Injunction issued against Sanger gang

FRESNO, Calif.

Tuesday afternoon the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium, also known as MAGEC, announced a permanent injunction against the Varrio Sanger Trece Surenos.

The injunction has been in the works for about a year and prohibits gang members from associating with each other in public places.

"We're hoping that this will send a strong message to our community that we will not tolerate gangs, gang violence and the negative influences they have on our youth," Sanger Police Chief Thomas Whiteside said.

This is the second gang injunction in Sanger.

The last one was issued in 2003 and according to the DA's office it led to a 52 percent decline in calls for service.

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