A Norteno gang member named David "Chavo" Chavez is facing murder and assault charges after being arrested in connection with the September 19th homicide of Jose "Chema" Rodriguez, that took place in Toppenish, Washington. The Yakima Herald reports the attack was a retaliation for a vehicle vandalism that happened a few days prior to one of Chavez's friends. This was Toppenish's 1st homicide of the year 2012.
The Ontario, Oregon Police Department released their 2011 annual report. With it they identified six active gangs in their city. I didn't have three of the gangs listed on my website, (Dominguez Varrio, Little Valley Lokotes, and Nortenos 14). I have updated my listing with those three now on there. Click the link below to read their annual report.