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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

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

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