Gang-Related News Articles
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Walla Walla PD says gangs getting more ambitious (Walla Walla, WA) : The two men arrested in Walla Walla's first-ever gang homicide were in court Monday. The 18-year-old accused of pulling the trigger is sitting in jail with a bail set at $1,000,000. Action News takes a deeper look at the gang issue in Walla Walla.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: May 23, 2011
Man beaten by suspected gang member in Staunton (Staunton, VA): Police said a 28-year-old man who confronted a 17-year-old boy on Straith Street was beaten Friday evening. The man reported to police that the teen, a self-admitted gang member, according to the Staunton Police Department, had been hiding drugs on his property.
Source: The News Leader Date: May 23, 2011
Element of racism among rival Latino gangs in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Karina Najeva arrived in the United States from El Salvador when she was 13 years old. Behind her were painful memories of war and poverty.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 22, 2011
Expert: Gangs had local presence for years (Scranton, PA): The arrests made this week highlight the presence of the Bloods street gang in Lackawanna County, but Lackawanna County Prison Intelligence Captain and Lackawanna County Gang Task Force Chairman Robert Maguire said even more nationally known gangs have shown a presence in the region for quite some time.
Source: The Times Leader Date: May 22, 2011
December homicide led to major gang investigation (Scranton, PA): The investigation into the death of a Yonkers, N.Y., native resulted in a six-month long operation involving wiretaps, undercover operations and controlled drug purchases that led to the arrest of 36 out of 42 wanted individuals tied to the Bloods gang in New York City, Acting Pennsylvania Attorney General Bill Ryan said Thursday morning.
Source: The Times Leader Date: May 22, 2011
Two men shot, one dies on Near East Side (Columbus, OH): One man was killed and another was critically wounded yesterday afternoon in what police think were gang-related shootings on the Near East Side.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: May 22, 2011
Three people injured in two gang-related shootings, Portland police say (Portland, OR): Three people were injured over the weekend in two gang-related shootings that appear to be unconnected, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 22, 2011
Anti-gang cash granted (Barrie, ON): Barrie police are getting an influx of cash to assist with anti-gang violence. City police will receive $159,857 of the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS) government funding that will help strengthen police intelligence information and monitor criminal youth gangs and activity in the area.
Source: The Barrie Examiner Date: May 21, 2011
Guelph Police identify local criminal street gang (Guelph, ON): Police Chief Rob Davis expects to hire an officer devoted to monitoring gun and gang crime with provincial funding announced Friday. "We have, over the past couple of years, seen an increase in people coming into town wearing gang colours," Davis said in an interview, adding they are seen by officers in the downtown at night wearing coloured bandanas and handkerchiefs in their pockets.
Source: Guelph Mercury Date: May 21, 2011
11 arrested in Fresno-area gang sweep (Fresno, CA): Eleven felony arrests were made late Friday and early Saturday when a half-dozen law enforcement agencies joined forces in a gang sweep.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 21, 2011
"Operation Sunset" dismantles Scranton area drug distribution network (Harrisburg, PA): Agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, along with officers from the Scranton Police Department and Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, are in the process of arresting 42 suspected drug dealers and associates allegedly linked to violent drug gangs operating in the Scranton area.
Source: GantDaily Date: May 21, 2011
Police arrest graffiti suspect in Marlborough (Marlborough, MA): The rise in graffiti around Marlborough lately may be the work of one man. Police arrested Zachary S. Lodi, 28, of Marlborough, on Thursday and charged him with seven counts of tagging property.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: May 21, 2011
Gang member killed Vineland man (Vineland, NJ): Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps them arrest and convict an alleged gang member charged with fatally shooting another man outside a North Vineland liquor store.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: May 21, 2011
Wave of arrests reveals suspected gang activity in Stamford (Stamford, CT) : Narcotics and organized crime investigators began looking into suspected Latin Kings activity about a year ago after several assaults in the city led them to an organization with a structured hierarchy, police Lt. Tim Shaw said.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: May 21, 2011
San Juan Police using tattoos, graffiti to track gang activity (San Juan, TX): Every tattoo found on a suspected gang member means something to San Juan police. They're using the information to keep track of gang activity inside their city.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: May 21, 2011
Cape house becomes front in battle against gangs (Cape Coral, FL): A gray, one-story home with a circle driveway in Cape Coral - where Yousel Lopez Rivera, the man accused of shooting a Cape officer, stayed before his arrest - is now a front in the city's fight against gangs.
Source: The News-Press Date: May 20, 2011
Cook sheriff targets new gang activity in suburbs (Chicago, IL): Cook County Sheriff’s gang investigators couldn’t believe their eyes. The Bloods — a California gang portrayed in movies like “Colors” — have never had a presence in the Chicago area. But earlier this year, the sheriff’s graffiti unit snapped photos of Bloods graffiti in west suburban Maywood and south suburban Harvey.
Source: The Courier-News Date: May 20, 2011
Gang sweep in Sanger nabs one shooting suspect (Sanger, CA): Sanger Police have more than doubled the amount of officers battling gangs. That came after a rash of shootings in March. Things seemed to be going well until Thursday night's gang related shooting that resulted in two innocent victims who were injured.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: May 20, 2011
Rival Plainfield gangs call truce in summit at IHOP ending a violent 18-month feud (Plainfield, NJ): Gang leaders in Plainfield have announced a truce to an 18-month feud that has claimed 15 lives. Five men with ties to two of Plainfield’s most powerful gangs held a summit at the International House of Pancakes. Tayir Pugh said they were doing it for the kids and the community because they’re sick of the violence.
Source: CBS New York Date: May 20, 2011
Two gang members arrested in robbery attack (Porterville, CA): Two Porterville teenagers were arrested for robbing, beating and cutting a 46-year-old man, police officials said Thursday.
Source: Crime Voice Date: May 20, 2011
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