Gang-Related News Articles
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Social media used for gang recruitment (Prince William County, VA): Virginia authorities are dealing with two MS-13 gang-related murders they believe are connected, and it involves those three missing teen cases we reported on much of last week. Thursday, a Prince William County Police spokesperson also confirmed a 21-year-old male killed had been lured to a location online.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: February 24, 2017
Steady spike in homicides brings new Metro focus on violent crime (Las Vegas, NV): The number of slayings Metro Police detectives have investigated since 2013 have increased on an average of about 20 each year, according to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and department figures.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: February 24, 2017
Some Chicago gangs turning to rifles for added firepower, police say (Chicago, IL): The first time 14-year-old Brisa Ramirez remembers hearing rifle fire was when a man was shot dead on a Sunday afternoon outside a Catholic church around the corner from her home in Back of the Yards.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 24, 2017
Feds Deny Duping California Police Into Immigration Raid (San Francisco, CA): Federal immigration officials pushed back hard against the assertion that they had duped the Santa Cruz, California, police department into helping them make immigration arrests during a raid on an El Salvador-based gang.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: February 24, 2017
Judge warns that released Omaha gang member sentenced for RICO conspiracy could be in danger (Omaha, NE): Much was looking up Wednesday for former murder defendant Kendell Tealer. At midday, manacles linked his legs in U.S. District Court in Omaha. By nightfall, he had been freed from jail with a time-served sentence. It had been 2½ years. A girlfriend awaited.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: February 23, 2017
Santa Cruz Officials ‘Outraged’ With Feds Role In Gang Raid (Santa Cruz, CA): City officials feel “deceived” and “outraged” that the Department of Homeland Security detained 10 people based on their immigration status during a joint operation with Santa Cruz police targeting gang members last week.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area Date: February 23, 2017
Six arrested in MS-13 killing tied to other cases in Va. (Fairfax County, VA) : Six people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old man in Prince William County, one in a web of recent cases connected to the MS-13 gang in Northern Virginia, police said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 23, 2017
Three suspects in Va. gang murder snagged in Newtown (Newtown, VA): Two men and a 17-year-old boy wanted in a gang-related murder of a 21-year-old man in Prince William County, Va., were arrested Wednesday afternoon after authorities tracked them to a construction site in Newtown where they were working as laborers.
Source: Delaware County Daily Times Date: February 23, 2017
13 arrests made in 2-year operation in Horry County, neighboring areas (Conway, SC): To eliminate the heroin epidemic that’s plaguing Horry County and surrounding areas, police say they need to target the big drug traffickers. In a press conference Thursday morning, several law enforcement agencies came together to announce the results of a two-year investigation hunting down those alleged dealers.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: February 23, 2017
Gang member whose shooting triggered anti-police protests is now on trial for murder (Fresno, CA) : A high-ranking southwest Fresno gang member whose shooting by police sparked protests and threats against officers is now on trial, accused of gunning down a rival on Easter Sunday four years ago as the victim’s girlfriend tried to shield her child.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 23, 2017
Costly gang graffiti in Escondido leads to arrest (Escondido, CA): An Escondido man is in jail, suspected of spraying gang graffiti around the city, costing $5,000 to clean up. The 29-year-old is charged with 11 counts of vandalism and other, unrelated crimes.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 23, 2017
Border Patrol Agents Arrest “Sureño” Gang Member (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño” gang member near the downtown area of Calexico Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KMIR News Date: February 23, 2017
Virginia gang-related murder suspect arrested in Stroudsburg (Stroudsburg, VA): A fifth suspect wanted in what authorities call a gang-related murder in Virginia was arrested Thursday afternoon, about an hour after barricading himself in the laundry room of the EconoLodge in Stroudsburg.
Source: Pocono Record Date: February 23, 2017
Man wanted in gang-related Quebec homicide nabbed in Brampton (Brampton, ON): Police say a suspect wanted in a Quebec homicide has been arrested in Brampton, Ont. Anne Millington-White was fatally shot in 2014 during an altercation between rival gang members in Lachine, Que.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: February 23, 2017
Merced police say 2 gang members arrested with loaded gun (Merced, CA): Gang Violence Suppression Unit officers with the Merced Police Department arrested two men described as gang members Wednesday afternoon after finding a loaded gun in their car.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 23, 2017
Pasadena gang member pleads guilty in police shooting (Pasadena, CA): A Pasadena gang member pleaded guilty to shooting at a police officer before being wounded himself, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 22, 2017
NYPD to hold public meeting after large gang bust in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, NY): The NYPD announced it will hold a public meeting with the community to discuss a recent gang bust at the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights.
Source: News 12 Brooklyn Date: February 22, 2017
House committee passes bill to toughen sentences for gang crimes (Frankfort, KY): The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would change Kentucky laws relating to gang violence. House Bill 315, also know as the Gang Violence Protection Act, would toughen sentencing guidelines for crimes determined to be a part of gang activity.
Source: WKYT 27 News Date: February 22, 2017
Police, community tackle cyberbullying, recruitment of gang members on social media (Prince George's County, MD): Call it a sign of the times. Police in Prince George’s County said gang members are recruiting people and even carrying out crimes through social media. Police are hoping to tackle this growing trend by getting the word out about this latest tactic.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: February 22, 2017
Two high-ranking gang members get life in prison for 2015 Lakewood slaying, DA says (Denver, CO): Two high-ranking gang members who were convicted of first-degree murder in the 2015 Lakewood slaying of a man have each been sentenced to life in prison, Jefferson County prosecutors say.
Source: The Denver Post Date: February 22, 2017
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