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Three more gang members arraigned in connection with murder of Aynis Vargas (Providence, RI): Three more members of a South Providence gang are accused in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and wounded three women at a high school graduation party in June.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 26, 2013

Providence shooting suspected to be gang-related (Providence, RI): A late-night shootout Wednesday night has left two in custody and one juvenile gang member in the hospital.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 19, 2013

Two arrested in gang-related altercation (Providence, RI): A teenager was struck in what police are calling a gang-related shooting, and a pair of officers were caught in the crossfire.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: September 19, 2013

Spread thin, Providence PD adjusts how they investigate gangs, violent crimes (Providence, RI): Crime hasn't dropped by much in the city, but the number of police officers has. The foot patrols are gone. There are fewer patrol officers, fewer detectives, fewer narcotics officers, fewer people investigating gangs and violent crime, and fewer officers posted in the city’s public schools.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 15, 2013

RI institute for nonviolence highlighting street interventions for Chicago, Newark officials (Providence, RI): Providence's Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence is highlighting its street intervention programs for officials from Newark, New Jersey, and Chicago.
Source: The Republic    Date: August 8, 2013

Pawtucket tracks graffiti to curb vandalism, gang activity (Pawtucket, RI): Tracking the fly-by-night spread of graffiti has the city's Department of Public Works snapping photos of graffiti tags and logging them into a computer by place, day and time.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 4, 2013

Gang associate arrested on gun charge for the second time in less than a year (Providence, RI): Two members of the Providence police Violent Crime Task Force arrested a known gang associate on Thursday for the second time in less than a year on a charge of carrying an unlicensed handgun.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 26, 2013

Providence police: Man arrested and gang's 'community gun' seized (Providence, RI): A boarded-up multifamily house in South Providence is a home for illegal guns shared by the M.O.P. street gang, according to the Providence police.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 23, 2013

Providence gang member sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun (Providence, RI): A member of the gang Providence Street Boyz was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for possessing a loaded 9mm handgun after having been convicted of a domestic violence charge, several law enforcement agencies announced in a news release Tuesday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 16, 2013

Gang-related crime is doing more time (Providence, RI): The Senate has approved a bill to increase prison time for gang-related crimes. The legislation will allow up to one extra year for misdemeanors, and an additional 10 years for felonies. The extra years are to be served consecutively.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: June 28, 2013

Man killed in shooting, Providence's 9th homicide this year (Providence, RI): A Providence man believed to have ties to street gangs became the city's ninth homicide victim early Saturday, said Detective Capt. Michael E. Correia.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 22, 2013

Shooting of teen at Sunday cookout gang-related (Providence, RI): A city youth was shot Sunday in a cookout, hours after shots were fired into the house where the cookout was hosted, the police said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 10, 2013

One man shot and two others stabbed in Providence gang violence (Providence, RI): A teenager was shot in the head and two others were stabbed in unrelated gang violence in the city's West End on Saturday afternoon, the police said.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 13, 2013

Murder victim ID'd; Police say crime was gang-related (Cranston, RI): The man found dead and ablaze near the entrance of Pocasset Cemetery Wednesday night has been identified by police and his death was gang-related, police said.
Source: CranstonPatch    Date: March 22, 2013

Providence gang member caught with gun, drugs (Providence, RI): Providence police narcotics detectives arrested a local gang member and seized a semi-automatic handgun and drugs during a raid in Olneyville Thursday night.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 21, 2012

11 members of MS-13 arrested during early morning sweep (Providence, RI): Providence's mayor announces a crack down on one of New England's deadliest gangs. Local, state and federal police arrest nearly a dozen members of MS-13 during an early morning sweep.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: October 10, 2012

Providence gang associate, two others charged in drug-dealing scheme (Providence, RI): An associate of the Providence Street Boys gang and two other young men were charged with drug-dealing and gun possession after a police raid Thursday evening.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 28, 2012

Police arrest suspected gang member on gun charge (Providence, RI): Police have arrested an alleged gang member out of Providence on a firearms charge, according to United States Attorney Peter F. Nerohna.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 13, 2012

Gang worries resurface; street brawl reported (Westerly, RI): An apparent brawl that occurred early Monday has a Summer Street resident worried and police on guard. The resident said he saw a large group of teenagers in front of his house "beating each other with baseball bats and sticks."
Source: The Westerly Sun    Date: August 22, 2012

Academy Ave. residents are concerned about the rise in violence (Providence, RI): Police are still reeling from a night of violence in Providence, the worst they say in five years. Five gang members in their twenties were shot on Academy Avenue and an 80 year old man was stabbed a few blocks away in a separate incident.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: May 22, 2012

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