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Riot erupts at detention center (Olmito, TX): A gang-related riot inside the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center near Olmito Friday afternoon left one inmate with a stab wound to the neck and 11 others injured. Although jail officials said that the gang turf-war they experienced Friday is part of a trend of state jail violence drifting south, experts say that the possibility is unlikely and that the violence is probably a local problem.
Source: Valley Morning Star Date: July 3, 2004
Cops: Subway shooting gang-related (New York City, NY): Police believe that a shooting on a Queens subway platform Thursday night may have been gang-related. Alberto Quintero, 23, of Elmhurst, was shot in the face while standing on the platform in the Queensboro Plaza station awaiting the arrival of a Manhattan-bound No. 7 train.
Source: Newsday Date: July 3, 2004
Lowell girl faces perjury charge in murder probe (Lowell, MA): A 17-year-old Lowell girl is facing up to life in prison after she was charged with perjury yesterday in connection with the ongoing investigation into the June 24 murder of a teenager on Branch Street. Chansarom Sreng, of 17 Manahan St., was arrested at police headquarters last night by city and state police detectives investigating the gang-related slaying.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: July 2, 2004
Two arrested in series of armed robberies (Visalia, CA): A 19-year-old Visalia man and a 13-year-old boy were arrested Wednesday night in a series of robberies and thefts that occurred in the span of three hours, police said. Visalia police said they are looking for a third suspect.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 2, 2004
Grandpa's gang (Tulare and Fresno County, CA): Street gangs are in the cross hairs of law enforcement statewide. The South Valley is no exception. The Tulare County grand jury report, released last week, takes special notice of a growing problem with South Valley gangs, saying that there are now 5,784 documented gang members in Tulare County representing 93 different street gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 2, 2004
Police target gang violence (Ceres, CA): Last weekend's gang sweep in Ceres is just one way law enforcement is targeting widespread street violence in Stanislaus County. The Sheriff's Department and Modesto police say they are stepping up patrols, sharing information and working to get guns out of gang hands.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 2, 2004
DiBiagio says city gang is 'finished' (Baltimore, MA): Federal and local authorities announced yesterday that they have dismantled a well-armed East Baltimore street gang, and will prosecute in federal court the men accused of waging war with other city drug distributors and terrorizing neighborhoods throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 2, 2004
Police probe gang ties (Saugus, MA): A night of violence that started at The Palace nightclub in Saugus and spilled down Route 99 to the parking lot of a Malden lounge may be gang related, and possibly tied to a gang fight on Revere Beach two weeks ago, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 1, 2004
T.O. teen stabbed in gang fight (Newbury Park, CA): A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks boy was stabbed during a fight between rival gangs in Newbury Park, authorities said Thursday. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 1, 2004
Hancock gang activity growing (Hancock County, MS): While the idea of youth gangs usually calls to mind an urban setting, Hancock County has lately shown increasing signs of gang activity. Deputy Harold Hirsch of the Hancock County Sheriff’s serves as a school resource officer during the school year.
Source: The Sea Coast Echo Date: July 1, 2004
Bronx DA indicts 19 in gang violence (Bronx, NY): Nineteen alleged members of two violent Bronx drug gangs were indicted Thursday in a four-year crime wave that included three murders, assorted robberies and various drug sales. The gangs operated out of the Edenwald Houses in the northeast Bronx between Jan. 1, 2000, and June 22, 2004, District Attorney Robert Johnson said.
Source: Newsday Date: July 1, 2004
Drug cartel's alleged leader turns self in (Trenton, NJ): The alleged ringleader of a drug trafficking operation responsible for a significant portion of heroin distribution on New Jersey streets has turned himself in to police. Charles Hamilton, 34, of Irvington, surrendered Wednesday night, 12 hours after state authorities announced arrest warrants for 17 members of the drug cartel, most with ties to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Newsday Date: July 1, 2004
Gang busted on Long Island; Police seize drugs, cash and weapons (Long Island, NY): There has been a major gang bust on Long Island. The Suffolk County District Attorney wrapped up a news conference at noon detailing the police operation. You could characterize this as a major drug bust as well.
Source: ABC Inc., WABC Eyewitness News Date: June 30, 2004
Teen and 2 others shot dead in street (Detroit, MI): Police were on the hunt for a gunman early this morning following a shooting on Detroit's east side that left three people dead, including a teenage boy, and three others injured. Shots erupted about 9:50 p.m. outside a house in the 5700 block of Drexel, where police said a group of men got into a fight.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: June 30, 2004
Panel wants $600,000 to fight gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A City Council committee on Wednesday directed that $600,000 be found to restore reductions to gang prevention and intervention programs, including Communities in Schools in North Hills. The program, known as L.A. Bridges II, was reduced in the city budget from about $3.8 million this year to about $3 million for fiscal 2005 after losing a one-time funding source.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 30, 2004
Drug bust dents heroin trafficking statewide (Trenton, NJ): State authorities seized an apartment building, a Maserati and more than $380,000 in cash and bank assets while cracking a major heroin distribution ring in the state, the attorney general said Wednesday. The bust - the largest single seizure in Criminal Justice Division history - accounts for up to 75 percent of heroin trafficking in Trenton and a significant portion of heroin distribution statewide, Attorney General Peter C. Harvey said.
Source: Newsday Date: June 30, 2004
Gang fight precedes concert (Ukiah, CA): Concert-goers at Todd Grove Park may have noticed some extra police presence Sunday. Along with a concert in the park on Sunday evening Ukiah ended up getting an unwanted bonus: a pre-concert gang fight.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: June 29, 2004
Three arrested in fight; gang ties alleged (Belvidere, IL): A 14-year-old boy was beaten by three adults, allegedly gang members, Sunday night as a weekend festival was wrapping up. The boy received stitches for lacerations to his head and face. He was treated at OSF Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford and released.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: June 29, 2004
Gang shooting erupts again (San Mateo, CA): San Mateo police are forming a seven-day-a-week gang task force to try and cease a rising number of violent gang shootings in the last six days. One shooting occurred in broad daylight in a high-traffic area while the last two shattered the quiet night of a North Central neighborhood.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal Date: June 29, 2004
Suspect arrested in 1998 drive-by (Duluth, GA): Authorities arrested a Duluth man Monday in connection with a 6-year-old drive-by slaying. Acting on a tip, police arrested Oscar Flores Lopez, 22, at his Duluth home and charged him with murder, said Gwinnett police Cpl. Dan Huggins. Police have linked Lopez in the May 24, 1998, shooting death of 19-year-old Ricardo Meza of Norcross.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 29, 2004
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