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Two wounded in Ohio mall, police blame gangs (Columbus, OH): Most stores at the Eastland Mall closed early Friday evening. Columbus police said Saturday two teens arrested Friday were each charged with felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: July 28, 2014

22 indicted in Scioto heroin case (Portsmouth, OH): Twenty-two people in the Portsmouth and Columbus areas have been indicted by a Scioto County grand jury on heroin-related charges, according to a news release from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.
Source: The Herald-Dispatch    Date: July 28, 2014

Fighting back against Cleveland's gangs (Cleveland, OH): Gangs violence is a growing problem in Cleveland. WKYC Channel 3 hears complaints that residents are not seeing police patrolling areas where gangs are a problem. We spent time with the Cleveland Police Gang Unit to see their efforts to get the most violent individuals off the streets.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: July 23, 2014

Springfield group pushing federal bill (Springfield, OH): A Springfield group is pushing a federal bill that would provide local control to communities to help keep their young people out of jail. The Youth Promise Act was introduced last year by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) and is currently in the House of Representatives' Workforce and Education committee. Promise stands for Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education.
Source: Springfield News-Sun    Date: July 15, 2014

Toledo community shaken by shootings (Toledo, OH): Once the gunfire stopped outside Brasia Lee's window Saturday morning, she slowly made her way outside. The 11-year-old girl heard yelling, people shouting names into the night, and saw men and women running toward Warsaw Street.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 15, 2014

COP unit targets drug crime (Montgomery County, OH): A new community policing team is working to stem drug activity in Montgomery County one traffic stop at a time. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Community-Oriented Policing Unit was created last summer to target drug crime and gang activity, specifically in high-traffic areas such as Harrison Twp., Trotwood and Dayton.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: July 9, 2014

Judge orders 110 years in gang shooting (South Bend, OH): A judge sentenced a gang member to 110 years for shooting and killing a member of a rival gang in a punishment that was enhanced for its connection with gang activity.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: July 9, 2014

Heartless Felons leader Donte D. Ferguson arraigned on gang activity charges; bond set at $250,000 (Cleveland, OH): Bond for the man believed to be a leader of the Heartless Felons, a notorious gang that started in prison and spilled onto Cleveland's streets, has been set at a quarter million dollars.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: July 7, 2014

Gang sweep yields 14 arrests in Crips area (Toledo, OH): Toledo police conducted a gang sweep Tuesday in an area claimed by the Geer Gang Crips. The sweep — which used the combined forces of Toledo police, FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Lucas County Adult Probation, Department of Youth Services, and the Ohio Highway Patrol — netted 14 arrests.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 3, 2014

Police seek to end gun violence with gang sweep (Toledo, OH): Police have released more information about a gang sweep that was conducted in central Toledo on Tuesday. Officials say a Crip gang operates in a part of town they refer to as "BUMA." The neighborhood is bordered by Bancroft, Upton, Monroe and Auburn.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: July 2, 2014

Alleged leader charged over gang activity, threat (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland's county prosecutor says a founding member of a vicious prison and street gang has been indicted on felony charges for alleged gang activity and a threat against an officer from the police gang unit.
Source: WTRF 7 News    Date: July 2, 2014

TPD, federal agents sweep through Toledo businesses looking for gang members (Toledo, OH): Officers from Toledo Police and federal law enforcement agencies swept through Toledo businesses serving search warrants and looking for known gang members.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: July 1, 2014

Feds hit Columbus gang with racketeering charges (Columbus, OH): Gang members murdered people during robberies, tried to kill rivals and intimidated witnesses including fatally shooting one to keep her from going to police, all in efforts to control their reputation and territory, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Morning Journal    Date: July 1, 2014

Founding member of Heartless Felons indicted on charges involving gang, intimidation of a police officer (Cleveland, OH): A Cuyahoga County grand jury Tuesday indicted a founding member of the Heartless Felons on gang and intimidation charges as part of a continued crackdown on the Cleveland street gang that has doled out violence on the streets and in prisons for years.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 1, 2014

Cleveland Police adds third unit specializing in gang crime, gun violence (Cleveland, OH): The Cleveland Police have added a third squad to their Gang Impact Unit, bringing the number of officers who specialize in gang investigation and gun crime from 18 to 24.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: June 30, 2014

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell outlines anti-gang strategies (Cincinnati, OH): When police discuss the number of gang-related shootings in the city today, it appears they're publicly recognizing the pervasiveness of these violent factions. Just a few years ago, top police brass rarely, if ever, used that four-letter word, normally referring to gangs as "groups." If a shooting was gang-related, they'd prefer to say "group" or "member-involved incident."
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: June 25, 2014

Purported Youngstown street gang member murdered in Warren (Warren, OH): Authorities in Warren have identified the victim of Tuesday night's fatal shooting as a man named in an indictment as a Youngstown street gang member.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: June 18, 2014

Gang activity in Ohio prisons seems to be declining (Columbus, OH): About 1 in 6 Ohio inmates is in a prison gang, including nearly 2 of 3 in Ohio's top-security prison. But the good news is that gang connections dropped 12.9 percent in two years, with the most disruptive gang activity cut nearly in half.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: June 17, 2014

Bookstore owner helps ex-gang members turn new page in Columbus (Columbus, OH): From inside his bookstore, "The Book Suite" on East Long Street, former gang leader Sean Stevenson works with fellow ex-gang members to turn kids away from the guns, drugs and violence.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: June 17, 2014

Police make 21 arrests in East Price Hill (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police say they've arrested a slew of suspects in the latest crackdown on gang violence and drug activity. Tuesday's arrests centered on suspects in District Three, or East Price Hill. Police arrested 14 people in the initial list, then seven others also on outstanding warrants.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: June 17, 2014

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