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Lynchburg Authorities on Gang Intervention (Lynchburg, VA): From Galax to Radford, Roanoke,Richmond and Danville to Charlottesville gangs are in Virginia. Earlier this month there was a killing of a teen in Lynchburg that police say is gang related.
Source: WVTF Public Radio    Date: August 25, 2015

Suspected gang member sentenced for BB gun attacks in Danville (Danville, VA): A young man Danville police believe is a member of the Bloods gang “The 800” was sentenced for his involvement in several BB gun drive-bys.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 25, 2015

Special task force works to curb gang activity in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): The murder of high school student Jessie Paige has reminded people in Lynchburg that gang activity exists in their city, but police say it didn't show up overnight.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: August 23, 2015

Newport News battles violence with youth job training (Newport News, VA): There’s a success story out of Newport News: hundreds of young adults successfully completed an enrichment program Friday. Newport News’ Summer Training and Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.) is designed to help shape the minds and futures of young people, ages 16 to 24. It’s also helping a few of them earn a steady paycheck.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: August 21, 2015

Men arrested in relation to gang activity in Lynchburg have long criminal histories (Lynchburg, VA): Police made four arrests related to gang activity in Lynchburg, but aren’t saying the arrests were directly related to the shooting death of 16-year-old Jessie Paige.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: August 20, 2015

What you need to know: Gang Prevention/Identification Tips (Lynchburg, VA): Lynchburg police announced there are 20 gangs in the Hill City iin a news conference after the murder of teenager Jessie Paige. B.B. Shavers, Founder SHOPO Nation said,, "You will go to prison for multiple decades, they don't have any problem putting you there and if you're in a gang or labeled as part of a gang, you'll be there longer than a normal person."
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: August 19, 2015

Lynchburg officials: 16-year-old died in gang, drug related shooting (Lynchburg, VA): Lynchburg police say they are confident that the shooting death of a 16-year-old is connected to a series of other crimes.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: August 18, 2015

Man with a rap sheet, gang ties gets jail for shooting (Accomack County, VA): A Parksley man with gang ties and multiple criminal convictions since he was 16 was sentenced for yet another crime after shooting into an occupied car and threatening police who arrived on the scene.
Source: Delmarva Now    Date: August 17, 2015

One dead, two injured in Lynchburg shooting (Lynchburg, VA): A 16-year-old male died after a shooting Saturday night in Lynchburg, police said. The shooting injured a 17-year-old male and a third victim, identified as Dakota Scott, 21, of Lynchburg.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: August 16, 2015

Court documents show Hampton home as hub of gang activity (Hampton, VA): 10 On Your Side has looked even deeper into the violent history of a Hampton home. We’ve been uncovering new details in the story behind 404 Greenbriar Avenue since Monday, when police say the Hampton SWAT team searched the home for stolen guns and gang activity.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: August 12, 2015

He mentored youths and won a college scholarship. Then he joined a gang. (Alexandria, VA): Even by prosecutors’ account, Brien Hughes had seemingly beaten the odds. The son of a drug-addicted mother and absent father whose first brush with the law came at age 14 found an outlet in football and mentoring youths. He graduated from high school — he says with a 3.5 grade-point average — and won a college scholarship.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 7, 2015

How was $1.1M to tackle youth and gang violence in Newport News spent this year? (Newport News, VA): For the past few years, the city's budget has included $1.1 million for youth and gang violence prevention. Here's the breakdown of how the fund was spent this year, according to Assistant City Manager Alan Archer.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2015

Leader of Imperial Gangsta Bloods pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges (Norfolk, VA): The "godfather" of a violent gang based in Portsmouth pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he distributed large quantities of heroin during the past two years while waging war with a rival crew.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 28, 2015

Gang member sentenced for killing two Newport News teens (Newport News, VA): A member of the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” in Newport News will serve an 83-year prison sentence for his role in a 2008 double murder.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: July 27, 2015

Enfield murder ‘gang-related’ (Enfield, VA): Following the arrest of another suspect in the June 22 shooting death of Enfield resident Jarshamel Jaleek Cambridge, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp told The Daily Herald on Friday the murder was gang-related.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: July 19, 2015

Affidavit: Franklin man member of ‘Red Stone Rydahs’ gang (Franklin, VA): In Norfolk Federal Court Friday, a Franklin man was charged with distributing 100 grams or more of heroin, distribution of heroin, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: July 17, 2015

Former gang members remove tattoos to break from past (Prince William County, VA): When he ran the streets of Manassas Park as a member of the Sur 13 gang, Mario Velasco wore the tattoo on his left hand with pride. He was 16 when he had a set of rosary beads etched into his skin — the beads, long part of the iconography of the Catholic faith, often have special meaning for members of Latin American street gangs.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 10, 2015

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

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