Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Law enforcement tries to curb increasing gang violence in LA, OC counties (Garden Grove, CA): Authorities attended a conference in Garden Grove in an effort to stop increasing gang violence in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Santa Ana police are trying to curb violence in neighborhoods known for gang activity after more than 50 shootings took place in the first 50 days of the year.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 17, 2016

Gangster ‘Q-Tip' sentenced for running prostitution ring (San Diego, CA): A member of a North Park-based gang was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday for his admitted leadership role in a criminal enterprise that engaged in assault, robbery and sex trafficking of minors.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: August 16, 2016

Gang Trial Begins in Yolo County (Yolo County, CA): On the morning of Monday, August 15, 2016, the trial commenced in the case against Jason Lopez and Stephon Ramirez. The co-defendants are charged with the attempted shooting at an inhabited vehicle and three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, with enhancements for use of a firearm during the commission of the felony as well as committing the felony for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal street gang.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 16, 2016

Santa Ana Gang Injunction Activist Relieved After Judge Dismisses Her Criminal Case (Santa Ana, CA): A five-year nightmare ended for Vanessa Cerda earlier this month when a judge dismissed a longstanding criminal case against her. The 28-year-old Santa Ana woman faced 12 years maximum prison time for multiple drug and weapon possession charges, all allegedly for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: August 16, 2016

Gang member, 19, charged for attempted murder of officers (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member who allegedly opened fire on officers responding to a domestic dispute was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault counts.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: August 16, 2016

Gang cops from around the world descend on Garden Grove for annual confab (Garden Grove, CA): Law enforcement from around the world gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Tuesday to discuss gang enforcement during the 25th annual California Gang Investigators Association conference.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 16, 2016

Indio homicide involved gang, gunfire exchange (Indio, CA): Multiple arrests stemming from the actions of four suspected members of an Indio-based street gang, considered one of Riverside County's "most violent," were announced Tuesday. The men are accused of firing on a group, killing one earlier this month.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 16, 2016

Indio homicide involved gang, gunfire exchange (Indio, CA): Multiple arrests stemming from the actions of four suspected members of an Indio-based street gang, considered one of Riverside County's "most violent," were announced Tuesday. The men are accused of firing on a group, killing one earlier this month.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 16, 2016

State leaders push plan to clean gang database (San Diego, CA): California lawmakers are pushing for oversight and transparency on a state list used by law enforcement to fight crime. The database targets gang members, but some state leaders say people are being put on it for no reason.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: August 15, 2016

Clergy ask for violence intervention in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): Clergy members delivered more than 1,000 petitions during Monday’s City Council meeting calling on officials to prioritize violence prevention and intervention programs.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 15, 2016

Rare Tustin gang-related murder yields guilty plea, 14-year term (Tustin, CA): A man involved in the gang-related murder of a teenage boy in Tustin pleaded guilty to an assault charge Friday and was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: August 12, 2016

Deputies: Gang members, high on pot, fall asleep at crime scene (Merced, CA): Deputies say two teenage gang members smoked enough marijuana Friday morning to pass out in their getaway vehicle while it was still parked in the same Winton neighborhood they’d just finished burglarizing.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 12, 2016

California gang database plagued with errors, unsubstantiated entries, state auditor finds (Los Angeles, CA): A California gang database maintained by law enforcement agencies is rife with unsubstantiated entries, names that should have been purged long ago and glaring errors, a state audit released Thursday found.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2016

Man Arrested In Connection With Mid-July Suspected Gang Shooting (Santa Cruz County, CA): A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Cruz last month, police said today.
Source: SantaCruzPatch    Date: August 11, 2016

Suspect shot dead by police in Boyle Heights was 14-year-old boy, coroner says (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights was suspected of writing gang-style graffiti in the area before he bolted from officers and fired a gun at them, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2016

Gang task force nets two dozen arrests, guns, drugs (Contra Costa County, CA): A months-long covert operation by the FBI and law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County netted 24 arrests of suspected Norteño street gang members and foiled several murder plots, officials said Wednesday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 10, 2016

Gang leader guilty of racketeering, not murder, in Oakland deaths (Oakland, CA): A federal court jury convicted a high-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang of racketeering Tuesday but deadlocked on his guilt for gang-related murders in the deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment in 2011.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 9, 2016

Salinas records 23rd homicide of 2016 (Salinas, CA): Salinas police say there have beeen 23 homicides in the city in 2016. That’s eight more than at this point last year, when the city’s homicide rate reached an all-time high of 40. Based on information provided on the Salinas Police Department’s website, a majority of this year’s homicide victims were in their mid 20’s and younger. At least a dozen homicides were investigated as gang-related.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: August 9, 2016

Police: Teens with gang ties had marijuana, scale (Hanford, CA): Three teenagers with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday after they were found in possession of about 24 grams of marijuana, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: August 9, 2016

Most of Oxnard’s nine homicides this year remain unsolved (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard has seen nine homicides so far this year, but police say it's too soon to tell whether the number of slayings will surpass the city's yearly average.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 9, 2016

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