Oakland police have arrested several members of a violent gang investigators believe is responsible for armed robberies and burglaries throughout the Bay Area.
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.
Novato police arrested two teenage boys after weapons were found in their car during a traffic stop on Monday night, a police sergeant said.
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.
Several male teens assaulted another male teen Sunday in a suspected gang-related robbery attempt in East San Jose during the first weekend of an anti-gang program by San Jose police, a spokesman said Monday.
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.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally adopted a dress code policy targeting gang members at the upcoming County Fair. But some are concerned the policy could lead to racial profiling.
Thirty-one alleged members or associates of the Nuestra Familia gang sat in chains and handcuffs at the Hall of Justice in a courtroom crowded with their friends, relatives and attorneys for both sides.
Gilroy police said they expect to see a drop in gang-related crimes because of the massive grand jury indictment of violent gang members on Thursday.
Grand jury indictments were handed down against 48 suspected members of the Nuestra Familia gang in Santa Clara County on Tuesday.