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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Police arrest gang member (Waterville, ME): Police say they arrested a high-ranking member of a New York City street gang who is among the most wanted in New York's Queens County.
Source: Portland Press Herald Date: January 30, 2005
Stamford police address potential gang threat (Stamford, CT): Gang activity in Stamford is mostly limited to small, disorganized groups of neighborhood teens who take the names of national gangs to boost their reputation, local experts and police said last week.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: January 30, 2005
T.O. police suspect trio robbed boy (Thousand Oaks, CA): Three men were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and gang-related activity Friday, according to the Thousand Oaks Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 30, 2005
Red vs. blue: Longtime battle has migrated to north state (California): Police Sgt. Eric Reichel is a leading expert on gangs and gang culture in California. The subject piqued his interest years ago when he was teaching at a local high school.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: January 30, 2005
Residents voice fears at forum on gang growth (Loudon County, VA): Residents expressed concern at a forum Thursday night that the tide of people moving into Loudoun County was also bringing gangs and gang-related crime.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 30, 2005
Man held in death of Maywood teen (Maywood, IL): A Bellwood man was charged Saturday in the shooting death of a Maywood teenager.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 30, 2005
Pacific Islanders get tips on avoiding gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Brandon Fiame is a 14-year-old from Salt Lake City. He could have gone to a basketball game Saturday, but he spent his morning and afternoon at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center learning how to avoid joining a gang.
Source: Deseret News Date: January 30, 2005
Gangs' deadly reach growing younger (Fairfax County, VA): Johnny and Luzmila Campos fled their Arlington apartment five years ago after their eldest son was recruited by a violent Latino gang. They had high hopes for a quiet life in Fairfax County when they moved into a tiny rambler on Sheldon Drive.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 30, 2005
Graffiti busting uphill task (Santa Clarita, CA): An increase in graffiti in the last couple of months, particularly in Canyon Country and Newhall neighborhoods, is keeping volunteer removal teams busy and sheriff's gang units on alert, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 30, 2005
Public help sought in finding fugitive (San Diego, CA): The FBI is asking the public for help in finding a fugitive wanted in connection with drug sales after he eluded a law-enforcement roundup of suspected members of the Mexican Mafia.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 29, 2005
County to seek graffiti advice (Tampa, FL): The day after the sheriff's office announced a crackdown on youth gangs, Hillsborough County commissioners took aim at gang graffiti.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 29, 2005
Feds charge alleged members of violent street gang (Philadelphia, PA): FBI agents fanned out across Philadelphia on Friday arresting alleged members of a street gang that prosecutors said used kidnapping and murder to expand its drug trafficking territory in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
Source: Newsday Date: January 28, 2005
Prison guard among 37 arrested after 2-year probe (San Diego, CA): A prison guard was among 37 people who have been arrested after a two-year undercover investigation of the Mexican Mafia prison gang and its street-gang associates in San Diego, the FBI said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 28, 2005
Teenager slain in apparent gang-related shooting (Houston, TX): A teenager was slain in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in southwest Houston Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 27, 2005
Series of gang-related shootings sparks crashes, injuries (Roswell, NM): A series of gang-related shootings in Roswell Wednesday afternoon resulted in a police chase, a pair of traffic crashes and the shooting of bystander.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: January 27, 2005
Gang graffiti on rise here (Madison, WI): A significant spike in gang graffiti on the north and east sides of Madison has caught the attention of police officials and is under investigation.
Source: The Capital Times Date: January 27, 2005
Man shot, killed by errant bullet in Hayward (Hayward, CA): An apparent innocent bystander became Hayward's first homicide victim of the year Wednesday night when he was shot by at least one stray bullet as he came outside to check out a loud disturbance on the street between rival gang members, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 27, 2005
Mission residents air fears of escalating crime (San Francisco, CA): Residents of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood pleaded to the city's Police Commission Wednesday night for more officers to combat growing quality-of-life problems along with violence like a double homicide this weekend.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 27, 2005
Arrests made in Modesto school gang graffiti case (Modesto, CA): With the help of students, Modesto police received a major break Thursday in a widespread gang graffiti case at a Modesto high school.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: January 27, 2005
Sales-tax proposal for cops gains (Los Angeles, CA): In a tenuous victory for Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton's plan to hire 1,200 officers, a divided City Council moved forward Wednesday with plans to place a one-half percent citywide sales-tax increase on the May 17 mayoral runoff ballot.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 27, 2005
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