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Police: Utah gang problem growing, members getting younger (Salt Lake City, UT): How big is Utah’s gang problem? That’s the question many are asking after Murray police said Sunday's lockdown and evacuation of Fashion Place mall was due to a shooting involving rival gangs.
Source: KSL News Date: January 14, 2019
Columbus police charge one suspect, seek another in Jaquan ‘Droopy’ Harris homicide (Columbus, GA): A suspected gangster already accused of stealing the gun used to kill Jaquan Harris has now been charged in the Dec. 27 fatal shooting.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: January 14, 2019
Teenager killed in drive-by shooting in south Houston, police say Houston, TX): Houston Police are investigating after a teenager was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in south Houston Saturday evening.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: January 13, 2019
Richmond County homicides up for third year in a row (Augusta, GA): Homicides in Augusta increased for a third consecutive year in 2018, matching the highest number since 2012. There were 32 homicides in Richmond County last year, with one deemed justifiable. That is up from 30 in 2017 and 21 in 2016. Sheriff Richard Roundtree said the majority of homicides early in the year were gang-related.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: January 13, 2019
Crimes involving youth, guns raising concerns (Jefferson City, MO): Since a shooting in November on Stadium Boulevard that left one person dead, several teenage suspects have been taken into custody for murder and other serious felony crimes in Jefferson City, elevating concerns among community members and law enforcement.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 13, 2019
Chattanooga's homicide clearance rate jumps to 87 percent (Chattanooga, TN): Only three of Chattanooga's 2018 homicides remain unsolved, bringing the police department's homicide clearance rate for last year up to 87 percent — a 17-point increase over 2017.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 13, 2019
Santa Rosa man in serious condition after being stabbed in suspected gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man was in serious condition Sunday after he was stabbed in what police described as a gang-related attack.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 13, 2019
Black Guerilla Family gang members indicted in 2016 triple homicide in Pa. (Harrisburg, PA): Eleven people have been indicted for the June 25, 2016, shooting deaths of three people near Mercersburg. Some are charged directly with the homicides, while others are charged with helping the alleged perpetrators avoid being apprehended by authorities.
Source: Herald-Mail Media Date: January 12, 2019
Agencies in Arkansas to share database on gangs; task force planned in state's northeast (Jonesboro, AR): Northeast Arkansas law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys are joining forces to tackle violent crimes through a shared database of gang affiliates and their relations.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: January 12, 2019
Violence and gang activity prevention is aim of funding bill introduced by Lincoln senator (Lincoln, NE): Twenty-year-old Roberto Gonzalez died in a trauma unit at Nebraska Medicine in 2015, shortly after being shot on an Omaha street. Through tears nearly four years later, his mother, Raquel Salinas, described her son at a news conference Friday as a person with a pure soul who was selfless, loving and funny.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: January 12, 2019
Woman gets jail term for attempted gang assault (Warsaw, NY): A Silver Springs woman was sentenced Thursday in Wyoming County Court to six months in jail and five years probation for an attempted drug-related gang assault in October at Village Park.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 12, 2019
Cops: 3 Suffolk County police vehicles involved in 3 crashes, in 3 hours (Suffolk County, NY): A Bloods gang member wanted on a warrant clipped a police vehicle as he drove off in Bellport Thursday, initiating a high-speed chase before giving up about seven miles later in Farmingville, unable to elude the police helicopter, Suffolk County authorities said.
Source: Newsday Date: January 11, 2019
Another ringleader named in Big Oak indictments nabbed (Lisbon, OH): Another one of the ringleaders of the gang named in the Operation Big Oak indictments has been taken into custody. Anthony Jackson, 31, Cleveland, one of the Jackson relatives believed to have led the Down the Way street gang, was found by the U.S. Marshal’s Office earlier this week in the Cleveland area.
Source: Salem News Date: January 11, 2019
Bloods Gang Member Arrested After Fleeing Police: Cops (Farmingville, NY): A 19-year-old man was arrested on numerous charges after fleeing police Thursday afternoon, police said. According to Suffolk Police, the Precinct Gang Team was looking for Jhion Goff, a Bloods gang member, known to them to be wanted for multiple crimes when they observed him at 739 Michigan Ave. in Bellport shortly after noon.
Source: Farmingdale Patch Date: January 11, 2019
Dozens of 'dangerous' gang members arrested in early morning sting (Atlanta, GA): Dozens of ‘dangerous’ gang members were arrested Friday morning as part of a major law enforcement operation in metro Atlanta. The operation was led by Cobb County Police Department and involved several agencies including the FBI, Marietta Police and Clayton County Police Departments.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: January 11, 2019
Gwinnett man pleads guilty to killing on orders of gang leader (Gwinnett County, GA): A Duluth man has been convicted of killing another man on the orders of an incarcerated gang leader, the Gwinnett Couny District Attorney’s Office said. Durell Lewis, 27, of Duluth, pleaded guilty to nine charges including malice murder on Thursday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 11, 2019
Suspected gang members charged in ambush robbery of man killed at same gas station 13 hours later (Cleveland, OH): Two suspected gang members are charged in connection with the armed robbery of a man at a Collinwood gas station, who was fatally shot at the same gas station hours later.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 11, 2019
Community members discuss street gangs at public meeting (Saskatoon, SK): They’re present in almost every community in the province, both in urban and rural settings, and most communities are struggling to deal with them effectively. Street gangs and related issues of addictions, crime and violence are present in many communities across Saskatchewan.
Source: paNOW Date: January 11, 2019
Suffolk authorities closely monitoring MS-13 in response to teen's stabbing (Huntington Station, NY): Suffolk County authorities are watching closely after a teenager was stabbed in by three suspected MS-13 gang members who attend Huntington High School.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: January 11, 2019
Police: 'MS-13 associate' pays gang $100 to have sex with trafficked 14-year-old girl (Wheaton, MD): On Monday, an alleged MS-13 associate is scheduled to be tried in Montgomery County Circuit Court for reportedly paying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, and then blackmailing the teen with compromising video he took of her.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: January 11, 2019
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