VLT formed in Glendale in late 1980s

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VLT formed in Glendale in late 1980s

By Melinda Rogers
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Aug 1, 2010 12:00AM MDT
Salt Lake County gang detectives say Varrio Loco Town, formed in Salt Lake City’s Glendale neighborhood in the late 1980s, is a violent drug gang that includes at least 70 documented members.
The gang began with a few families but has spread along the Salt Lake Valley. While most members are Latino, a few are not — a practice on par with other Utah gangs that don’t exclude based on race.
The gang’s traditional color is green and its members associate with the number 17, which detectives say ha…
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