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Portsmouth Bloods gang members plead guilty to heroin charges (Portsmouth, VA): Two Portsmouth men have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to distributing heroin in Norfolk. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Theodore M. Vann, aka Flatline, and 26-year-old Antwane L. Williams, aka Neno, entered their pleas in federal court on Thursday. Court records say Vann was the highest ranking member of the Bloods gang set Gorilla Mafia Piru. Williams was Vann’s second in command.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: June 26, 2015

Roanoke woman involved in gang-related sex trafficking to be arraigned (Roanoke County, VA): A Roanoke County woman faces charges related to child sex trafficking in northern Virginia and is set to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday in Alexandria. Yasmin Arely Vargas, also known as “Flaca,” is accused of helping her then boyfriend, Francisco Arturo Pineda-Torres, also know as “Cuervo,” in a sex trafficking organization in 2010.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: June 25, 2015

Duo guilty of gang offenses (Suffolk, VA): A Suffolk Circuit Court jury found two co-defendants guilty of gang-related offenses that occurred at King’s Fork High School and a private residence in January, according to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney James Wiser.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: June 23, 2015

Gang initiations alleged (Suffolk, VA): A 16-year-old arrested on gang-related charges has been certified to be tried as an adult, while a co-defendant who’s also a juvenile is cooperating with prosecutors in exchange for adjudication in the juvenile court, according to court documents.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: June 5, 2015

Records: Gang recruited in jail (Charlottesville, VA): The defendant who obtained a jury pool list triggering a mistrial for six suspects in the killing of a Waynesboro reserve police captain is a high-ranking gang member who recruited while behind bars awaiting trial, according to court records.
Source: The News Virginian    Date: May 15, 2015

Gang Activity Inside of Jail Factor in Kevin Quick Mistrial (Charlottesville, VA): Concern over gang activity inside of the jail where some of the defendants in the Kevin Quick murder trial are being held was a major concern of the court, and a factor leading to the judge's decision to grant mistrials for all six defendants in the case.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: May 13, 2015

Caroline Sheriff's Office tries to educate parents about gang prevention (Caroline County, VA): Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa says preventing and dealing with gangs is a community-wide effort. “It takes all of us working together to defeat this thing,” Lippa said Wednesday night at a meeting he called at Caroline High School. “Our door is open. We’re here for you, and we’re going to do everything we can.”
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: May 10, 2015

Dale City ‘Bloods’ gang member sentenced to 13 years in federal prison (Alexandria, VA): A Prince William County man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday on federal robbery, firearms and other charges committed as a member of the criminal street gang Bloods.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: May 8, 2015

Caroline gang leader enters guilty plea (Caroline County, VA): A Caroline County man said to be the leader of a Bowling Green-based street gang called Mob 30 was convicted of gang participation and assault by mob in Caroline Circuit Court Wednesday.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: May 6, 2015

Jailed Gang Member's Bid for Freedom Falls Short (Richmond, VA): A gang member sentenced to 12 years in prison after he tried to sell a .357 magnum used in the shooting of three rivals will not be getting out any time soon, a federal judge ruled.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: May 4, 2015

Men, women kidnapped and killed police officer to get into Virginia gang, prosecutors argue (Charlottesville, VA): Members of a street gang accused of abducting and murdering a reserve Waynesboro police officer are scheduled to go to trial in a Charlottesville courtroom Monday. Jury selection for members of the “99 Goon Syndicate” begins at 9 a.m. in Western District Federal Court.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: May 4, 2015

5 indicted in fatal gang-related stabbing in Culpeper (Culpeper, VA): Five people face murder and gang-related charges stemming from a fatal stabbing at a Halloween party in Culpeper County.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 3, 2015

Man sentenced to 34 years in South Richmond murder prompted by gang initiation (Richmond, VA): A gang initiation rite was behind the shooting death of father-to-be Darius C. Artis last year in South Richmond. Artis, 24, was shot multiple times Oct. 19 with a .38-caliber revolver, including a close-range shot to the left temple.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 27, 2015

Second Newport News gang member convicted of double murder (Newport News, VA): Attorney General Mark Herring announced Friday that a Newport News gang member has been convicted on multiple counts, including two counts of first degree murder, and that the jury has recommended a total sentence of 83 years of incarceration.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: April 24, 2015

Gangs in the valley (Roanoke, VA): Eighty percent of the murders committed in Halifax County are tied to gangs, according to Sheriff Wes Tripp. “When you have gangs, you’ll have weapons, drugs and murder,” Tripp said. “We’re trying to stay ahead of the gangs and awareness is very important.”
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 24, 2015

Holmberg: Gang trial underway in peaceful, historic Bowling Green (Bowling Green, VA): Gangbangers have shot bullets and spilled blood on the outskirts of quiet Bowling Green in Caroline County. Wednesday was day one of a two-day, malicious wounding trial involving the MOB-30 gang and their rivals, the YG (Young Guard) 4.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: April 23, 2015

Police Round Up Alleged Gang Members (Manassas, VA): Prince William County police arrested and charged six teenagers with gang activity after three recent robberies in the Manassas area.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: April 23, 2015

Fists and Facebook (Richmond, VA): The Richmond Public Schools and the city’s law enforcement have been grappling with an uptick in youth violence that led to a string of gang-related brawls earlier this school year, prompting lockdowns, arrests and increased security.
Source: Style Weekly    Date: April 21, 2015

Summer jobs offer experience, alternative to violence in Newport News (Newport News, VA): People with the City of Newport News hope that hundreds of summer jobs will offer young people more than just a paycheck. The Youth & Gang Violence Prevention Initiative is looking for the real payoff to be a life-shaping experience that will steer them away from violence.
Source: 13News Now    Date: April 21, 2015

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

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