Officials Credit New Focus With More Gang Arrests


The Associated Press June 13, 2010 MONTEREY, Calif.—Federal, state and local law enforcement officials say increased cooperation between agencies is putting more gang members behind bars. Following a new strategy that resulted in the arrests of 40 suspected gang members in Salinas in April, authorities say their combined efforts are allowing them to focus on […]

Dad could get life for son’s gang tattoo


Pablo Lopez (The Fresno Bee) Jun. 03, 2010 A Fresno Bulldog gang member facing a life sentence testified Tuesday that he gave his 7-year-old son a gang tattoo at the boy’s insistence — but immediately regretted the decision. Acknowledging that he was irresponsible to let a friend ink the quarter-sized dog paw on his son’s […]

Fresno Police Ramping Up Gang Crackdown


Kathryn Herr (CBS 47) 06/02/10 The Fresno Police Department is adjusting their tactics after a violent weekend. Four people have been killed since last Wednesday with three of those murders occurring over the holiday weekend. The violence comes after the department launched a crackdown on gangs in Southwest Fresno a little more than a month […]

Fresno police report 648 arrests in gang crackdown


The Associated Press 05/09/2010 FRESNO, Calif.—Fresno police say they’ve arrested more than 600 suspects since officers started getting tough on gangs in the city. Fresno police Sgt. Joe Martin says 29 people were arrested during a sweep Saturday, including four parolees and nine gang members. With Saturday’s arrests, police say they’ve made 648 arrests including, […]

Local briefs: Fresno Bulldog gang member arrested

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May 2nd 2010 Fresno police arrested an 18-year-old Bulldog gang member of Fresno and retrieved a gun Friday afternoon, authorities said. Sgt. Gary Beer said officers attempted to pull a vehicle over about 2:20 p.m. on the 4700 block of East Montecito Avenue. The man jumped out and ran into the backyard of a home, […]

Fresno Police Steps Up Efforts to Arrest Bulldog Gang Members


By Norma Yuriar March 29, 2010 Fresno, Calif. (KMPH News) — A string of gang shootings over the weekend are prompting concern about a rise in violence in the city of Fresno. Investigators call it a feud between two separate groups within the Bulldog criminal street Gang. 26–year old Celis Gonzalez and 26–year old Richard […]

Police attack homegrown gang in California heartland


By Tracie Cone (CP) 02/08/10 FRESNO, Calif. — This is Bulldog Country, or so the bumper stickers say. But whether that identifies the home of scrappy Fresno State athletics or the deadly turf of a criminal enterprise labeled the most entrenched gang in America depends on the success of a police surge now entering its […]

Video: Former Fresno Gang Member Honored for Life-Changing Decision


by Graciela Moreno (KFSN) January 8, 2010 A young Fresno man is receiving national recognition for turning his life around. The former gang member expected to spend the rest of his life in and out of prison. But a local program has given him the help and support he needs to change his life’s course. […]

Fresno gang member sentenced in beating death


The Associated Press 01/04/2010 FRESNO, Calif.—A Fresno man has been sentenced to 38 years to life in prison for beating to death a 63-year-old man during his morning walk. Judge W. Kent Hamlin said Monday that the killing of Va Ger Vang was the most senseless and brutal murder he’s encountered as a judge. Police […]

No mayhem charge for Calif. dad who tattooed son

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by Tracie Cone (Associated Press) October 2, 2009 A man facing a life sentence for having a quarter-sized gang sign tattooed on his 7-year-old son’s hip let out a long sigh Friday when a judge said the act was not aggravated mayhem, a charge normally reserved for crippling attacks. Instead Enrique Gonzalez and his friend […]

Hundreds Arrested in Fresno Gang Operation


By Dennis Hart — KJMNOW September 8th, 2009 Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced on Monday the results of the department’s recent crackdown on gangs and gang activities. More than 600 people had been arrested  in the month-long sweep.  More than 200 of them were alleged Bulldog gang members. Dyer told reporters at a news […]

Officials deal ‘a helluva blow’ to gang

BY STEVE E. SWENSON, Californian staff writer | Wednesday, Jun 10 2009 05:34 PM Last Updated Wednesday, Jun 10 2009 05:34 PM A criminal street gang that reportedly threatened to kill Kern County sheriff’s deputies was the target Wednesday of an early morning raid in which 18 of its members were arrested, officials said. The […]