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Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Narcotics Distribution and Firearm Possession Offenses (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DYZHAE RICHARDSON, 23, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 22, 2020
Columbus-area drug task force will have new focus on gang violence, Columbus Chief of Police says (Columbus, GA): The Columbus Chief of Police announced changes to the Metro Narcotics Task Force at a press conference Wednesday. The task force will now be known as the Metro Narcotics and Gang Task Force, according to Chief Ricky Boren
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: January 22, 2020
Hartford Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Role in Gang-Related Drug Ring (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANNIE DARLING, 32, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 51 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and fentanyl.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: January 22, 2020
Justice Minister looking to tackle crime across Alberta (Calgary, AB): The provincial government is maintaining a focus on tackling rural crime, as justice ministers meet in British Columbia. Alberta Minister of Justice Doug Schweitzer is holding discussions with his counterparts and calling for more action from the federal government to help the situation.
Source: 660 News Date: January 22, 2020
Santa Paula Gang Members Charged for Killing at Ventura Parking Structure (Santa Paula, CA): Raymond Bolanos (DOB 7/7/95), of Oxnard has been charged with murder, a special allegation that he personally used a gun and a gang allegation, for the shooting death of Alejandro Hernandez of Ventura on January 19, 2020.
Source: Citizens Journal Date: January 22, 2020
Officer tweeted and snapped to infiltrate a Buffalo street gang (Buffalo, NY): Twitter. Snapchat. YouTube. Whatever the social media platform, the CBL/BFL street gang had an unusual and clandestine follower. On a daily basis and without the gang's knowledge, Buffalo Police Lt. Jonathan Pietrzak was watching and reading, often posing as someone else.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 21, 2020
Trial of Alleged Gang Member Making Criminal Threats Resumes (Yolo County, CA): On Friday, January 17, the prosecution brought six witnesses to the stand to testify on the charges placed against Daniel Jaime Vallejo. Vallejo has been charged with two felony counts of threatening to commit a crime, and two misdemeanors counts of gang affiliation and driving under the influence, with an enhancement of refusing to take a blood test.
Source: The Davis Vanguard Date: January 21, 2020
LAPD’s data-driven culture under scrutiny amid scandal over fake gang identifications (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department has long been at the forefront of using data to help fight crime, even pioneering a program that uses statistics to predict where criminal activity is likely to occur.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 21, 2020
Long Island Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine (Long Island, NY): A Long Island man will spend time in prison for his role in distributing crack cocaine and powder cocaine, U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue announced.
Source: Nassau Daily Voice Date: January 21, 2020
Danville sees another drop in homicides in 2019 (Danville, VA): Last year, Danville experienced its lowest number of homicides since a gang war set off a trend of unusually high murder rates, shows an analysis by the Danville Register & Bee.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: January 21, 2020
Spike in gun violence prompts city leaders to boost patrols, deploy new gun shot detection technology (Salem, NC): Winston-Salem’s civic leaders wanted one thing made clear to violent offenders at a Tuesday afternoon press conference: They’re coming for you. “We will not tolerate violent crime in Winston-Salem or Forsyth County, period,” Chief of Police Catrina Thompson said.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: January 21, 2020
Prosecutor: Attleboro armed robbery gang-related, had to do with gun sale (Attleboro, MA): The alleged armed robbery of a teenager last week in the Larson Woodland was gang-related and had to do with the sale of a handgun, a prosecutor disclosed Tuesday.
Source: The Sun Chronicle Date: January 21, 2020
5 Mississippi men charged with murder in 2018 party killing (Pascagoula, MS): Five men in Mississippi have been indicted on murder charges in what authorities described as a deadly, gang-related home invasion during a 2018 Super Bowl party.
Source: The Washington Times Date: January 21, 2020
Ex-gang member changes life with Detroit's Operation Ceasefire (Detroit, MI): "At the end of the day, you're dead or in prison. You're only a memory," said Sean Chandler, former gang member. Chandler never believed he'd live past the age of 25. The former gang member was in and out of jail since the age of 13 - but now he is a proud father and graduate at 28.
Source: FOX 2 Detroit Date: January 21, 2020
Border Patrol apprehends gang member along with 12 others in Presidio (Presidio, TX): Agents with Border Patrol apprehended a Tango Blast gang member allegedly trying to enter the U.S. illegally in Presidio, Texas. Border Patrol agents said they tracked the footprints going north from the Rio Grande River, traversing through West Texas and near Chinati Peak.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: January 21, 2020
Maryland Authorities Took Down More Than 400 Criminal Organizations In 2019, Gov. Larry Hogan Says (Annapolis, MD): Maryland law enforcement coalitions dismantled or disrupted the operations of more than 400 criminal enterprises across the state in 2019. The agencies, who are a part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network, collaborated to take down 316 drug, human and firearm trafficking organizations plus 77 gangs.
Source: WJZ | CBS Baltimore Date: January 21, 2020
Lynn PD receives $535K in state grants to curb youth, gang violence (Lynn, MA): The Lynn Police Department has received more than $535,000 in grant funding to support its efforts to curb youth violence. The funding is through the state’s Shannon Community Safety Initiative and Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) grant programs.
Source: The Daily Item Date: January 21, 2020
18 men from Portage, Lake counties accused of attempting to start gang in drug treatment program (Portage County, OH): Eighteen men were kicked out of the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program last week for allegedly trying to start a gang, the “NEObloods,” while they were in the program.
Source: The Record-Courier Date: January 20, 2020
Columbus Mayor responds to violent weekend in the Fountain City (Columbus, GA): A violent weekend plagued the city of Columbus with five shootings taking place between Friday night and Sunday morning, three of which were deadly. Friday, gunfire at Warren Williams apartments took the life of 50-year-old Dorian Gibson. Just hours later, 13-year-old Jamareion Davis was shot dead on 32nd Ave.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: January 20, 2020
Gang-Related Party At Short-Term Rental Property On Signal Grew Out Of Members’ Desire To “Get Out Of Chattanooga Where The Heat Was On” (Chattanooga, TN): When three Signal Mountain police responded to reports of a fight in Old Towne Friday night, they found that the house at 404 South Street was dark. Investigators soon learned from neighbors, however, that the lights in the house had been on prior to the arrival of law enforcement officers, and could see for themselves that the driveway and back yard were filled with vehicles.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 20, 2020
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