West Valley City Police Sgt. Julia Jorgensen said.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 20, 2004

Arrests may have foiled home invasion robbery (Salt Lake County, UT): Three men believed to be members of a violent Salt Lake County street gang were arrested Tuesday morning just as they were apparently about to commit a home invasion robbery.
Source: Deseret News    Date: August 5, 2004

Kearns gang member tops public enemy list (Salt Lake City, UT): A member of a Kearns street gang has been named this week's Public Enemy No. 1 by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 18, 2004

At least 3 injured in 2 S.L. shootings (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake police were investigating two shootings that occurred within 30 minutes early Sunday and left at least three people injured. A mother in her mid-30s, her 13-year-old daughter and possibly a third person, who fled, were shot about 12:30 a.m. at a house near 900 North and 900 West.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 28, 2004

Officer arrests 2 carrying gun in park (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City's efforts to crack down on people carrying guns in public parks paid off over the weekend. An observant Salt Lake police officer arrested two admitted gang members Sunday near the Peace Gardens in Jordan Park, 1000 South and 900 West, after he caught them carrying a gun.
Source: Deseret News    Date: June 22, 2004

Shooting shakes 'heart of the city' (Salt Lake City, UT): Seven riders were finding their steeds on the merry-go-round, groups of families and friends were laying out picnic dinners, and Clark Clements was transitioning into the second verse of a love ballad on his guitar. Two shots were fired. A short pause, then a third. And a pleasant afternoon at Liberty Park turned chaotic.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 7, 2004

81 arrest warrants issued after 18-month drug probe (West Valley City, UT): One of the largest drug distribution rings along the Wasatch Front in recent memory was brought down Wednesday by local and federal authorities following an 18-month investigation. The investigation, dubbed "Operation West Coast," culminated Wednesday when 81 arrest warrants were issued for people believed to be involved in the multimillion-dollar drug operation that stretched from Utah to California to Mexico.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 27, 2004

Gang graffiti, crimes mulitply (Salt Lake City, UT): According to Salt Lake City police, a recent increase in gang graffiti may be a precursor to gang battles on the streets. "I can't remember seeing this much gang graffiti and this amount of disrespect between gangs since 1997 or 1996," an officer said, adding that the two factors correlate to crime rates that have risen sharply for the second year in a row. Statistics show a 21.9 percent increase in graffiti from 3,981 cases in 2002 to 4,854 cases last year, paired with a 22.8 percent increase in all other gang crime, from 1,252 cases to 1,538 cases. Gang crime rose 50.5 percent in 2002. The majority of the graffiti is believed to be young gang members attempting "stepping stone crimes."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 7, 2004

Straight Edgers characterized as terrorist threat (Salt Lake City and Ogden, UT): Straight Edge is Utah's largest gang and thought to be a terroristic threat, police are reporting. Hundreds of teenagers in Salt Lake City and Ogden align themselves with the 20-year-old Straight Edge movement, which advocates clean living devoid of smoking, alcohol, drugs, and promiscuous sex. The majority of those teens are law abiding, an officer said, but some commit violent crimes in small packs, usually assaulting those who smoke or drink. According to police, the gang was considered a domestic terrorist group after a series of violent attacks in the mid-to-late 1990s when Straight Edgers firebombed a McDonald's and a leather store, blew up a mink farm, and murdered a teenager for smoking in downtown Salt Lake City. Recently, they have been linked to multiple beatings, involving high school students in the Kearns area.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 2, 2004

Man killed, another hurt in shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): One person was killed and another seriously injured in what police say was a gang-related shooting in a west Salt Lake City neighborhood. The two victims, in their late teens or early 20s, were known gang members and believed to have been on a porch when they were shot. No arrests have been reported.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 28, 2004

Boy is hit by car, then possibly shot (Salt Lake City, UT): Police are investigating an alleged gang-related incident in which a boy was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. After hitting the victim, a man exited the vehicle and fired about eight rounds from a handgun at the boy. Police are unsure if the victim was struck by a bullet. The shooter returned to the car and left the area.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 24, 2004

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