The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is seeking to revoke the probation of 20-year-old Jacob Penni...
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MCAO seeks to revoke probation for East Valley youth violence suspect arrested on alcohol charges

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said Thursday her office has filed a petition to revoke probation for an East Valley youth violence suspect who was arrested on an alcohol charge the same day of his sentencing.
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Video: Maricopa County Attorney on elder abuse, update on ‘Gilbert Goon’ suspect arrest after sentence

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell joins Arizona’s Morning News to talk about efforts to stop elder abuse. She also says her office will petition to revoke probation after a suspected member of the Gilbert Goons, Jacob Pennington, was arrested on alcohol charges shortly after being sentenced in two separate assault cases. Video: Jeremy Schnell and […]
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Video: Gilbert Police needs to be more accountable in Gilbert Goons investigation

Chris Merrill wants the Gilbert Police Department to be more accountable, and do more, in the Gilbert Goons investigation. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News
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Video: When will Gilbert Police step up and do more in Gilbert Goons investigation?

Chris & Joe wonder when the Gilbert Police Department will take more steps in the investigation surrounding the Gilbert Goons. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News Photo Credit: Gilbert Police Department
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A newly obtained police report details Snapchat messages between some of the Gilbert suspects accus...
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Gilbert report shows teens questioned becoming ‘official gang’, bragged about assaults in 2022

A newly obtained police report details Snapchat messages between some of the Gilbert suspects accused of being involved in the assault.
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Two ordinances in Chandler could cut down on youth violence...
Serena O'Sullivan

Chandler City Council passes 2 new laws banning brass knuckles, unruly gatherings

Chandler residents who host unruly gatherings or give brass knuckles to minors may get a $2,500 fine due to two new ordinances.
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Gilbert approved two teen violence ordinances on May 21, 2024. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images...
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Gilbert Council approves ordinance changes targeting teen violence

The Gilbert Town Council Tuesday approved two ordinance changes that target teen violence, including a ban on brass knuckles.
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Authorities released these images from a 2022 assault in Gilbert in January 2024. An arrest was mad...
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Video: SHORT: Why are prosecutors cutting deals with youth violence suspects and alleged Gilbert Goons?

Some of the young adults arrested in connection with violent gang-related attacks in the East Valley are getting deals from prosecutors. Chris Merrill shares his thoughts.
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Video: Why are prosecutors cutting deals with youth violence suspects and alleged Gilbert Goons?

Some of the young adults arrested in connection with violent gang-related attacks in the East Valley are getting deals from prosecutors. Chris and Joe wonder how victims and others experiencing youth violence feel. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
1 month ago
Split panel image of Christopher Fantastic's mugshot on the left and a Mesa Police vehicle on the r...
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Defendant pleads guilty to aggravated assault in youth violence cases in Gilbert, Mesa

Christopher Fantastic, a defendant in two East Valley youth violence cases, entered guilty pleas Thursday, according to court records.
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From left, mugshots of Jacob Pennington, Deleon Haynes and Garrett Bagshaw, who recently entered gu...
Kevin Stone

Defendants in 3 cases connected to Gilbert Goons plead guilty to assault charges

Defendants in three East Valley youth violence cases connected to the Gilbert Goons have entered guilty pleas.
1 month ago
A target trial date has been set as six of the seven suspects in the Preston Lord case appeared in ...
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Target trial date set for suspects accused in murder of Preston Lord

A target trial date has been set as six of the seven suspects in the Preston Lord case appeared in court on Thursday.
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Video: Why did a lawyer make a bizarre comment about cameras showing their client?

Jim Sharpe does his Sharper Point commentary on a Gilbert Lawyer defending alleged murderer of Preston Lord who made a bizarre comment about cameras in the courtroom. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
1 month ago
Potential brass knuckles ban moves toward final vote in Chandler...
Serena O'Sullivan

Chandler City Council moves forward plan to ban brass knuckles in the city

In a unanimous vote during a Thursday night meeting, the Chandler City Council voted to push forward a potential brass knuckles ban.
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Video: Legal analyst explains reasoning for Preston Lord murder suspects’ trial date was set for July 2025

A tentative trial date was set for the seven suspects arrested in Preston Lord’s murder was set for July 2025 on Thursday. Legal analyst Barry Markson joined Chris & Joe to break down why the date was set more than a year out. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
1 month ago
Split image with a sign reading Chandler City Council at the outside the East Valley suburb's city ...
Kevin Stone

Chandler City Council considering brass knuckles ban as a way to deter youth violence

The Chandler City Council on Thursday will consider a proposal to ban brass knuckles for minors as a way to deter youth violence.
1 month ago
Authorities released these images from a 2022 assault in Gilbert in January 2024. An arrest was mad...
Kevin Stone

19-year-old arrested in connection with 2022 assault in Gilbert

A teenager was taken into custody last week in connection with a 2022 assault in Gilbert, authorities announced, the latest arrest in a string of East Valley youth violence cases.
2 months ago
Preston Lord was killed after being attacked at a Halloween party in Queen Creek on Oct. 28, 2023. ...
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Here’s a timeline of everything involving Preston Lord, Gilbert Goons, East Valley youth violence

Here's a timeline of everything involving Preston Lord, the Gilbert Goons and youth violence that has occurred in the East Valley.
2 months ago
Rachel Mitchell offered insight on the Gilbert Goons gang designation....
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County Attorney Rachel Mitchell offers insight on Gilbert Goons street gang designation

County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said that Thursday's street gang designation of the Gilbert Goons addressed some community concerns.
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Video: What exactly is a criminal street gang?

The Gilbert Police Department recently classified the “Gilbert Goons” as a criminal street gang. Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell joined The Mike Broomhead Show to shed more light on this classification. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Ed Cole/KTAR News Photo Credit: Gilbert Police Patrol Divisions
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Video: Should the Gilbert police chief still have a job?

Following the investigation and designation of the Gilbert Goons as a “hybrid gang” as announced on Thursday, Bruce and Gaydos question Michael Soelberg should still be the GIlbert chief of police. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
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Video: Reaction to Gilbert Goons officially being designated as a criminal street gang

Multiple youth violence cases in the East Valley are suspected of being tied to the Gilbert Goons. Police say it’s been officially classified as a criminal street gang. Chris and Joe explain what that means. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: Colton Krolak/KTAR News
2 months ago
Gilbert Goons officially classified as street gang, police leaders say...
Serena O'Sullivan

Gilbert Goons are officially designated as a criminal street gang

Public safety leaders in the East Valley announced on Thursday the Gilbert Goons group officially qualifies as a street gang.
2 months ago
Split-panel image from a youth violence listening session held April 29, 2024, in Chandler, Arizona...
Kevin Stone

Chandler mayor says city is exploring ways to address issue of youth violence

A day after a listening session on youth violence, Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said his East Valley suburb is exploring ways to address the issue.
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