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Violent crime, gang task force operation nets 20 arrests

Jackson Sun: The Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force conducted operations in the Jackson-Madison County on Friday and into the early morning hours of today. The operation included saturation patrols in high crime areas where violent crime and ...
DNA Solves 2012 Murder, Suspect in Custody

- 2 months earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- A Madison County man is in custody and charged with felony murder and attempted armed robbery after DNA evidence links him to a homicide 17 months after the shooting death of Devon Staten, 24, according to Jackson Police.

Star man gets 20-plus years in prison for drug conspiracy, shooting

- 1 month earlier @ idahostatesman.com: Mojica-Barragan, have not been sentenced yet. The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of numerous federal, state and local agencies. Prosecutions are handled by the special assistant U.S ...

Region improving, image still needs work says local think tank director

- 1 month earlier @ golackawanna.com: An institute task force will soon release its report on the issue, said Bill Sordoni of Sordoni Construction and task force chairman. But work has to be done in a number ... Violent crime is below the national average, and the region is on par with ...

DeKalb Co. sheriff: Gang activity at an all-time high in metro area

- 1 month earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Law enforcement officers from various agencies throughout the metro area met Thursday morning at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office to begin an aggressive fight against a growing problem.

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Benton County public safety officials say tax increase would pay for needed

It also would pay for gang and crime prevention work, and help sustain existing programs that have had success in disrupting narcotics trafficking and in helping drug offenders clean up and get back on the right path. "The strength of this ballot ...

Two purported mobsters, employee of Joe Berrios snared in a racketeering

Chicago Sun-Times: According to prosecutors, the crew routinely received information from gang members about the location and contents of drug cartel stash houses. They allegedly used GPS trackers and other ... A task force composed of the Chicago Police, the Cook County ...

Sheriff candidates sound off in forum

Progresstimes: The others are Nereyda Morales-Martinez, an attorney in Mission; Francisco “Frank” Guerrero, president and CEO of Valley Metro Security; Juan Gonzalez, San Juan police chief; Geovani Hernandez, La Joya police chief. Meanwhile, Hidalgo ... In 2003 ...

Gang violence in metro Portland area and response in last month: roundup

The Oregonian: Two homicides and the wounding of a 5-year-old boy in Portland since June 30 sparked community outrage, a youth-organized rally last week and a community meeting at a North Portland park Monday night. On Friday, the city's Gang Violence Task Force ...

Gang informant facing life imprisonment after judge’s ruling on plea deal

A Clark County judge today rejected a police informant's efforts to back out of a controversial plea deal that led to ...

Gang informant facing life imprisonment after judge's ruling on plea deal

Las Vegas Sun: The Metro-backed plea bargain resulted in two officers being removed from the FBI-led Las Vegas Safe Streets Task Force. The deal was offered even though Gonzalez is a purported member of the 28th Street gang and has a violent criminal history that ...

Tangled in legal web, informant scrambles to stay out of prison before murder trial

The legal web in which Raul “Sparks” Gonzalez is entangled is a complicated one, bound together by his lengthy criminal history that includes a voluntary manslaughter conviction in 1999, alleged gang ties and his willingness to …

METRO GANG TASK FORCE..

VPD helps in Oregon investigation of suspected white supremacist gang

The Columbian: Vancouver Police Department's SWAT team as well as the Greshman Police Department SWAT team and the East Metro Gang Task Force assisted in the search warrant. Emily Gillespie. Photo of Emily Gillespie. Columbian breaking news reporter. 360-735- ...

Photos: See pounds of meth and more seized in busts of two alleged drug gangs

Westword (blog): Those of us whose knowledge of meth manufacture pretty much begins and ends with Breaking Bad will get a reality check from the following gritty, grungy, glamour-free photos of drugs, guns and more seized by the Metro Gang Task Force after busting not ...

Two Metro Denver Drug Trafficking Organizations Dismantled by Metro Gang

Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release): WASHINGTON—Following a two-year criminal drug investigation, 54 defendants were named in four separate indictments charging various violations of the Controlled Substances Act, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Metro Gang Task Force announced.

2 large drug trafficking organizations dismantled in Denver officials say

DENVER — Two major drug trafficking rings operating in metro Denver have been dismantled according to authorities. The U.S. Attorney’s office and the Metro Gang Task Force say 54 people have been indicted and the arrests began early Friday morning during raids. Twenty-eight of the 54 were taken into custody. Another 14 were already in […]

FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and Local Partners

The Oregon FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF) conducted these stings in conjunction with a national weeklong event, Operation Cross Country VIII, which included enforcement actions in 54 FBI field offices and 106 cities across ... Metro Gang Task Force (MGTF); Interagency Gang Enforcement Team (IGET); Prostitution Enforcement Team; Multnomah County District Attorney's Office; Washington County District Attorney's Office; Lane County District Attorney's ...

