San Gabriel Valley rival gangs put under injunction
Picked up and jailed
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A judge today granted a preliminary injunction against rival San Gabriel Valley gangs suspected in shootings, robberies and vandalism.
The two gangs are the Puente 13, with about 1,000 members, and Bassett Grande, based in the Valinda corridor with about 300 members, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant granted the junction at the request of prosecutors.
The injunction legally turns a 16-square-mile area into a "safety zone''—the largest such area obtained by the District Attorney's Office for a single gang injunction—that includes the cities of La Puente, Industry and a portion of West Covina, along with the communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, South San Jose Hills, West Puente Valley and Valinda.
With limited exceptions, the injunction bars members of the two gangs from associating with each other in public and possessing weapons, drugs or graffiti tools in the "safety zone.''
The injunction also requires gang members to stay away from Bassett Park and La Puente Park, both in La Puente, and bars them from wearing gang apparel or loitering in public places in the safety zone, according to the District Attorney's Office.
With the injunction in place, gang members can be picked up and jailed if officers see them doing anything illegal, or doing any of the other normally legally activities spelled out in the injunction.
—Nov. 16, approximately 3 p.m., a multi-victim shooting at 84th Place and Normandie Avenue.
Two male victims in their 20s riding together on a mini-bike. As they reach the corner of 84th Place and Normandie Avenue, a suspect (male Black 20-25 years old) fires multiple times, striking one victim in the head and another in the arm. Both victims are transported to a local hospital where the victim with the head wound dies. According to police, both victims are documented members of the Eight Trey Gangsters. The suspect entered a waiting vehicle and fled the scene.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
In the last several weeks local law enforcement officials have been involved in altercations with three African American males that have resulted in two fatalities and another young man clinging to life in a local hospital.
The first incident, involved 43-year-old Inglewood resident, Reginald Andre Linthicum, who according to his family had just been paroled from state prison in June after more than 11 years.
If you live or work in or around the Western Avenue corridor that stretches from about 79th Street to Imperial Highway, it’s possible that you may have heard about a rash of shootings including the murder of 20-year-old Rozelle Lane at the liquor store on 92nd Street at Western.
You may have even heard on the street that the shootings are part of a rumored war between the various gangs that claim the area.
Two forums will be held to give voters an opportunity to hear the viewpoints of candidates in runoff elections in Compton.
The first is May 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the Compton City Council Chambers, 205 S. Willowbroook Ave.
The second will follow on May 25 at noon, also in the City Council Chambers.
The forums will feature mayoral runoff candidates Aja Brown versus former mayor Omar Bradley; and Second District Councilwoman Lillie Dobson facing off against challenger Isaac Galvan.