KTVL CBS Channel 10 Mailing List
 

News10 LiveLinks from BroadcastNews10 Good MorningReeves Creek Fire

Forecast

Red Flag Warning in effect from July 29, 02:00 PM PDT until ... More
Washington Times
Advertise with us!

Rogue Gangs
KTVL CBS Channel 10 :: News - Rogue Gangs - Gangs give cops the silent treatment

Gangs give cops the silent treatment

By David De Rurange/KTVL.com

MEDFORD, Ore -- Among gangs there is a code of silence. It's a problem for police when conducting investigations. Gang members won't talk either because of loyalty or fear.

"I thought I was going to be a victim." Michael Seems told investigators, referring to the night he stabbed and killed Ted Sanchez in a Phoenix trailer park in June last year. "I thought I was going to be shot."

These statements were captured on video and shown to a Jackson County jury in March. At one point in the video, Seems breaks down into tears, telling police he's scared of what might happen to his family. He said if gang members were to retaliate police wouldn't be able to catch them.  
 
The jury found Seems guilty of manslaughter. Now he's serving 10 years in prison. Police said a fight between Seems and Sanchez stemmed from an argument over rival gangs. Seems said he hung out with "South Siders," but wasn't in a gang. As for the victim, a memorial video posted on YouTube shows Ted Sanchez with family and signs of being a Norteno gang member.

"There certainly is code of silence within the gangs." said police Lt. Brett Johnson, a member of the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team. "Once the individuals become involved with the gangs, that becomes their family. A lot of folks you stop to talk to, they're not going to tell you what their dad did or their brother did. That's the way they look at it. Their gang is their family."

A code of silence shouldn't exist in your neighborhoods. Johnson identified a couple of streets in east and west Medford where police frequently patrol for gang activity.  Some of those streets are Brookhurst, Dakota, Crater Lake Avenue, Columbia and Plum.

No matter if you're on good or bad terms with your neighbors, Johnson said you should at least know when they are home and when they are not.

Johnson encourages residents to try establishing long-term relationships with neighbors.
Gangs give cops the silent treatment

Saturday, August 3 2013, 02:17 PM CDT
Advertise with us!

Business News

US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News

"THE BACHELORETTE" FINALE-ANDI CHOOSES JOSH

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yes, Andi is engaged.

Get This

HOT TUB SEX ARRESTS

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- A hot tub threesome has landed two women and a man in trouble with the law.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: REPORT SAYS SURVEILLANCE IS HAMPERING JOURNALISTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists.


Rogue Gangs Stories


 
  • KTVL :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis



  • KTVL :: News - Elections Day

    Elections Day

    Elections are in full swing in your town.Stick with News10 as the ballots continue to be submitted!
  • KTVL :: News - The Great Outdoors

    The Great Outdoors

    Join KTVL News10 for The Great Outdoors, a weekly segment featuring numerous activities related to outdoor living in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
  • KTVL :: News - Medford Teachers Strike

    Medford Teachers Strike

    As of 7 p.m. Wednesday February 5, 2014, no compromise in the dispute over a new contract between the Medford School District and Medford Education Association. 
  • KTVL :: News - Rogue River Homicide

    Rogue River Homicide

    The Jackson County Sheriff's office says 65-year-old Susan Monica was arrested for identity theft and other theft charges last Friday...
  • KTVL :: News - Patricia MacCallum Murder Trial

    Patricia MacCallum Murder Trial

    Patricia MacCallum is accused of shooting and killing her husband, Christopher MacCallum, during a camping trip last year. Patricia MacCallum's trial began Nov. 18. News10 is at the courthouse and will ...
  • KTVL :: News - Health Matters

    Health Matters

    Local Health Care Professionals Providing You With Helpful Health Tips!
  • KTVL :: News - Fire Watch 2013

    Fire Watch 2013

    Your source for evacuations, closures and relief efforts.
  • KTVL :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • KTVL :: News - Medfords Most Wanted

    Medfords Most Wanted

    Each week, News10 looks at the Rogue Valley's most wanted criminals and finds out who has been caught.
  • KTVL :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

     The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
  • KTVL :: News - Biscuit Fire:Ten Years Later

    Biscuit Fire:Ten Years Later

    It has been ten years since the Biscuit Fire scorched 500,00 acres in the Siskiyou National Forest.

