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Alleged Vietnamese gang member held for trial in double slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Murder suspect Tam Minh Le sat at a defense table yesterday and stared directly at the man who clambered out of the Schuylkill last year. Authorities have said that Le, who served prison time for a 1993 killing in Rochester, N.Y., is associated with a Vietnamese-American gang called Born to Kill.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: March 4, 2015

Three men with ties to the Latin Kings Street gang, plead guilty to trafficking drugs from Puerto Rico to York (Harrisburg, PA): Three York men with ties to the Latin Kings Street gang enter guilty pleas to drug trafficking and firearms offenses for their roles in the importation from Puerto Rico and distribution of heroin and cocaine into York.
Source: FOX 43 News    Date: February 2, 2015

Pittsburgh homicide stats show criminals killing criminals (Pittsburgh, PA): The city’s 71 homicides last year were the most since 2008 and well above the 10-year annual average of 55. But one pattern that emerged from statistics released Thursday is most of the killings involve criminals shooting other criminals.
Source: Observer-Reporter    Date: January 15, 2015

Gang member gets state prison for shooting teen in botched drug deal (Allentown, PA): An admitted gang member who shot a 16-year-old boy during a botched drug deal in east Allentown last summer was sentenced Monday to 61/2 to 20 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 12, 2015

Judge: Gangs are ruining Allentown (Allentown, PA): A Lehigh County judge on Tuesday complained that gangs are "ruining" Allentown as she sentenced two Mob Piru members to prison for stabbing and beating a man who tried to leave the gang.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 6, 2015

Phila. gang member makes U.S. Marshal's Top 15 most wanted (Philadelphia, PA): A Vietnamese gang member charged this summer with the double slaying and abduction of two men found stabbed, bound, and beaten in the Schuylkill was added Wednesday to the U.S. Marshals Service's Top 15 Most Wanted list.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 17, 2014

Federal judge denies suppression in federal headshop heroin case (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge Monday denied a request by a North Hills headshop owner charged with conspiring to distribute heroin with an East Hills drug gang to throw out evidence seized from a search of his Shaler home and his parents' house in Indiana Township.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: December 9, 2014

MS-13 gang member gets 3 life terms in Pittsylvania home invasion (Chatham, PA): As Enrique Albert Hernandez stood before Judge William N. Alexander II on Thursday morning in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court, Alexander told Hernandez the home invasion he was convicted of was the “worst home invasion I’ve tried or am aware of.”
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 4, 2014

Oxford man paroled in gang stabbing case (West Chester, PA): One of two brothers acquitted earlier in a stabbing at a New Garden party that had overtones of gang-related tensions has been paroled from Chester County Prison.
Source: Chester Daily Local News    Date: November 24, 2014

More than 70 Suspects in Shenandoah Drug Raid (Shenandoah, PA): One of the biggest drug raids ever in Schuylkill County is underway in Shenandoah. Officials have more than 70 suspects in what they’re calling a gang-related drug bust.
Source: WNEP 16 News    Date: November 19, 2014

Police grant to target East End violence (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh City Council advanced resolutions Wednesday allowing the police department to accept nearly $110,000 in grants aimed at reducing crime and violence in city neighborhoods.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: November 13, 2014

Three juveniles arrested in bicycle-gang beatings in Center City, Fairmount (Philadelphia, PA): Police have arrested three children for allegedly taking to their bicycles and swarming victims during at least two gang-style attacks in the Center City and Fairmount areas.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 11, 2014

Police chief talks about increased Hill District police presence (Pittsburgh, PA): Acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he will increase the department's presence in the Hill District after gang activity took the life of a 17-year-old boy.
Source: WTAE 4 News    Date: October 11, 2014

Hill District killing illustrates teen struggle to escape gang violence (Pittsburgh, PA): They're young. They're violent. And they have the attention of Pittsburgh law enforcement officials. Police are searching for multiple people as part of an investigation that spans beyond the shooting death of a Hill District teenager, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said Friday.
Source:    Date: October 10, 2014

Two Southwest gang thugs get prison for bystander slaying (Philadelphia, PA): Ronald Ockimey and Leon Owens, both armed with semi-automatic handguns, meant to kill on the evening of April 11, 2012. Their Southwest Philadelphia gang, the Backstreet Boys, was beefing with a rival gang, the Greenway Boys.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 9, 2014

Blood gang member arrested with $10,000 worth of heroin (Scranton, PA): After agreeing to let police search his home, a Scranton man accused of hiding almost 500 bags of heroin worth $10,000 asked police not to charge any of his family. Deon “Ox” Moore, 1044 Genet St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property and related counts.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: October 9, 2014

3 incidents gang-related, police say (Farrell, PA): Southwest Mercer County Regional police said they believe a spate of profanity-laced graffiti, a drive-by shooting and the discovery of two pellet guns over three straight nights in Farrell are gang-related. Two men, a woman and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday morning, police said.
Source: The Herald    Date: October 1, 2014

Reputed Easton Bloods gang member sentenced to 15 to 40 years in Williamsport, Pa., killing (Williamsport, PA): A reputed lieutenant in the Easton Bloods street gang will spend at least 15 years in state prison for participating in a murder in Lycoming County.
Source:     Date: September 30, 2014

Feds: 40 charged in Chester drug gang bust (Chester, PA): They hid their drugs and guns in Chester's playgrounds, in its windowsills, in its abandoned houses and its mailboxes, but the alleged members of the Rose and Upland Drug Trafficking Group couldn't hide themselves from police yesterday morning.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: September 28, 2014

Gang violence in York: Officials, residents talk about short-term vs. long-term solutions (York, PA): Over the last month in York, some coordinated efforts are taking place to put an end to violence. Some community members are pooling resources to reach young men and women in York in an effort to direct their lives off the streets. York City Police are working with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to arrest violent "street level" drug dealers.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: September 27, 2014

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