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April 26, 2005 | Catherine Saillant and Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writers
Prosecutors and police Monday lauded a Superior Court judge's ruling that temporary restrictions on gang members within a 6.6-square-mile zone in Oxnard should be made permanent, saying the order would neutralize Ventura County's largest and most violent street gang. Deputy Dist. Atty. Karen Wold said the ruling by Judge Frederick H. Bysshe, released late Friday, puts gang members on notice that law enforcement officials are serious about curbing unlawful activity in the La Colonia neighborhood.
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April 26, 2005 | Catherine Saillant and Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writers
Prosecutors and police Monday lauded a Superior Court judge's ruling that temporary restrictions on gang members within a 6.6-square-mile zone in Oxnard should be made permanent, saying the order would neutralize Ventura County's largest and most violent street gang. Deputy Dist. Atty. Karen Wold said the ruling by Judge Frederick H. Bysshe, released late Friday, puts gang members on notice that law enforcement officials are serious about curbing unlawful activity in the La Colonia neighborhood.
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August 15, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Although he banned an Oxnard gang from gathering in public two months ago, Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Bysshe still appears troubled over when the court should stop considering someone a gang member and allow him to reclaim his freedoms. In a June 1 court-ordered action, members of the Colonia Chiques gang face arrest if they are seen gathering, wearing their "colors" or staying out after 10 p.m. within a 6.6-square-mile enforcement zone in central Oxnard.
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March 3, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
A landmark injunction against Oxnard's most violent street gang has cut crime in Ventura County's largest city and should be made permanent to safeguard the community, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Launching a trial in Superior Court to determine whether a temporary injunction against the Colonia Chiques should be made permanent, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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March 3, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
A landmark injunction against Oxnard's most violent street gang has cut crime in Ventura County's largest city and should be made permanent to safeguard the community, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Launching a trial in Superior Court to determine whether a temporary injunction against the Colonia Chiques should be made permanent, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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March 25, 2004 | Holly Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Declaring a crisis sparked by unprecedented gang violence in recent months, the Ventura County district attorney and Oxnard police announced Wednesday that they are seeking a permanent injunction against the Colonia Chiques gang, which has terrorized the beachside city for more than three decades. "The Colonia Chiques is the largest and most violent criminal street gang in Ventura County," Dist. Atty.
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July 24, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Friday issued an indictment on firearms charges against an Oxnard Colonia Chiques gang member, authorities said. Frank Samora, 30, was arrested May 3 after fleeing from police who wanted to question him on why he was in a rival's neighborhood, Police Sgt. Eric Sonstegard said. During a foot chase, Samora pulled a 9-millimeter handgun out of his waistband and threw it over a fence onto a driveway where children were playing, Sonstegard said.
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August 28, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Oxnard man was convicted Friday of violating a court-imposed gang injunction, the first to face legal consequences from the order outlawing certain activities by members of the Colonia Chiques street gang. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kevin J. McGee said that Ernesto Perez was a member of the Chiques and that he had twice violated a June gang injunction by staying out past a 10 p.m. curfew within a 6.6-square-mile enforcement zone.
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July 31, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Oxnard man has become the first member of the Colonia Chiques gang to be sentenced under a controversial court order, Ventura County authorities said Friday. Raymond Guillen Morales was sentenced to 20 days in jail after pleading no contest Thursday to violating the order by trespassing and possessing a knife and an open container of alcohol within Oxnard's 6.6-square-mile "safety zone."
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September 20, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Police will begin notifying members of a south Oxnard gang that they can no longer hang out in public, wear certain clothing or drink alcohol under the terms of a second gang injunction approved this week. A Ventura County Superior Court judge Monday approved Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten's request for a 4.26-square-mile enforcement zone, roughly south of Wooley Road, east of Ventura Road, west of Rose Avenue and north of Hueneme Road. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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August 15, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Although he banned an Oxnard gang from gathering in public two months ago, Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Bysshe still appears troubled over when the court should stop considering someone a gang member and allow him to reclaim his freedoms. In a June 1 court-ordered action, members of the Colonia Chiques gang face arrest if they are seen gathering, wearing their "colors" or staying out after 10 p.m. within a 6.6-square-mile enforcement zone in central Oxnard.
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March 25, 2004 | Holly Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Declaring a crisis sparked by unprecedented gang violence in recent months, the Ventura County district attorney and Oxnard police announced Wednesday that they are seeking a permanent injunction against the Colonia Chiques gang, which has terrorized the beachside city for more than three decades. "The Colonia Chiques is the largest and most violent criminal street gang in Ventura County," Dist. Atty.
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May 14, 2004 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Colonia Chiques gang members and associates have assaulted a hospital worker, intimidated patients and staff members and are responsible for thousands of dollars worth of vandalism at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, according to court documents filed by police. The pattern of harassment and crime at the city's only hospital was detailed in a civil lawsuit filed last month by Ventura County authorities against the county's largest and most violent gang.
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