Gang-Related News Articles
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2 arrested during Oxnard traffic stop, police say (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police said they arrested two gang members Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony violations.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 28, 2016
Shooting victim has gang ties (Walla Walla, WA): A 20-year-old male is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot multiple times at Paddock Elevators. Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner confirmed the victim has gang ties, but that’s all he could say as the investigation continues.
Source: My Columbia Basin Date: July 28, 2016
New initiative provides Paterson PD with $750K for anti-gang overtime costs (Paterson, NJ): In an effort to combat gang-related violence and crime, the Paterson police department has entered a new agreement with the State Police that will provide the city with $750,000 in federal funding, officials said.
Source: The Record Date: July 28, 2016
NYC Bloods gangster sentenced in Brunswick gun deal (Brunswick, GA): A federal judge sentenced a New York City gang leader to six years and eight months in prison last week, stemming from his arrest last October in a drugs-for-guns deal in a Brunswick motel.
Source: The Brunswick News Date: July 27, 2016
Gang shooting critically wounds man (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner says a shooting victim called 911 to report his injuries at about 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival at Paddock and Harvey Shaw roads, deputies found a 20-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. No one else was at the scene.
Source: My Columbia Basin Date: July 27, 2016
16 suspects facing federal charges in connection with Pueblo crimes (Pueblo, CO): Sixteen people are facing federal charges in connection with crimes committed in Pueblo. Local authorities are partnering with federal agencies to disrupt gang activity, violent crime, and narcotics distribution in the city.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News Date: July 27, 2016
Men tied to Selma killing surrender as agencies continue gang crackdown (Selma, AL): Two suspects wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Selma are behind bars. When authorities turned up the heat in the search for the duo, they decided to surrender Wednesday. Joe Jackson, 20, is charged with capital murder.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: July 27, 2016
Evansville Man Dies In Gang-Related Shooting (Evansville, IN): The Vanderburgh County Coroner says 20-year-old Michael Farmer was murdered near downtown Evansville early Wednesday morning. And officers say, the murder is gang-related.
Source: 44News Date: July 27, 2016
FMPD: Club Blu shooting possibly gang-related (Lee County, FL): NBC2 spoke with Fort Myers interim police chief Dennis Eads Wednesday about the latest on the Club Blu shooting investigation. Chief Eads confirmed the two victims were just innocent bystanders, likely caught in the middle of gang violence. He is not calling this a gang-related shooting, but said there were several names on the list of suspects he knows have gang affiliations.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News Date: July 27, 2016
Woman Shot In South Chicago An Innocent Victim Of Gang Feud, Neighbors Say (Chicago, IL): The neighbors who lived on a South Chicago block where young mother was shot and killed shortly after moving to the area Tuesday believe her death was the result of an ongoing gang conflict.
Source: DNAinfo Date: July 27, 2016
Silva Trial: Prosecutors lay groundwork for jury on gang culture (Greeley, CO): In the first full day of witness testimony in the three-week trial of Greeley gang member John Anthony Silva, prosecutors worked to expose the tangled network of gang activity connecting three crimes between 1998 and 2013.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 27, 2016
Loudoun deputies investigating gang-related, underage prostitution ring (Loudoun County, VA): The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Tactical Enforcement Unit is investigating an underage prostitution ring spanning Virginia, Maryland and D.C. ran by MS-13 members for the profit of the gang's leadership in El Salvador.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror Date: July 26, 2016
Regina gang member killed drunk man because he was wearing a red shirt, court hears (Regina, SK): Joshua Michael Harden was wearing a red shirt and hat when, while looking for his girlfriend, he wandered into a house party on Garnet Street. The colour of his clothing became the motive for a violent attack that left him dead. “This incident involved a level of violence resulting in death, between persons not known to each other, in a culture of street gang violence — a situation all too common in the city of Regina which has left numerous families both heartbroken and devastated,” Crown prosecutor Sonya Guiboche said Tuesday.
Source: Canoe News Date: July 26, 2016
El Cajon Gang Member Caught Selling Meth to Informant Gets Life in Prison (San Diego, CA): A 53-year-old West Coast Crips gang member from El Cajon was sentenced Tuesday morning in San Diego federal court to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.
Source: Santee Patch Date: July 26, 2016
Three-week trial begins for longtime Greeley gang member charged with organized crime (Greeley, CO): In what has become a sweeping organized crime case, John Anthony Silva’s day in court began at 4:15 Tuesday afternoon after almost two days of jury selection. Silva has been charged with an array of offenses including drug charges, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery and intimidation of a witness, all spanning two decades. His jury trial will last the next three weeks.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 26, 2016
Gang member kept from ‘Street’ activity (Portsmouth, OH): The conviction of a Columbus gang member in one of the highest profile cases in several years has been upheld by the Court of Appeals. Thomas O. Smith, 27, of Columbus, an alleged member of the 22nd Street Bloods, was convicted by a Scioto County Common Pleas jury after a four-day trial held in February 2015 for his participation in a heroin trafficking operation, which involved smuggling heroin and cocaine from Columbus to Portsmouth.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times Date: July 26, 2016
Social media leads to arrest of suspected gang member in Rochelle Park (Passaic, NJ): Passaic police say they used Facebook to track a reputed gang member wanted for a stabbing that occurred four years ago, which led to an arrest on Monday in Rochelle Park.
Source: The Record Date: July 26, 2016
Pueblo gangs quieter this summer, but still active (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo's gangs have not been in the news much this summer compared to last year, but police say they are still out there and they are still committing crimes. Last summer, the streets of Pueblo were filled with gunshots, sending dozens of people to hospitals. Some of the victims died. It seems quieter in 2016, but that is because police are going after the leaders of the local gangs.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: July 26, 2016
U.S. Attorneys in Illinois, Indiana File Charges Against Latin Kings (Chicago, IL): More than 40 high-ranking members of the Latin Kings street gang have been charged for violent racketeering, selling drugs and attempted murder as part of a sweeping, federal investigation into the operation in Illinois and Indiana, law enforcement officials announced Tuesday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: July 26, 2016
Two gang members sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal shooting of rival on Coney Island street (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced that two gang members were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following their murder conviction in connection with the death of a rival. They lured the victim out of a store then ran up behind him and shot multiple times.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: July 26, 2016
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