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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

Several innocent bystanders hurt by gun violence in 2-week period in Seattle (Seattle, WA): Two shootings in Seattle in just a two-week period have left several innocent bystanders injured. It’s too early in the investigation for detectives to know whether the shootout was gang-related. But some in the community suspect gangs, drugs or both.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: November 22, 2016

Yakima man heads to federal prison for gang-related gun crime (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man described as a high-ranking gang member was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 18, 2016

Sureno gang member sentenced to 100 months in prison (Yakima, WA): According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 34-year-old Angel Jose Rangel was sentenced Thursday to 100 months in prison after having previously plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KAYU FOX 28     Date: November 17, 2016

Driver linked to gang shooting in Walla Walla County sentenced (Walla Walla, WA): A teenager was sentenced this morning in the Juvenile Department of Superior Court to time served for driving two gang members, suspected in the shooting of a fellow gang member, from the scene of the crime north of Walla Walla in July.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: October 21, 2016

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

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