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Women aid gang's crimes, police community relations officer says (Wilmington, NC): Linda Rawley's message Monday was simple: Women are supporting the criminal activities of Wilmington's gangs. "Whenever you find a gang you normally have a group of women working with them," she said.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 28, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority applying for safety grant (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Housing Authority is doing its part to cut down on gang violence. The organization announced Wednesday that it's pursuing a new million dollar safety grant.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 23, 2014

Wilmington police have downtown location for their task forces (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office now have a location near downtown to house their joint gang, housing and downtown task forces as well as the sheriff's office's Elements program for at-risk youth.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 23, 2014

Nine indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father (Charlotte, NC): As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: April 22, 2014

City manager brings youth violence report to county commissioners (New Hanover County, NC): Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham presented his report on youth violence to the New Hanover County Commissioners Monday morning.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 21, 2014

Man speaks on gang leader accused of NC man's kidnapping (Charlotte, NC): The FBI is looking for one man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a prosecutor's father in Wake Forest. Investigators have identified the two suspects as Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson. They believe a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang, Kelvin Melton, serving life in prison, ordered the kidnapping.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Two arrested in pair of gang-related shootings in Ayden (Ayden, NC): Two people were being booked for a pair of shootings police believe are gang-related in the Pitt County town of Ayden Thursday morning.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: April 17, 2014

Two more charged in gang-linked kidnapping of N.C. prosecutor's father (Winston-Salem, NC): Two additional suspects have been charged in the gang-related abduction of a North Carolina man whose daughter had prosecuted one of the eight people now accused in the plot, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters    Date: April 16, 2014

Imprisoned street gang leader used smuggled cellphone to plot kidnap of prosecutor's dad, DOJ says (North Carolina): A leader of a street gang serving a life sentence in maximum security at a North Carolina prison was federally charged Friday with using a smuggled cellphone to orchestrate the kidnapping of the father of the Wake County prosecutor who convicted him, the federal Department of Justice says.
Source: ABA Journal    Date: April 14, 2014

Accused ringleader in kidnap plot is Bloods gang member (Raleigh, NC): The inmate accused of masterminding the abduction of a Wake Forest man to get back at the prosecutor who put him behind bars is a high-ranking member of the notorious Bloods street gang, according to court documents.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: April 11, 2014

Four in five Durham residents say city has gang problem (Durham, NC): According to the city's latest resident survey, 78 percent of citizens think Durham has a gang problem. Durham authorities want to find out if they're right; and if so, how to tell if what they're doing about it is doing any good.
Source: The Durham News    Date: April 11, 2014

Kidnapping of prosecutor's father called gang retaliation (Wake Forest, NC): A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 10, 2014

Wilmington's gang violence (Wilmington, NC) : On Monday, Mar. 31, Wilmington's city manager, Sterling Cheatham, released a series of recommendations outlining the city's plan to reduce rampant gang violence that the city has been experiencing lately.
Source: The Seahawk    Date: April 9, 2014

Gang member arrested on several drug charges while on probation (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington gang member has been arrested on several drug charges after a monthlong investigation.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: April 7, 2014

Raid turns up guns, drugs; gang member charged (Wilmington, NC): A Thursday raid of three homes on South 11th Street turned up guns, drugs and cash, and resulted in charges against a man under felony probation and wearing an electronic monitoring device, Wilmington Police Department officials said.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 3, 2014

Police arrest four people for gang-related graffiti (Winston-Salem, NC): Winston-Salem police arrested two men and two teenagers Wednesday after gang-related graffiti was spray painted last week at Easton Park at 3599 Tyler Drive, authorities said.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: April 2, 2014

Less crime and violence in New Hanover County schools (New Hanover County, NC): Gang activity and violence has been a major concern in New Hanover County, but a new report shows that the crime is not making its way the schools. The numbers for school crime and violence show that New Hanover County had 150 incidents during the 2012-2013 school year.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 2, 2014

Wilmington releases strategies to curb gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington's city manager released a wide-reaching set of recommendations Monday, the result of a seven-forum series discussing the region's gun and gang violence in 2013.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 31, 2014

Courthouse fight tied to gangs (Durham, NC): A fight that appeared to be gang-related broke out Thursday at the Durham County Courthouse, bringing 11 deputies to the scene and ending in the arrest of four people.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 27, 2014

At least 20 validated gang members in high school, parents unaware (New Hanover County, NC): New Hanover County Schools will alert parents when buses are late, or when there is mold, but they have no plans to alert parents as to how many gang members are in the schools. There are 323 validated gang members in New Hanover County and more than 20 of those go to New Hanover High School.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 25, 2014

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