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Kent police make 18 arrests tackling crime gang violence (Kent, WA): Officers have made 18 arrests in the past week as work to tackle organised crime gangs in north Kent continues. Investigations led by Kent Police’s Operation Jupiter team have also resulted in seizures of large quantities of Class A drugs, following a number of searches and warrants in areas of Medway.
Source: ITV News    Date: December 12, 2015

Former gang members find new life making high-end furniture (Seattle, WA): Their lives once meant running the streets of Seattle's Rainier Valley, leading to hard times in prison. But that life is all behind a group of former gang members thanks to an unexpected artistic outlet called 118 Designs.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: December 11, 2015

FBI: Another wanted Anchorage gang member arrested in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): An Anchorage man indicted on gang-related drugs and weapons charges was arrested Friday in Washington, Anchorage FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said.
Source: Anchorage Dispatch News    Date: December 11, 2015

Man charged for allegedly shooting at rival gang members near state patrol office (Ephrata, WA): Investigators suspect a man was attempting to shoot at rival gang members when he fired a gun near a Washington State Patrol office. Prosecutors charged Jorge G. Suarez Galvan, a 20-year-old Moses Lake man, in Grant County Superior Court with unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree and DUI.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: November 25, 2015

Capitol Hill drive-by shooting caught on video; Seattle police boosting patrols (Seattle, WA): Gunfire ripped though a busy Capitol Hill neighborhood over the weekend, sending five people to the hospital.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: November 23, 2015

Pasco men unite to stem violence (Kennewick, WA): When George Garcia Thacker was fatally shot earlier this month near the cable bridge, news of the well-known Pasco teen’s death sent shock waves through the community.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 21, 2015

Pasco Gang Involved Shootings, One Year Later (Pasco, WA): Two lives were lost by gang related violence, almost one year ago to the day. Three people are still in jail, waiting to find out how much of their lives they will waste because of it.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: November 13, 2015

Trial set for 4 suspects in Walla Walla gang-related shooting that killed 1, injured 1 (Walla Walla, WA): A trial has been set for four men charged with murder in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and another injured outside a tavern in Walla Walla.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: November 10, 2015

Walla Walla Looks to Raise Taxes to Fund Anti-Gang Program (Walla Walla, WA): The Walla Walla City Council is considering raising taxes in order to increase anti-gang activity. The council on Wednesday will consider a proposal to use $169,542 in banked-levy-capacity taxes, as well as take an additional $40,778 in taxes beyond a state mandated cap for the city, to fund more initiatives to combat gang violence.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: November 4, 2015

Yakima police: Man shot in leg by rival gang members (Yakima, WA): Yakima police said a man was shot in the leg Thursday night after apparently being confronted by rival gang members.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 30, 2015

WWPD announces new gang strategies (Walla Walla, WA): The shooting at the Green Lantern in Walla Walla has raised the profile of gang violence in the city. Juan Pedro Martinez, 23, who had no gang affiliation, was shot and killed at the scene. He was in the company of a person who had tried to leave a gang and had testified against the gang.
Source: My Columbua Basin    Date: October 30, 2015

People Disagree Over Safety in Walla Walla After Recent Gang Violence (Walla Walla, WA): Police say gangs have been responsible for several shootings in Walla Walla recently. Just last weekend, an innocent man died when a gang member tried to shoot the man he was standing with outside a bar. Gang members have been responsible for 2 shootings in the last 3 weeks in Walla Walla. Last one happened here at the green lantern right by a residential neighborhood.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: October 29, 2015

4 charged with murder in Walla Walla gang-related shooting (Walla Walla, WA): Four men have been charged with murder in a gang-related shooting that left one man dead and wounded another outside a tavern in Walla Walla.
Source: The Herald    Date: October 27, 2015

19-year-old man charged with murder for shooting deaths of father, son at Auburn bus stop (Kent, WA): A 19-year-old man was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder in the drive-by shooting deaths of a father and son at a bus stop in Auburn last Tuesday night.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: October 26, 2015

One dead in gang shooting outside of bar (Walla Walla, WA): A gang-related shooting in Walla Walla ended with one man dead and another wounded Saturday night. The deceased man has been identified as 23-year old Juan P. Martinez. The injured man is identified as 23-year old Andres Solis.
Source: My Eastern Oregon    Date: October 26, 2015

Walla Walla gang activity soaring (Walla Walla, WA): One man is dead and another injured after a shooting in Walla Walla this past weekend. Four people have been arrested, all with ties to gangs. The killing is part of an uptick in Gang Crime, rocking the Walla Walla Community, where no neighborhood is immune.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: October 26, 2015

Gang members arrested after Lakewood shooting tied to high-profile cases, prosecutors say (Tacoma, WA): Two well-known street gang members arrested after a shootout Friday in Lakewood have ties to a series of high-profile Tacoma crimes, according to Pierce County prosecutors.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: October 20, 2015

Gang member known as 'Big Evil' charged in 'unprovoked, senseless' Rainier Valley murder (King County, WA): A 34-year-old known gang member was charged Friday with the "unprovoked and senseless" slaying of a 20-year-old man Sunday in the Brighton area of Rainier Valley.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 16, 2015

Benton County Gang Unit seizing drugs and weapons, stopping gang crime (Benton County, WA): Gang crime is a wide spread issue in our area with at least nine major gangs in the Tri Cities but since being organized in 2012, a special team is making progress. Benton County's gang unit has arrested 236 gang members since 2014. KEPR followed the team and found out how much of an impact they're making in year three.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: September 24, 2015

Yakima gang unit takes new approach to tackling gang violence (Yakima, WA): Yakima gang unit officers say the gang presence in our community has shifted a lot over the years and that gang members are no longer as visible out on the streets. KIMA found out how the gang unit is now dealing with gang crimes. "We're kind of taking a 'zero tolerance to gangs' approach," said YPD Gang Unit Sgt. Uriel Mendoza.
Source: KIMA News    Date: September 22, 2015

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