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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.
18 arrested in gang sweep (Santa Maria, CA): Eighteen suspects were arrested Friday during a gang sweep conducted in the Santa Maria Valley by Santa Barbara County and Santa Maria law enforcement officers.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: May 19, 2013
Three arrested following carjacking at Woodland's John Ferns Park (Woodland, CA): Three people - including two juveniles - were arrested and charged with carjacking, robbery, conspiracy and criminal street gang participation after they assaulted and stole a vehicle near John Ferns Park in Woodland Saturday night.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: May 19, 2013
Man stabbed, another beat with bat in Santa Cruz gang fight (Santa Cruz, CA): Officers are investigating a gang fight the happened in Santa Cruz and ended in Captiola. Officers responded to the area of Leibrandt and Raymond Streets for a large fight. When officers arrived, all parties involved had fled the area.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 19, 2013
Simi Valley assault, stabbing likely gang-related, two injured (Simi Valley, CA): An investigation is under way after a juvenile was stabbed and a second assaulted with a baseball bat during a gang-related fight in Simi Valley Saturday.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 19, 2013
Cops: Man hurt in gang-related Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A 23-year-old man shot in the leg early Sunday morning in a gang-related attack in northwest suburban Elgin, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: May 19, 2013
Leaving a gang isn't easy — Sidney Letandre, now a paraplegic, knows it all too well (Winnipeg, MB): Sidney Letandre had spent more than half of his young life in a Winnipeg gang. It was who he was. It was what he did. His "brothers" on the street had filled a gaping void, and he knew he could always count on them to have his back.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: May 18, 2013
Athens sees a surge in teen street gang violence (Athens, GA): A young man was walking to his home in east Athens Wednesday night when he was jumped by a group of teens who punched him in the head and broke his eyeglasses.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 18, 2013
Former Modesto gang member devotes his life to reaching at-risk youths (Modesto, CA): Ignacio Pizano's forearm used to bear a tattoo of a devil smoking a marijuana joint. Other body art left no doubt about his allegiance to a street gang and drug-fueled violence that left him facing a life sentence at 15.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 18, 2013
Violence down from two decades ago (Joliet, IL): Joshua Hoehn was visiting Christopher Perry on Jan. 22 when they made a snack run to a nearby gas station. As they walked out of Perry's house in the 200 block of Hunter Avenue, according to police, a red sport utility vehicle with two men inside pulled up. The passenger opened fire, reports said.
Source: The Herald-News Date: May 18, 2013
Police: Clash by graffiti bridge likely gang-related (Wichita, KS) : Three young adults escaped injury after being threatened by a group of suspected gang members in northeast Wichita on Thursday night, police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 17, 2013
Broken deal leads to crackdown on gang (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse Police say a violent street gang, the Lex Ave Midtown Assassins, or LAMA, had a deal, but broke it and now are paying the price. It's all part of the federal, state and local initiative launched this year known as "Syracuse Truce."
Source: YNN News Date: May 17, 2013
Eight York men charged with drug trafficking (York, PA): Eight York men affiliated with the Latin Kings street gang have been charged with drug trafficking in the city, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Source: York Daily Record Date: May 17, 2013
Boy, 16, held on $1M in shooting of woman outside H.S. (Chicago, IL): A 16-year-old Chicago high school student whose friend had been killed earlier, accidentally shot a female student on Wednesday as he was gunning for a rival gang member, prosecutors said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 17, 2013
DA’s podcast focuses on gang crimes (San Diego, CA): The District Attorney's Office has released the latest in series of podcasts, this one focusing on gang prosecutions and recent gang trends.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 17, 2013
Gang leader sentenced to more than 78 years (Nashville, TN): A gang leader has been sentenced to serve more than 78 years in a federal prison for his role in three armed home invasion robberies in Nashville.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: May 17, 2013
Police report more gang activity in Largo (Largo, FL): The 104th Street Bloods. The 119 Boys. The Young Souljas. Latin Kings. Crips. Y-Side. Sur 13. Nation of Thugs. Asian Pride. These are all street gangs in Largo, where police say gang activity is increasing.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: May 17, 2013
Defendants in New Orleans gang conspiracy related to Briana Allen killing appear in court under intense security (New Orleans, LA): Amid unprecedented courtroom security on Friday in New Orleans, all but one of 15 alleged gang members and associates accused in a major state racketeering conspiracy pleaded not guilty to a 51-count indictment that implicates the 14 men and one woman in 15 murders and numerous attempted murder, armed robbery, drug and accessory counts.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 17, 2013
Man wounded in gang-related shooting (Watsonville, CA): The Watsonville Police Department and the Santa Cruz County Task Force arrested a 20-year-old Watsonville resident, Edgar Ibarra, after an investigation led police to suspect him in a gang-related shooting.
Source: Crime Voice Date: May 17, 2013
Injunctions for two local businesses involved in public nuisance complaint extended (Jackson, TN): Chancellor James F. Butler ruled to extend the injunction of Royal Quick Stop at 1647 N. Royal St., and Royal Grocery at 757 N. Royal St. during a hearing on two separate public nuisance petitions against both businesses Friday morning in Chancery Court.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: May 17, 2013
Harvard Innovation Lab startup helps police with gang mapping software (Boston, MA): A team of engineers at a resident startup located in the Harvard Innovation Lab, home to many startups each semester, has developed software to map gang hierarchy. Their app will aid in the police effort to disrupt gang activity.
Source: Boston Business Journal Date: May 17, 2013
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