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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

Gang shooting critically wounds man (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner says a shooting victim called 911 to report his injuries at about 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival at Paddock and Harvey Shaw roads, deputies found a 20-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. No one else was at the scene.
Source: My Columbia Basin    Date: July 27, 2016

Prosecutors: Pierce man blames stabbing on gang initiation (Tacoma, WA): A 24-year-old man who now faces first-degree murder charges in a fatal stabbing says it was all about getting into a gang. Pierce County prosecutors say Jose Jonael Ayala Reyes has said he stabbed the victim only in the leg and that he did that to get into the MS-13 gang, a violent international criminal group made up mostly of members from Central America.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: July 11, 2016

Dealership burglaries likely gang-related (Mount Pleasant, WI): A string of car dealership burglaries in Mount Pleasant is believed to be gang-related and possibly connected to a series of similar burglaries in Milwaukee, according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tim Zarzecki.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: July 7, 2016

Teen lookout gets 10 days in gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): A plea agreement has led to a reduction in the criminal case against a 16-year-old Walla Walla girl who reportedly acted as a lookout in a gang-related shooting last year.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: July 6, 2016

Gang rivalry among teens fueling shootings in South Everett (Everett, WA): More gunfire is being blamed on a gang beef that has plagued south Everett, inside and outside city limits, for months and is the suspected motive behind a deadly shooting in December.
Source: The Herald     Date: June 21, 2016

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