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Six alleged gang members indicted (Newport News, VA): A grand jury has indicted six alleged "Dump Squad" gang members Wednesday, according to the Unites States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: June 18, 2010

Gang activity is on the rise here (Martinsville, VA): The presence of gangs is growing locally, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said Saturday, and he fears the problem will get worse if the community does not pull together to fight it.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: June 6, 2010

Office on Youth, city police departments get $27,000 grant for gang prevention (Waynesboro, VA): The City of Staunton and the City of Waynesboro will receive over $27,000 to fund gang prevention efforts in the area.
Source: The News Leader    Date: June 1, 2010

Anti-gang center has grand opening, to start programs (Newport News, VA): Jeanette Richardson thought she was safe from the gang violence that plagues Newport News. But Richardson, living in the Beechmont neighborhood, was in her backyard when her 18-year-old son, Patrick McKinley, was murdered in front of their house on New Year's Eve 2003.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 25, 2010

Combating gangs with education: Informational session details local groups (Waynesboro, VA): Lewis Coles, 16, of Waynesboro admits he has been asked to join gangs. "It's too much. Too many," Coles said, shaking his head. He was one of about 30 people who spent Monday night at an informational session on gang prevention conducted at Solid Rock Cafe on West Broad Street in Waynesboro.
Source: The News Leader    Date: May 18, 2010

Gang graffiti spray-painted on town building (Floyd County, VA): Gang graffiti, also known as "tags" that mark territory, is appearing in Floyd County, but area law enforcement officials and national gang experts disagree on the origin of spray-painted signs.
Source: The Bland County Messenger    Date: April 29, 2010

Newport News group to get anti-gang program funds (Newport News, VA): Combating the city's gang problem is about prevention, according to advocates of an anti-gang program. Gang Reduction and Intervention Program, or G.R.I.P, was vital in reducing crime in Richmond and is slated to be used in Newport News in the near future.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 23, 2010

Authorities call anti-gang efforts in Norfolk ineffective (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams believes the best way to combat youth gang violence is to link teenagers with mentors. Her philosophy has played out in two city programs coined Save our Children and Project Focus.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 18, 2010

Eight indicted in investigation of gangs in Hampton Roads (Portsmouth, VA): Like business partners in a merger, the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Nine Tech Gangsters joined forces to maximize their profit and influence in neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk, federal authorities allege.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 10, 2010

Two men, one woman arrested, setting off major gang investigation (Newport News, VA): Two men and a woman have been arrested in Newport News and charged with various gang and weapons charges, setting off what police say will be "an extremely large and very lengthy gang investigation."
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 7, 2010

Three teenagers arrested in Fairfax gang slaying (Fairfax, VA): Three teenagers have been arrested this week in the beating death of 16-year-old Christian Perez in Fairfax County last week, and police said the homicide appeared to be gang-related.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 26, 2010

Three MS-13 members arrested in Alexandria rape, police say (Alexandria, VA): A 16-year-old girl was raped early Saturday in Alexandria by three members of the MS-13 street gang, Alexandria police alleged in court documents Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 24, 2010

Glasgow armed robbery believed to be initiation into Almighty Latin Kings (Glasgow, VA): An armed robbery in tiny Glasgow last summer is believed to be part of an initiation into the big city criminal street gang, the Almighty Latin Kings.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: February 25, 2010

Man pleads guilty to gang recruitment at Fairfax High School (Fairfax, VA): A 43-year-old man who was a member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to recruiting new members on the campus of Fairfax High School.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 20, 2010

Students get lesson on gangs, bullying (Culpeper, VA): Culpeper fourth-graders are learning that both bullying and belonging to gangs are bad. Resource officers from the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office are spending time explaining state laws that deal with bullying and gangs to fourth-graders in all county public schools.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: January 17, 2010

Anti-gang funds won't flood Montgomery, Pr. George's border (Virginia): To local members of Congress, it was a big deal: More than $2 million secured this month to go after gangs that straddle the border between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 27, 2009

Scott, Forbes differ on gang prevention (Virginia): U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott's two-year effort to refocus the battle against juvenile and gang crime to prevention programs that would cost billions of dollars appears to be picking up steam.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 27, 2009

Graffiti spate is work of local gangs (Bobtown, VA): Drivers along Route 178 between Bobtown and Pungoteague have noticed an upsurge in graffiti painted on signs and at least one building in the area over the last six weeks.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: December 19, 2009

Gang-related activity on the rise in Franklin County, investigator says (Franklin County, VA): A recent robbery being investigated as gang-related in the Henry area of Franklin County is a glimpse of an increasing trend, said one Franklin County investigator.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: December 11, 2009

Portsmouth gang investigation leads to 26 arrests (Portsmouth, VA): They called this planned arrest a "high-risk take down." More than 20 police officers crowded into a conference room for a tense briefing. It was at the heart of an investigation of illegal gang and drug activity, court documents show.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 26, 2009

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