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Albemarle applying for problem-oriented policing grant (Albemarle County, VA): Surge in gang-related violence in Albemarle County has the Police Department ready to fight back. A new unit targeting gangs could soon be a reality, but a federal grant is needed to make it happen. It's called problem-oriented geographical policing, and the Albemarle County Police Department says it could dramatically change how it manages gang-related and violent crimes.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: August 25, 2014

In Newport News, police focus on high-profile members, prevention to address gang problem (Newport News, VA): A recent spike in youth violence and perceived gang crime has generated calls for action to take criminals off the streets. At a forum in June that brought together leaders and experts from Newport News and Hampton, officials said targeting gang members is a priority, in addition to tackling youth violence not necessarily tied to gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 24, 2014

Four more suspects arrested in Contreras killing in Manassas (Manassas, VA): The four men wanted in the killing of a Manassas man on Sunday have all been arrested, bringing the total to six people charged with the gang-related murder.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 22, 2014

Danville police investigate possible gang activity (Danville, VA): Danville Police said eight people face charges of prohibited street gang activity in connection to an attack of a 49 year old man. Police said the incident happened August 7 near the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: August 21, 2014

Gang suspect has day in court (Waynesboro, VA): A man associated with the Hispanic gang "Surenos 13" pleaded no contest in Waynesboro Circuit Court to a charge of methamphetamine possession on Thursday morning.
Source: The News Virginian    Date: August 21, 2014

Manassas City Police arrest two in gang-related homicide; four suspects remain on the loose (Manassas, VA) : Manassas City Police announced Wednesday that the murder of a 26-year-old man over the weekend was not random and may be gang-related.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Eight arrested in assault; many face street gang charges (Danville, VA): Eight people — including a juvenile — have been arrested by the Danville Police Department and charged in an Aug. 7 assault against a 49-year-old man.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 20, 2014

Gangs not a 'problem' in Pittsylvania County (Pittsylvania County, VA): Criminal street gangs can be found everywhere in the United States — and Pittsylvania County is no exception. Sgt. Gerald Ford of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is hesitant to call it a "problem" — because he feels the county has a firm grasp on it — but he said there is most definitely a gang presence in Pittsylvania County.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 17, 2014

U.S. Marshals search for gang member 'Loverbutt' (Petersburg, VA): An alert you need to hear about; a career-criminal the U.S. Marshals call a "menace to society." His name is Javaad Fisher but he's better known by the street-name "Loverbutt." Don't be fooled, agents say he is extremely dangerous.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: August 13, 2014

Newport News man to serve 30 years for gang activity, including shooting at James City home (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 years in prison for engaging in gang activity, including shooting into a Williamsburg home, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Virginia Gazette    Date: August 4, 2014

Newport News murder suspect letter confiscated in jail (Newport News, VA): A man charged in a Newport News homicide has reached out for a second time from his jail cell to encourage a crime, police say. Xan Williams, 20, is charged with killing Tyrone Frink on June 28, 2012. Frink, 25, was found at 11:50 p.m. struck by multiple bullets on 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 24, 2014

Prosecutors fought back against 99-Goon Syndicate with old gang laws (Charlottesville, VA): On February 6, in a timbered area near the Goochland County line, police officers found the body of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick. It was a crime that sent shock waves through Central Virginia.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: July 21, 2014

Newport News man convicted in connection to gang-related slayings, other charges (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury of several charges in connection to gang-related slayings in 2009 and other charges.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 17, 2014

Fourth suspect charged in Middlesex shooting (Middlesex County, VA): Another suspect has been charged in the double shooting in Middlesex County on July 5, according to police. According to the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, the fourth suspect, Kendrick Jarrell, 27, of Shacklefords, was arrested July 10 and charged with malicious wounding and street gang participation in a predicate criminal act.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 15, 2014

Update: Hampton jury finds man guilty of homicide (Hampton, VA): Getting members of a local street gang to turn on one another was the key to making arrests in the homicide of Thomas Needam III, a detective testified Thursday. "Everything fit like a puzzle, the only thing that didn't fit was who fired the gun," Hampton Police Detective John Baer testified.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 11, 2014

Court testimony: Accused Hampton gang leader's order preceded homicide (Hampton, VA): Prosecutors said Wednesday that though Shavis Holloman didn't pull the trigger in 2010, he used his position as a gang leader to cause the homicide of a Hampton man.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 10, 2014

FBI lists more than 90 gangs in Virginia (Roanoke, VA): The FBI reports there are 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members criminally active in the U.S. The State of Virginia is no exception. Gene Ballance, the Vice President of the Virginia Gang Investigators Association says gangs and gang members are everywhere.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 10, 2014

Roanoke Police, residents talk about gangs (Roanoke, VA): Gangs are something Virginia has been working to fight for years. The topic recently surfaced again in our region after investigators say members of the 99 Goon Syndikate, which is affiliated with the Bloods street gang, were involved in the gang-related slaying of reserve Virginia police officer Kevin Quick.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: July 10, 2014

Newport News man sentenced to life in prison for gang-related slaying (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man received a life prison sentence Thursday in connection to a May 2009 gang-related slaying and other activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 26, 2014

Newport News summer job program targets troubled teens (Newport News, VA): Newport News police are investigating a shooting in the southeast area of the city involving a 17-year-old male. Over the weekend, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in the same neighborhood. Police believe many of the shootings in the community area gang-related. As part of Mayor McKinley Prices' anti-gang initiative, a summer job program will start accepting applications Friday.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 25, 2014

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