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Orange County's gang unit finds guns in search of home (Orange County, FL): Orange County investigators served a warrant for attempted murder and aggravated assault on Christopher Breland, 20, Thursday afternoon and said it was linked to gang activity.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: May 1, 2014

Seven O.C. arrests part of national gang sweep Operation Southbound (Orange County, FL): Seven people in Orange County were among 157 arrested in Southern California over the past two months in an operation targeting international street gangs, federal immigration authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 1, 2014

Vigilance is key to suppressing gang activity (Vero Beach, FL): While not considered a widespread problem, gangs are a fact of life for Indian River County residents and law enforcement. But with the help of enhanced policing techniques, social programs and citizen awareness, local authorities say the impact of gang-related activity is low and they’re working to keep it that way.
Source: Vero Beach Newsweekly    Date: April 30, 2014

Lakeland Police investigate third drive-by shooting in two days (Lakeland, FL): Police are investigating a third drive-by shooting that occurred a day after two 15-year-olds were shot in separate but similar gang-related incidents, police officials said Monday.
Source: The Ledger    Date: April 28, 2014

Increased gang activity spurs stronger police presence in Gainesville (Gainesville, FL): Police in Gainesville say they've seen a "disturbing rise" in the amount of gang-related activity, specifically in the area of Pineridge.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 28, 2014

Lakeland drive-by shootings injure two 15-year-olds (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland police said Dayquon Raheem Longs was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in unknown condition and Bayshawn Kelly was airlifted to Tampa in critical condition.
Source: The Ledger    Date: April 26, 2014

Six arrested in Largo gang investigation (Largo, FL): Six suspected gang members were arrested during a yearlong investigation focusing on gang violence and drug trafficking in Largo, city records show.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 23, 2014

Gang leader convicted in Fla. armored car killing (Fort Lauderdale, FL): The leader of a violent gang involved in the 2010 killing of a South Florida armored car guard during a robbery could get life in prison following his convictions on several federal charges
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 21, 2014

FBI: Miami cop known as 'Milk Man' helped dealers (Miami, FL): In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to the FBI, known as "The Milk Man" for helping New Jersey cocaine dealers move hundreds of thousands of dollars around.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: April 14, 2014

Former gang unit member says Latin Kings widespread in central Florida (Orange County, FL): Investigators said Robert Corchado, the suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 4-year-old girl, is no stranger to the law. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said he has ties to a well-known gang known as the Latin Kings.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: April 11, 2014

Largo police target Young Souljas gang (Largo, FL): Six Largo residents was in a year-old investigation targeting the Young Souljas street gang, according to Largo police.
Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers    Date: April 11, 2014

Gang activity in Jax Beach reaffirms need for more police (Jacksonville Beach, FL): With memories of the Memorial Day brawl still fresh, Jacksonville Beach police took charge when they were tipped off about some possible gang activity. Two weekends ago, JSO's gang unit got a tip straight from social media that some unwanted guests were planning to attend a rap concert and go to the beach bars after.
Source:    Date: April 8, 2014

Five local gang members arrested after RICO investigation (Hillsborough County, FL): A recent investigation initiated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), which became known as Operation SURender, resulted in the arrest of five Sur 13 gang members adding new charges to two previously arrested members.
Source: Osprey Observer    Date: April 6, 2014

Number of unaccompanied minors arriving illegally in U.S. is rising (Miami, FL): Irene Granados celebrated her 16th birthday while walking through the desert two years ago trying to reach the United States — and safety. Brothers Javier and Denis Girón, 13 and 17, floated on a raft across the Rio Grande last year — also in a bid to reach safety.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: March 29, 2014

Seven men accused of being gang leaders in Hillsborough, Polk counties (Hillsborough County, FL): A seven-month investigation into gang activity in Hillsborough County yielded racketeering charges against seven men, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: March 26, 2014

Bloods gang forced teen to prostitute (Orlando, FL): The girl know as "G.E." was 14 years old when she had sex with her first "trick" for $20. As the teen was forced to walk along Orange Blossom Trail to solicit customers, she later told investigators, two members of the Bloods street gang watched.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: March 26, 2014

Lakeland Police combat rise in gang violence (Lakeland, FL): Nearly 40 extra Lakeland police officers took to the streets Friday evening, a few hours after Polk County students officially started their spring breaks.
Source: The Ledger    Date: March 22, 2014

Latin Kings gang members face RICO charges in Osceola County (Osceola County, FL): Four accused members of the Latin Kings street gang face racketeering charges in a series of crimes last summer in Osceola County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: March 14, 2014

Daytona sets up anonymous tip line for gang activity (Daytona Beach, FL): The Police Department is providing an anonymous tip line for callers to report gang activity in the city. Police Chief Mike Chitwood said Tuesday that the tip line is in response to a rise in gang activity.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: March 11, 2014

St. Lucie officials going out of state to battle gang problem (St. Lucie, FL): Gunfire became an all too common sound on the streets of Fort Pierce last year. City police and St. Lucie County deputies investigated 135 shooting incidents in 2013. Most of them were gang-related.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: March 3, 2014

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