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Inside the Gang Unit: Fighting Gang Crime (Reno, NV): In Washoe County, the Gang Unit has one goal: bring down the drug crime and violence caused by street gangs. "We try to be proactive and drive through as many gang neighborhoods that we know so we can see as many different people as we can and so the community can see the cars," a deputy with the gang unit said.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Why Kids Choose A Gang Life (Reno, NV): There are more than 70 active gangs in the Reno/Sparks area, and you may be surprised to learn that many of the members are under the age of 18.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: May 20, 2015

ICE arrests 22 Las Vegas gang members, associates (Las Vegas, NV): Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates, including 22 individuals from the Las Vegas area, were arrested during Project Wildfire, a nationwide six-week operation targeting transnational criminal gangs, according to a news release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Source: KSNV MyNews3    Date: April 8, 2015

Man gets 30 to 75 years for Strip shooting, denies guilt (Las Vegas, NV): While he continued to deny his guilt, Robert Jackson, convicted of shooting a woman celebrating her bachelorette party and three other people on the Strip, asked a judge Wednesday for a sentence of two to 7½ years behind bars.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: February 18, 2015

Police suspect stabbing death of teenager is gang-related (Las Vegas, NV): Police say a teenager is dead after being stabbed during a fight on the side of a road in northeastern Las Vegas. Las Vegas Police said Monday they suspect the incident was gang related and no suspects have been identified.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: February 16, 2015

Gang leader gets prison time in violent racketeering case (Las Vegas, NV): A street gang leader was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that involved the cold-blooded slaying of a neighborhood security guard more than a decade ago. Markette Tillman, 31, a member of the Playboy Bloods, also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release after prison.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 20, 2015

Gang member admits to fatally shooting pimp outside Las Vegas strip club (Las Vegas, NV): A reputed gang member has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a pimp outside a Las Vegas strip club. Christopher Mallett, a known member of the Rolling 60s Crips, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the slaying of 28-year-old Antonio Logan outside the Crazy Horse III nightclub on Russell Road, according to court records.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 16, 2015

Regional Gang Unit Continues Prevention Efforts (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit is doing all it can to prevent gang crimes from happening here. They patrol the Reno-Sparks areas daily to check for graffiti and talk to neighbors. It is all in an effort to try to keep people from joining gangs and hopefully get existing members out of them.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: December 24, 2014

Reno elementary school 'hit hard' with graffiti (Reno, NV): A Reno-area elementary school was vandalized over the weekend, the Washoe County School District said. Splattered eggs and inappropriate graffiti decorated Jessie Beck Elementary School over the weekend, principal Ruth Williams said in a phone interview Tuesday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: December 2, 2014

Man injured in suspected gang shooting in north valley (Las Vegas, NV): A man is hospitalized after a suspected gang shooting in the northern valley Wednesday morning.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: November 5, 2014

Washoe schools get grant for anti-violence program (Reno, NV): The Washoe County School District has received a $973,000 federal grant for anti-violence programs, nearly a year after a deadly schoolyard shooting rampage in the Reno suburb of Sparks.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 27, 2014

Police seek vehicle in possible Sparks gang shooting (Sparks, NV): Sparks police are looking for a vehicle involved in a possible gang shooting Monday night that hospitalized two men.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 27, 2014

Football helps former gang member gain his focus (Las Vegas, NV): Antonio Bellows is a man on a mission, ready to bid Las Vegas goodbye and start over in California. The 18-year-old recent Rancho High School graduate has a spot waiting on Shasta College's football team in Redding, Calif., and a planned course load in criminal justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: August 3, 2014

Playboy Bloods Gang member pleads guilty in racketeering case (Las Vegas, NV): On the second day of his federal jury trial, a Las Vegas Playboy Bloods street gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering and drug charges, said Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden and Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: July 29, 2014

Family blames gang violence in man's killing (Las Vegas, NV): The family of a young man shot and killed at a house party is blaming gang violence for the crime. The victim is a 20-year-old man from North Las Vegas and police are still looking for the suspects.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: July 28, 2014

Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs (Las Vegas, NV): A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of supervised release, for possessing firearms and dealing cocaine, according to the Department of Justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: July 23, 2014

Police: 20,000 known gang members in Las Vegas Valley (Las Vegas, NV): A recent string of gang-related violence is raising concerns with law enforcement and the community, especially because the suspects and the victims were so young.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: July 21, 2014

18-year-old arrested in gang-related drive-by slaying that killed teen in North Vegas (North Las Vegas, NV): Authorities say an 18-year-old has been arrested on murder, attempted murder and weapon charges in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left another 18-year-old dead and a 14-year-old girl injured.
Source: The Republic    Date: July 17, 2014

Victim of shooting at Fashion Show Mall not cooperating, police say (Las Vegas, NV): A man who was shot at a Las Vegas Strip shopping mall Tuesday is in critical condition and isn't cooperating with investigators, refusing to identify himself or even say how he made his way to the hospital, according to Metro Police.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: July 15, 2014

Two men sentenced in 2010 gang-related slaying (Las Vegas, NV): A Las Vegas judge sentenced two men to 4 to 10 years in prison Monday for their roles in a 2010 gang-related homicide.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: July 14, 2014

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