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Gary fugitives apprehended in Indy (Gary, IN): Two men wanted on warrants stemming from allegations of violent crimes out of Gary were apprehended in Indianapolis Wednesday, police said.
Source: The Times    Date: August 27, 2015

2 arrested as new multiagency gang unit targets Gary violence (Gary, IN): A new multiagency gang unit led by the Gary Police Department has designated the Glen Park Affiliates street gang as the city's most violent group and intensified efforts to bring fugitives in violent crimes to justice, officials said.
Source: The Times    Date: August 27, 2015

East Chicago man pleads guilty to racketeering (East Chicago, IN): An East Chicago man pled guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to racketeer, including taking part in the murder of a rival gang member in 1999.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 26, 2015

South Bend Police chief addresses gun violence (South Bend, IN): Police Chief Ron Teachman addressed the Common Council on the issue of gun violence Monday in light of a recent uptick in homicides in the city. Ten homicides were committed in the city between January and mid-June, compared with 17 all of last year, despite efforts to address gang-related gun violence via a Group Violence Initiative.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: August 25, 2015

Surge in violence attributed to gangs, illegal gun use (Indianapolis, IN): Thursday night into Friday marked a violent stretch in Indianapolis. Five people were shot in less than twelve hours. Two were left dead, including 16-year-old Jaylen Johnson, found in the backyard of a vacant home on 31st street near the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.
Source: WTTV CBS 4 News    Date: August 21, 2015

East Chicago man receives 210-month prison term for gang activity (Hammond, IN): U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on Thursday sentenced Imperial Gangster member Ace Cortez to more than 17 years in federal prison. In December 2013, the East Chicago resident pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering activity and homicide in aid of racketeering activity, Simon noted during the sentencing hearing.
Source: The Times    Date: August 20, 2015

Officials: Gary homicide surge driven by gangs, drugs (Gary, IN): Street gangs at war with one another over drug trafficking are driving a surge in homicides in Gary, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: August 17, 2015

Gary reels under rising homicide rate (Gary, IN): A Gary pastor issued a challenge last week as he stood before an overflow crowd mourning for his 15-year-old granddaughter, the youngest of 14 people shot to death in Gary since July 1.
Source: The Times    Date: August 15, 2015

Sheriff promises overtime police presence on Gary streets (Crown Point, IN): Lake County Sheriff John Buncich vowed Tuesday to put more Lake County authorities on Gary's troubled streets to stop a surge in homicides. He made the pledge as the County Council voted unanimously to give the Sheriff's Department $200,000 to pay overtime for the additional police protection.
Source: The Times    Date: August 12, 2015

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

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