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Latin Kings and MS-13: Detectives talk about Franconia's gang problem (Franconia, VA): Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit detectives speaking to Franconia's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting last week brought bad news and good news. The bad: The Franconia area is threatened by Salvadoran gang MS-13, a group so notorious one detective called it a terrorist threat. The good: Gang activity in area high schools is at a new low.
Source: AnnandalePatch    Date: February 22, 2011
http://annandale.patch.com/...

The gangs of Franconia (Franconia, VA): At Wednesday's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit talked with residents about gangs in the area. Later, they provided a list of gangs in the Franconia Police District.
Source: KingstownePatch    Date: February 18, 2011
http://kingstowne.patch.com/...

Volunteers work to reduce Lynchburg gang problem (Lynchburg, VA): An army of volunteers is out daily, working to keep kids out of gangs and helping those already in, to get out. Gang counselors admit it's difficult to fight the lure of the gang lifestyle.
Source: WSET 13 News     Date: February 4, 2011
http://www.wset.com/...

Lynchburg gang activity on the rise (Lynchburg, VA): It's a problem that's not yet out of control, but Lynchburg Police say it's quickly getting there. The number of local gangs continues to rise each year in the Hill City.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: February 3, 2011
http://www.wset.com/...

Stafford to hire anti-gang deputies (Fredericksburg, VA): The Stafford County Sheriff's Office saw enough success after the initial phase of last year's gang suppression detail to warrant a long-term solution.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: January 20, 2011
http://fredericksburg.com/...

Gang member sentenced for conspiracy (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: January 20, 2011
http://www.wavy.com/...

Police: Gang awareness is key to curbing violence (Prince William County, VA): After a spate of gang-related activity in Prince William County and Manassas over the recent weeks, authorities want the public to know what to look for in their neighborhoods to remain safe.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: January 15, 2011
http://www2.insidenova.com/...

Police: Gangs younger, more violent (Norfolk, VA): A regional violent gang task force says gang members are getting younger and more violent. The Safe Streets Task Force, made up of local, state and federal law enforcement authorities, has been systematically dismantling two major gangs in Hampton Roads for more than a year.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News    Date: January 12, 2011
http://www.wavy.com/...

Local gang activity under review (Staunton, VA) : Staunton Police are working on a case of gang activity from the weekend. On Saturday, police arrested 18-year-old Kenneth Wilkerson and charged him with felonious assault and participation in a street gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: January 11, 2011
http://www.whsv.com/...

Gangs often a concern among Norfolk grade schoolers (Norfolk, VA): Of all the students in the city's 48 schools, those in elementary grades are most likely to perceive a gang problem in their school, according to a division survey.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 9, 2011
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Sterling man sought in Fairfax rape (Fairfax, VA): On the day after Christmas, an 8-year-old Fairfax County girl told her mother that a family friend had raped her earlier in the day. On Wednesday, Fairfax police conducted a manhunt for the "friend," an alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, with warrants for forcible rape and forcible sodomy.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 5, 2011
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/...

M-13 gang member sentenced to 10 years in 2008 drive-by shooting (Loudoun County, VA): A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2008 drive-by shooting in Sterling, the Loudoun County commonwealth's attorney said in a statement.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 21, 2010
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Illegal alien gang member sentenced for Northern Va. drive-by shooting (Leesburg, VA): Last week, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Horne sentenced Hector Valdami Campos-Aguilar, 19, to 10 years in prison for a September 2008 drive-by shooting that took place in Sterling Park. The gang-related attack wounded three people, leaving one paralyzed.
Source: Examiner    Date: December 15, 2010
http://www.examiner.com/...

Chief: Manassas gang attack was premeditated (Manassas, VA): Miguel "Mickey" Hernandez wasn't in a gang. But he was the target of a premeditated attack by gang members, Manassas police Chief Douglas W. Keen told the city council this week.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: November 23, 2010
http://www2.insidenova.com/...

Fatal stabbing may be linked to gang feuds, police say (Manassas, VA): Targeted stabbings in Manassas on Friday and Saturday - one fatal - appear to be linked to disputes between two rival Hispanic gangs, violence that has spurred investigations by local police and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 22, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Bloods gang murderers sentenced (Suffolk, VA): Two more members of the local Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gang have been sentenced in federal court on firearms and racketeering charges.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: November 12, 2010
http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/...

36 years for Va. gang leader (Portsmouth, VA): Federal prosecutors say a 28-year-old Portsmouth man is set to spend 36 years in prison for his role in the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 13, 2010
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Gang investigators track DoLow Crip leader to Roanoke (Roanoke, VA): Henrico County gang investigators tracked the leader of Richmond's DoLow Crips street gang to a Roanoke apartment, according to a search warrant on file in Roanoke circuit court.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: October 13, 2010
http://www2.newsadvance.com/...

Getting feds into fight put gangs on the run in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): A photographer captured the look on James Alexander Mack's face the moment police took him down. He seemed stunned - like he never thought the day would come. That was how he and other members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Nine Tech Gangsters had lived.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 3, 2010
http://hamptonroads.com/...

Police units slow spread of gang 'idiots' in Suffolk (Suffolk, VA): The 15-year-old rode up on a bicycle, pulled out a .32-caliber revolver and fired three shots. The victim, two years older, crumpled at his front porch steps. He'd been shot in the head and hip.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 3, 2010
http://hamptonroads.com/...

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