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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

Newport News police operation nets 37 on drug, gang charges (Newport News, VA): Police arrested 37 people in the past two weeks on charges related to gang activity and drugs.
Source: Daily News    Date: November 4, 2009

In N.Va., mixed news about gang activity (Virginia): Serious gang-related crime in Northern Virginia has dropped since 2004, but officials are concerned that middle schools are emerging as epicenters of gang activity and recruitment, according to a report from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 27, 2009

Gang activity on rise in region (Danville, VA): About 70 educators, members of law enforcement organizations and social service workers from around the Dan River Region gathered at Woodberry Hills Baptist Church on Friday to learn about gang activity in the region, state and country.
Source: Danville News    Date: October 17, 2009

1,432 in NN gangs, police say (Newport News, VA): It was either going to be death or the penitentiary for the woman's son. Those were the two options Newport News Police Chief James Fox told the mother of a known gang member who was in too deep.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 14, 2009

Va. father, daughter charged with gang recruiting (Fairfax, VA): Fairfax City police have charged a Prince William County father and his 17-year-old daughter with recruiting students to a gang.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: September 30, 2009

Meeting to focus on gangs in Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA): With fox trot, tango and swing lessons, the Magic Moments Ballroom on Virginia Beach Boulevard usually doesn't appeal to gang members, owner Marvin Riner said. But the ballroom ended up at the center of a shootout between rival gangs last month, leaving a bullet hole in the studio window and two people injured.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 27, 2009

Conviction is a first for fast-growing Portsmouth gang (Portsmouth, VA): A 19-year-old Chesapeake man was found guilty Tuesday of the May 1 gang-related robbery of an I.C. Norcom High School student.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 23, 2009

Authorities say gang activity lagging (Warsaw, VA): Travis Lucas, the former leader of the Colonial Beach street gang Pound Property, had been in prison for more than six months when he received an additional life sentence.
Source: Northern Neck News    Date: September 18, 2009

MS-13 gang members guilty in stabbing at Chesterfield club (Chesterfield, VA): Three members of the notorious MS-13 gang pleaded guilty yesterday to stabbing a man and leaving him for dead inside a Hispanic nightclub in Chesterfield County last fall.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: September 15, 2009

Another member of Newport News street gang sentenced (Newport News, VA): A member of a criminal street gang was sentenced Tuesday to serve 30 years in prison for his role in a criminal racketeering enterprise that engaged in acts of violence, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 15, 2009

Reston gang crackdown a success, police say (Reston, VA): For the past four weeks, a 12-member Fairfax County police team roved the Reston area, netting 42 arrests as it cracked down on gang activity, police said.
Source: The Examiner    Date: September 9, 2009

Gang task force rounds up fight suspects (Leesburg, VA): When the residents of quiet Shenandoah Street in Leesburg's Brandon townhouse community witnessed a swarm of heavily armed local and federal law enforcement officers pour into their neighborhood Sept. 3 they were unaware the operation was just one part of a coordinated effort to round up suspects from a gang fight a month earlier.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: September 9, 2009

Men sentenced in gang crime conspiracy (Newport News, VA): Two men were sentenced to 30 years in prison, and another was sentenced to 25 years, for their participation in a Newport News street gang that allegedly engaged in a series of murders, robberies, arsons, witness intimidation and other crimes.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 2, 2009

Windsor police arrest man in gang-related activities (Windsor, VA): Town police say they have made an arrest that uncovers an effort to form a Bloods gang in this normally quiet town in rural Isle of Wight County.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 30, 2009

Shannon speaks about anti-gang initiative (Harrisonburg, VA): Attorney General candidate Steve Shannon visited downtown Harrisonburg today to share his new anti-gang initiative.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: August 29, 2009

Gangs taking hold? (Harrisonburg, VA): Since the establishment of a gang task force in 2005, gangs in the Harrisonburg area have become more numerous and more dangerous, according to police.
Source: The Daily News Record    Date: July 24, 2009

Danville police chief announces arrests in gang-related robberies (Danville, VA): A Danville police task force investigated and arrested a group of people and members of a local gang that have been responsible for a recent increase of local burglaries, Chief Philip Broadfoot said during a Wednesday news conference.
Source: Danville News    Date: July 22, 2009

Anti-gang program expanding to North Richmond (Richmond, VA): A pilot program to reduce gang membership and violence has been so successful in South Richmond that authorities are taking the initiative on the road.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 21, 2009

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