August 7, 2009 in City
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Larry Davis of Davis Automotive and Welding in Schawana, Wash., has had a storage shed tagged with graffiti by members of rival gangs. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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With all the gang violence in the area, Larry Davis of Davis Automotive in Shawana, Wash., feels his need to keep protection close at hand. DAN PELLE danp#spokesman.com

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A trailer in Shawana, Wash., came under fire in a gang-related shooting. There were nine people inside at the time, and the shooting is believed to be motivated by retaliation. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Apartments on the former Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, photographed July 27, 2009, have been tagged with “F 13”, which stands for the Florencia Sureño gang. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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The retirement community of Desert Aire outside Mattawa, Wash., had 50 burglaries this winter. Police think all of them are gang-related. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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“Our intelligence tells us there has been a big push by California prison gangs to bolster their population,” says Grant County Undersheriff John Turley, photographed here on July 27, 2009. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Maniac, a gang member, sits in the Grant County Jail on July 27, 2009. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Maniac, a gang member, shows his tattoos in the Grant County Jail on July 27, 2009. He’s one of 40 known gang members currently locked up in the jail.DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Joe Harris of the Grant County Sheriffs Office voluntarily collects gang intelligence. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Some of the migrant worker population in Mattawa, Wash., reside in freight storage containers converted into housing. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Grant County Undersheriff John Turley has a bulletin board with newspaper clips of gang stories and a photo of a father and his young son throwing gang signs. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Grant County Undersheriff John Turley talks with Larry Davis of Davis Automotive and Welding about the gang violence near Davis’ shop in Schawana, Wash. Rival gangs have tagged Davis’ storage shed and have been responsible for shootings at a nearby trailer park. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com