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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.
'Smash and grab' burglary suspect has apparent gang ties (Douglas County, GA): An Austell teen accused in a "smash and grab" burglary at a local jewelry store apparently has ties to a criminal street gang.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel Date: February 25, 2014
Community gang forums end, but what's next? (Wilmington, NC): After a summer of violence Wilmington City Leaders decided a community effort was needed to try and end gang violence, but after six meetings in four months some are asking when we are going to start seeing results.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: February 25, 2014
Arrest follows gang-unit chase (Fort Wayne, IN): A 23-year-old man with ties to a Fort Wayne street gang – the D-Boys – was arrested Sunday evening after a brief police chase by members of the newly created Gang and Violence Crime Unit.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: February 25, 2014
Anti-gang panelists say kids need places to go (Wilmington, NC): A group of four panelists, including a New Hanover High School senior and an admitted former gang member, told about 140 people Tuesday night that there aren't enough places for young people to spend time on nights and weekends.
Source: StarNews Date: February 25, 2014
Anaheim sees crime rates decline (Anaheim, CA): An upsurge in violent crime in Anaheim that came in the midst of several turbulent years of community upheaval reversed in 2013, led by a significant drop in gang violence.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 25, 2014
Paterson bust nets seven arrests, $13,000 in drugs, three loaded guns (Paterson, NJ): City narcotics detectives arrested five men and two women on Rosa Parks Boulevard on Sunday night and charged them with possession of more than $13,000 worth of drugs along with three loaded handguns, Capt. Troy Oswald said.
Source: Paterson Press Date: February 24, 2014
Dodge City gang member gets 7 years for shooting into home (Dodge City, KS): A member of a Dodge City street gang was sentenced Monday to nearly 7 years in federal prison for shooting into a rival gang member’s home in Dodge City in 2011.
Source: The Hutchinson News Date: February 24, 2014
Crazy Indians Brotherhood not your average gang (Winnipeg, MB): They look like a stereotypical street gang, dressed in black leather with their "colours"—a stylized caricatured face with a black eye patch—emblazoned across their backs, but the Crazy Indians Brotherhood (CIB) is trying to provide a change from the thug life.
Source: The Manitoban Date: February 24, 2014
RTA bus driver: Attack on me a 'gang initiation' (Dayton, OH): An RTA bus driver survived being shot and stabbed in a seemingly random attack Monday he told police occurred during what he believes was some kind of gang initiation.
Source: Springfield News-Sun Date: February 24, 2014
Bay Area gang members are boasting about homicides on Instagram (San Francisco, CA): Law enforcement in Richmond, Calif. have found a new way to keep a tab on gang violence happening in their city: on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Like everyone else, it seems gang members like to boast about their successes on social media. Their moments of pride, sadly, just happened to be homicides.
Source: SFist Date: February 24, 2014
Gang members arrested, heroin seized in multi-agency investigation (Wilmington, NC): Six people were arrested and more than 2,000 bindles of heroin were seized last week in an investigation by area law enforcement into the distribution of heroin at a Wilmington public housing community by local Blood gang members.
Source: Port City Daily Date: February 24, 2014
Arrest made in gang-related double homicide (Newport News, VA): A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection to a double homicide that claimed the lives of two teenagers in 2008.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: February 24, 2014
Residents notice uptick in graffiti; Police say it's not gang-related (Silver Spring, MD): While some Silver Spring residents have noticed an increase in graffiti in both neighborhoods and commercial areas, police said they have not seen an increase in gang graffiti.
Source: KensingtonPatch Date: February 24, 2014
Three Salinas teens wounded in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): Three teens were injured in a possibly gang-related shooting in Salinas on Sunday night, according to police.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 24, 2014
County battles uptick in sign graffiti (Kosciusko County, IN): In recent years, law enforcement efforts have put a lid on much of the gang-related illegal activity in the area. But the release valve seems to have become Kosciusko County road signs.
Source: Stacey Page Online Date: February 24, 2014
Top cop 'optimistic' that visiting gang leaders' homes cuts violence (Chicago, IL): When 14-year-old Venzel Richardson was shot to death on the South Side earlier this month, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy ordered his staff to draw up a list of warring gang leaders in the area.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 24, 2014
Three suspected gang members arrested in Waynesboro, drugs and cash confiscated (Waynesboro, VA): Police in Waynesboro arrested three men Saturday, all suspected gang members with "Sureno 13." "This is pretty much our first significant interaction with Sureno 13 in Waynesboro," said Sgt. Brian Edwards of the Waynesboro Police Department.
Source: The News Leader Date: February 24, 2014
Feds indict 28 alleged Bloods gang members in Paterson drug probe (Paterson, NJ): Federal authorities on Monday announced a series of arrests in an investigation of two violent sets of the Bloods street gang that allegedly controlled heroin, crack and cocaine sales in four city neighborhoods, while making wholesale drug deliveries to New York City.
Source: Paterson Press Date: February 24, 2014
Gangs in Green Bay? Recent incidents have ties, but overall gang activity sporadic (Green Bay, WI): Two violent fights. Three people with serious injuries. Five teenagers facing criminal charges. Each possibly influenced by a gang affiliation.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: February 23, 2014
Forum hears criticism of W. Sac anti-gang measure (Sacramento, CA): Speakers and residents at a West Sacramento community forum Sunday night called for greater law enforcement accountability and an end to a controversial anti-gang injunction that the city’s Latinos say is discriminatory.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 23, 2014
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