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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

Woodbridge teen sentenced as adult in gang-related stabbing (Woodbridge, VA): Cristian Steven Carballo, 17, of Woodbridge was sentenced Thursday in Prince William Circuit Court to serve three years in prison in connection with a gang-related stabbing.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: June 9, 2011

Bloods gang leader gets life in prison (Newport News, VA): A Newport News Bloods gang leader was sentenced to life plus 237 years in prison for gang crimes.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: June 8, 2011

Man faces drug, gun and gang charges in Chesterfield (Chesterfield, VA) : A man who police say is a member of the Bloods street gang has been charged in Chesterfield County with drug, gun and gang participation offenses after he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a gun.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: May 28, 2011

Man beaten by suspected gang member in Staunton (Staunton, VA): Police said a 28-year-old man who confronted a 17-year-old boy on Straith Street was beaten Friday evening. The man reported to police that the teen, a self-admitted gang member, according to the Staunton Police Department, had been hiding drugs on his property.
Source: The News Leader    Date: May 23, 2011

Northern Va. Gang Task Force funding in jeopardy (Virginia): Public pressure to curtail federal spending has changed the way many local projects and programs are funded, at least temporarily, and one Virginia congressman is worried about how that will affect the war on gang-related crime.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News    Date: May 12, 2011

Gang ties examined in fatal shootings (Richmond, VA): Recent fatal shootings in Chesterfield, Henrico and Powhatan counties have caught the attention of gang investigators, who are looking into whether any of the cases are connected.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: May 10, 2011

Judge denies bond for alleged Hampton Roads gang leader (Norfolk, VA): Since he left prison seven months ago, alleged Bloods leader Dearnta Thomas left his gang life behind, got a job at Captain D's and was following the rules of probation, his lawyer said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 19, 2011

Feds indict 11 in Va. as racketeering Bloods gang (Norfolk, VA): Eleven members of a violent street gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods committed killings, intimidated people and sold a variety of drugs in southeastern Virginia, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: April 14, 2011

Suspected gang associate charged with brandishing gun in dispute (Franconia, VA) : Fairfax County police arrested an area man in late March for alleged gang participation and brandishing a gun, according to court records.
Source: KingstownePatch    Date: April 12, 2011

Newport News police believe they're gaining an advantage on gangs (Newport News, VA): Newport News police and prosecutors are hopeful they are gaining the upper hand in the battle against the city's street gangs, following recent successes in prosecuting two big gang cases.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 10, 2011

Prosecutor, police educate King’s Fork High classes on gang crimes (Suffolk, VA): A prosecutor and police officers visited King’s Fork High School Tuesday to arm students with information on why and how to avoid getting mixed up in gangs.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: April 5, 2011

Anti-gang police unit hits the streets in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): They decipher the hieroglyphics of the street: the numbers, dots, lines, stars and letters spray-painted on overpasses, walls and street signs. Each symbol represents the name of a person or a group, and tells a story of turf and rivalry.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 2, 2011

Eight alleged gang members indicted (Newport News, VA): Eight alleged members of the "Ivy Street Gangstas (ISG)" street gang were indicted by a federal grand jury for running a criminal organization that engaged in acts of violence including murders, robberies, narcotics distribution, and weapons violations.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: March 18, 2011

Church hosting gang prevention workshop (Suffolk, VA): A local church is working toward a solution for the issue of gang violence. "This whole thing is about prevention," said Felecia Anderson, director of children’s ministry at Pleasant Union Baptist Church and organizer of the event. "In order to prevent gang activity, you need to be aware of what’s in the city of Suffolk and the community you may live in."
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: March 10, 2011

Middle school student charged with extortion (Annandale, VA): Fairfax County police have charged a 13-year-old boy with extortion after he allegedly made threats to kill a member of another teenager's family, and then offered the protection of an illegal street gang for money.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: March 4, 2011

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

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

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

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