Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.

Pennsylvania map graphic 580 articles from Pennsylvania
New Garden gang members go to trial for alleged stabbing (West Chester, PA): Jury selection began Monday for two men accused in an alleged gang-related stabbing at a New Garden birthday party.
Source: The Southern Chester County Weeklies    Date: August 25, 2014

Police raid at least nine Easton locations, arrest at least six and seek others (Easton, PA): Easton police, assisted by Pennsylvania State Police, early today raided at least nine locations in the city, arrested at least six people and are looking for others, Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: August 22, 2014

Seven alleged gang members charged with homicide in killing of man in Reading (Reading, PA): Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Sides differ in court on what led to gang stabbing (West Chester, PA): Angel and Maria Duran did not want trouble at the party celebrating their daughter's baptism last October, a prosecutor on Tuesday told a Common Pleas Court jury in her opening statement in the trial of two brothers accused of attempted homicide. But that is what they got.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: August 19, 2014

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

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.