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South Bend plans new programs to help youth avoid gangs (South Bend, IN): In the state of Indiana, St. Joseph County has one of the highest number of juvenile offenders in the state, with 45, just behind Lake County with 47 offenders. One opinion on why the numbers are so high comes from "Dave," a man who was raised on the westside of South Bend, who has asked to remain anonymous.
Source: WSJV-TV FOX 28     Date: April 14, 2014
http://www.fox28.com/...

Bond hiked to $250,000 in shooting tied to gangs (Fort Wayne, IN): For the second time in less than a month, prosecutors asked for, and received, an elevated bond amount in a pending case against an accused gang member.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: April 11, 2014
http://www.journalgazette.net/...

Several arrests made in two months after creation of local gang unit (Fort Wayne, IN): The Fort Wayne Gang and Violent Crimes Unit was created in February this year. Just after a couple months this new task force, several arrests have been made in fatal shooting cases, including an arrest made Thursday.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: April 11, 2014
http://wane.com/...

St. Louis teens face gang-related charges (Evansville, IN): Three teenagers from St. Louis accused of being gang members and being tried as adults appeared in a Vanderburgh County courtroom Wednesday afternoon.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: April 9, 2014
http://www.14news.com/...

Violence from gangs and guns prompt Elkhart to request federal grant (Elkhart, IN): The city of Elkhart is seeking grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice in an attempt to reduce crime related to gun violence and gangs.
Source: The Elkhart Truth    Date: April 8, 2014
http://www.elkharttruth.com/...

Local anti-violence groups stepping up efforts after violent weekend (Indianapolis, IN): Another round of shootings over the weekend has local anti-violence groups stepping up their efforts to stop the violence. The Fraternal Order of Police announced a new crime prevention program Monday that will start in schools this fall.
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: April 6, 2014
http://www.theindychannel.com/...

Two arrested in gang-related shooting at bar (Fort Wayne, IN): Suspects in a shooting inside a Fort Wayne bar early Sunday were arrested early Friday afternoon after police surrounded a house on Lillie Street.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: April 4, 2014
http://www.journalgazette.net/...

Gang member arrested after chase in South Bend school zone (South Bend, IN): South Bend police say an admitted gang member was arrested after a short chase. It started when he failed to stop at a stop sign in a school zone.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.wsbt.com/...

Sentence upheld in local gang attack (Indianapolis, IN): An Anderson gang member's sentence for attempted murder and criminal gang activity has been upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Source: The Herald Bulletin    Date: March 27, 2014
http://www.heraldbulletin.com/...

Anti-gang experts' advice: Be nosy about your kids (Indianapolis, IN): Ask questions. Be nosy. Look in your child's backpack. That's good advice for parents concerned about their children's involvement in gangs, and it comes straight from Indianapolis police officers, prosecutors and school officials.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: March 15, 2014
http://archive.indystar.com/...

Nearly 400 gangs operating, targeting kids in Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis police say as many as 381 street gangs are operating in the city – and they're targeting new members as young as 12 years old. Lt. Mike Elder says IMPD sees gang activity in connection with all sorts of crimes across Indianapolis, everything from "breaking into cars, burglary, narcotics, and unfortunately now homicides."
Source: WRTV 6 News    Date: March 15, 2014
http://www.theindychannel.com/...

City, county officials discuss gang prevention (Indianapolis, IN): The Mayor's Office, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office hosted a public workshop Saturday to educate parents and other community members about gang prevention measures they can put into place in their neighborhoods.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: March 15, 2014
http://wishtv.com/...

New crime report tipline is shining light on street gangs (Fort Wayne, IN): Using gang members against one another to fight crime. Fort Wayne police say the creation of a hotline and website for tips on gang-related criminal activity is catching on, and not just with law abiding citizens.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter    Date: March 14, 2014
http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/...

Indianapolis mayor announces anti-violence plan (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has a new plan to control crime in the city. It is an anti-violence plan that gives young people someone to turn to, and the parents of troubled children someone to call.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: March 12, 2014
http://www.wthr.com/...

FWPD gang unit nabs suspect in Indy (Indianapolis, IN): After just a few weeks in operation, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s new gang unit has chalked up another success, this time tracking down and helping ensure the arrest of a young man in Indianapolis suspected of committing an August shooting in Fort Wayne.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: March 7, 2014
http://wane.com/...

Police arrest another suspected member of '300 Wag Block' gang (Evansville, IN): Police have arrested an Evansville man who they say is an affiliate of the "300 Wag Block" gang, which refers to the 300 block of Waggoner Avenue.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: February 26, 2014
http://www.courierpress.com/...

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
http://www.journalgazette.net/...

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
http://www.staceypageonline.com/...

Gang, gun links keeping accused shooter locked up (Fort Wayne, IN): When he was arrested last week on an attempted murder charge, Trameil Jackson was identified as a gang member. He has been identified by police as a member of the Fort Wayne street gang "MOB."
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: February 21, 2014
http://www.journalgazette.net/...

Leader says "army of ex-gang members" could help curb violence (Indianapolis, IN): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Thursday has caught the attention of anti-violence groups. They're worried the murder has gang ties, which could lead to more violence not only in the city, but in and around Marion County.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: February 21, 2014
http://wishtv.com/...

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