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Mall shooting prompts Farmington police to increase presence in gang neighborhoods (Farmington, NM): Police are increasing patrols and other forms of policing in neighborhoods with known gang activity in light of last weekend's fatal shooting at Animas Valley Mall.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: May 3, 2013
http://www.daily-times.com/...

Albuquerque High School shuns rosaries, says they're linked to gang activity (Albuquerque, NM): Ideally, high school dress codes protect students from excessive distractions that typically arrive in the form of too much skin or clothing with inappropriate imagery.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: November 20, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Doña Ana County anti-gang initiative receives donation (Las Cruces, NM): The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Gang Resistance Education and Training program received a $1,000 boost Friday thanks to the contribution of a local business.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: October 26, 2012
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

Carlsbad police: Watch for signs of gang involvement (Carlsbad, NM): This small desert town may not have all the same problems bigger cities face, but that doesn't mean Carlsbad is immune to the dangers of gangs and the violence they can bring.
Source: Current-Argus    Date: September 20, 2012
http://www.currentargus.com/...

Alleged Las Cruces gang member sentenced for robbing elderly couple at gunpoint (Las Cruces, NM): An alleged member of the East Side Locos street gang will serve at least 10 years in prison for pointing a shotgun at an elderly couple and robbing them last fall outside a Las Cruces pharmacy.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: July 9, 2012
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

Martwick warns of gang activity (Alamogordo, NM): District Attorney Diana Martwick spoke June 26 about her 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office Gang Task Force Educational Program. Martwick was the guest speaker at Eagle Forum's monthly luncheon meeting.
Source: Alamogordo Daily News    Date: July 2, 2012
http://www.alamogordonews.com/...

El Rancho slayings: A gang connection? (El Rancho, NM): Cherie Ortiz-Rios believes local gangs must be involved in the slayings of her parents and brother. She can't imagine anyone else could manage such a brutal attack, she said recently.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican    Date: June 16, 2012
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/...

Arizona gang trends make N.M. cops wary (Albuquerque, NM): Kidnappings, home invasions and other acts of violence. New Mexico police have seen some of that, but they are preparing for more waves of crime linked to violent gangs.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: May 11, 2012
http://www.krqe.com/...

NM task force eyes anti-gang plan as problems grow (Isleta Pueblo, NM): Hundreds of community activists, social workers, tribal officials and police officers are slated to develop a plan aimed at attacking New Mexico's growing gang problem.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: May 10, 2012
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

Feds nab two dozen gang members in NM meth ring (Albuquerque, NM): Federal agents have arrested around two dozen gang members linked to what authorities are describing as a meth and heroin ring in New Mexico.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 25, 2012
http://www.abqjournal.com/...

Roswell police still faces officer shortage despite gang violence, federal help (Roswell, NM): The city's police department is still short more than a dozen officers as the city faces high rates of gang violence, officials said.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 12, 2012
http://www.therepublic.com/...

Graffiti a never-ending problem for Las Cruces Codes officers (Las Cruces, NM): Armed with a can of gray paint, rollers and a drip pan, Craig Fenske and a volunteer took back a city-owned concrete flood drain claimed by the Sureños street gang.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: March 22, 2012
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

Las Cruces is taking action against gangs (Las Cruces, NM): Many Las Cruces residents might not notice gang activity around our community, but it’s a real problem. News 22′s Kassandra Alvarez has the story surrounding gangs.
Source: KRWG 22 News    Date: March 7, 2012
http://krwgnews22.com/...

Gang member subject of manhunt (Albuquerque, NM): Federal authorities say a New Mexico gang member is the subject of a manhunt after he jumped bail related to drug trafficking charges.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: March 2, 2012
http://www.krqe.com/...

Man arrested in Albuquerque shooting death (Albuquerque, NM): Albuquerque police say they arrested a known gang member after a shooting that left a man dead and another person wounded.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: February 5, 2012
http://www.kob.com/...

Police investigate gang violence after shooting near Walmart (Albuquerque, NM) : Albuquerque police investigated a shooting on Thursday at the Walmart at Coors and Rio Bravo boulevards. "It's gang activity without a doubt," said Rob Gibbs, of the Albuquerque Police Department. "There's some sort of gang activity occurring, and unfortunately that could happen any time at any part of the city."
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: February 2, 2012
http://www.koat.com/...

Prison gang adopts UNM Lobo as symbol (Albuquerque, NM): The gang is called Los Burqueños or the Burqe Boys, and members are using well-known Albuquerque symbols to identify themselves. The Burqueños started as a New Mexico prison gang where members of different Albuquerque street gangs would band together behind bars.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: January 31, 2012
http://www.krqe.com/...

Women kidnapped, tattooed by gang members (Albuquerque, NM): Two women shared their frightening story with Target 7 after they were grabbed off the streets in Albuquerque, thrown to the ground and forcibly tattooed by gang members.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 21, 2011
http://www.koat.com/...

NMSP drops gang unit (Las Cruces, NM): A manpower shortage has forced the New Mexico State Police to disband its anti-gang unit, Capt. Rich Libicer said Tuesday.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: November 11, 2011
http://www.lcsun-news.com/...

Albuquerque a top spot for gangs (Albuquerque, NM): FBI's latest report shows new gangs are targeting New Mexico and in a big way. Statistics show there are more than 10,000 gang members in Bernalillo County. Compare that with Dallas County, which is much bigger and has nearly 12,000 gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: October 21, 2011
http://www.krqe.com/...

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