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Tag: South Sound Gang Task Force


11 suspected members of Lakewood gang to be charged in crackdown

Pierce County prosecutors will be charging 11 suspected members and associates of a Lakewood street gang that’s been involved in an array of crimes, from murder to drug dealing, in the Tillicum community over the past several years.

The charges against the suspected members and associates of the Tillicum Park Gangsters were announced today by Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. Each of the defendants is accused of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Two others also are charged with first-degree robbery. Nine of them are in custody and scheduled to be arraigned today.

The crackdown on the Tillicum Park Gangsters comes after

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Another arrested in Hilltop Crips conspiracy case

It appears another one of the suspected gang members sought in a sizable crackdown has been arrested.

He was booked into Pierce County Jail on Tuesday night.

That would make 12 gang members arrested Tuesday in a sweep. Four were still being sought. Others were already in Pierce County Jail, awaiting trial on other charges.

They are among 32 members of the Hilltop Crips charged in a criminal conspiracy case. Investigators and prosecutors allege the members were involved in a series of violent crimes in Tacoma since 2008.

Those in custody will be arraigned this morning on the charges.

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UPDATED: Police arrest several members of Tacoma gang in connection with series of violent incidents

Tacoma police, federal agents and corrections officers served a series of early-morning search warrants today and arrested 11 suspected members of a Tacoma street gang accused in nearly two dozen violent crimes dating back more than a year.

They continue to search for five more suspects, Tacoma police reported. Investigators hope to have the remain suspects in custody within 24 hours.

In all, 32 members of the Hilltop Crips have been charged in Pierce County Superior Court with criminal conspiracy and more than 50 other crimes. Some of them were already in custody; others have been arrested in the past

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