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Nearly 100 alleged MS-13 gang members and associates charged in massive sting, prosecutors announce (Suffolk County, NY): Prosecutors in New York unveiled sweeping charges against nearly 100 alleged members of the MS-13 gang Friday, in what the Suffolk County district attorney’s office dubbed the “largest takedown” of the criminal group in the state’s history.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 20, 2019
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Police find military-grade body armor after arresting gang members in Lemoore (Fresno, CA): Police in Lemoore found military-grade body armor in a home after arresting two gang members on Tuesday. The Lemoore Police Department says it began at 2:42 pm on April 5 when the department received multiple calls about shots being fired in the area of Fox St. and D St. Police determined the shooting to be gang-related and identified 20-year-old Juan Carlos Linares as the primary suspect.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 9, 2020

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Father, son arrested for gang attack on kids at Chamizal National Park (El Paso, TX): An El Paso father and son have been arrested on allegations they participated in a gang-orchestrated attack on children last week at the Chamizal National Park, police said Thursday.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: April 9, 2020

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Toledo police fire at armed suspect (Toledo, OH): A Toledo police officer reportedly fired his weapon at an armed suspect as officers worked to break up a large gathering at Waite and Norwood avenues, according to a release.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 8, 2020

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Inmates with ongoing innocence claims sit in prisons threatened by coronavirus as courts shut down (Chicago, IL): Inmates Wayne Antusas and Nicholas Morfin have been approaching a potential turning point in their criminal cases — a chance to go before judges and argue their innocence in a 1995 double murder.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 8, 2020

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Alleged gang member detained over new weapons violation (Hammond, IN): A federal court magistrate ordered further detention for an alleged gang member wounded in a 2018 shootout outside Hobart’s Walmart. Kyran Hawthorne Sr., 27, of Gary, will remain in an undisclosed lockup while awaiting trial on allegations he committed a firearms violation earlier this year.
Source: The Times    Date: April 8, 2020

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Gang shooting results in arrest (Toppenish, WA): 22-year-old Jose Luis Pastor-Cabrero was hospitalized with non-threatening gunshot wounds after a drive-by shooting on the afternoon of April 2 resulting in the driver, Ricardo Jiron, being arrested on five counts of first-degree assault and one count of drive-by shooting.
Source: Sunnyside Sun    Date: April 8, 2020

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Hartford Men Charged with Selling Fentanyl, Crack (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody announced that four Hartford residents were arrested today on federal criminal complaints charging them with narcotics distribution offenses. During today’s joint operation, investigators also found and seized 12 firearms.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 8, 2020

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Hattiesburg woman gets $132K bond for six felony charges (Hattiesburg, MS): A Hattiesburg woman who was recently arrested for possession of weapons, aggravated assault and criminal street gang activity - among several other offenses - has had her bond set at a total of $132,000 for six felony charges.
Source: The PineBelt News    Date: April 8, 2020

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DA asks Judge to revoke bond of alleged gang member after accused co-conspirator is gunned down (New Orleans, LA): “It’s a very sad situation, but it’s a situation that shouldn’t have occurred in the first place,” D.A. Leon Cannizzaro said. One week ago, Judge Darryl Derbigny released Glynn McCormick and Johnny Johnson from jail on their own recognizance or no bond.
Source: WVUE FOX 8 News    Date: April 8, 2020

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Deadly shooting in Merced may be gang-related (Merced, CA): Merced police were called to investigate a report of shots being fired in downtown Merced Tuesday night. When officers got there, they found a gunshot victim in the alley near Martin Luther King Way and W 19th St.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: April 8, 2020

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Lexington police offer more clues to help catch graffiti bandit (Lexington, SC): Lexington police officers are providing a video that might be the clue that leads to the arrest of the graffiti bandit who struck overnight Sunday. This individual hit several places in the downtown area. The artist who vandalized those properties was caught on video riding up on a bicycle at one of the crime scenes.
Source: The Lexington Ledger    Date: April 7, 2020

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Bakersfield Police release gang-related shooting stats for March (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department said in March, it investigated six different shootings that were believed to be gang-related. According to BPD, on March 11 just after midnight, officers responded to a shooting on South H. Street, south of Brundage Lane. When they arrived, officers found the victim and pronounced them dead at the scene.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: April 7, 2020

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Back-to-back shootings in Salem possibly linked to earlier killings, cops say (Salem, NJ): Police have arrested one man and are seeking others after a pair of shootings Sunday night in Salem City left bullet holes in two houses, but no reported injuries. Authorities believe the incidents are gang-related and potentially tied to two recent shootings in Salem that killed three.
Source: NJ.com    Date: April 7, 2020

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Charges: Gang member's gunfire hits teen bystander at St. Paul gas station (St. Paul, MN): A gang member’s gunfire at a St. Paul gas station hit a teenage bystander as he and his family ran for their lives, according to charges against the 18-year-old suspect.
Source: StarTribune    Date: April 7, 2020

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Carlsbad man sentenced for possession and trafficking controlled substances (Carlsbad, CA): A Carlsbad man was sentenced to nearly three decades in prison for possession and trafficking of meth and heroin, according to court records. Michael Lopez, 36, was sentenced March 30 in two separate cases before Fifth Judicial District Judge Lisa Riley, court records read.
Source: Carlsbad Current Argus    Date: April 7, 2020

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Four firearms seized in New Bedford over weekend (New Bedford, MA): The NBPD Gang Unit Detectives seized four firearms during three separate incidents over the weekend that resulted in firearms charges for four individuals, according to a police department press release.
Source: SouthCoastToday.com    Date: April 7, 2020

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Gang rivalry led to man's shooting death last fall outside his apartment, records allege (Crown Point, IN): Three people shot a 23-year-old man to death outside his Hammond home last fall because of a gang rivalry, charges allege.
Source: The Times    Date: April 7, 2020

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Salvadoran Gang Member Arrested In Arlington For Capital Murder In Dallas (Dallas, TX): Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested a Salvadoran man in Arlington who was wanted for capital murder. Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales, 25, is in the U.S. illegally and an active member of the 18th Street Gang, a transnational criminal organization, ICE explained in a news release Tuesday night.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: April 7, 2020

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Joliet man shot at two teens as part of ongoing gang feud: cops (Joliet, IL): An 18-year-old faces new charges alleging he shot at two teens in Joliet as part of a gang feud, according to police and court records.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: April 7, 2020

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Accused Lake Boyz gang member has charges dismissed (Fort Myers, FL): Deiondre Clennon, 23, a believed member of the Lake Boyz gang, had two racketeering charges dismissed on March 24. Clennon, of Lehigh Acres, was arrested Jan. 18, 2017, for racketeering and conspiracy of racketeering after a Fort Myers Police investigation led to the arrest of Clennon and 21 other men.
Source: Fort Myers News-Press     Date: April 7, 2020

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