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Two-day WNC drug, gang raid ends with 12 arrested, four more wanted (Buncombe County, NC): Crack cocaine and gang violence are stripped from three Western North Carolina counties over the past two days in an organized raid to dismantle a mid-level drug operation.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: June 2, 2016

Validated gang member sentenced on heroin charges (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member has been sentenced to over five years in prison on heroin charges. According to New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David, 25-year-old Rakeem Wilson pled guilty to attempted trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell heroin, conspiracy to sell heroin, and a probation violation.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: May 19, 2016

Local gang members sentenced to prison (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney’s Office announced that in federal court on Wednesday Shawn Schenck of Clarkton was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard to 276 months after having pled guilty to continuing criminal enterprise, in violation of Title 21, United States Code Section 848. Schenck was the leader of the PIRU MOB gang operating within Columbus and Bladen counties.
Source: Bladen Journal    Date: May 12, 2016

Columbus County narcotics arrests stifle deadly consequences, lawmen say (Whiteville, NC): What promised to be a long-term investigation into a gang-run narcotics investigation with tentacles leading to New Jersey was cut short by the potential for deadly consequences in December 2014, two sheriff's and a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer    Date: May 12, 2016

Violent gang members sentenced in drug conspiracy (Raleigh, NC): Eight gang members have been sentenced in a drug conspiracy case in Bladen and Columbus Counties. According to a release from the U.S. Justice Department,Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Shawn Schenck to 23 years in prison after he plead guilty to continuing criminal enterprise.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: May 11, 2016

Comprehensive Gang Model could be coming to Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): Officials from the city, county, school district, state and local non-profits listened Friday as a national expert explained a gang model that leaders are beginning to explore. Buddy Howell, a National Gang Center senior research associate, described the Comprehensive Gang Model to about 75 local representatives at the New Hanover County Board of Education Center.
Source: StarNews    Date: May 6, 2016

DA: Wake deputy's beating was a gang hit (Raleigh, NC): The four men charged with ambushing a Wake County deputy at a child's birthday party in February were all "validated gang members," Assistant District Attorney Katie Pomeroy told the court Monday, during a plea hearing for one of the men.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: May 2, 2016

Could your kid be in a gang? (Charlotte, NC): Gangs have changed their look, prompting Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to expand their focus on who and what they consider a gang. "You have four or five kids get together-- they're not a gang,” says Michael Nguyen with CMPD’s Gang unit, “They're not claiming anything, but they are out there committing crime or doing things they shouldn't be doing."
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 29, 2016

Charges rare despite gang violence in WNC (Asheville, NC): North Carolina is keeping tabs on more than 5,000 known gang members statewide. A News 13 investigation found those with gang affiliations in the mountains may be slipping through the system. News 13's investigation uncovered law enforcers may not be using all of the laws and resources at their disposal.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: April 28, 2016

Hidden Valley Kings have long history with Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Police say the Hidden Valley Kings are all but gone. Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced that they’d arrested a dozen people connected to a drug-dealing operation in the Hidden Valley neighborhood in northeast Charlotte. Two of the people arrested had been identified as members of the Hidden Valley Kings, a homegrown gang that police have been systematically trying to dismantle for decades.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 21, 2016

Federal jury delivers guilty verdicts against 4 MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC): A federal jury delivered guilty verdicts Tuesday against four members of the street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” who were on trial for participating in a racketeering conspiracy.
Source: WJZY FOX 46 News    Date: April 12, 2016

What we get wrong about gangs (Wilmington, NC): Perceptions of what gang members and gangs alike are all about can sometimes be wrong. Movies and television shows have tried to portray gang life for years -- sometimes successfully and at other times not so much.
Source: StarNews    Date: April 11, 2016

Sixth person arrested in Raleigh shooting linked to gang membership (Raleigh, NC): A sixth suspect in a March 16 shooting that detectives said was related to gang membership was arrested Wednesday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 7, 2016

Burlington police forming new gang, violent crimes unit (Burlington, NC): Nearly a year after the local city-county gang unit was dissolved, the Burlington Police Department is set to launch its own similar task force next week. Burlington’s gang and violent crimes unit, a new branch of the department’s criminal investigation division, will begin with two members April 11.
Source: The Times-News     Date: April 3, 2016

WPD: Efforts to reduce crime are paying off (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department said their efforts to prevent and reduce crime, after seeing an increase in youth gang violence are paying off. The gang unit, which works to identify violent gang member, identified 115 new gang members and made 55 arrests in 2015.
Source: FOX Wilmington    Date: April 2, 2016

How gang violence can start on social media (Wilmington, NC): Like businesses and brands, gangs often use social media to promote their image. In a local music video filmed in backyards, a front porch and the roof of a downtown parking garage, the high quality production shows teens flashing guns, gang signs and rhyming about gang culture.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 31, 2016

Durham man arrested; suspected in rash of shootings in the city (Durham, NC): A suspected Bloods gang member has been arrested in Durham for outstanding warrants while federal law enforcement sources tell CBS North Carolina that he could be the one responsible for a rash of recent drive-by shootings in the city.
Source: WNCN News    Date: March 31, 2016

Five charged so far in Raleigh shooting that police called gang-related (Raleigh, NC): With five people in custody, police are still investigating a March 16 shooting and attempted shooting in southeastern Raleigh that arrest warrants indicate was gang-related.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 22, 2016

Anti-gang programs try to keep others from Denkins' path (Raleigh, NC): The life and recent death of Akiel Denkins shined a new spotlight on the issue of gangs in Raleigh. Sources told WRAL News that he was a known gang member.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: March 7, 2016

Rocky Mount residents on edge after recent gang-related shootings (Rocky Mount, NC): Authorities have made four arrests recently in a string of gang-related shootings in Rocky Mount. On Feb. 18, Rocky Mount resident Harold Bunn said gunfire from a car traveling on Burton Street hit his home.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: February 25, 2016

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