Gangs

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Holding Town Hall Meetings On Gang Violence Prevention

The forums, which will take place over the next several weeks, will give residents the chance to air their concerns about the violence and advise the city about how to stem gang activity in their neighborhoods, according to Mario Maciel, spokesman for the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.

10/21/2013

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5 Arrested In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Santa Cruz Boy

Santa Cruz police said five suspects were arrested Saturday in the gang-related, drive-by shooting death last year of a 12-year-old boy associated with the Sureno street gang.

10/14/2013

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Phil Matier: Oakland Criminal Groups Choosing Robberies Over Drugs For Easy Cash

There have been more than 3,800 robberies reported in Oakland this year, representing a 24% jump compared with the number of reported robberies in Oakland during the same time period last year.

09/30/2013

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Touts Success Of Gang Suppression Program

The San Jose Police Department said Monday that a program implemented this summer to reduce gang-related crime has led to an overall 20 percent reduction in crime from last year.

09/17/2013

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Wiretaps Lead to Nearly 2 Dozen Richmond Gang Arrests

Police in Richmond announced Wednesday that a months-long operation involving wiretaps has led to the arrests of nearly two dozen alleged members of one of the city’s most violent gangs.

08/28/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Won’t Identify Suspects Arrested In Gang Sweep

Authorities have refused to identify eight men they recently arrested as part of one of Oakland’s primary crime fighting strategies.

08/23/2013

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Oakland Police Nab Suspected Gang Members Linked To Armed Robberies

Oakland police have arrested several members of a violent gang investigators believe is responsible for armed robberies and burglaries throughout the Bay Area.

08/22/2013

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Police Probing Gang Ties To Richmond Shootings, Police Car Ramming

Richmond police are investigating a series of violent incidents during the past two days including shootings that wounded five people and a car chase in which a suspect vehicle rammed into a police car.

07/17/2013

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2 Novato Teens Arrested After Weapons Found In Car

Novato police arrested two teenage boys after weapons were found in their car during a traffic stop on Monday night, a police sergeant said.

07/16/2013

A silver sedan crashed into Joshua Christian Church in Oakland following a police pursuit from San Francisco on June 30, 2013. (CBS)

Suspected Gang Members Nabbed In SF Shooting, Bay Bridge Pursuit

Police arrested four suspected gang members Sunday night after a shooting in San Francisco that led to a pursuit over the Bay Bridge and a crash into a church in Oakland, a police spokesman said Monday.

07/02/2013

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