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After Clover Hill fight, police say gangs not a problem (Chesterfield County, VA): The arrests of several students last week on gang-related charges after an incident of mob violence in a county high school shocked and alarmed the community, but much of the shock may have been due to the “gang” label. Such incidents, police say, are rare in county schools.
Source: Chesterfield Observer    Date: November 26, 2014

Gang Member Loses Bid to Have Sentences Tossed (Richmond, VA): A gang member serving two consecutive life sentences for conspiracy to commit murder to raise his standing in the organization lost his bid to have those sentences thrown out.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: November 26, 2014

Missing Chesterfield teen found safe in DC as gang questions remain (Chesterfield, VA): Federal investigators and Chesterfield police want to know what a Chesterfield teen was doing in Washington, DC and how he got there.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 25, 2014

Student charged in Clover Hill fight: ‘It’s really not a gang’ (Chesterfield County, VA): A 15-year-old student charged in a large fight at Clover Hill High School Tuesday says she and her friends are not in a gang. Three of the four students were charged with a variety of crimes, including criminal street gang participation and gang activity in a gang-free school zone, after an early morning fight broke out.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 19, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 9 years (Chatham, VA): With a quick nod to his family, Dontey Remone Pannell of Pocket Road in Hurt entered the Pittsylvania County Circuit courtroom Tuesday morning for the final phase of a year and a half of legal wrangling.
Source: Chatham Star-Tribune    Date: November 19, 2014

Clover Hill students charged in fight that police used Taser to stop (Chesterfield County, VA): Four Clover Hill High School students are facing assault charges stemming from a fight early Tuesday that initially involved 15-20 teens and prompted police to use a Taser. All four of the students, ages 15 to 17, have been charged with assault, and three of them also face criminal street gang charges for wearing gang-related garb inside the school.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: November 18, 2014

Verdict upheld in carjacking, gang case (Chatham, VA) : Dontey Ramone Pannell had his final appearance in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Pannell, 26, was convicted of attempted carjacking and participating in gang activity September. The jury sentenced Pannell to nine years in prison — a sentence Judge Stacey W. Moreau upheld.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: November 18, 2014

Death penalty off the table in Quick case (Charlottesville, VA): U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took the death penalty off the table for four co-defendants charged in the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: November 14, 2014

Skating rink shooting brings gang violence to forefront (Petersburg, VA): A shooting outside a Petersburg skating rink, that left an 18-year-old girl in critical but stable condition, has law enforcement keeping an eye on gangs in the area.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: November 13, 2014

Police arrest 4th suspect in shooting at Petersburg skating rink (Petersburg, VA): A young girl is in critical condition, an unintended target during a shooting a Petersburg skating rink. Two teenagers, a 20 year old, and a juvenile are now facing charges in the violence and the search is on for more people believed to be involved.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 12, 2014

Killer pleads guilty in torture, murder in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): Duct-taped to a white plastic chair. Punched and beaten about the face and head. Burned with a hot iron. Those were 21-year-old Pierre Johnson's final experiences April 29 before he was shot to death, according to court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 31, 2014

Despite the indictment, officials downplay gang activity (Alexandria, VA): Despite the indictment of at least two Alexandria MS-13 members on murder charges earlier this month, city officials have said gang-related activity in Alexandria is infrequent.
Source: Alexandria Times    Date: October 30, 2014

Alleged MS-13 member arrested in Falls Church slaying (Fairfax County, VA): An apparent member of the MS-13 street gang has been charged with murder in the killing of a Falls Church-area man in September, Fairfax County police said Wednesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 29, 2014

Deputies say bullets fired into Caroline County home over gang connection (Caroline County, VA): Five hours after a drive-by shooting in the Belmont neighborhood, Caroline County investigators were able to make headway on two other shooting investigations.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: October 24, 2014

Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide (Alexandria, VA): Alexandria police and federal law enforcement officials announced the indictments last week of three men in the June slaying of a local man in Arlandria.
Source: Alexandria Times    Date: October 23, 2014

Recent Caroline shootings are gang-related, police say (Caroline County, VA): An arrest was made within hours of an early Thursday morning shooting that authorities say is the third gang-related shooting in Caroline County in the past month.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: October 23, 2014

$1M gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): City officials accepted $1 million in federal and state money Tuesday that will be used in gun and gang violence prevention efforts. The money comes from a $500,000 federal grant from the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program and from $500,000 in state asset forfeiture funds.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 22, 2014

MS-13 members charged in 3 killings, attempted murder in Northern Virginia (Prince William County, VA): Armed with two machetes and a sawed-off shotgun, MS-13 gang members allegedly set off in a car last October to carry out an assassination at a location as brazen as it was chilling: a Prince William County school.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 17, 2014

13 members of MS-13 gang indicted in Va. killings (Alexandria, VA): Federal prosecutors say they have indicted 13 members of the MS-13 street gang on charges related to three slayings in northern Virginia in the last year.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Henrico police push gang awareness (Henrico County, VA): Gangs are not isolated in one portion of Henrico County, police said during a presentation on the basics of identifying signs of gang activity.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 2, 2014

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