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West Grove gang members go to trial in stabbing case (West Chester, PA): Jury selection began Monday for two men accused in an alleged gang-related stabbing at a New Garden birthday party. On trial for attempted homicide and related charges are Emmanuel Renteria, 25, and his older brother, Guillermo Renteria-Enciso, 26, both of Penn Drive in West Grove. Renteria, also known as "Criminal," and Renteria-Enciso, who sometimes goes by the name "Terrorist," are confirmed members of the notorious Mexico-based Sur-13 gang that has a presence in southern Chester County and northern Delaware, according to police accounts.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: August 18, 2014

Seven charged in connection with deadly Reading stabbing (Reading, PA) : Five of the seven people charged in connection with Saturday's deadly stabbing in Reading are now in custody, according to court documents. At this point, all seven suspects are facing assault charges.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: August 17, 2014

Prosecutors say their hands are tied when busting gang members (Allentown, PA): Prosecutors say they're having to drop more criminal cases because gang members are intimidating witnesses, but there are few options to tackle the problem.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: August 15, 2014

Consultants to tackle gang, gun violence in York (York, PA): Local officials are looking to bring in outside perspectives to help the York County reduce criminal recidivism as well as youth gun and gang violence. Pending grant approval from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, York's Criminal Justice Advisory Board plans to contract two consultants to assist the group working toward a solution for repeat and youth crime, said April Billet-Barclay, director of probation services.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: August 12, 2014

DA: More jail time could be answer to curbing violence (Easton, PA) : An eruption of gun violence in Easton has police on the move, residents calling for action, and the district attorney calling for change. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says he would like to see offenders of violent crimes not be eligible for parole or at least stay in jail during the time he calls a persons' criminal years.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: August 12, 2014

Gang member charged with slashing Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): An Allentown gang member awaiting trial in a city stabbing was charged Thursday with slashing an Allentown teen in the face with a box cutter last year, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: August 7, 2014

Pennsylvania legislators cite 'risks' of illegal migrant children (Harrisburg, PA) : Republican legislators expressed concern this week that unaccompanied immigrant children housed in Pennsylvania could be affiliated with criminal gangs.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: July 30, 2014

Drug raids lead to five arrests (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Local law enforcement arrested five people — one of them an alleged gang member, another facing a deportation hearing and two others with warrants out for their arrests — during a series of narcotics raids on Wednesday.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: July 28, 2014

Pittsburgh crime-reduction program headed for review (Pittsburgh, PA): Although a pending request to authorize $150,000 for a 5-year-old city crime-fighting initiative is likely to be passed today by Pittsburgh City Council, Mayor Bill Peduto is planning an overall review of the program and at least one council member is openly questioning its effectiveness.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: July 21, 2014

Alleged gang member shot teen over bump at party (Allentown, PA): An Allentown teenager was shot in the leg by an alleged gang member after accidentally bumping into him at a party last month, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 16, 2014

Allentown gang member asks 'What's poppin'?' before shooting teen, police say (Allentown, PA): "What's poppin'?" That's what Anthony "Ant" Holmes, 22, allegedly asked a teen during a June 14 party in Allentown, right before pulling out a handgun and shooting him in the leg. Holmes, of Allentown, an alleged member of the Bloods street gang, is accused of shooting the unidentified 17-year-old after he accidentally bumped into Holmes earlier in the night and did not apologize.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: July 16, 2014

Investigators say highway shooting was gang-related (Big Beaver Borough, PA): Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a road-rage incident in Beaver County over the weekend.
Source: WPXI 11 News    Date: July 15, 2014

Alleged gang leader heads to trial for drive-by shooting (Stroudsburg, PA): A self proclaimed "Emir" of a local street gang will be headed to trial on charges he gave the go-ahead for a deadly drive-by shooting in the Poconos.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: July 14, 2014

Avowed gang member pleads guilty in connection with slaying of CD East grad Rahsan Crowder (Scranton, PA): A month before his co-defendant is scheduled to go on trial, an avowed gang member has pleaded guilty to a charge in connection with the fatal shooting of Dauphin County resident and Lackawanna College student Rahsan Crowder.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: July 14, 2014

Gang member headed to trial for role in Hamilton Township drive-by shooting (Hamilton Township, PA): Reputed Black P-Stones gang "amir" Sirvonn Ellis Taylor will go to trial for his role in a fatal drive-by shooting in Hamilton Township earlier this year.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: July 14, 2014

Police: Reputed gang leader arrested in connection with Monroe County homicide (Monroe County, PA): Police arrested a New York man they say is an alleged gang leader in connection with a January homicide in Hamilton Township, Monroe County.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: June 22, 2014

Notorious gang member throughout Northeast U.S. charged in Poconos shooting (Hamilton Township, PA): A gang member notorious throughout the Northeast has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in the Poconos, according to state police.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: June 22, 2014

Reported gang member busted for dealing heroin (Scranton, PA): Two people were arrested in a heroin bust in Scranton Wednesday night, one a suspected member of the Puerto Rican street gang La Ñeta.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 13, 2014

Member of Bloods street gang arrested in Kingston on drug charges (Kingston, PA): Police arrested Eric Timothy Hill, 25, of Penn Street, Kingston, on Thursday on charges he sold heroin. Hill, who police say has a street name "Pop-Off" and is an admitted member of the Bloods street gang, was arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and two counts each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of communication facility.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: June 12, 2014

State court backs 34- to 70-year prison term for gang-related shooting in Lebanon (Lebanon, PA): Concluding that prosecutors presented "overwhelming circumstantial evidence" of his guilt, the state Superior Court has refused to overturn an Easton man's conviction and 34- to 70-year prison sentence for a gang-related shooting in Lebanon.
Source: The Patriot-News    Date: June 3, 2014

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