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Jose Herrera: High-Violent gang member street named ‘Wizard’ pulls off vanishing act in Tri-Cities (Franklin County, WA): Department of Corrections officers in the Tri-Cities say a dangerous gang member known as ‘Wizard’ has pulled off a vanishing act. Jose Herrera was convicted of assaulting a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy. Now, he’s breaking probation on the crime that ignited when he ran from a traffic stop.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: May 13, 2016

First-degree murder charges being filed in jail killing (Yakima, WA): Yakima County prosecutors are filing first-degree murder charges against two men accused of killing Timothy Denton inside a Yakima County jail cell Wednesday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 13, 2016

Federal Way residents spooked by spike in violent crime: 'It's scary. I need to move' (Federal Way, WA): Federal Way police say they're going to increase patrols in the wake of four shootings in four days, two of them deadly. Some residents say it's gotten to the point where they want to move. The murder rate has already reached last year's total of four and it's only May.
Source: KOMO 4 News    Date: May 10, 2016

Music on cellphone isn’t evidence of gang ties, state Supreme Court says (Yakima County, WA): Washington’s Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of three men in what police called a gang-related shooting, finding among other things that music on one defendant’s phone was not evidence of gang ties.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 5, 2016

Father of girl killed in Kent drive-by arrested in prostitution case (Seattle, WA): The father of 1-year-old Malijha Grant, who was fatally shot last year in Kent as part of an ongoing gang feud, was arrested Saturday, accused of forcing a now 19-year-old woman to prostitute for him. She told police he became even more violent after his daughter was killed.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 2, 2016

Benton County approves plan for enhanced gang, crime prevention (Benton County, WA): Benton County commissioners approved a $2 million plan Tuesday to enhance public safety and pay for gang and crime prevention targeting youth middle school age and younger.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: April 12, 2016

Yakima County has third homicide in three days (Yakima, WA): A 19-year-old Yakima man on Sunday became the third person shot to death over the weekend in separate incidents in Yakima and Union Gap.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 11, 2016

Late night teen program turns 25 (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood has a history that Phil Carter knows well. He grew up in the city. “I wanted to give back, and give back to my community in a way that was going to impact people's lives,” said Carter.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: April 1, 2016

Community eager to deal with graffiti, gang problem (Auburn, WA): Depending on who's in, who's out, membership may vary day to day from 50 to 65 people, from whisker-less boys as young as 11 to at least one man as old as 39. Many are the real thing, others hangers-on, wannabes. Some live in Auburn, others are Seattle, Kent, Federal Way or Tacoma residents.
Source: Auburn Reporter    Date: March 31, 2016

Gang member faces murder charge in Kent apartment shooting (Kent, WA): A 17-year-old gang member from Seattle faces a first-degree murder charge for shooting a 19-year-old man in January at a Kent apartment complex.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: March 29, 2016

Teen charged with murder in Kent gang shooting (Kent, WA): King County prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old with first-degree premeditated murder, accusing him of killing the alleged member of a rival gang in January and then later laughing about it in recorded phone calls from jail.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: March 28, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty in shooting death outside tavern (Wall Walla, WA): A local gang member faces up to three decades in prison after pleading guilty Friday afternoon in Superior Court to shooting two men, killing one of them, outside a Walla Walla tavern in Eastgate last year.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: March 26, 2016

Man sentenced to 14 years in gang-related shooting (Everett, WA): A teenage gang member, shackled and off to prison for the next 14 years, locked eyes Wednesday with the 15-year-old boy he nearly killed in a drive-by shooting over the summer.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: March 24, 2016

Gangs are here in Snohomish County (Snohomish County, WA): A 17-year-old died after he was shot in the head last year at a house party in Everett. Although it isn’t clear if the teen was in a gang, Snohomish County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three teenagers who were believed to have crashed a party thrown by rival gang members. The detectives said the victim was shot during a confrontation between rival gangs.
Source: The Edmonds Beacon    Date: March 16, 2016

Everett teen pleads guilty in south Everett gang shooting (Everett, WA): A week after Guillermo Padilla turned 16, he handed another teenager a loaded .22-caliber gun, knowing that his friend was out for blood.Minutes later Anthony Camacho, 17, was on the ground, dying from a gunshot wound to the head. His buddies loaded him into a car and dropped him off at a local hospital.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: March 12, 2016

Gang member gets prison time for rape (Wall Walla, WA): A Walla Walla gang member who was convicted of raping a girl at his residence last spring was sentenced today to at least 7½ years in prison, and could be locked up for life.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: March 11, 2016

Man shot in the leg in what officers say is gang related (Kennewick, WA): A gang related shooting overnight Friday sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, and police are still looking for suspects.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: March 4, 2016

Tacoma police team takes aim at surge in drive-by shootings (Tacoma, WA): Drive-by shootings in Tacoma nearly doubled last year. Police don’t know what prompted the uptick, but they decided to take action by forming a specialized team devoted solely to capturing known violent criminals. The Violence Reduction Team went to work in December.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 26, 2016

Spike of suspected gang activity in Aberdeen; Hoquiam also aware of the problem (Aberdeen, WA): There’s been an increase in suspected gang violence within the last few years, according to police, but the real question for Harbor law enforcement is: Will the activity sustain itself or die down as it has in the past? Since January, there have been three shootings in Aberdeen, two of which police believe were gang related.
Source: The Daily World    Date: February 20, 2016

As gangs evolve, law enforcement shifts gears (Yakima, WA): From where Troy Clements sits, traditional gang crime in Yakima appears to be down, but it doesn’t mean it’s no longer a problem. “(Gangs) are evolving into more organized crime,” said Clements, the deputy Yakima County prosecuting attorney who organized the office’s gang unit. “They’re realizing that gratuitous violence is not good for producing value.”
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 20, 2016

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