MAY BE A CAUSE OF GRESHAM'S CRIME JUMP
Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
September 4, 1992
Gresham police and county sheriff's deputies
increasingly are running
across gang members from Portland on MAX. In many cases, they come
to east county to hide, he said.
Also, judges are putting more troubled
youths in local foster homes to
get them away from bad influences. But the youths sometimes just organize
gangs in Gresham.
``We don't feel
the least bit discouraged,'' Johnson said. The Gresham
Police Department is changing its structure
to encourage community policing,
which emphasizes solving neighborhood problems
before they get out of control.
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