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5-year-old boy's alleged killers were 'mice' in Operation Blind Mice; one remains at large (Bakersfield, CA): When 5-year-old Kason Guyton was murdered in a drive-by shooting early this year, and his older brother wounded, it was at the hands of three little mice — and at least one is still on the loose.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: December 15, 2017
Lindsay gang member sentenced to life in prison (Tulare County, CA): Lindsay's "Grinch" could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of gang-related crimes, including murder. On Wednesday, Judge Michael Sheltzer sentenced Roberto Saldana, 28 of Lindsay, to 56-years-to-life in prison. Saldana was found guilty numerous crimes by a jury on Oct. 12.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 15, 2017
Police: Gang member hid gun in kitchen to avoid arrest at 5th Quarter (Tulare County, CA): A known gang member is in jail after police said he tried to hide a loaded gun in the kitchen of a Visalia sports bar. Employees of 5th Quarter called police just after midnight concerned by gang activity in the bar. This was the second incident at a Visalia bar this week.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 15, 2017
Officers intercepted gang's mass shooting attempt, indictment says (Bakersfield, CA): A 264-page federal indictment revealed that the gang targeted in a search-and-arrest sweep Tuesday had previously been behind a mass shooting attempt.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: December 15, 2017
Judge sentences gang members to life for murder of Hampton area man (Jonesboro, GA): The two gang members convicted of murder in the 2014 death of 24-year-old Quincy Suggs were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: December 14, 2017
Seven alleged gang members arrested following months-long crime spree (New Brunswick, NJ): Seven alleged gang members were arrested following a months-long crime spree across New Jersey, which included attempted murder, attempted carjacking, armed robbery and weapons possession.
Source: TAPinto.net Date: December 14, 2017
Bronx DA: 15 Rikers Island Inmates Indicted In Beating Of Correction Captain (New York, NY): More than a dozen Rikers Island inmates have been indicted in connection with an assault of a correction captain last month in what the Bronx District Attorney called “a coordinated attack.”
Source: CBS New York Date: December 14, 2017
Gang member pleads guilty to federal weapon charge (Jackson, MS): A validated member of the Simon City Royals street gang has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: December 14, 2017
Teenage boy was intended target of gang shooting, police say (Wichita, KS): The bullet that hit a 15-year-old girl in the back Wednesday evening was intended for a 15-year-old boy, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: December 14, 2017
12 arrests made in Clinch Co. gang roundup (Clinch County, GA): Twelve people are behind bars after a joint operation between law enforcement agencies in Clinch County. Officials from the FBI Gang Task Force, Department of Community Supervision, Department of Corrections, Georgia State Patrol, District Attorney Dick Perryman’s Office, Clinch County Sheriff’s Office and Homerville Police Department worked together to contact and conduct searches of known gang members who are on probation.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 14, 2017
Jury convicts three in death of Zaevion Dobson (Knox County, TN): A Knox County jury on Thursday convicted one young man as the primary culprit and two others as helpers in the fatal shooting of an innocent teenager.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: December 14, 2017
Gang member Kerri Redding gets life sentence for teen’s murder (DeKalb County, GA): Kerri Redding, a reputed member of the Gangster Disciples, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted for the murder of 19-year-old Christopher Kenyatta.
Source: On Common Ground News Date: December 14, 2017
All 5 defendants will face murder charges in Long Beach drive-by that killed 16-year-old (Long Beach, CA): A judge on Wednesday decided there was enough evidence to hold all five defendants for trial in a North Long Beach gang killing—even though most of them claimed they had no idea the deadly drive-by shooting was about to happen.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: December 14, 2017
Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses (Raleigh, NC): United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CHRISTOPHER DARNELL EVANS, 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: December 13, 2017
Police: Teen with gang ties arrested with gun in Stamford park (Stamford, TX): Police say a 17-year-old with gang ties who recently moved here from El Salvador was arrested this week with a gun at Scalzi Park.
Source: Laredo Morning Times Date: December 13, 2017
Armed gang member arrested in Fresno’s Mayfair District (Fresno, CA): An armed Bulldog gang member was arrested Tuesday by a gang suppression team as officers launched a sweep in Fresno’s Mayfair District to combat a spike in violent crime, police report.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 13, 2017
Bakersfield police release photos of seized evidence from large anti-gang investigation (Bakersfield, CA): Police released photos of drugs and guns seized during its investigation that culminated with a multiagency gang crackdown Tuesday. Their target was the West Side Crips.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: December 13, 2017
Three suspected gangsters still on the loose after massive federal sweep (Bakersfield, CA): Three suspected West Side Crips of Bakersfield gang members with open arrest warrants were still at large Wednesday, one day after federal agents, state and local law enforcement officers performed a major takedown targeting their organization and arresting dozens.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: December 13, 2017
Rival street gangs vandalize South Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A struggle for territory between rival gangs is behind a spate of vandalism in Santa Rosa’s South Park neighborhood, a trend police say could presage violence in an area which has seen a sharp decrease in gang activity in recent years.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: December 13, 2017
Gang activity blamed for Hattiesburg triple shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Authorities said two street gangs are responsible for a Monday afternoon shooting at the Bonhomie Apartments, where three people were injured and over 70 shots were fired.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: December 13, 2017
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