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Almaraz gets 8-year sentence for gang-related crimes (Hammond, IN): Suspected Imperial Gangster David “Penguino” Almaraz was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison Thursday.
Source: The Times    Date: July 31, 2015

IMPD names 17 more suspects arrested in gang raid; alleged leaders in custody (Indianpoils, IN): Indianapolis Metro Police are releasing more information about the arrests of nearly three-dozen people in connection with the Block Burners gang. Police say they have the alleged gang leaders in custody.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: July 29, 2015

Cocaine conspiracy trial begins for northside gang leader (Indianapolis, IN): Investigators claim Richard Bernard Grundy runs a murderous northside drug gang that may be responsible for 15-30 murders in Indianapolis over the last couple years.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News    Date: July 27, 2015

Police still searching for Block Burners' leader (Indianapolis, IN): Police are searching for the alleged leader of an Eastside gang that moved pounds of cocaine, heroin and marijuana for years, taking in thousands of dollars in drug money.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 23, 2015

Murder charge against alleged Two Six gang member dismissed (Hammond, IN): A magistrate judge on Wednesday granted federal prosecutors' motion to dismiss a murder charge filed last month against an alleged member of the Two Six Nation street gang.
Source: The Times    Date: July 23, 2015

Gang members busted in federal raid facing local charges (Indianapolis, IN): The gang members arrested in a massive drug bust called "Operation Smoke Show" are facing more than federal prison time. They will have to deal with state and local charges, too. A federal, state, and local task force served a number of warrants this week, arresting more than 30 gang members across Indianapolis.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: July 23, 2015

Probe of Block Burners revealed farm team for gang recruits (Indianapolis, IN): The Wednesday bust of the Block Burners revealed startling details of the Indianapolis gang. On social media they posed for photographs with firearms and large amounts of cash, court documents said. On the streets they openly talked about drug dealing.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: July 23, 2015

IMPD urging gang members to give up life of crime after warrant sweep (Indianapolis, IN): IMPD Police Chief Rick Hite hopes Wednesday’s massive warrant sweep pushes gang members to leave their life of crime behind, while others hope it encourages youth to avoid that path all together.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: July 22, 2015

Defendant's sister charged with threatening witness in Hammond gang case (Hammond, IN): A second woman was charged Tuesday with threatening a witness in a Hammond street gang case, U.S. District Court records show. Jasmine McMichael, 22, of East Chicago, is accused of telling a witness in a murder and racketeering case against her brother, Anton L. James, that she knew where the witness lived and what the witness looks like.
Source: The Times    Date: July 21, 2015

Feds file motion to dismiss murder charge in 1999 gang case (East Chicago, IN): Federal attorneys want to drop their complaint against a New York man accusing him of murdering a rival gang member in 1999 in East Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 21, 2015

Forum focuses on combating gang violence (Hammond, IN): The mother of a 16-year-old Hammond girl shot to death on her front porch in late June made a tearful and impassioned plea for parents to help combat gang violence. "It starts at home. It doesn't start in the streets," Ollie Hubbard said.
Source: The Times    Date: July 21, 2015

Hammond teen's slaying prompts discussion on gang prevention (Hammond, IN): Residents concerned about a recent spate of gang violence that resulted in a 16-year-old Hammond girl's death can gather Tuesday night for a discussion about possible solutions to the problem.
Source: The Times    Date: July 20, 2015

Fed team up with local cops to investigate killing of teen (Hammond, IN): Federal authorities are joining local police in investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old Hammond girl as part of the ongoing efforts to curb gang violence in Northwest Indiana.
Source: The Times    Date: July 17, 2015

Two indicted in Hammond man's 2014 homicide (Hammond, IN): Federal authorities indicted two men Thursday in the gang-related murder of an 18-year-old Hammond man last July.
Source: The Times    Date: July 16, 2015

Another member of E.C. street gang sentenced (Hammond, IN): Another member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang in East Chicago was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison, federal court records show. Anthony "Tall Folks" Baldazo, of East Chicago, pleaded guilty to murder in the aid of racketeering, attempted murder in the aid of racketeering conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and narcotics conspiracy.
Source: The Times    Date: July 10, 2015

Man linked to South Bend tot's death gets 35 years (South Bend, IN): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for his role in an April 2014 gang fight that escalated to gunfire before a stray bullet struck and killed a South Bend toddler. Tarez Buchanon pleaded guilty in April to a count of attempted murder. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a murder charge and a gang enhancement.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 9, 2015

Cops: Six accused of baseball bat beating after exchange of gang signs (Hammond, IN): Six people were charged this week with beating a man with a baseball bat at a Hammond gas station following an exchange of gang signs, police said.
Source: The Times    Date: July 9, 2015

Gang members charged in Hammond altercation (Hammond, IN): Six gang members have been charged in connection with an attack on a rival gang member last month in Hammond.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 7, 2015

Man shot in stomach on Highland Street, Hammond police say (Hammond, IN): A 26-year-old Hammond man was shot in the stomach early Sunday, less than a mile from where two fatal gang-related shootings occurred last week, police said. Police were dispatched about 2:45 a.m. to the 900 block of Highland Street for a report of shots fired.
Source: The Times    Date: July 5, 2015

Family devastated after gang violence claims Hammond teen (Hammond, IN): A 16-year-old girl who got caught in the crossfire of gang-related violence this week in Hammond was born a fighter and died trying to protect the younger children around her when gunshots rang out, her mother said.
Source: The Times    Date: July 3, 2015

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