Santa Cruz MS-13 Gang Leader Pleads Guilty To Federal Murder Conspiracy ChargesA notorious MS-13 gang leader in Santa Cruz has leaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion charges and faces 27 years in federal prison, authorities announced Friday.
Four Robbery Suspects Arrested In Early Morning Oakland RaidsFour robbery suspects were arrested and several weapons recovered early Tuesday in a series of raids by Oakland police, authorities said.
Mongolian Boys Society Gang Members Face Possible Death Sentences In Fresno Mass ShootingFour members of the notorious Mongolian Boys Society Gang have been charged with special circumstances murder in a Fresno mass shooting that left four dead and 12 others injured, prosecutors said.
East Bay Gang War: Last 2 Of 15 Defendants Plead No Contest To Attempted MurderOn Wednesday, the last two defendants in the "Operation Omega Red" case pleaded no contest to charges of attempted murder with gang-related enhancements, the last of 15 defendants in a case involving a gang war between Nortenos and Surenos in central and eastern Contra Costa.
Contra Costa County Norteno Gang Crackdown Ends With 15 ConvictionsA Contra Costa County gang crackdown, launched in 2016 and targeting violent Norteno gang members and their associates, has resulted in 15 individuals being convicted of felony offenses including attempted murder, transporting weapons and selling drugs, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Notorious San Francisco Gang Members Sent To Prison For Murdering Alleged PimpThree members of San Francisco's notorious Central Divisadero Players gang have been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for the murder of an alleged pimp and racketeering in the city's Western Addition neighborhood.
Feds: MS-13 Gang Members Hacked Victims To Death With Machetes In Socal ForestMembers and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday.
'Operation Red Reaper' Busts Massive Nuestra Familia-Norteño Prison Gang Drug NetworkA state, local and federal undercover action named 'Operation Red Reaper' has busted a major methamphetamine distribution and violent crime network controlled by the Norteño street gang and the Nuestra Familia prison gang, authorities announced Wednesday.
Alleged Gang Member Appears In Court In San Mateo Arson Murder CaseA 26-year-old alleged gang member made his initial court appearance Tuesday to face murder and arson charges for setting a fire last week at a San Mateo home that targeted gang rivals but ended up killing an 85-year-old woman, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Gang Member Arrested In Arson Attack That Killed 85-Year-Old GrandmotherA suspect has been arrested in East Palo Alto in connection with an early morning gang-related arson attack that left an 85-year-old grandmother dead, authorities said.
Salinas Norteño Gang Members Charged With Forming 'Murder Squad' A federal grand jury has returned murder charges against two members for the notorious Norteño gang who allegedly created a 'murder squad' to track down and kill their rivals.
Feds Raid Suspected Oakland MS-13 Pot Growing OperationFederal agents have raided an Oakland house suspected of being an illegal indoor pot growing operation that helped fund MS-13 gang activity in the Central Valley.
Alleged Santa Cruz MS-13 Members Charged With Racketeering, MurderA dozen alleged members of an MS-13 gang in Santa Cruz have been accused in a revised indictment by a federal grand jury in San Jose of charges including murder, drug trafficking and racketeering.
Study: California Gun Deaths Decline Between 2000 And 2015Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16 year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence, a recent — and rare — scientific study of firearm violence found.
Brown Says Agreement Has Been Reached On California Guard DeploymentCalifornia's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers.