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Gang rivalry behind recent Everett shootings (Everett, WA): The Police Department is rebuilding its anti-gang unit to be bigger and smarter, at a time when a gang rivalry has spilled onto Casino Road. Police Chief Dan Temple-man confirmed last week that three high-profile shootings along Casino Road since September were all gang related.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune    Date: October 19, 2016

Police say recent shootings related to gang feuding (Everett, WA): Gunfire in recent weeks is likely part of an ongoing gang feud that already claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy. The gangs, primarily operating in south Everett, have been shooting at each other for more than a year.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: October 17, 2016

Yakima County jail uses segregation methods to keep gang violence down (Yakima, WA): When a gang member is jailed, it’s tempting to think everyone is a bit safer. But it’s not necessarily true. Putting a Norteño into a cell with Sureños practically assures violence that puts inmates — and corrections officers who must break up fights — at risk.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 17, 2016

Teenager’s shooting part of gang violence in south Everett (Everett, WA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot Monday evening is the brother of a 13-year-old who was hit by gunfire three weeks earlier outside the same W. Casino Road apartment.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: October 15, 2016

Chief Says Everett Shootings Gang Related (Everett, WA): Tonight Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman confirmed to the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee that the three recent shootings on Casino Road are considered gang related. “The shootings on September 9th, September 16th and Monday night are gang related,” said Templeman. He made those comments during a briefing on gang activity in Everett.
Source:    Date: October 12, 2016

Kennewick police name man wanted for questioning in gang-related homicide (Kennweick, WA): A Kennewick man is wanted for questioning in an August gang-related shooting that left a man dead. Oscar Ernesto Hernandez, 23, was identified Wednesday as a “person of interest” in the death of Jorge Antonio Jimenez. Kennewick police stopped short of calling Hernandez a suspect in the Aug. 16 incident at Heatherstone Apartments.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: September 28, 2016

Gangster sentenced for gun crimes tied to innocent woman’s death (Seattle, WA): As it stands, there’ll be no full measure of justice for Cassandra Hampton. Hampton was having a night out in Seattle’s clubby Pioneer Square neighborhood when a stray bullet cut short her life at 27.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 10, 2016

Benton County talks expectations on crime, gang prevention program requests (Benton County, WA): Nonprofits in Benton County can ask for help to pay for anti-crime or anti-gang programs without being part of a law enforcement agency themselves.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: September 5, 2016

Walla Walla Fairgrounds dresscode brings light to ongoing problem (Walla Walla, WA): A dresscode at the Walla Walla Frontier Days Fair has locals talking about a bigger issue. Residents said the gang problem is growing everyday. An ordinance passed by Walla Walla County commissioners prohibits gang related attire or insignias. Many said with recent gang violence in the area, this is a good idea.
Source: KVEW News    Date: August 31, 2016

Kennewick police looking to hear from more witnesses after gang shooting leaves 1 dead (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are looking for more witnesses with information related to the homicide at the 1100 block of W. 10th Avenue on August 16 that left one man dead. Police say there are new witnesses that they are interested in hearing from on the shooting that took place Monday, August 16 between two rival gang members.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: August 25, 2016

Anti-gang dress code adopted for fair (Walla Walla, WA): With an eye toward tamping gang violence, Walla Walla County commissioners unanimously approved a dress code for the county fairgrounds. The ordinance formalized a long-standing policy prohibiting gang attire and other identifiers at the annual county fair or other county-sponsored events.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: August 23, 2016

Pierce gang member: Cops won't stop me (Tacoma, WA): The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has seen an increase in gang activity around Parkland, Detective Ed Troyer says. There has been an uptick in shootings and gang graffiti, he said.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: August 23, 2016

Shooting that injured 5 in Tacoma was gang-related (Tacoma, WA): A shooting that injured five people in downtown Tacoma was gang-related, police said Monday, although they offered few other details. Some of the victims were innocent bystanders.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 22, 2016

Everett PD Anti-Crime Unit Refocused On Gangs (Everett, WA): Late last year Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman re-assigned the Everett Police Anti-Crime Team to deal with street issues focusing on homelessness and away from gang activity. Now that the city has started to fill positions in its Community Outreach and Enforcement Team, Templeman is returning the focus of the anti-crime team to gang issues.
Source:    Date: August 18, 2016

Update: Kennewick 20-year-old killed in gang-suspected shooting (Kennewick, WA): A 20-year-old Kennewick man is dead in a gang-related shooting at the Heatherstone Apartments. Jorge Antonio Jimenez was shot in the stomach and leg when he confronted two suspects carving their rival gang insignia into the paint of his gold SUV parked in the complex lot Monday night.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 16, 2016

Walla Walla County eyes anti-gang dress code for fair (Walla Walla County, WA): Adding a dress code into the county code is being eyed by Walla Walla County commissioners. According to county Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jesse Nolte, the new ordinance would formalize a long-standing policy that prohibits gang attire or other identifiers at the annual county fair or other county-sponsored events.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: August 14, 2016

Ephrata man accused of shooting at rival gang member's wife in Soap Lake (Soap Lake, WA): A man allegedly shot at a rival gang member’s wife and nephew while they were in a minivan in Soap Lake.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: August 9, 2016

Police warn about graffiti in the area and how to respond (Tri-Cities, WA): Police say graffiti is popping up all around our area, but say it's a crime you can help them crack down on. "It's a coward's way to display a message and there's no accountability," said concerned resident Victor Heminghaus.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: August 7, 2016

20-year-old Finley man sentenced to 94 years for ‘execution’ (Pasco, WA): DeShawn Anderson insisted Monday he did not fire the shots that killed a 22-year-old Pasco man in December 2014. But Judge Alex Ekstrom said the evidence was clear that twice he shot into cars — leaving a young father dead and four other men wounded.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 1, 2016

Shooting victim has gang ties (Walla Walla, WA): A 20-year-old male is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot multiple times at Paddock Elevators. Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner confirmed the victim has gang ties, but that’s all he could say as the investigation continues.
Source: My Columbia Basin    Date: July 28, 2016

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