WHITE CITY, Ore. — White City residents now have a better grasp on the gang problem in their area after a presentation Thursday night.
Two years worth of information put together by the Jackson County Gang Task force was shared. This revealed that people have seen increases in vandalism, drug crimes, and violent crimes in white city in the last decade.
However, things are looking promising with a decreasing trend in the last year, with help from some community members getting involved with at-risk kids.
“I just want to give these kids a better way in life instead of ending up in jail or shot or anything that could do damage to their family or themselves,” said Troy Wohosky, who has opened Spartan Boxing Gym as a non-profit gym for kids dealing with these issues.
Wohosky said he was involved in gang activities when he was younger and wants to offer an outlet for kids facing gang issues as well.
The agencies and organizations involved in that gang task force say they will continue to identify gang activity in the area and develop ways to address it.