Oakland man held in gang-related double shooting

Contra Costa Times

Harry Harris (Oakland Tribune) 01/28/2010 OAKLAND — A shooting Wednesday afternoon that left two men wounded and another man arrested was gang-related, police said today. The victims, one 30 and the other 23, both of Oakland, are expected to recover from their wounds. Police said that the 30-year-old is a suspected Sureno gang member and […]

2 arrested after car chase, gang fight in Santa Rosa


By RANDI ROSSMANN (THE PRESS DEMOCRAT) January 25, 2010 Two suspected gang members were in custody and a third was being sought by Santa Rosa police early Monday following a fight between feuding gangs in Rincon Valley late Sunday night. Numerous callers reported a fight on Charmian Drive at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses said […]

‘Call-in’ of Salinas gang members marks start of Ceasefire program


JULIA REYNOLDS – Herald Salinas Bureau 11/17/2009 MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – The 10 Salinas men are known gang members, the kind of guys who’ve kept cops working late and neighbors trembling in fear. All have assaults, attempted murders or other violent crimes in their rap sheets. All are on parole or probation. They came to […]

Teens in Salinas murder case will face trial as adults


by Virginia Hennessey (Monterey County Herald) November 3, 2009 Two Salinas teens were arraigned as adults Monday in connection with the brazen gangland slayings of two 14-year-olds in October. In identical complaints, Matthew Ruiz and Albert Hernandez, both 17, are charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Rodolfo Cristobal and Ociel Montiel […]

Richmond gang rape seen as nearly inevitable


by Kevin Fagan (San Francisco Chronicle) November 1, 2009 Last weekend’s gang rape at Richmond High School was almost bound to happen. All it needed was a spark – the elements were already there. The courtyard where the attack erupted was the most infamous spot on campus, an out-of-the-way, poorly lit venue for gang initiations […]

Actor playing thug brutally beaten on S.F. bus


by Jason van Derbeken (SF Chronicle) October 9, 2009 In “La Mission,” an upcoming movie set in San Francisco’s Mission District, Christopher Borgzinner plays a street thug who clashes with the main character, an ex-convict-turned-bus driver played by Benjamin Bratt. The 18-year-old Borgzinner was never in a gang as he grew up in the city’s […]

Court documents detail fatal gang stabbing in Milpitas


by Ian Bauer (Milpitas Post) October 8, 2009 Red clothing and a glare led to the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old by a rival gang member who had never met him outside the Jack in the Box restaurant in Milpitas on Sept. 23, a Superior Court of California felony complaint states. Ramon Ortiz-Perez, 16, of […]

Calif. gang member kicked by police suing for $5M


By Jennifer McLain San Gabriel Valley Tribune EL MONTE, Calif. — An El Monte Flores gang member who was kicked in the head by a police officer on live television demanded $5 million for his injuries from the city Thursday. Parolee and gang member Richard Rodriguez, 24, now suffers from headaches, blurred vision, and dizziness, […]

In San Jose, anti-gang team tries to shut down Sureño-vs.-Norteño violence

By Joe Rodriguez Mercury News Posted: 01/16/2009 05:46:15 PM PST “This is a traditional Sureño street,” says police Sgt. Matt Archer as we cruise into a San Jose neighborhood stacked deep with shoddy two-story apartment buildings. A half-century ago, developers dubbed them garden apartments. But now, what grows here is juvenile crime and plenty of […]

3 men held in slaying of suspected gang member in Concord

Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (06-09) 12:04 PDT CONCORD — Three men have been arrested in the shooting death of a suspected gang member at a Concord apartment, police said today. The incident happened shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of Del Rio Circle near Monument Boulevard. Police […]

San Pablo police crack down on gang suspects

By Karl Fisher West County Times Article Launched: 05/23/2008 04:24:32 PM PDT A violent clique of Sureno gang members killed six people in San Pablo since February 2007, police say, including several who became targets simply for wearing the color red. And while the department has arrested 11 suspects in those cases since March, police […]

Police detail gang bust

By Mark Gomez and Leslie Griffy Mercury News Article Launched: 05/16/2008 01:33:09 AM PDT More than a dozen suspected members of a ruthless Norteño street gang allegedly responsible for four murders, several attempted murders and assaults in San Jose are behind bars, the result of a 1 1/2-year police investigation. A five-week grand jury proceeding […]