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Ashley Kirk (left) and Juan Ortega-Ramos are accused of burglarizing customers of a PetSmart store in San Carlos. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

No Contest Pleas From Couple In PetSmart Burglaries; Homes Ransacked After Pets Boarded

A former San Carlos PetSmart employee and her boyfriend have pleaded no contest to burglary charges for a series of break-ins at homes they learned were vacant when the residents’ pets were boarded at PetSmart, San Mateo County prosecutors said Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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Sonoma Valley Teen ‘Gunsmith’ Arrested On Weapons Charges

A 16-year-old Sonoma Valley boy who bragged about his gun manufacture and modification prowess was arrested last week on weapons charges.

08/13/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

3 Alleged Street Gang Members Arrested In San Jose

San Jose police arrested three alleged street gang associates last weekend, including two reputed Norteno members and a juvenile who discarded a stolen gun when confronted by officers, police said.

07/24/2014

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Feds Indict 27 Members Of San Jose-Based ‘Mexican Mafia’ With Murder, Racketeering, Drug Charges

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose Wednesday unsealed a 41-count indictment against 27 members of the San Jose-based “Mexican Mafia” street gang the Sur Santos Pride on racketeering, murder, drug dealing, firearms and other charges.

03/20/2014

A cameraman records the judge's podium in a courtroom closed due to budget cuts and layoffs, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on March 16, 2009. Beset by an unprecedented budget crisis, the LA Superior Court, the largest trial court system in the US, laid off 329 employees and announced the closure of 17 courtrooms, with more of both expected in the future. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

South SF Gang Member Gets 5 Life Terms For Array Of Crimes

A Norteño gang member has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to five life terms for an array of convictions, including the racketeering murders of three young men perceived as rival gang members in South San Francisco in 2010.

11/08/2013

(L-R) Miguel Alvarado, Osvaido Lopez (Redwood City Police Dept.)

Alleged Gang Members Arrested In Redwood City ‘Mini Crime Spree’

It took less than three hours for two alleged Norteño gang members to rob three Redwood City convenience stores Tuesday morning with rifles stolen in a residential burglary days earlier, Redwood City police said Wednesday.

05/29/2013

An East Palo Alto crime scene (CBS)

East Palo Alto Police Chief Wants Meeting With Gang Leaders

East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis is preparing to call in gang members who may have been involved in a deadly shooting last weekend, which claimed the life of a 16-year-old.

05/22/2013

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Plea Deal Reached In Attempted Murder Of CHP Officer In Oakland

The Oakland Police Department announced on Thursday that a plea deal has been reached with four men, believed to be members of the Norteno gang, in a case involving the attempted murder of a California Highway Patrol officer last summer in East Oakland.

05/16/2013

Danilo Velasquez

Life Sentence For Gang Member In ’09 Daly City BART Slaying

Calling him a “vicious, heartless murderer,” a federal judge in San Francisco Thursday imposed a sentence of life plus ten years in prison on an MS-13 gang member accused of participating in the gunfire slaying of a college student in Daly City in 2009.

02/16/2012

(L-R) Luis Herrera, Danilo Velasquez (Daly City PD)

Gang Member Pleads Guilty In ’09 Murder Near Daly City BART

One of two alleged MS-13 gang members who went on trial in federal court in San Francisco last month has pleaded guilty to seven charges, including possessing the gun used in a shooting murder near the Daly City BART station in 2009.

11/10/2011

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