Weber County anti-gang injunction at a glance

Oct 18 2013 - 7:14pm


Injunction at a glance

* Voided by Utah Supreme Court on Oct. 18, 2013.

* Formally adopted Sept. 27, 2010.

* Number of arrests for "failure to abate" per the injunction enacted under nuisance abatement law: approximately 300.

* Violation was a class B misdemeanor typically handled through Ogden Justice Court and punishable by up to six months in jail. It applied only to Ogden.

* Number of identified Trece members served with the ordinance: 318. Members must have been served the injunction before they could be found in violation of it.

* The gang, Ogden's oldest, is believed to number approximately 350. Trece was formed in 1974 under the name Ogden Knights, dropped after a year in favor of "Centro City Locos." By 1988, the name Trece was introduced.

* Hundreds of crimes committed by Treces listed in the 331-page injunction dating back five years included several homicides, numerous burglaries and assaults, drug trafficking and an auto theft ring.

* The injunction filed by the Weber County Attorney's Office was the first of its kind in Utah, one of only a few states to try it. Commonly used in California, including 37 in Los Angeles County alone, the injunctions have been upheld by the courts there for 20 years.

Source: Weber County Attorney's Office, Ogden Metro Gang Unit

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