PUBLIC SAFETY TAX..

Our Voice:: Vote yes for Benton County public safety tax on Aug. 5 ballot

Seven year ago, voters rejected a public safety tax but officials have been able to pay for drug court, a gang task force and a metro drug force through federal grants and donations. We can't count on that money in the future. Drug court survives as a ...

Our Voice:: Vote yes for Benton County public safety tax on Aug. 5 ballot

Bellingham Herald: Seven year ago, voters rejected a public safety tax but officials have been able to pay for drug court, a gang task force and a metro drug force through federal grants and donations. We can't count on that money in the future. Drug court survives as a ...

TRI CITY HERALD..

Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

This proposition would fund the hiring of additional police officers, corrections officers and prosecutors; fund the Metro Drug Task Force, gang and crime prevention efforts and court and clerk programs, including a seventh Superior Court Judge and ...

VIOLENT CRIME..

Surrey homicides down from 2013's record rate

Vancouver Sun: Last year saw a record 25 homicides in Surrey, prompting a task force to review what needed to be done to tackle violent crime in the city. The 2013 count for Surrey was just under half the overall total of 53 murders and suspicious deaths in Metro ...

Two Surrey murders in four days, but homicide rate still down from 2013

Vancouver Sun: Last year saw a record 25 homicides in Surrey, prompting a task force to review what needed to be done to tackle violent crime in the city. The 2013 count for Surrey was just under half the overall total of 53 murders and suspicious deaths in Metro ...

Region improving, image still needs work says local think tank director

Go Lackawanna: An institute task force will soon release its report on the issue, said Bill Sordoni of Sordoni Construction and task force chairman. But work has to be done in a number ... Violent crime is below the national average, and the region is on par with ...

Councillors applaud, endorse review on violent crime and public safety in Halifax

Halifax regional councillors have endorsed the review of a 2008 report on violent crime and public safety – which the mayor emphasized was not a report on the police. “This… affects housing, it affects how we do recreation, it affects … Continue Reading

CHIEF TOM RYFF..

Letter: Tempe Police fails ASU community

The State Press: Chief Tom Ryff was commenting on the report issued by ASU's Task Force on Student Safety concerning the crime, violence and mayhem surrounding the Tempe campus. An area Tempe and ASU police refer to as the “loud party ... of Scottsdale and one that is ...

Richardson: 'Loud party corridor' a major problem for ASU, Tempe

East Valley Tribune: Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff, The State Press, ASU student safety task force focuses on Tempe, June 16. Chief Tom Ryff was commenting on the report issued by Arizona State University's Task Force on Student Safety concerning the crime, violence and ...

LAS VEGAS..

Tangled in legal web, informant scrambles to stay out of prison before murder

Las Vegas Sun: Metro gang detectives orchestrated the December 2013 plea deal: Convicted killer and police informant Raul “Sparks” Gonzalez would admit guilt in a robbery case. In exchange, he'd be released from jail. Three weeks after being set free though, ... He ...

2 at Metro removed from task force after freeing violent felon from jail

Las Vegas Sun: A Metro Police supervisor and a detective have been removed from a gang task force after an internal investigation showed they improperly orchestrated the release of a convicted killer from jail weeks before he allegedly killed another man. The probe ...

Metro says it did not release known killer on plea deal

Metro's claim is that he was being reviewed by a federal gang task force, of which Metro does play a part. But the FBI issued a statement to News 3, saying it "was not involved in the release of Raul Gonzales from state custody, nor was he a source for ...

Metro faces questions after releasing career criminal

Metro says he was not working as an informant for them. Metro said Gonzales was being vetted as an informant by a joint gang task force, which included the FBI and Metro, but he was technically not an actual informant. The fact is, Gonzales was ...

Man wanted in 2012 North Las Vegas slaying captured

A man was booked into Clark County Detention Center on Thursday after being arrested in California on a warrant tied to a North Las Vegas slaying in 2012.

Arrest made in deadly 2012 shooting at NLV liquor store

Nearly two years after a deadly shooting outside a North Las Vegas convenience store, authorities have their suspect in custody. Jessie Arredondo, 31, also known as Jesse Arrendondo, was...

Federal fugitive from Oregon arrested in Las Vegas | Washington's

FUGITIVE CAPTURED March 12, 2014 -- Portland police the FBI and Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Isaac Harden at a residence on Wednesday Investigators from the Metro Gang Task Force in Portland ...

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