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Dunmore neighborhood watch leaders fear gang spillover (Dunmore, PA): The leaders of the borough's fledgling neighborhood watch group worry gang activity in Scranton could spill over to the borough. "For those of you that read the Times or have seen the local news, there is active gang activity in the Hill Section of Scranton, and we're literally blocks from the Hill Section," Gary Duncan told borough council on Monday.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: September 10, 2013

Cops arrest pair who ‘shot baby in stroller' (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Two suspects in the gang-related shooting of a 16-month-old baby on a Brooklyn sidewalk are in custody in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where cops tracked them this morning after a multi-agency, tri-state manhunt.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 6, 2013

Defense attorney in gang-related murder trial says lifestyle could 'repulse' jurors (York, PA): Accused killer Antonio "TJ" Wormley lost a friend during a gunfight between rival gang members on June 21, 2012. Kyle Westry, 21, was hit four times during a shootout in York City's west end and died after staggering across the street, chief deputy prosecutor David Sunday told jurors Wednesday during his opening statement in Wormley's murder trial.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: September 4, 2013

Bartram Village gang leader gets life plus 130 years (Philadelphia, PA): In the two years before the October 2010 roundup of the Harlem Boys, police logged 118 complaints of shootings or gun-related incidents in and around the complex off South 54th Street. Over the next year they logged just two.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: September 3, 2013

Scranton aims to nip loose-knit youth gang in bud (Scranton, PA): Scranton police aim to nip in the bud a "loose-knit" street gang of teen boys and young men who have been preying on victims in unprovoked assaults, the police chief said Sunday. Calling themselves the "Rock Boys," the gang has been around for at least two years and may have formed in schools, said acting Police Chief Carl Graziano.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: September 2, 2013

Easton police raid home in gang, drug investigation (Easton, PA): Easton police raided 679 Bushkill St. this morning, arresting two people as they sought information on drug activity, Bloods gang activity and a recent non-fatal shooting.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: August 30, 2013

Four plead guilty to Vineland killing (Cumberland County, PA): Four members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a notoriously violent set of the Bloods gang, have pleaded guilty to a Vineland homicide and face sentences of up to 15 years.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: August 27, 2013

Guilty plea in mistaken-identity murder (Philadelphia, PA): More than eight years after a 21-year-old mother was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity involving warring street gangs, a North Philadelphia man on Monday admitted killing her.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: August 19, 2013

13 arrested in drug-trafficking ring in Pittsburgh, Beaver County (Pittsburgh, PA): Thirteen people have been arrested in connection with a heroin-trafficking operation that ran throughout Pittsburgh and Beaver County and was led, agents said, by a member of a California gang.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: August 8, 2013

Customs officials in Phila. deport Mexican gang member (Philadelphia, PA): A Mexican man described by police as a career criminal has been deported after flouting U.S. border laws for more than a decade, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: August 8, 2013

Alleged Trenton gang member charged with dealing heroin in Morrisville (Morrisville, PA): A 19-year-old alleged Trenton street gang member is facing drug dealing charges after Morrisville police say they purchased heroin from him.
Source:    Date: July 12, 2013

Phillipsburg man accused of leaving toddler alone has gang ties, prosecutors say (Phillipsburg, PA): A Phillipsburg man with reported ties to the Bloods street gang and accused of leaving his young child unattended for hours will likely spend the remainder of his case in county jail, his attorney said today.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 12, 2013

State budget funds new Mobile Street Crimes Unit to fight gang activity (Harrisburg, PA): A bipartisan group of Senators today highlighted the inclusion of $2.5 million in the state budget to create a new Mobile Street Crimes Unit in the Attorney General’s office to fight gang activity across Pennsylvania.
Source:    Date: July 11, 2013

New unit will fight gang crime in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA): Major funds were included in this year’s state budget to help curb gang activity in Pennsylvania. The state dedicated $2.5 million to create a new Mobile Street Crimes Unit.
Source: NBC Philadelphia    Date: July 11, 2013

Bethlehem homicide victim shot at site of planned drug deal with gang member, police say (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem homicide victim Ian Juma arranged to meet a Bloods gang member June 29 for a drug deal at Eighth Avenue and West Union Boulevard shortly before he was fatally shot, according to court records.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 9, 2013

Suspected gang member charged in drug deal with homicide victim (Bethlehem, PA): A suspected member of the Bloods street gang is facing charges after police said he arranged a drug deal with a man who was shot to death later that night.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: July 8, 2013

Kane gets $2.5M for mobile street crime unit (Hazleton, PA): The newly passed $28.375 billion 2013-14 stage budget includes $2.5 million in state funding for Attorney General Kathleen Kane's mobile street crime unit, which seeks to dismantle gangs across the state.
Source: Standard Speaker    Date: July 1, 2013

Reputed gang members indicted in two slayings and attempted murder in Willingboro (Willingboro, PA): Two high-ranking members of a homegrown Burlington County street gang, who are already in federal prison for their activity, were indicted for their roles in two slayings and a third shooting in Willingboro in 2008.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: June 30, 2013

Gangs find shelter in Pocono communities (Pocono, PA): "Welcome to the Poconos. Welcome to the home of gangs," read a slide at a presentation sponsored by the Pocono Mountains chapter of the Community Association Institute.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: June 30, 2013

Hazleton police chief: Support street gang unit (Hazleton, PA): The city's police chief pleaded with the public Monday to petition the governor for support of a $3 million state budget allocation for a mobile street crime unit.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: June 25, 2013

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