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11 suspected Bloods Street Gang members arrested (Dover, DE): Dover police arrested 11 people believed to be members of the Bloods Street Gang for gang, drug and gun charges Thursday following a nearly two-and-a-half-month investigation.
Source: The News Journal    Date: July 18, 2015

Sentencing for fatal Eden Park shootings postponed (Wilmington, DE): Sentencing for two men convicted in fatal shootings during a soccer tournament at a Wilmington park has been postponed. Prosecutors have argued both men deserved to die for their crimes. They have said the men, members of the Sure Shots street gang, went to the tournament seeking revenge against people in Jamaican community because a Jamaican man shot and killed a friend of theirs at a party hours earlier.
Source: The News Journal    Date: June 25, 2015

Local PD respond to gang-related threats (Ocean View, DE): In a Monday morning email, Baltimore Police warned law enforcement that various gangs could be partnering up to take out officers. Ocean View Police chief Ken McLaughlin says the three gangs mentioned have had a long presence on Delmarva.
Source: WMDT 47 News    Date: April 27, 2015

2 gang members convicted of murder in 2012 shootings at Delaware soccer tournament (Wilmington, DE): Two gang members who prosecutors say were out to avenge a friend's death and to silence a witness to an earlier killing have been convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Delaware that left three people dead.
Source: FOX News    Date: November 21, 2014

City man admits to shooting (Wilmington, DE): A Wilmington man admitted to the July 13, 2013 shooting of Walter Shorts on Monday. Keenan Wheeler, 21, entered guilty pleas to manslaughter and a weapons charge in New Castle County Superior Court and now faces a minimum mandatory five years in prison and up to 50 years behind bars.
Source: The News Journal    Date: November 10, 2014

Two arrested, three more wanted in Dover gang-related robbery (Dover, DE): Dover Police are investigating a Monday night gang-related robbery. Police say two teens were riding their bicycles in the Capital Green Housing Development when five local gang members approached them. The five male suspects then started shouting gang related statements at them as well as throwing up possible gang signs.
Source: WGMD News    Date: August 6, 2014

Dover Bloods gang targeted in prosecutor's initiative (Dover, DE): Six Dover residents were among 21 people charged in an eight-month initiative by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office to reduce gang activity, including eight documented members or associates of the Bloods gang, according to Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
Source: The Citizen    Date: July 9, 2014

AG Biden, City of Wilmington seek to shutdown East Side gang house (Wilmington, DE): The City of Wilmington is teaming up with Attorney General Beau Biden to assist a neighborhood plagued by gang violence. Mayor Dennis Williams and Biden announced Monday they've filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to shut down a gang clubhouse on the city's East Side.
Source: WDDE News    Date: April 21, 2014

Gang retaliation suspected in Wilmington stabbing (Wilmington, DE): A man stabbed early this afternoon near Chestnut Street was a rival gang member of another man who was shot yesterday in the same area, a Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 12, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. Program introduced at Smyrna, Clayton schools (Smyrna, DE): Students in the district and Providence Creek Academy were introduced to a new, broader program this year: G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training).
Source: Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times     Date: February 7, 2014

Delaware Supreme Court upholds anti-gang law (Wilmington, DE): The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the state’s anti-gang law in a unanimous decision made public Thursday.
Source: The News Journal    Date: September 26, 2013

10 indicted in Wilmington gang activity (Wilmington, DE): Prosecutors and police unsealed a massive 14-page, 24-count indictment today naming 10 defendants in a criminal street gang, called the SureShots, that was tied to the July daylight slayings at a soccer tournament in Eden Park.
Source: The News Journal    Date: December 4, 2012

21-year-old man gets prison in Wilmington gang war case (Wilmington, DE): The last prosecution related to a 2010 gang war in Wilmington that left three dead and involved a half-dozen shootings concluded this week with a defendant admitting to criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangering.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 31, 2012

Dover commission passes resolution to decrease gang violence (Dover, DE): The Dover Human Resources Commission passed a resolution Wednesday night that has the goal of keeping the streets of Dover free of gang activity. The commission said that since February of last year there has been an increased concern from the community about gangs in Dover.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: June 27, 2012

Three NCCo gang members sentenced (Wilmington, DE): Three members of a Wilmington gang have been given lengthy prison sentences after a street war with a rival gang ended in at least 5 gun battles that left 2 dead in the spring of 2010.
Source: WGMD News    Date: May 23, 2012

Guilty verdict in gang murder (Wilmington, DE): The two defendants in the Trapstars gang participation and homicide trial were found guilty of the most serious charges against them today including assault and gang participation. One was convicted of murder.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 16, 2012

Spark for lethal gang war revealed (Wilmington, DE): In opening arguments at a homicide trial Tuesday, prosecutors revealed for the first time that a gang war was responsible for a series of shootings in Wilmington in the spring and summer of 2010, leaving at least two dead and three to four others severely wounded.
Source: The News Journal    Date: February 15, 2012

Gangs, membership on the rise in Delaware (Dover, DE): Delaware State Police said they've identified about 1,000 members of 80 gangs in the state, including the Latin Kings. That's up from 720 members of 79 gangs last year, said spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. State police and the Delaware Information and Analysis Center, which compiles intelligence from police departments throughout the state, have been actively tracking gang membership for only a few years, he said.
Source: The News Journal    Date: November 20, 2011

Rehoboth guards against gang activity (Rehoboth Beach, DE): Police are guarding against gangs after a rare brawl near the boardwalk and cases of graffiti vandalism. "We're taking the approach that we're not going to tolerate any gang activity or nuisance or disturbance," said Police Chief Keith Banks.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: July 3, 2011

Rehoboth Beach Police investigate gang-related crimes (Rehoboth Beach, DE): Police said an evening brawl at a busy outdoor shopping complex in Rehoboth Beach is one of several recent crimes that are likely gang-related.
Source: WBOC 16 News    Date: June 21, 2011

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