  • KTVL :: News - Tasty Topics

    Tasty Topics

    We've all seen News10's Trish Glose tasting food on West Coast Flavors. Now she has more space to talk about food and drink!
  • KTVL :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Texting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE
  • KTVL :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.
  • KTVL :: News - Reality Check

    Reality Check

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Reality Check tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
  • KTVL :: News - Your View

    Your View

    When you see news, share it with us. Your View is the perfect place to share the video and photos you capture your town.
  • KTVL :: News - Green Wednesday

    Green Wednesday

    There are limits to our natural resources and News 10's Green Wednesday provides information on how we can be better stewards of the environment.

  • KTVL :: News - Cool Schools

    Cool Schools

    News10 is visiting Medford elementary schools and letting them show us what makes their school great.
  • KTVL :: News - On The Town

    On The Town

    On the Town highlights local entertainment activities from concerts at the Craterian, to plays, parades and fun runs, for the week and weekends in Medford and counties in Southern Oregon.
  • KTVL :: News - To Your Health

    To Your Health

    Dr. Dan, Monday KTVL News10 at 5 answers your health questions and discusses the latest developments in medecine. If you have questions, find the e-mail address and mailing address at ktvl.com.
  • KTVL :: News - West Coast Flavors

    West Coast Flavors

    Who doesn't love good food? News 10 invites area chefs to the West Coast Appliance kitchen to cook up their favorite recipes.

  • KTVL :: News - Crime Stoppers

    Crime Stoppers

    Crime Stoppers, Medford, Southern Oregon's answer to crime at ktvl.com. Find a police report of the active case, descriptons of suspects, vehicle information, rewards.

  • KTVL :: News - Rogue Gangs

    Rogue Gangs

    Gangs are a growing concern for police in Southern Oregon and Northern California. News 10 is taking an in-depth look at the issue.
  • KTVL :: News - Links from Our Broadcast

    Links from Our Broadcast

    Links and numbers from our newscasts at KTVL News10, Medford, Southern Oregon's news source. Relevant links to research topics of interest or to contact organizations.

  • KTVL :: News - Consumer Links

    Consumer Links

    Consumer information, links and numbers. Useful links to protect and educate the consumer from the Oregon and California State Departments, the federal government and other Associations.
  • KTVL :: News - Safety Links

    Safety Links

    Safety - links and numbers at ktvl.com. Emergency preparedness plans for Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties' citizens. Links to California and Oregon Emergency Management Offices, National Safety Council, ...
  • KTVL :: News - Voting Links

    Voting Links

    Links to websites full of information and background material, as well as sites that help you take action.
  • KTVL :: News - Local Links

    Local Links

    Local links for Medford, Southern Oregon and Northern California. Community links for Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake and Siskiyou Counties, schools, cities, chambers of commerce, Rogue Valley ...

more »

Tonight on KTVL

12:00pm:  News10 at Noon
12:30pm:  The Bold and the Beautiful
  1:00pm:  The Talk
  2:00pm:  Let's Make A Deal
  3:00pm:  Rachael Ray
  4:00pm:  Ellen
  5:00pm:  News10 at 5pm
  5:30pm:  CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley
  6:00pm:  News10 at 6pm
  6:35pm:  Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  7:05pm:  Inside Edition
  7:30pm:  Extra
  8:00pm:  NCIS
  9:00pm:  NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00pm:  Person of Interest
11:00pm:  News10 at 11pm
11:35pm:  The Late Show, with David Letterman
12:37am:  The Late, Late Show, with Craig Ferguson

Complete Schedule »