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Christiansburg man, 21, pleads guilty to gang participation (Christianburg, VA): A man charged earlier this year with gang participation pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Horton, Michael Allen Simpkins, 20, and five juveniles called themselves members of the 9 Trey Bloods, the largest street gang on the East Coast and a subset of the United Blood Nation, police said.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 21, 2011

Cuccinelli debuts video with anti-gang message (Virginia): A premiere showing of a video intended to discourage teens from joining gangs aired in the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-gang effort by the attorney general's office.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 20, 2011

Last of Bounty Hunter Bloods convicted (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gangs pled guilty in Norfolk federal court, bringing the total number of members of the gang pleading guilty to 11.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: September 15, 2011

Tensions rise in Falls Church after gang task force raids Eden Center (Falls Church, VA): Many in Northern Virginia’s sizable Vietnamese community were shocked last month when the popular Eden Center shopping mall in Falls Church was swarmed by the regional gang task force and 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges, mostly illegal gambling.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 14, 2011

Local officials present at gang prevention conference (Richmond, VA): Lessons on gang prevention from the Shenandoah Valley were presented at the annual Gang Awareness & Prevention Conference in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: August 24, 2011

More charges against two teens in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): 18-year old Aaron Green and 18-year old Quashawn House are charged with assault, drugs, guns and gang paraphernalia possession.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: August 23, 2011

Two Portsmouth men plead guilty to gang activities (Norfolk, VA): Two Portsmouth men have pleaded guilty to crimes associated with their activities with the Bounty Hunter Bloods / Nine Tech Gangsters.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 16, 2011

Regional gang task force announces success thwarting Eden Center gang (Falls Church, VA): A major gang bust went down in Falls Church's Eden Center last night. Over 60 law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, members of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force including 20 from the City of Falls Church, swept into the center with 13 search warrants to confiscate over $1 million in cash and $250,000 in illegal gambling machines.
Source: Falls Church New Press    Date: August 12, 2011

Schools must be alert for gangs (Portsmouth, VA): School-age gang members are wary of causing incidents on campus, but they use cellphones and Twitter at school to arrange mass fights elsewhere after classes dismiss, police officers told the School Board on Saturday.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 7, 2011

Did gang violence lead to teen's murder near James River? (Chesterfield County, VA): Did a fight at a party lead to the murder of Chesterfield County high school student Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales? The 18-year-old's body was found Sunday morning near the Pony Pasture area of the James River in Richmond, Virginia.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: July 28, 2011

7Woodz and 41 Zone: Brookfield Plaza stabbing was gang-related (Springfield, VA): A June stabbing in Springfield's Brookfield Plaza last month was caused by a gang dispute, according to search warrant affidavits obtained by Patch.
Source: RoseHillPatch    Date: July 28, 2011

Man convicted of prostituting 12-year-old girl (Alexandria, VA): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang was convicted in federal court Thursday of prostituting a 12-year-old girl who was a runaway, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 28, 2011

Gang member pleads guilty to RICO acts (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member pled guilty in Norfolk federal court Thursday to participating in a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO) including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: July 28, 2011

Five locals indicted on gang-related charges (Norfolk, VA): Five local men were indicted on drug trafficking and firearms charges related to gang activity.
Source: The Tidewater News    Date: July 20, 2011

Newport News gang members sentenced in federal court (Newport News, VA): Two members of the Ivy Street Gangstas were sentenced in federal court Wednesday. Zakarie Xavier Williams, 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for purchasing a firearm used to commit two robberies in March 2009. One of the robberies resulted in the death of Newport News resident Demareo Donte Hardy.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 20, 2011

Rising gang threat in Franklin met with surprise (Franklin, VA): When five Franklin men made their first appearance in federal court in Norfolk last week to face drug charges, there was disbelief when an FBI agent announced that these weren't just drug dealers. They were Bloods.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 18, 2011

Christiansburg police arrest seven on gang charges (Roanoke, VA): In what police say is Montgomery County's first gang investigation of its kind, seven people calling themselves "9 Trey Bloods" were arrested Thursday.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: July 16, 2011

Police bust Franklin drug ring (Franklin, VA): Five Franklin men were arrested in relation to a federal gang and drug trafficking investigation. All five suspects were were arrested without incident and transported to a federal facility in Norfolk for narcotics violations, according to Franklin police.
Source: MSNBC WAVY    Date: July 7, 2011

County combats suburban gang activity (Chesterfield County, VA): Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle held a community meeting last Tuesday evening in the gymnasium of Harrowgate Elementary and had Chesterfield Police Det. Mark Haynes share with community members the county’s approach to combat suburban gang activity.
Source: Village News    Date: June 29, 2011

Gang ties emerge in new murder indictment (Richmond, VA): A 21-year-old Richmond man is identified in city court records as having "an active leadership role" in a Richmond-area street gang with national ties that has been linked to three recent slayings, including the shooting death of a 13-year-old bystander.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 10, 2011

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