Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Front Page of the Spring-Summer 2014 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.

28,545 articles from all states and provinces
Ohio map graphic Ohio
Scores in Old South End march for slain peacemaker’s cause (Toledo, OH): For 90 minutes, Abriel Ruiz appealed to a room full of young people, most gang involved, most from the Old South End and East Toledo. Instead of fighting, he told the warring Locz and Choloz gangs, they could work together for a greater purpose and to improve their community.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 13, 2014

California map graphic California
Salinas gang members arrested with guns, firearms (Salinas, CA): Over a two-day period, the Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit picked up gang members with guns and drugs, police said.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 13, 2014

California map graphic California
Gang members suspected of vandalizing Santa Rosa school vending machine (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 members of a Santa Rosa-area street gang suspected of destroying an elementary school vending machine before they were found at the school eating the contents, according to a sheriff’s official Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 13, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Several U of I students attacked by roving gang near Champaign campus, police say (Champaign, IL): The ABC7 I-Team is reporting a rash of random attacks near the University of Illinois flagship campus. A safety alert for students was posted after Champaign police say five students were jumped and beaten by a roving gang over the weekend.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 13, 2014

California map graphic California
6th Suspect Arrested In 2009 Gang-Related Stabbing Death (Oxnard, CA): Officers Monday announced the arrest of a sixth suspect accused in a gang-related 2009 stabbing death. According to the Oxnard Police Department, Francisco Martinez Barrera of Oxnard was arrested Sunday while in custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: October 13, 2014

Georgia map graphic Georgia
Officials strive to prevent local gang growth (Newnan, GA): It is well-established that there are gangs in Coweta County, and local law enforcement agencies are now working together and increasing their training to keep these gangs from becoming a major problem in the community.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: October 13, 2014

Utah map graphic Utah
Man shot in head in SLC gang dispute (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake City man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head after a rival gang confrontation outside a night club.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 12, 2014

Tennessee map graphic Tennessee
Frayser community fears gangs are taking over (Memphis, TN): People in Frayser said gangs are taking over. “Man they killing, and robbing, and stealing everywhere,” a man who asked to not be identified by name said. “That’s just how it is. Ain’t no getting around it.”
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: October 12, 2014

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
Kinston Police arrest 6 gang members (Kinston, NC): Several gang members were arrested Sunday in Kinston on a variety of charges, four of the members were under 18.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: October 12, 2014

Oregon map graphic Oregon
3 gang members sought in SE Portland stabbing (Portland, OR): A 21-year-old was stabbed multiple times in Southeast Portland Sunday afternoon after a sidewalk altercation with three suspected gang members.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: October 12, 2014

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Father stabbed in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Police are investing a suspected gang-related stabbing Sunday in Southeast Portland. The name of the victim, identified as a 21-year-old male suffering from non-life threatening wounds, was not immediately released.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: October 12, 2014

Texas map graphic Texas
Operations Ome Ce, Stonegarden: Racketeering investigation 'disrupts' Barrio Azteca gang (El Paso, TX): When El Paso police, state troopers and federal agents carried out a series of raids last month, it was the culmination of a three-year investigation targeting the Barrio Azteca gang, which has been hit with repeated blows using a federal racketeering law created to break the Mafia.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 11, 2014

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Three juveniles arrested in bicycle-gang beatings in Center City, Fairmount (Philadelphia, PA): Police have arrested three children for allegedly taking to their bicycles and swarming victims during at least two gang-style attacks in the Center City and Fairmount areas.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 11, 2014

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Police chief talks about increased Hill District police presence (Pittsburgh, PA): Acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he will increase the department's presence in the Hill District after gang activity took the life of a 17-year-old boy.
Source: WTAE 4 News    Date: October 11, 2014

British Columbia map graphic British Columbia
Gang activity alive and well in Richmond (Richmond, BC): The provincial body count may be at an all-time low so far this year. But don’t be fooled, gang activity and its violent outcomes are alive and well in many B.C. communities, including Richmond. That’s the view of the Combined Forces Enforcement Unit — the province’s dedicated anti-gang organization.
Source: Richmond News    Date: October 10, 2014

Louisiana map graphic Louisiana
Video shows gang members with 4-year-old at a drug deal (New Orleans, LA): Cell phone video shows East Hollygrove gang members selling crack-cocaine in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. For a few minutes, the buyer and dealers debate the drug size and money owed.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: October 10, 2014

Iowa map graphic Iowa
Four juveniles arrested on robbery, gang charges (Mason City, IA): Four juveniles from Mason City are facing felony charges, including robbery and gang participation. Darrius Rashawn Bolden, 13; Travis John Ulrich, 15; Rudy Andrew Huerta, 16; and Karl Aaron Karzin, 16, have been charged in connection with a Mason City Police Department investigation of a pattern of organized criminal activity by primarily local juveniles, according to Capt. Mike McKelvey.
Source: Globe Gazette    Date: October 10, 2014

New Brunswick map graphic New Brunswick
Fredericton police mum on rumours of gang being behind attacks (Fredericton, NB): Fredericton police are not confirming or denying reports that a low-level gang may be operating in the city. Some people have speculated that initiation rites could be behind two recent unprovoked attacks involving Peter Bryden last month and an unnamed teenager who was badly beaten in August.
Source: CBC News    Date: October 10, 2014

Hawaii map graphic Hawaii
Ex-Guard, Inmate Convicted in Hawaii Gang Trial (Honolulu, HI): A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to maintain his position in the gang.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: October 10, 2014

California map graphic California
Richmond gang members sentenced in killing (Martinez, CA): Two Richmond gang members who accepted plea bargains were sentenced Friday in the 2012 shooting death of a San Pablo man.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: October 10, 2014

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.