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Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

April 5, 2015

Since 2007, Inweekly has reported on the rise of gangs in Escambia County. In 2008, Florida changed its gang statute-Florida Statute 874.03-to include the characteristics of hybrid gangs so that they could be prosecuted on a…


Sheriff’s Office rounds up Brownsville gangs

May 10, 2010

ECSO Release: Investigation Into Brownsville Gang Nets Ten Arrests: An almost four month investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit and Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has culminated with charges…

Pensacola Politics

Gang Forum

March 5, 2010

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the…


Mexican mafia along Gulf Coast

January 4, 2010

BBC News reported over the weekend that a suspected senior member of one of Mexico’s major drugs cartels, Carlos Beltran Leyva, was arrested in Culiacan, Mexico. Leyva of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, is the brother…

Escambia County


August 10, 2009

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects wanted in connection with drive-by around 10 p.m. Sunday near New Mexico Drive in the Oakcrest area. No one was injured. We are hearing that the drive-by…


Meanwhile another shooting

May 11, 2009

This time at the Red Roof Inn – in the Third World location formerly known as University Mall area. WEAR TV reports the shooting happened around noon on Sunday. The ECSO is searching for two men…

Escambia County

“Bloods are here”

May 10, 2009

Sheriff David Morgan told a homeowners association on Saturday afternoon that the national gang founded in Los Angeles –The Bloods— is in Escambia County. Bloods are are identified by the red color worn by their members.…

Escambia County

Thugs battle on Pensacola Beach

March 23, 2009

We are hearing more complaints about thugs taking over Pensacola Beach – Casino Beach and the Boardwalk areas. WEAR TV reports there was a fight involving a pistol at Casino Beach over the weekend. Here’s the…

Escambia County

Another shooting involving teen

March 17, 2009

Last night, another teen, age 14, was shot in the leg by a drive-by shooter on Hampton Rd. Both Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and Sheriff David Morgan should be concerned. It seems like every other…


Teen violence continues to escalate

February 9, 2009

WEAR TV is reporting that a 15 year old has been shot in what may be a drive-by shooting. It happened Sunday near the intersection of Figland and Ensley Initial reports indicate the teen was shot…