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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police monitor increased gang activity in Montgomery County (Christianburg, VA): Police have launched an investigation after seeing an increase in New River Valley gang activity in recent months. Special Agent Rolfe Grubb with the Virginia State Police gang unit said he has been looking into gang activity primarily in Montgomery County and Christiansburg for more than four months.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 14, 2010

Bloods leader gets 50 years (Suffolk, VA): One of the top two leaders of the so-called Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangster street gang was sentenced on Friday to 50 years in prison for his role in the gang.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: September 11, 2010

Norfolk churchgoers aim to reclaim unsafe streets (Norfolk, VA): Conscious of recent crimes in their neighborhood, members of two churches took to the streets Sunday evening to pray for the community and reach out to neighbors.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: August 31, 2010

Virginia awarded federal funds for Project Safe Neighborhoods (Richmond, VA): Virginia will receive two federal grants totaling $261,000 for a project designed to reduce gun and gang crime.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: July 22, 2010

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

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