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State crime rates decline for sixth year (Kinston, NC): Crimes statewide are at the lowest rates in 40 years, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. “The SBI’s Crime Reporting Unit compiles these figures from law enforcement agencies statewide, including campus police and state park rangers,” acting state Department of Public Safety Director B.W. Collier said in a statement.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: October 13, 2014

Kinston leaders present plan to reduce violent crime (Kinston, NC): Kinston leaders presented a plan to reduce gang violence and shootings in the city council hall on Monday. Mayor B.J. Murphy introduced a plan he worked on with Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem, Joseph Tyson.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: October 13, 2014

Kinston Police arrest 6 gang members (Kinston, NC): Several gang members were arrested Sunday in Kinston on a variety of charges, four of the members were under 18.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: October 12, 2014

Be aware of your community, gang expert says at awareness presentation in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Former Fayetteville police detective Hunter Glass said Thursday that residents looking to combat gang activity should be aware of what's happening in their community. "Know your neighborhood," Glass, an expert in gangs, told a crowd inside the Cumberland Hall Auditorium at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: October 9, 2014

Winston-Salem anti-gang program expanding into after school classes (Winston-Salem, NC): Students at Flat Rock Middle School in Winston-Salem are getting a chance to sign up for extra class time at the end of their school day and they’re jumping at the chance.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: September 30, 2014

Seeking Safety: High Point an example of community, police partnership (High Point, NC): Jacob Walker never knew how much he changed High Point. Jacob was a standout on the local high school football team. After a game in the fall of 1997, he went to a popular hangout in the Five Points neighborhood. As he sat on a car, a gangbanger across the street started shooting randomly. A bullet hit Jacob, killing him.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 28, 2014

Police: Man shot Sunday at Arbor Crest a gang member (Greensboro, NC): The survivor of a double shooting on Sunday is known by the nickname “Murder” and has been identified by police as a gang member.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 25, 2014

KDPS gets increased gang unit and more police officers (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Department of Public Safety gets the green light to increase staff for a successful unit. Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson said city council unanimously gave the go-ahead for a larger gang unit and more police officers.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: September 18, 2014

Shooting victim had gang ties (Greenville, NC): A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: September 17, 2014

POLICE: Greenville teen shooting gang-related; police presence around schools increased (Greenville, NC): Police say Tuesday's shooting of a 17-year-old was gang-related and they have increased police presence around schools.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: September 17, 2014

'Operation Southern Snare' nets more than 135 arrests (Charlotte, NC): Federal officials unveiled their ongoing crackdown on gang violence and crime Tuesday in Charlotte, dubbed “Operation Southern Snare.” U.S. Marshals said their focus was to rid the streets of gangs, guns and drugs -- and noted that this operation was the right move at the right time.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 16, 2014

Fayetteville hopes film will help stem youth violence (Fayetteville, NC): Seventh and ninth graders in Cumberland County Schools will soon watch a movie that law enforcement and school officials hope will help reduce the amount of youth violence in the city.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 16, 2014

138 arrested in 4-month antigang and violent crime operation (Charlotte, NC): Gangs, guns and drugs were the targets of a four-month operation by federal, state and local law enforcement officers that resulted in 138 arrests in Gaston and Cleveland counties, officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 16, 2014

Police: ‘Gang activity’ to blame for shootings (Laurinburg, NC): A man was wounded and two houses struck during shootings over the weekend that Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams called a result of “escalating gang activity” throughout the city.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: September 15, 2014

Wilmington Police bolster gang prevention efforts (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department has been awarded a grant to aid in their gang prevention efforts. The grant from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission will fund a new gang prevention program for the WPD.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: September 10, 2014

Shooting victim not in gang, according to family members (Greensboro, NC): Family members of one of the men shot and killed Monday afternoon by an unknown assailant said they know their son and grandson wasn’t perfect, but he was a man on his way to making his life better. And, they said they’re certain he was not in a gang.
Source: News & Record    Date: September 3, 2014

Dozens arrested in 'Operation Clean Sweep,' including gang members (New Hanover County, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies at the federal, state and local level have completed an operation today to round up people wanted on outstanding warrants including felony warrants.
Source: WMBF News    Date: September 3, 2014

Local Gang Members Targeting Your Children (Greensboro, NC): Gang members are going after your children to recruit them. If you think your child is immune, you've made a big mistake. Greensboro police are investigating the shooting on Monday of four people. It happened Monday afternoon at the Arbors Townhomes on Hewitt Street.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: September 2, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club works to curb gang activity from inside out (Kinston, NC): Two Kinston Police Officers will be recognized for their service in curbing gang-related activities in Lenoir County at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Sgt. Stephen Reavis and Sgt. Dennis Taylor will receive the "Gang Unit of the Year" award and they're not alone when it comes to fighting off what some believe is an epidemic in some portions of Lenoir County.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: September 2, 2014

KPSD Gang Unit wins award for combating crime (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Public Safety Department's Gang Unit is being honored for its crime-fighting efforts by the state as “Gang Unit of the Year”. The department's gang unit has made at least 163 arrests and seized 19 guns since it grew from two to six people in July.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: August 29, 2014

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