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Chance meeting of rival gang members led to shooting (Springdale, AR): Four days after a 14-year-old boy was shot while riding his bicycle, police searched a silver 2007 Lexus for a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. They found nothing, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday at the Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: July 26, 2015
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Springdale parish taking action against gang shootings (Rogers, AR) : Two gang-related shooting deaths occurring in Springdale this spring proved that no small town is immune from the nationwide trend of increasing gang activity.
Source: Arkansas Catholic    Date: July 13, 2015
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Springdale-based program to work with at risk youth (Springdale, AR): Two men plan to create an organization based in the city that will help with gang prevention and intervention. Marcus Carruthers, a minister, and Randall Godinet, who moved to Springdale in 2013, plan to ask for nonprofit status for the organization, called 1NWA.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 29, 2015
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New police unit in Springdale to help curb recent violence, officials say (Springdale, AR): The Springdale Police Department is stepping up efforts to make the city safer after a rash of gang-related crimes, officials said. The department brought its crime suppression unit back into service in mid-June. Before 2010, it had been dropped due to lower staffing levels, but it has been restarted and comes complete with a sergeant and four patrolmen.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: June 29, 2015
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14-year-old boy shot in drive-by, neighbors shaken (Springdale, AR): A 14-year-old boy underwent surgery Friday after he was shot twice in a drive-by shooting at 6:25 p.m. Thursday near Crawford Avenue and Marylyn Street, said Mike Glasgow, a neighbor of the boy.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 27, 2015
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Police recognize gang trends in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): Street gangs are catching the attention of Little Rock police. It has been 20 years since the city has seen a spike in gang activity, but authorities say that doesn't mean it's not still in the city.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: June 24, 2015
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Gang-related graffiti found in Springdale, police say (Springdale, AR): Graffiti police described as gang related was found on multiple buildings on Lowell Road over the past several days.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: June 4, 2015
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Springdale wrestles with gangs in schools (Springdale, AR): Lalo Sanchez brought his 11-year-old son, Emmanuel, to Elmdale Elementary School on a warm April night so he could hear Springdale Detective Fredy Villeda talk about gangs.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: May 24, 2015
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Three plead not guilty in fatal Springdale shooting (Fayetteville, AR): Three men charged in a fatal Springdale shooting last month were arraigned Wednesday and given trial dates in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: May 7, 2015
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Email on park crime spawns neighbors' talk of race (Little Rock, AR): A complaint about crime in Centennial Park sparked a discussion by residents about race and revival of a once troubled neighborhood for more than a half-hour at Tuesday's city board meeting.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: May 6, 2015
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Police department works to eliminate gang crime in Springdale (Springdale, AR): The city of Springdale wants residents to know it’s working to eliminate gang-related crime. Springdale Police Capt. Derek Hudson said the department has a plan to monitor the city's gang activity and to help residents feel safer.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: May 1, 2015
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Police: 2 men, 2 teens arrested in Bentonville for robbery, criminal gang activity (Bentonville, AR): Bentonville police arrested four suspects for engaging in a continuing criminal gang activity, and aggravated robbery, theft by receiving and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: April 30, 2015
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Rogers Police Address Minority Concerns (Rogers, AR): Rogers residents gathered Thursday night at a police sponsored public forum addressing the concerns of the minority community The Police Department has been hosting these forums for three years.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 23, 2015
http://www.nwahomepage.com/...

Hundreds Attend Springdale Peace Walk In Response To Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): Hundreds gathered at Luther Grove Park in Springdale on Tuesday (April 21) for a Peace Walk in response to a recent outbreak of gang violence in the city. “We definitely want this to be the first step towards something bigger,” said Peace Walk organizer Maribel Tapia. “We don’t want to be labeled as gangbangers. We want to show the community that we have good kids.”
Source: KFSM 5NEWS    Date: April 21, 2015
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Springdale City Leaders Plan To Hire More Officers To Tackle Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): Springdale city leaders held a media conference April 21 to outline a strategy to end a recent outbreak of gang violence.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS    Date: April 21, 2015
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Springdale City Officials Address Gang Violence in News Conference (Springdale, AR): Recent gang violence that has left two dead in Springdale in recent weeks was the topic of a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Source: ArkansasMatters.com    Date: April 21, 2015
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Springdale buries another son as community looks to fight gang activity (Springdale, AR): The mariachi band had just finished a funeral song when a woman started wailing. Her family and friends underneath the green funeral tent tried to comfort her, but she pushed them away. She walked a few yards away, beside some older tombstones, and wept.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: April 19, 2015
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Springdale Police Using Social Media To Tackle Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): Springdale Police says its stepping up its social media presence, in hopes of ending violent crimes in the city. With the rash of gang activity in the city, police say it's important for the department to let folks know what's going on. He says Facebook and Twitter has been the best way to do that.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 16, 2015
http://www.nwahomepage.com/...

Springdale suspects plead not guilty in deadly gang-related shooting (Springdale, AR): Rodolfo Martinez, 18, and Giovanni Vasquez-Sanchez, 17, pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting that happened Saturday in Springdale.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: April 15, 2015
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Springdale Officials Call for Community Outreach to End Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): After a string of gang-related shootings in Springdale, city leaders are speaking out against violence. Hoping to put an end to gang-activity, police say the four individuals involved in Saturday's shooting were involved in a gang, and after shooting 20 year old Jimmy Rodriguez, they fled the scene in a blue Ford Focus.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 13, 2015
http://www.nwahomepage.com/...

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