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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Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.
Source: SF Gate    Date: February 20, 2017

Teenager shot twice in Santa Cruz gang incident (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old from Santa Cruz County was shot twice in his “lower extremities” in a gang-related incident Monday morning on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: February 20, 2017

Los Banos gang member arrested with firearms, Merced police report (Merced, CA): A 26-year-old Los Banos gang member was arrested Friday after investigators found two firearms in his Meadowlark Avenue home, according to a statement from the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 19, 2017

Concord: Police focus on gangs pays off (Concord, CA): Four of Concord’s five homicides in 2015 were gang-related, coinciding with a surge in gang activity across Contra Costa County that year. In an effort to curtail gang violence, Concord police are employing a three-pronged approach of education, suppression and intervention.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: February 17, 2017

Suspects sought in surge of deadly gang violence in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana community saw a week filled with gang violence, and authorities are asking for help to find several killers.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: February 16, 2017

5 Goleta Residents Arrested in Gang-Related Altercation on Santa Barbara’s Westside (Santa Barbara, CA): Five Goleta residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following what Santa Barbara police believe was a gang-related altercation on the city’s Westside.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 16, 2017

LA’s west San Fernando Valley is no ‘Shangri-La’ as gang crime stirs concern (Los Angeles, CA): The perception that life west of the 405 Freeway is relatively free of crime is one that hasn’t gotten past Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield. He and other community leaders in the West Valley aren’t buying what he’s heard from some people.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 15, 2017

ICE-led probe leads to indictment of 10 alleged Northern California gang members on drug trafficking and extortion charges (San Jose, CA): A federal grand jury indicted 10 alleged Northern California gang members for conspiring to commit extortion by force and conspiring to engage in drug trafficking following an intensive five-year probe by special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: February 14, 2017

With Valley murders on the rise, LA leader pushes for LAPD report on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): With the San Fernando Valley experiencing a significant increase in homicides over the last two years, a City Council committee on Monday advanced a motion that would direct police to prepare a report on gang activity west of the 405 Freeway.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 14, 2017

Defendants appear in federal court after gang raids (Santa Cruz, CA): There is no immigration status in federal court records for 10 alleged gang members arrested on a criminal indictment before daybreak Monday in Santa Cruz County and Daly City by U.S. and local authorities, according to Homeland Security.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: February 14, 2017

Six in Ventura County arrested by ICE last week (Ventura County, CA): Six people were arrested in Ventura County by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as part of a five-day operation last week in Southern California.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 13, 2017

Big gang violence increase in valley; will police reports stop activity? (Los Angeles, CA): With the San Fernando Valley experiencing a significant increase in homicides over the last two years, a City Council committee on Monday advanced a motion that would direct police to prepare a report on gang activity west of the San Diego (405) Freeway.
Source:    Date: February 13, 2017

11 indicted in racketeering conspiracy linked to Oceanside gang (Oceanside, CA): A dozen men, most of them alleged members or associates of an Oceanside-based street gang, were indicted Friday in a racketeering conspiracy that led to crimes including attempted murder, drug trafficking, prostitution and robberies, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 10, 2017

Westlake Has Gotten Safer, but the Gang Behind Its Most Terrifying Crime Is Still Active (Los Angeles, CA): Two of three suspects charged in a 1993 apartment complex arson that took the lives of 10 people are connected to a gang that's still very much active in the Westlake community, police say. The Columbia Lil Cycos, known by its prolific tagging under the letters CLCS, is a clique of the mighty 18th Street Gang that still haunts the streets surrounding the complex on South Burlington Avenue, according to LAPD Det. F. Flores, with the Rampart Division gang enforcement detail.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: February 9, 2017

Police detective: At least 42 gangs operate in Longview (Longview, CA): A Longview police detective says at least 42 gangs are known to operate in the city — a substantial increase from past reports — consisting of 274 documented members.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: February 9, 2017

Santa Ana detectives bust gang members, seize guns and drugs (Santa Ana, CA): Three documented gang members were arrested in Garden Grove by Santa Ana gang detectives after an investigation that led to several guns, drugs and bulletproof vests, authorities said Wednesday morning.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 8, 2017

Gangster’s 2006 bloody killing of victim for street gang benefit (Santa Ana, CA): A 27-year-old gang member whose first-degree murder conviction for a 2006 shooting in Santa Ana was overturned as part of the uproar over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for the killing.
Source:    Date: February 7, 2017

Gang shooting in Baldwin Park leaves victim dead on street (Baldwin Park, CA): A man was shot to death in Baldwin Park in an apparent gang-related shooting, authorities said Tuesday.
Source:    Date: February 7, 2017

Santa Maria creates Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday voted to form a special task force to address issues of youth safety, entered into an agreement to develop a strategic plan and saw the county Board of Supervisors commit to support the city’s efforts in a new way.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 7, 2017

Gang member arrested in SW Fresno, charged with carrying stolen handgun (Fresno, CA): A Villa Posse gang member was arrested late Monday night on charges of carrying a stolen 9 mm handgun in southwest Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 7, 2017

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