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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Gang member found with Sheriff's deputy's gun, investigators say (Fresno, CA): A pair of gang members was recently arrested and one of them is accused of having a gun stolen from a Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 16, 2016

30 arrests, 23 guns and 2 rocket launchers in gang case (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Authorities arrested 22 suspects on Thursday during the final sweep of a nine-month investigation that targeted gangs, guns and drugs in Desert Hot Springs.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: June 16, 2016

Six Suspected Gang Members Arrested After Guns, Drugs Found In Santa Barbara County Park (Santa Barbara County, CA): Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies investigating what appeared to be suspicious activity in a county park say they arrested six suspected gang members, after they found two guns, ammunition, and drugs in a park restroom.
Source: KCLU News    Date: June 16, 2016

Gang member gets 50 years for killing Gabrielino High senior (Pasadena, CA): A Rosemead gang member will be spending the next 50 years in prison for shooting and killing a San Gabrielino High School student 11 years ago in a fatal case of mistaken identity.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 16, 2016

SLO Sheriff gets cash to take on gangs (San Luis Obispo, CA): Sheriff Ian Parkinson is getting funding for additional manpower to try and prevent gang members in surrounding areas from coming into SLO County. Members of the SLO County Board of Supervisors approved a number of Parkinson’s requests during budget hearings on June 13 in order to beef up the department’s presence near the county’s northern and southern borders.
Source: New Times    Date: June 15, 2016

Police: Gang member shot at Hanford home (Hanford, CA): A gang member was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly shot at a house in south Hanford, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: June 15, 2016

31 suspects linked to Santa Fe Springs’ Canta Ranas gang arrested in morning raid (Los Angeles, CA): A multi-agency task force on Tuesday arrested 31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs gang on federal racketeering charges as part of a three-year investigation. Members of the Canta Ranas gang, or “The Singing Frogs,” are suspected of killing a rival gang leader and trying to kill a Whittier police officer, according to Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 14, 2016

3 charged with murder in Indio cold case gang killing (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Prosecutors have filed murder charges against three men in a 15-year-old killing by members of Jackson Terrace, which authorities have identified as one of the Coachella Valley's most troublesome gangs.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: June 14, 2016

Gang injunction keeps streets safe (Tulare County, CA): Two known gang members were taken into custody after violating the civil gang injunction. The gang members were known to have been served with the Cutler-Orosi Gang Injunction. These northern gang members were gathering with other gang members within the safety zone established by the gang injunction.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 13, 2016

Five defendants sentenced in deadly north Modesto gang attack (Modesto, CA): Ana Rodriguez said her brother, Erick Gomez, was finally starting to settle down and preparing himself for fatherhood. That ended three years ago when he was randomly targeted by a group seeking retribution for an earlier assault that didn’t involve him. The prosecution said Gomez, 20, was attacked by vengeful Sureño gang members hunting down rival Norteño gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 13, 2016

Man arrested in connection with Kettleman City shootings (Kettleman City, CA): An investigation into a series of recent shootings in the Kettleman City area led to an arrest Friday, the Kings County Gang Task Force Office said.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: June 13, 2016

Atwater man shot in gang attack, police say (Atwater, CA): A 20-year-old Atwater man was shot in the back late Saturday, the Police Department reported. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remained unclear Sunday, but officers said they believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 12, 2016

California gang database: Long Beach advocates, law enforcement at odds over possible new rules (Long Beach, CA): Lawmakers are debating a bill that, if signed into law, could have implications for a law-enforcement database used to help track gang members statewide.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: June 11, 2016

Man convicted in 2013 gang-related shooting at Arden Fair mall (Sacramento, CA): A man accused in a 2013 gang-related shooting at Arden Fair mall has been convicted of attempted murder. A jury on Friday found John Montanez, 26, guilty of two counts of attempted murder and also found that he personally discharged a firearm and acted in furtherance of a criminal street gang, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 10, 2016

Authorities conduct massive crime sweep across Fresno County (Fresno, CA): At 4 p.m. Friday, the team assembled. There were 18 Agencies, 142 cops, and a month's worth of preparation for one purpose. "We are targeting high crime areas and will conduct parole and probation checks on known property offenders," Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 10, 2016

Gang member arrested while allegedly trying to cash stolen check in Atwater (Atwater, CA): A Livingston gang member was arrested Tuesday in Atwater after police officers caught him trying to deposit a stolen check at Bank of America inside Save Mart, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 9, 2016

Gang Member Sentenced For Attempted Murder (Tulare County, CA): A 23-year-old Visalia man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, for an attempted murder in Visalia in 2015. According to a statement issued by the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, Geronimo Garcia pled guilty on May 3 to a count of premeditated attempted murder, with special allegations of using a firearm, and that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: June 9, 2016

Street gangs interrupted in major law enforcement sweep (Corona, CA): Two street gangs active in the Corona area have been broken up in a major law enforcement operation. Fifty-two people have been arrested and a large quantity of firearms and drugs with a street value of $1.6 million seized.
Source: Inland News Today    Date: June 9, 2016

30 Gang Members Arrested, Guns, Drugs Seized In Riverside County Raids (Riverside County, CA): More than 30 people with ties to two criminal street gangs were arrested today and dozens of guns were seized, along with illegal drugs and other contraband, in a series of raids carried out in Corona and surrounding locations as part of a local and state operation to crack down on firearms trafficking.
Source: Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch    Date: June 9, 2016

Surfer gang's beach 'fort' must be torn down or get a permit, state says, but city slow to act (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): Palos Verdes Estates issued a letter this week saying that the city will not meet a state deadline to make plans for an illegal stone “fort” used by a group of aggressively territorial surfers widely known as the “Lunada Bay Boys.”
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 9, 2016

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