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Pottstown Man, Saved From Gang Assassination, Charged With Drug-Induced Felonies (Pottstown, PA): On the same day officials in Montgomery County, Pa. announced dozens of arrests from a gang-related investigation in and around Pottstown, a man whose life was likely saved by that investigation was arrested — on charges he tried to steal a delivery truck while high on PCP.
Source: CBS Philly    Date: May 21, 2015

34 Arrests, With More Expected, in Drug Gang Probe In and Around Pottstown, Pa. (Pottstown, PA): Dozens of rival gang members are in custody after a lengthy investigation in the Pottstown area. The two gangs called themselves the “Straight Cash Money Gang” and “Brothas from Anotha.”
Source: CBS Philly    Date: May 14, 2015

Suspected gang member from Homewood arrested (Pittsburgh, PA): A suspected gang member from Homewood who skipped trial on a gun charge was captured Thursday in Clairton, the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office announced today.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: May 1, 2015

KidsPeace hoping to impact gang activity in Lehigh Valley (Lehigh Valley, PA): Gang activity in the Lehigh Valley is a growing problem according to officials but one organization is working to change that. Allentown Police Detective and Director of Gang Intelligence, Glenn Grantiz, spoke with KidsPeace staff, community members and school officials Wednesday as part of a training session at KidsPeace that focused on gang awareness.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: April 1, 2015

York man convicted in 2011 gang killing granted new trial (York County, PA): A York man convicted of third-degree murder will have another shot at trial now that a York County judge has ruled the jury in his case was not properly instructed before going into deliberations.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: March 30, 2015

Reputed gang member from Edwardsville sentenced on gun charge (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Like a school teacher scolding a naughty student, Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley admonished a reputed member of the Bloods street gang caught with a handgun with an altered serial number.
Source: Times Leader    Date: March 20, 2015

Pa. man, 25, sought to 'kill cops' to advance in gang, suspect's mom says (Easton, PA): The other shoe is dropping in the Jeffrey Knoble Jr. case out of Easton. And you know it's bad when the suspect's mother is talking to police, saying her son wanted to kill police officers in an effort to advance in rank in a street gang.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: March 18, 2015

Quincy man charged for vehicular attack, thought victim was rival gang member (Ephrata, PA): A Quincy man allegedly hit another man’s car and threw beer bottles at him because he thought the other driver was a rival gang member. Prosecutors charged David Serrano, a 23-year-old man, in Grant County Superior Court with harassment of a criminal justice participant.
Source: iFIBER One News    Date: March 5, 2015

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

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