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Newport News offers youth violence prevention funding (Newport News, VA): The city's proposed budget for next year includes $1.1 million to combat gangs and youth violence, and organizations can apply for city grants to help in that effort. The city has seen 13 homicides so far this year, including the double slaying of two children, 13 and 17, earlier this month in the Southeast Community.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 20, 2015

Man shot to death had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats, father says (Richmond, VA): The father of a man gunned down outside his North Richmond home early Sunday said his son had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats. “It was the Bloods, the Crips; I brought him to Richmond to get away from it,” Linval Angaroo said outside his home, just yards from a dried pool of blood where his son was killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 19, 2015

Dozens Arrested After Operation to Reduce Violent Crime (Roanoke, VA): Over 73 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals have been taken into custody in the Western District of Virginia as the result of a U.S. Marshals-led enforcement initiative. Numerous local law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Violence Reduction, or VR7, which was a six week long initiative.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: April 17, 2015

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful re-entry (Alexandria, VA): A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, who was previously deported to El Salvador on two occasions, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful re-entry after removal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted the investigation that led to the sentencing. They will remove him to El Salvador once he completes his prison sentence.
Source:     Date: April 17, 2015

Newport News residents want answers after gang violence (Newport News, VA): Residents and city officials say it's time to take action after the city has reached its 12th homicide this week. Community members are blaming city leaders for not doing enough to prevent this rise in crime.
Source: 13News Now    Date: April 8, 2015

Police Planning Anti-Gang Summer Camp (Albemarle County, VA): Gangs are growing in the Albemarle-Charlottesville region. A report from 2014 found at least 16 gangs with ties to the area, so local police departments are teaming up to prevent teens from joining.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: April 7, 2015

Police arrest Manassas teens in gang investigation after school fight rumors (Manassas, VA): Authorities announced the arrest of three Manassas teens Monday, closing a gang investigation at a Prince William County middle school that police said began with rumors of a fight involving weapons.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 6, 2015

Man gets life in three 2009 killings (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old Newport News man was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms plus 20 years for his role in the gang-related killings of three people, the culmination of a major law enforcement effort to crack down on the violent gang.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 22, 2015

Newport News man sentenced to life in prison on gang-related murder charges (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old Newport News man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 20 years on murder, racketeering and other charges in connection to his participation in a local gang.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 19, 2015

Reston gang members charged with human trafficking (Manassas, VA): Three individuals from Reston and a fourth man with no fixed address, all of whom police say are either members or associates of the MS-13 street gang, have been arrested under various charges including gang recruitment and human trafficking.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: March 11, 2015

Student charged in gang-related robbery at middle school (Hampton, VA): Hampton police arrested a 14-year-old boy after a robbery at Jefferson Davis Middle School on Tuesday.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: March 11, 2015

Police: Violent Gang Initiation in Manassas Led to Four Arrests (Manassas, VA): A violent November incident in Manassas involving the street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) led to the arrest last week of four alleged members following a three-month investigation, according to Manassas police.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: March 3, 2015

Prince William man, gang member, pleads guilty to multiple violent acts (Prince William County, VA): Abdur Roland, a Prince William County resident, pled guilty today to counts of robbery, use of a firearm in a crime, and being in possession of a firearm with a felony record. Roland was involved in gang activity, and used the name “Boo” in his gang dealings, and has been linked to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Potomac Local News    Date: February 19, 2015

Newport News teen indicted by grand jury in double homicide (Newport News, VA): An 18-year-old was indicted this week by a Newport News grand jury in the shooting deaths of two teenagers.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 11, 2015

Loudoun man charged with capital murder in 2009 Lansdowne attack (Loudoun County, VA): The man investigators believe was the ringleader of a brutal attack that left a Virginia man dead and his wife clinging to life is facing capital-murder charges, the Loudoun County prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 10, 2015

10 arrested in connection with 3 assaults in Suffolk (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk police have made several arrests following the investigation of three separate assaults on a student – two of them happened at King’s Fork High School.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 5, 2015

4 guilty in connection with Mount Vernon gang-war deaths (Mount Vernon, VA): Four men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spasm of gang violence in Mount Vernon that left three people dead in a matter of hours.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 28, 2015

Henrico, Chesterfield crimes point to notorious gang (Henrico County, VA): Right now investigators are checking to see if an alleged gang member is connected to crimes out of Henrico and Chesterfield.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: January 27, 2015

String of Roanoke fires may be the work of gangs, sources say (Roanoke, VA): Fires intentionally set in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke may be related to gang activity, according to two sources familiar with a joint police and fire department investigation. Both requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Alleged gang members arrested in Richmond drug sweep (Richmond, VA): Six alleged members of a notorious street gang were in custody Thursday after a late night raid uncovered a cache of illegal street drugs inside a Richmond home, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 8, 2015

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