Gang-Related News Articles
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Juvenile arrested in Newnan Street murder (LaGrange, GA): A 16-year-old is behind bars for his role in a drive-by shooting and murder on Newnan Street. Kouri Kyle Lee, of West Point, was arrested by LaGrange police and charged with nine counts of aggravated assault and two counts of participation in criminal street gang activity, according to LPD Sgt. William Nelson.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: January 13, 2017
Father of a teen charged with murder addresses accusations of gang ties (Greenville County, SC): Two teenagers, who admit to having gang ties, have been charged in a carjacking that left a man dead earlier this month, Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: January 13, 2017
Indictments Confirm Suspicions of Gang Activity (St. Joseph, MO): Friday's arrests of eight alleged Latin Kings gang members in St. Joseph confirm what many have believed for some time. Gang activity in St. Joseph has been talked about on and off for the past 20 years.
Source: StJoeChannel.com Date: January 13, 2017
Pottstown gang member draws prison for bar assault (Norristown, PA): His face inked with numerous tattoos that prosecutors say show his allegiance to a violent gang, a Pottstown man learned he’s headed to prison for taking part in the “brutal” assault of a man during a disturbance at a borough bar.
Source: The Mercury Date: January 13, 2017
Pottstown gang member jailed by feds on drug, gun charges (Pottstown, PA): During the same week that some of his gang associates earned decades in prison, a Pottstown man involved in that violent gang and drug activity in the borough was sentenced in federal court to 15 years behind bars.
Source: The Mercury Date: January 13, 2017
Residents, Police respond to recent gang incidents (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police arrest four gang members at a bowling alley this week. Local gang members have been involved in several incidents in busy public places recently, from the Brainerd Road Walmart to the Hamilton Place Mall. But police tell News 12 residents shouldn’t worry.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: January 13, 2017
Roosevelt Crips Leader Gets 3 Consecutive Life Sentences (Central Islip, NY): The Roosevelt chapter leader of the Crips street gang was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life sentences plus 145 years in federal prison for violent crimes he was convicted of last year.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 13, 2017
Man and teen charged with murder in gang-related West Valley City shooting death (West Valley City, UT): A man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting in West Valley City last month in which one man was killed and two others were wounded.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 13, 2017
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa police pull out of California gang database (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County’s two largest law enforcement agencies have stopped using a controversial statewide gang database criticized in a state audit that concluded it was riddled with old, unverified and inaccurate information, causing some people to be improperly identified as gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 13, 2017
Colleges get grants to help cities address gang problem (Salem, MA): Two local colleges have been awarded state grant money to help combat gang violence in Lynn and Springfield. Salem State University will receive $31,687 and North Shore Community College will get $27,943 through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative. The schools are among the "research partners" who were awarded grants to assist agencies in 15 communities that are dealing with high levels of youth violence and gang problems.
Source: The Salem News Date: January 13, 2017
Gang member gets 25 years on murder, carjackings (Detroit, MI): A confessed member of Detroit's "Related Through Money" street gang was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for his role in two carjackings and a homicide.
Source: The Detroit News Date: January 12, 2017
67 arrested in crackdown on San Bernardino County gangs (Fontana, CA): San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies on Thursday announced the arrests of dozens of people in a sprawling, half-year investigation into two gangs centered in Fontana.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 12, 2017
Gang member convicted of 2 Indio murders to be sentenced to death (Indio, CA): A judge is expected to uphold a jury's recommendation and formally sentence a gang member to death for the execution-style killings of two men in Indio more than a decade ago.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: January 12, 2017
JPD says catching gang, drug use early is key (Jacksonville, NC): While there are no “hardcore” gang members in the Onslow County area, there are some local “cliques,” according to the Jacksonville Police Department. An undercover detective, whose name is being withheld by request to protect his identity, spoke with counselors from Onslow County Schools Thursday afternoon to share tips for spotting gang and drug activity in students.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 12, 2017
Gang-related shooting suspects arrested in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Two suspects allegedly involved in a shooting outside a residence in Santa Rosa on New Year’s Day were arrested Wednesday.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: January 12, 2017
4 Validated Gang Members Arrested On Brainerd Road; 3 Could Face Federal Charges (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police say four validated gang members were arrested on Thursday night on Brainerd Road, and three of them could be facing federal charges.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 12, 2017
Wilmington man pleads guilty to buying guns for juvenile gang members (Wilmington, DE): A 26-year-old Wilmington man pled guilty Wednesday to multiple charges brought against him after he made false statements to federally licensed firearms dealers in order to acquire guns, Department of Justice officials announced Thursday.
Source: WDEL News Date: January 12, 2017
Enforcement of Chattanooga's temporary gang injunction to be delayed (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Police Department will not immediately enforce a temporary court order that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts. Although Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman approved a temporary "gang injunction" last month, authorities still need to train specific officers and develop policies and procedures before moving forward with the legal tool, police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said Tuesday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 11, 2017
Meth dealers, Bloods gang member plead guilty (Brunswick, GA): Her mother brought Amberlie Wright into what evolved into a multi-state methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Tuesday, the 22-year-old Wright — who has a 3-year-old son and is newly pregnant with her second child — admitted to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of meth during a U.S. District Court hearing in Brunswick.
Source: The News Date: January 11, 2017
Maximum youth sentence for gang member who fired shots at house (Saskatoon, SK): A home in Saskatoon’s Buena Vista neighbourhood that was shot up nearly two years ago was the target of a gang-related dispute. The shooter is a member of the Saskatchewan Warriors, court heard during his sentencing in provincial court.
Source: Saskatoon StarPhoenix Date: January 11, 2017
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