Friday, September 17, 2010
SUR-13 Gang Members Lay Claim to South Beneva Rd in Sarasota Fl As They "Tag" Fences, Sarasota County Sheriff Dept. Gang Squad Needs to Be Aware.
Gangs that "tag" buildings and fences in a certain parts of a city are virtually laying claim to that area, in other words rival gangs and cops "keep out", note the X3 with three dots, this is the real deal.
On Thursday morning September 16th, 2010, gang members of the latin SUR-13 "tagged" fences and the bus stop on Beneva Rd near the Bee Ridge Rd intersection in Sarasota Fl with their trademark blue spray paint. It appears that the owners of the sub division that owns the fence had already hired a crew to re-paint the fence by 9:00 am. The SUR-13 Gang color is blue.
SUR-13 Gang graffito, the singular of graffiti, is often the first indication that street gangs are active in your community. Graffiti is the newspaper, the billboard, the Internet of the world of street gangs and serves to mark the gang's power and status. Graffiti marks territorial boundaries and serves, as a warning to other gangs that the area marked with unique signs and symbols is the territory or "turf" of a particular gang. Graffiti warns intruders or trespassers from rival gangs and even policemen, that they are not welcome.
Sureno street gang members, SUR-13, often identify with the symbols XIII, X3, 13, and 3-dots (see fence photos at top of post with 3 dots). This refers to the 13th letter of the alphabet "M" which stands for Mexican Mafia. The gang identifies with the color blue and the words Sureno, Sur and Southerner. Other symbols include a black hand, La Eme (meaning 'the M' in Spanish) and MM (Mexican Mafia). Members of the Mexican Mafia align themselves with the Aryan Brotherhood and the Italian Mafia. The Mexican Mafia has been identified in nearly every federal and state correctional institution in the United States. Sureno street gangs have been identified in every state in the country. Members have being involved in all facets of criminal activity.
See Sarasota Herlad Article of December 1, 2009, SUR-13 Gang blamed for series of crimes in Sarasota County. A dangerous street gang from Manatee County invaded rural Sarasota County during a string of burglaries that targeted affluent and secluded homes east of the interstate, according to authorities. The burglaries are believed to be the first time Sur 13, a gang with origins in California, has branched out from its home bases in Oneco and Palmetto into Sarasota County.
Two gang members are in custody and detectives obtained arrest warrants for two others. The first break-in was in August and at least 20 homes -- most of them along Fruitville and Clark roads -- were burglarized. The suspects are high-ranking gang members who planned the crimes, took part in the burglaries and used new recruits to carry them out, authorities say.
Investigators believe members parked their cars on Fruitville or Clark roads and walked into the neighborhoods during the day. They likely knocked on doors to find out if anyone was home and if not, went around back, said Sarasota Sheriff's Maj. Ken Kenney.
"Their dislocation to Sarasota County was something we were gravely concerned about," Kenney said. "And now we're seeing it." Two people, Edelma Santos and Rosario Vazquez Hernandez, 21, were jailed on multiple felony counts Monday. Two other SUR-13 GANG MEMBERS Robert Williams, 27, and 22-year-old Angelica Villanueva -- are being sought.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM.