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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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Two alleged gang members arrested on aggravated mayhem charges (Pittsburg, CA): Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated mayhem after allegedly beating and disfiguring a group that asked them to stop breaking bottles in Mariner Park.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 22, 2016

2 teens plead guilty in connection with fatal stabbing of Santa Maria high school student (Santa Maria, CA): Two teen boys charged in connection with a fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old in northeast Santa Maria have pleaded guilty, while the case proceeds against the other four defendants.
Source: The Tribune    Date: November 21, 2016

Street Gang Members Arrested after Graffiti Incident (Watsonville, CA): Police have arrested three criminal street gang members after reports from concerned citizens provided detailed descriptions of three suspected vandals. Arrested were 38-year-old Alejandro Hernandez, 21-year-old David Hernandez, and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: November 21, 2016

Suspect arrested on Center was wanted on gang, robbery charges (Taft, CA): The suspect arrested by Taft Police on the 600 block of Center Street Monday has been identified as Eduardo Sandoval Jr. 21, of Oxnard. Sandoval is charged in two warrants with contempt of court/disobeying a court order and participation in a criminal street gang and robbery, Taft Police said.
Source: Taft Midway Driller    Date: November 21, 2016

Judge Holds Defendants to Answer on Multiple Gang Charges (Yolo County, CA): On November 18, a Friday afternoon, the preliminary hearing of Javier Moreno and Robert Holguin resumed. The case revolves around a single date – August 19, 2015, in West Sacramento – when Mr. Moreno is alleged to have knowingly aided in a gang sale, to an undercover officer, of an assault rifle in cahoots with two individuals – one named in court as Mr. Broadbent, the other as defendant Robert Holguin.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: November 21, 2016

Gang Expert Testifies (Yolo County, CA): The prosecution, one defense attorney and a witness sat in Department 7 at Yolo County Superior Court on November 16, 2016, wondering where the other defense attorney could possibly be. Everyone began to worry.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: November 18, 2016

Police arrest gang member suspected of shooting at officers (San Jose, CA): Authorities have arrested a gang member they say shot at two police officers at close range during a nighttime confrontation that miraculously ended with no one getting hit, according to San Jose police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 18, 2016

Gang member sentenced to life without parole for 2 murders (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who pleaded guilty to the February 2008 shooting death of a man holding a toddler in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles, along with a cellmate’s killing in county jail about three years later, was sentenced Friday to a pair of life prison terms without the possibility of parole.
Source:    Date: November 18, 2016

Jury recommends death for Adelanto gang member convicted of 2009 double murder (Victorville, CA): A Victorville jury recommended death Nov. 16 for an Adelanto man convicted of the 2009 double slaying of 28-year-old Ealy Davis, Jr. and 26-year-old Shameka Reliford.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: November 17, 2016

Teen Girl Gang Arrested In East Bay Robbery Spree (Okaland, CA): Bay Area police say five girls ages 14, 15 and 16 have been arrested as suspects in at least 20 strong-arm and attempted robberies. Oakland officials said that the teens are suspected of seeking out women walking alone.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: November 17, 2016

14-Year-Old Boy, a Suspected Gang Member, Fatally Shot Man in His 50s in Fontana Park: Police (Fontana, CA): A 14-year-old suspected gang member is suspected of fatally shooting a man in his 50s during a confrontation near a park in Fontana, police said Thursday.
Source: KTLA News    Date: November 17, 2016

3 gang members sentenced for killing Arleta man who complained about graffiti (San Fernando, CA): Three gang members were sentenced to potential life prison terms Tuesday for the murder of an Arleta man who had complained days earlier about graffiti in front of his house.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: November 16, 2016

Death Penalty Recommended For Adelanto Gang Member (Adelanto, CA): A Victorville jury recommended death today for an Adelanto man convicted of the 2009 double slaying of 28-year-old Ealy Davis, Jr. and 26-year-old Shameka Reliford.
Source: Victor Valley News    Date: November 16, 2016

Gangster insists ‘not guilty’ of Bob’s Hamburgers double murder in Harbor City (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday to double murder charges stemming from a shooting at a burger restaurant in a Harbor City strip mall that left two people dead, including the longtime owner of the eatery.
Source:    Date: November 16, 2016

More violence in low-income communities no duh (San Diego, CA): Gang-related crimes have decreased by 44.5 percent since 2009, says a new report from the City of San Diego's Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Despite the downward trend, there are still 4005 documented gang members in the 76 reported gangs in San Diego. According to a 2012 study, the average age of newly inducted gang members is 13 years old.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: November 15, 2016

100-to-Life Term for Gangster, 17 at Time of Oceanside Slayings (Oceanside, CA): A man who was 17 when he took part in a gang-related retaliation shooting at an Oceanside park that killed two teenagers and left two others wounded was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years to life in state prison.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 15, 2016

Two alleged gang members charged with murder of Camp Pendleton Marine (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged gang members were charged Tuesday with the murder of a 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was found shot inside his vehicle in South Los Angeles nearly two months ago.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 15, 2016

17 Members Of Wilmas Gang Arrested (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a violent street gang were arrested Tuesday, November 8 in the Wilmington region. A total of 17 members and associates that have a connection to the Mexican Mafia were detained by law enforcement. The arrests were part of a larger investigation focused on the Wilmas Street Gang known as Operation “Tidal Wave.”
Source: LA Canyon News    Date: November 14, 2016

Rival gangs fire more than 50 bullets at each other in Stockton — killing an innocent bystander (Stockton, CA): There was the crackle of gunfire, a pause, and then more shots. Then came an eerie, nighttime silence. Following a furious gun battle between rival gangs in a Stockton, Calif., neighborhood Friday night, only one person was struck – an innocent, 57-year-old father who was talking on the phone in his home before he was killed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 14, 2016

San Bernardino Law Enforcement Tackles Gang Crime; 41 Arrested (San Bernardino,CA): Law enforcement agencies in San Bernardino joined forces to tackle criminal street gang activity in the city and county areas through Operation No Boundaries.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 14, 2016

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