San Jose police had forty extra officers on duty over the weekend to curb the recent spike of violent crime and they said they are bracing for the summer which historically is a time when violent crime rises along the season’s temperatures.
The San Jose Police Department Friday announced a new plan to deploy extra officers this summer to suppress gang violence that has claimed eight lives this year, including a teen boy on Thursday.
In response to a recent spate of four homicides, San Jose police were deploying extra units of special operations and gang suppression officers this weekend.
A 41-year-old man and his 16-year-old nephew were injured in a gang-related stabbing in Vacaville on Saturday.
The state-of-the-art REACH Ashland Youth Center celebrated its grand opening Wednesday afternoon after a decade-long, youth-driven effort to improve the neighborhood.
Police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in Gilroy that hospitalized a man Saturday evening.
Three people were stabbed at a party in Santa Rosa on Saturday night. All three victims were known gang members, police said.
Two men were stabbed on the Healdsburg High School tennis courts Tuesday night by suspects who yelled gang epithets at them, police said.
Police in Gilroy are investigating an attempted murder from Saturday night that is believed to be gang related.
Faced with reduced staffing and a double digit increase in violent crime over last year, the San Jose Police Department have announced a new department direction.