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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

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…


Panama City has gangs

November 29, 2008

News Herald reports on the gang known as “Crazy White Boys.” The group’s activities came to the attention of authorities while investigating the June 2004 murder of a Panama City Beach teenager. Five gang members were…


May have missed this

November 24, 2008

Two Escambia High School students were in a gun battle off campus on Friday. One was shot, after he couldn’t get his gun out in time. The shooting happened at 1:45 p.m. at the Creek Apartments…


No gangs?

September 4, 2008

More teen on teen violence. Yet no one wants to call gang-related. WEAR TV reports: Pensacola Police say a 16 year old stabbed an 18 year old Wednesday evening. It happened near the corner of Hart…


Pssst….shooting at mall

August 21, 2008

It was gang-related. For some reason, authorities want you to think otherwise. There are gangs in Pensacola. So far they aren’t tied to the national gangs like the Bloods or Crips, but there are gangs and…