Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

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.

32,130 articles from all states and provinces
Washington map graphic Washington
Street fight (Spokane, WA): The way witnesses tell it, Derek Wilson walked into a downtown skate park and fired his semiautomatic handgun. Police say it was an attempted robbery gone bad.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 18, 2007

California map graphic California
Gang sweep crackdown targets three Glenn County cities (Glenn County, CA): A multi-agency crackdown on gang activity in Hamilton City, Orland and Willows Thursday night resulted in contact with 37 suspected gang members and netted a dozen arrests.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: March 17, 2007

Georgia map graphic Georgia
Four teen brothers jailed for gang activity (Snellville, GA): Four teenage brothers are in jail on charges that they are part of a violent gang called the "Strap Squad."
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 17, 2007

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Anti-gang group rallies for help from community (Fisherville, VA): Police point to assaults, robberies, drug deals and murder among the string of crimes attributed to gangs in the past few years.
Source: The Daily News Leader    Date: March 17, 2007

California map graphic California
Democrats stake out turf in war on gangs (Sacramento, CA): Promising "great strides" in the battle against gangs, Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo and a group of Democratic legislators unveiled a package of bills Thursday that would increase punishments against gang members and make it easier for the authorities to evict them, seize their property and deter them from intimidating witnesses.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 16, 2007

California map graphic California
Anti-gang injunction becomes permanent (San Francisco, CA): A temporary ban against the Oakdale Mob, a Bayview neighborhood street gang, was made permanent Thursday in a San Francisco courtroom.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2007

New York map graphic New York
Yonkers man, 19, was mistaken for gang member before being killed (Yonkers, NY): A blue necklace cost a 19-year-old Yonkers man his life Oct. 10 when a reputed member of the "Bloods" street gang mistakenly thought he was a member of the rival "Crips" and shot him, city detectives said at a news conference today at City Hall.
Source: The Journal News    Date: March 16, 2007

California map graphic California
Gang units arrest five men in arson of Carson house (Carson, CA) : Five men were arrested Thursday morning during a massive police search for arsonists responsible for burning down a Carson home on orders from the Mexican Mafia.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 16, 2007

California map graphic California
Arrests made in fatal stabbing (Pomona, CA): Police have arrested four people suspected of the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a 16-year-old youth.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: March 15, 2007

California map graphic California
Local gang member in FBI's top 10 (Los Angeles, CA): Southern California's street-gang problem drew national attention Wednesday when the FBI announced that a South Whittier gang member sought in a brutal attack on two sheriff's deputies would be placed on its 10 most wanted list.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 15, 2007

California map graphic California
New hope for youth crime prevention (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County's youth crime prevention programs are working, according to a report that will be sent to state officials this month.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 15, 2007

California map graphic California
Multi-prong attack on gangs (Costa Mesa, CA): In rolling out an anti-gang strategy, Costa Mesa police stressed that "glamorous" tactics such as surveillance cameras and extra police must be complemented with less glitzy steps, including identification of at-risk youth.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 15, 2007

Kansas map graphic Kansas
Gang violence seeps beyond gangs' turf (Wichita, KS): At Sandra Johnson's home on North Estelle, people don't open the front storm door. They step through it because all the glass has been shot out.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: March 15, 2007

California map graphic California
Police claim victory over downtown Los Angeles drug gang (Los Angeles, CA): Police say a 10-month investigation has dismantled a sophisticated street gang considered the main source of heroin in downtown.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: March 15, 2007

California map graphic California
Teen stabbed to death in downtown Santa Barbara gang melee (Santa Barbara, CA): Gang confrontations on a main thoroughfare running through downtown Santa Barbara escalated into a violent melee involving baseball bat- and broken bottle-wielding teens that left a high school student dead.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 15, 2007

New York map graphic New York
115th Pct. gang crimes spike: Cops (Queens, NY): The 115th Precinct has seen a sharp rise over the past month in crime, including Latino gang-related attacks, according to Police Department figures, leading Patrol Borough Queens North to take action.
Source: TimesLedger    Date: March 15, 2007

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Allentown agencies get access to grants to combat gangs (Allentown, PA): A federally sponsored anti-gang initiative targeted at cities in the Route 222 corridor is now making about $200,000 in grant money available for programs to deter Allentown youth from gang involvement.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 15, 2007

Wisconsin map graphic Wisconsin
Police: Street fight part of gang activity (Oshkosh, WI): A clash between members of two rival gangs caused a large street fight Tuesday night, police officials say. Officers from the Oshkosh Police Department responded to the 500 block of Otter Avenue after neighbors reported between 20 and 30 people were involved in a fight with baseball bats and knives
Source: The Northwestern    Date: March 15, 2007

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Ontario Police says graffiti outbreak may signal gang activity (Ontario, OR): Police say a weekend surge of graffiti could be the work of gangs and may reflect an increase in gang activity in this town on the Idaho border.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: March 14, 2007

Illinois map graphic Illinois
One killed in gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A 26-year-old man was shot to death and his companion critically wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting on the city's Far South Side, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 14, 2007

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.