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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

N.M. gang members far outnumber law enforcement (Las Cruces, NM): New Mexico ranks among the top three states with the highest number of gang members per police officer, along with Illinois and California.
Source: KFOX 14 News    Date: October 18, 2011

Oñate freshman indicted in stabbing (Las Cruces, NM): An O-ate High School freshman with a criminal record has been indicted for allegedly stabbing a rival gang member at school.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: October 17, 2011

City's anti-gang laws ineffective (Albuquerque, NM): Two city ordinances passed four years ago to try and curtail Albuquerque’s gang problem have been so ineffective they might as well not even exist. Current estimates put the number of gangs in the city of Albuquerque at more than 100 with more than 7,000 active gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: September 29, 2011

Student arrested in Onate stabbing, incident believed to be gang-related (Las Cruces, NM): Las Cruces Police have arrested the 16-year-old believed to be responsible for Monday afternoon's altercation at Onate High School that left another student with a stab wound to his abdomen.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 27, 2011

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