Federal Racketeering Indictment Targets Wilmington Street Gang


By: DEA Public Affairs November 9, 2016 Authorities have arrested 17 members and associates of the Wilmas street gang who are named in a federal racketeering indictment that alleges acts of murder, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, robbery and witness intimidation – as well as a series of armed attacks on law enforcement officers dating back […]

2 Boys, Man Caught in Gunfire at South L.A. Park

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Kellan Connor (KTLA) | August 23, 2013 SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Police on Friday were searching for suspected gang members involved in a shooting in South Los Angeles that left two boys and a man wounded. Gunfire rang out around 7 p.m. on Thursday at South Park near the intersection of 51st and San Pedro […]

Wilmington fatal shooting may be car-to-car


KABC | November 16, 2012 WILMINGTON, LOS ANGELES — A murder investigation is under way in Wilmington after a driver was shot and killed on North Marine Avenue. Police are trying to figure out if the gunfire came from another vehicle. Authorities say after the shooting, which occurred around 9:45 p.m. Thursday, the victim crashed […]

Reputed gang members in custody after shots fired at officers

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Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) | January 31, 2012 Two reputed gang members suspected of shooting at detectives in Wilmington were taken into custody, police said Tuesday night. Officers were searching for third man Tuesday night in connection with gunshots that were fired at Los Angeles Police Department detectives who were searching for an attempted […]

LAPD seeks leads in slaying of 17-year-old in Wilmington


Robert J. Lopez (Los Angeles Times) | November 22, 2011 Los Angeles police Tuesday were seeking the public’s help in developing leads in the slaying of a 17-year-old boy in Wilmington. The victim was shot about  3 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot of an apartment building in the 1000 block of North Ronan Avenue, […]

Operation Pirate Town nets more than 70 suspected gang members in Harbor area

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Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) | April 28, 2011 Police and federal agents descended on neighborhoods in the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington area of Los Angeles early Thursday, arresting dozens of reputed gang members and their associates in a raid targeting illegal weapons and drug dealing by local gang members. At least 80 people had […]

Puente 13 gang members arrested in massive Southland drug sweep


James Figueroa (sgvtribune.com) 10/21/2010 A multi-agency task force targeted drug suppliers for Puente 13 and other street gangs as part of a massive Thursday morning sweep in Los Angeles and Riverside counties. Authorities arrested 41 suspects in the pre-dawn raids involving more than 800 officers and are still seeking 21 others on federal indictments for […]

L.A. Buys $200,000 Worth Of Guns


Dennis Romero May 10th 2010 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced over the weekend that a gun-buyback program netted more than 2,500 firearms, beating last year’s effort by 800 weapons. The program paid out nearly $200,000 in Visa pre-paid cards and Ralph’s gift cards for the weapons; $100 worth of plastic went for a handgun […]

Police searching for suspect in fatal shooting of two men in Wilmington


December 18, 2009 Ann M. Simmons (LA Now) Police are searching for a suspect who they believe fatally shot two other men as the three were riding in a truck in Wilmington, authorities said. The incident occurred about 7 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of West G Street, according to Officer Bruce Borihanh, a […]

Anti-gang funding ignores South Bay

HARBOR AREA: Mayor’s plan will limit support locally to focus on areas of L.A. with more activity. By Gene Maddaus, Staff Writer Article Launched: 04/16/2008 06:26:01 AM PDT Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday announced a dramatic restructuring of the city’s anti-gang programs, which will target more funding in fewer neighborhoods. But by focusing […]

Two police shootings rock city

The mayor and the chief say the violence this year is regrettable. By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer March 15, 2008 The day after back-to-back shootings by Los Angeles police officers on the same Wilmington block, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton on Friday addressed the high number […]

Judge denies gang injunction

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Judge denies gang injunction WILMINGTON: Men believed to be members of Eastside Wilmas say they no longer have such affiliations. By Denise Nix DAILY BREEZE In an unusual decision, a judge on Tuesday refused to place a civil injunction on a group of purported gang members in Wilmington, keeping the much-touted anti-crime tool out of […]