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Another guilty plea in South Bend toddler's death (South Bend, IN): Six men and teens have now been convicted or pleaded guilty to their roles in a 2-year-old South Bend boy's 2014 shooting death. Daniel Williams, 18, who was charged with counts of assisting a criminal and carrying a handgun without a license, with a gang enhancement, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of John Swoveland Jr.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 1, 2015

Police say two fatal shootings on Hammond are gang-related (Hammond, IN): Two fatal shootings on the same block in northwest Indiana in less than 24 hours are believed to be gang-related, according to Hammond police.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 30, 2015

Gang violence hitting Hammond's Beall Street area (Hammond, IN): The 5500 block of Beall Street has been the site of a spate of gang activity in recent days, which has resulted in two deaths and another man wounded. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said the prevalence of guns on the street is the problem, but Washington, D.C., politicians are afraid to tackle the issue. "It's time to do something. It really is," McDermott said Tuesday.
Source: The Times    Date: June 30, 2015

Man sentenced to 25 years after admitting to killing rival (Hammond, IN): A 25-year prison sentence has been handed down to an Indiana street gang member who pleaded guilty to murder and racketeering conspiracy charges.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: June 24, 2015

Known gang member arrested after standoff with police (Fort Wayne, IN): Police arrested a man who they say is a known gang member after a standoff on Warsaw Street Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: June 23, 2015

Former Imperial Gangsters leader gets six life sentences for murders, other crimes (Hammond, IN): A leader of the Imperial Gangsters street gang from northwest Indiana was sentenced to life in prison Monday after being convicted of five counts of murder in aid of racketeering, and other gang-related charges.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 15, 2015

Gang Activity on Line Street a Concern for Neighbors (Evansville, IN): An Evansville area, neighbors and police say is known for gang activity, is brought to light in front of City Council Monday. Line Street, in the heart of Evansville's inner-city, gets attention from the Evansville Police Department.
Source: WEHT 25 News    Date: June 8, 2015

Anderson police reporting rising number of street gangs (Anderson, IN): Anderson Police Department Sgt. William Casey presses the button on the remote control to start a video of a young man he identifies as his son demonstrating special handshakes used by members of the Black Gangster Disciples street gang.
Source: The Elkhart Truth    Date: June 7, 2015

Gangs in Anderson: Tackling a rising problem (Anderson, IN): Anderson Police Department Sgt. William Casey presses the button on the remote control to start a video of a young man he identifies as his son demonstrating special handshakes used by members of the Black Gangster Disciples street gang.
Source: The Herald Bulletin    Date: May 31, 2015

Officials Say Controlling Gang Activity In Tippecanoe County Is A Constant Battle (Tippecanoe County, IN): Most people associate gangs with big cities. But a forum for youth services workers this week brought attention to the problem in Tippecanoe County. Local authorities say while there are gangs in the area they’re nowhere near the level of, say, Waco, Texas where a fight between rival bikers resulted in nine deaths this week.
Source: WBAA News    Date: May 21, 2015

Evansville neighbors want to add security cameras to stop crime & gang activity (Evansville, IN): It's the last straw for neighbors fed up with crime on Evansville's south side. People who live near Line Street and Chandler Avenue say the area is a hot spot for crime and gang activity. It's now to the point where people who have lived there 20 years or more are moving away.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Forum held on gang problem, local youths (Lafayette, IN): Photos of local preteens flashing gang signs flashed across a screen, emphasizing juvenile probation officer Aaron Johnson's point Tuesday as he led a free lunchtime forum on gang activity in Tippecanoe County.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: May 19, 2015

A look at gangs in Tippecanoe County (Tippecanoe County, IN): With about 20 identified gangs in Tippecanoe County, more and more young people are becoming involved. Tippecanoe County Juvenile Probation Officer Aaron Johnson said they often come from other places. Children of gang members sometimes make their own, and they go to school to get more members.
Source: WLFI 18 News    Date: May 19, 2015

Gang member gets 27 years in prison for killing (Hammond, IN): As family members watched tearfully, a gang member was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond for pleading guilty to killing man in a July 2005 drive-by shooting.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: May 14, 2015

Teen gets 6 years for role in South Bend toddler's death (South Bend, IN): A 16-year-old boy will serve up to six years in prison for his role in a South Bend toddler's shooting death, making him the second defendant to be sent to prison for the shooting.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: May 7, 2015

Mac 5th graders suspended over gang activity (Bunker Hill, IN): Three fifth graders at Maconaquah Elementary School have been suspended after deputies said they were involved in gang activity at the school that included fighting and branding themselves.
Source: Kokomo Tribune    Date: May 4, 2015

Evansville man rejects deal on drug, gang charges (Evansville, IN): An Evansville man who prosecutors say is still a suspect in an unsolved fatal shooting on Thanksgiving last year rejected a plea agreement on drug and gang charges in a separate case Monday.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: May 4, 2015

Hammond duo, alleged Two Six gang members, plead not guilty (Hammond, IN): Two reputed members of the Two Six Nation street gang pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and firearms charges.
Source: The Times    Date: April 22, 2015

Mother, ex-gang members decry destruction (Munster, IN): A tearful Nora Perez on Tuesday recalled the moment she realized her eldest son had been shot to death. Speaking before a group of mostly law enforcement officials, she remembers seeing her other son and husband at the hospital, and she recalled trying to make sense of what a doctor and priest were telling her.
Source: The Times    Date: April 21, 2015

Feds: Two Six gang activity brings attempted murder, firearms charges (Hammond, IN): Region federal agents arrested an alleged gang member Friday on charges of attempted murder and using a firearm during a crime of violence, Hammond federal court records show. Charles Garcia-Berrios was indicted on the charges earlier this week. The criminal counts stem from his activity in the Two Six Nation street gang, known to operate in Lake County, the indictment states.
Source: The Times    Date: April 17, 2015

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