Gangland was started ten years ago as a methods of tracking and reporting the social growth of gangs worldwide.It is based on factual reporting from journalists worldwide.Research gleaned from Gangland is used to better understand the problems surrounding the unprecedented growth during this period and societies response threw the courts and social inititives. Gangland is owner and run by qualified sociologists and takes no sides within the debate of the rights and wrongs of GANG CULTURE but is purely an observer.GANGLAND has over a million viewers worldwide.Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite.
PROFANITY,RACIST COMMENT Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.
Send us your feedback


Comments:This is your opportunity to speak out about the story you just read. We encourage all readers to participate in this forum.Please follow our guidelines and do not post:Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo, such as accusing somebody of a crime, defaming someone's character, or making statements that can harm somebody's reputation.Obscene, explicit, or racist language.Personal attacks, insults, threats, harassment, or posting comments that incite violence.Comments using another person's real name to disguise your identity.Commercial product promotions.Comments unrelated to the story.Links to other Web sites.While we do not edit comments, we do reserve the right to remove comments that violate our code of conduct.If you feel someone has violated our posting guidelines please contact us immediately so we can remove the post. We appreciate your help in regulating our online community. Read more:

Search Gangland

Custom Search

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Oliver Benavidez, associated with the 38th Street gang, sought by law officers since he allegedly hit a deputy with a car late Saturday.

18:42 |

The Salt Lake County SWAT team surrounded a condo near 1400 South Rutherford Avenue in Bluffdale at about midnight Wednesday, said sheriff's office spokesman Don Hutson. Inside was 31-year-old Oliver Benavidez, sought by law officers since he allegedly hit a deputy with a car late Saturday. Benavidez was wanted for two felony fleeing from police warrants, and when a metro gang unit deputy pulled over a car Benavidez was riding in, he knocked the driver out of the car and hit the officer in the leg as he sped away. Metro gang officers tracked Benavidez to a friend's condo in Bluffdale, and were told he was hiding in an upstairs closet, where he had access to two handguns and a rifle, Hutson said. "Benavidez made it clear it was not going to be arrested," Hutson said. He did not come out and officers called the SWAT team. They tried to contact him with a phone and a bullhorn, but all they heard was the sound of Benavidez barricading himself in the house, Hutson said. Then officers threw in tear gas, and Benavidez quickly gave himself up at about 5 a.m. He was booked on the outstanding warrants, along with new charges of fleeing police and aggravated assault on a police officer. According to Hutson, he is associated with the 38th Street gang.

You Might Also Like :



Related Posts with Thumbnails