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Police Chief Talks Gangs, Guns In Everett, WA (Everett, WA): With 19 “gun shots fired” calls between December 6th and March 15th in Everett, Police Chief Dan Templeman is expressing increasing concern over gang related crimes and gang involvement in shootings. On March 8th Templeman talked with the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee about what his department is doing in relation to gang activity.
Source:    Date: March 24, 2017

Wanted Yakima gang member caught trying to re-enter country (Yakima, WA): Police say a Yakima man suspected of assaulting of a 13-year-old girl was arrested while re-entering the country from Mexico earlier this month.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 23, 2017

Man fatally stabbed in Tacoma for gang initiation; 3 now charged (Tacoma, WA): Two more men have been charged in the death of a man believed to have been stabbed as part of his friend’s gang initiation.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 8, 2017

12-year sentence for driver in gang-related slaying (Everett, WA): The mother of a young gang member wept as she sought mercy for her teenage son Monday at his sentencing for his role in a 2015 murder.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: March 7, 2017

Man convicted of first-degree murder in gang-related shooting (Everett, WA): An Everett man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday for a 2015 gang-related shooting, but the jury apparently was unconvinced that prosecutors had proven he pulled the trigger.
Source: Herald Net    Date: March 3, 2017

Day of deadly gang-related shooting detailed at murder trial (Everett, WA): A south Everett teenager testified Monday that he and other gang members were hunting for rivals in the hours before 17-year-old Anthony Camacho was gunned down outside a party in 2015.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 28, 2017

Gang graffiti hits Tri-Cities and rural areas with new drug trends (Tri-Cities, WA): A never-ending cycle of criminal behavior still an issue in our area. Police say gangs and drugs are tied together as they deal with a whole new threat. The Benton County Gang Team gave KEPR an inside look to exclusive evidence of a drug trend new to authorities.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: February 20, 2017

Testimony begins about gang-related killing of Everett teen (Everett, WA): A Snohomish County jury was told to listen for lies Wednesday as testimony began about the 2015 gang-related killing of a south Everett teen.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 16, 2017

Yakima police seek gang member accused of assaulting girl (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are seeking tips about the location of a Yakima man accused of assaulting a girl. Juan Acevedo-Giron, 22, is charged in Yakima County Superior Court with indecent liberties, second-degree assault, felony harassment, unlawful firearm possession and violation of a protection order.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 14, 2017

Testimony at attempted murder trial offers glimpse into gang code (Walla Walla, WA): For Diego Bante-Rivera, much of the hot summer day last year was rather uneventful. He decided to “chill” with gang homies on a trip to Fishhook Park on the Snake River.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 10, 2017

Gang member sought in assault case not found after Roosevelt Avenue standoff (Yakima, WA): A suspect sought in connection with a sexual assault investigation was not located after Yakima police surrounded a Roosevelt Avenue home for several hours Thursday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 9, 2017

Spokane schools, city receive federal grant to coordinate response to gang activity (Spokane, WA): The City of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools will receive more than $260,000 in Department of Justice grant money to “enhance gang prevention.” The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang suppression. That collaboration will be known as the Gang Free Spokane Project.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: February 5, 2017

Yakima County gang court fizzles after little success (Yakima, WA): Jump started by a $300,000 grant, Yakima County courts embarked five years ago on an ambitious program intended to deter youths from gangs and set them on a more promising path.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 28, 2017

Gang feud blamed in Crocodile club shooting that hurt 3 bystanders in Belltown, police say (Seattle, WA): The shooting that left three people wounded outside a music club in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood Thursday night is believed to be a drive-by attack tied to gang warfare mostly occurring in South Seattle and South King County, Assistant Seattle Police Chief Robert Merner said Friday.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: January 20, 2017

Charges: Mount Vernon cop shooting started with gang conflict (Mount Vernon, WA): The police standoff and shooting that critically wounded a Mount Vernon officer started with a shooting over gang turf, authorities say.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: January 19, 2017

2 arrested in connection with gang-related Wapato shooting (Yakima, WA): Two men identified by police as gang members have been arrested in connection with a Wapato shooting that sent another man to the hospital. The 18- and 19-year-old suspects were arrested Tuesday as police continued an investigation into the weekend shooting, police say. The suspects are each being held on a $1 million bond.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 18, 2017

Bail set for suspect in gang-related shooting (Yakima, WA): Bail was set at $125,000 Thursday for a Yakima man accused of being the driver in a gang-related shooting that wounded a man. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a Washington Avenue home, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 14, 2017

Gang violence led to shooting of Mount Vernon police officer; 2 suspects appear in court (Mount Vernon, WA): One of the teenagers accused in the shooting that critically injured a Mount Vernon police officer appeared in front of a judge for the first time on Wednesday.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: December 21, 2016

Probe into Everett gang-related shootings closed for now (Everett, WA): Detectives have closed their investigations into the gang-related shootings of two teenage brothers. The brothers are believed to be connected to an Asian gang. That gang is friendly with two Hispanic gangs that are feuding with two other Hispanic gangs, detectives have explained in court papers.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: December 16, 2016

Fitness studio opens doors to WW youths (Walla Walla, WA): The anti-gang and -drug abuse group Juntos has partnered with a Walla Walla fitness studio to open its doors to youths on Friday nights. Juntos — which means “together” in Spanish — is a group organized by former gang members along with Walla Walla police officers and county sheriff’s deputies, Aguilar said.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: November 27, 2016

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