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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:    Date: April 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

Springdale Police Arrest Two More Suspects in Gang-Related Shooting (Springdale, AR): Police say they now have the final two suspects in custody, in connection with a gang-related shooting that left one man dead Saturday.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 13, 2015

Springdale City Leaders Discuss Long Term Solutions To Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): With three gang related shootings and two deaths within the last month the city of Springdale is looking for ways to stop the violence. Lieutenant Derek Hudson says two rival gangs are behind the killings.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 13, 2015

Springdale Police Search for Two More Suspects in Gang-Related Shooting (Springdale, AR): Police are searching for two of four suspects in Saturday's deadly gang-related shooting. So far police have located two suspects in the case, one of which is a 13-year-old boy.
Source: KNWA News    Date: April 12, 2015

Calls for quick action on 'gang' shooting (Little Rock, AR): After what appeared to be a gang related shooting at the beginning of April, Little Rock community members are speaking out urging the violence to stop.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: April 12, 2015

Violent crimes draw focus to gang activity (Springdale, AR): A fatal shooting of a teenage boy March 13 and a retribution-style, drive-by shooting that night in Springdale are drawing attention to youth street gangs in Northwest Arkansas, police and others said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: March 22, 2015

Youth Organizations Hope to Curb Springdale Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): The city of Springdale is noticing a rise in gang violence coming to a head after a series of shootings last week. That's why the city is reaching out to youth organizations, asking them to help get kids off the streets and plugged into the community.
Source:    Date: March 20, 2015

Police department looking at options to stop gang violence (Springdale, AR): Springdale police are investigating three gang-related shootings that happened this weekend, trying to figure out if any are connected. “I don’t think we’ve ever denied that gangs exist in Springdale,” Chief Kathy O’Kelley said. “But certainly, recent events would lead one to believe that we have an escalating problem.”
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: March 16, 2015

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