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Police: Brockton gang member found with 17 grams of fentanyl (Brockton, MA): An alleged city gang member who was arrested four months ago on drug charges was found with a large amount of fentanyl Saturday night, police said.
Source: Enterprise News Date: July 18, 2017
Virginia reps call for funding to fight Beltway gang violence : Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R.) says a first-hand experience on a police ride-along reinforced her commitment to increasing funds for the northern Virginia regional gang task force.
Source: The Hill Date: July 18, 2017
11 arrested in drug, gang investigation of The Hill in Vancleave, sheriff says (Jackson County, MS): A drug-trafficking investigation has led to 11 arrests involving alleged gang activity at The Hill, a Vancleave area known for years for illegal drug and property crime arrests.
Source: Sun Herald Date: July 18, 2017
Marin DA: Novato murder suspect wanted aide slain (Marin, CA): A gang leader who allegedly killed a Novato teenager tried to arrange the murder of one of his own henchmen, authorities allege.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: July 18, 2017
3 suspected gang members arrested in Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): Three suspected gang members were arrested early Saturday in Des Moines after police found one of them with methamphetamine and an assault rifle, court records show.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: July 17, 2017
McNamara: Methods to combat gangs changing (Utica, NY): During the trial of a man accused of the attempted murder and kidnapping of another man in January, a Utica police investigator outlined his belief that the parties involved could be gang members. The investigator, Aaron Donaldson, testified that in Utica gangs tended to be neighborhood friends who become involved in violence and narcotics and evolve into gangs.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch Date: July 17, 2017
18-year-old alleged New Bedford gang member sentenced to prison (New Bedford, MA): An 18-year-old alleged gang member was sentenced to three to five years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal firearm charges last week. Jovaughn Lopez, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to a multi-count indictment charging him with carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm and defacing the serial number of a firearm.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: July 17, 2017
Christopher Pattillo, 18, convicted of first-degree murder in Topeka drive-by killing (Topeka, KS): Christopher Shawn Pattillo lowered his head, shaking it from side to side, after jurors convicted him Monday of felony first-degree murder in the drive-by Topeka shooting death of a 20-year-old man in 2016.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: July 17, 2017
Suspected gang member charged in teenager’s 2016 death in East Boston (Boston, MA): A suspected gang member who authorities allege stabbed a teenager to death near the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in 2016 appeared briefly Monday in East Boston Municipal Court to face a charge of murder.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 17, 2017
Police investigating N. Charleston gang activity find stolen gun, drugs (North Charleston, SC): Authorities investigating citizen complaints about gang activity in North Charleston led to the arrest of seven people and the confiscation of a stolen gun and drugs.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: July 17, 2017
Montgomery County’s Lead Prosecutor Alarmed by Growing Gang Violence (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County’s elected leaders, law enforcement and prosecutors gathered Monday to share concerns about a recent increase in gang violence.
Source: Bethesda Magazine Date: July 17, 2017
19 arrested, most alleged gang members, in multi-agency roundup in Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, MS): Nineteen people, most of whom police say are affiliated with street gangs, have been arrested over the last few days in a multi-agency roundup in the Hattiesburg area.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: July 17, 2017
Increase in gang-related activity raises concern (Rockville, MD): Despite an overall reduction in serious crime in Montgomery County last year, council members are concerned by the increase in gang-related activity.
Source: WHAG-TV Date: July 17, 2017
Four Arrested in Gang-Related Killings on Long Island, Court Documents Say (Long Island, NY): Four people have been arrested in the killings of four young Latino men on Long Island on the night of April 11, according to federal court documents that were unsealed on Monday.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 17, 2017
Monroe inmate beaten for opposing gang’s control of jail phones, police say (Monroe County, PA): Seven Monroe County Jail inmates have been accused in the May 23 prison melee of punching, biting and kicking that investigators say began when one inmate challenged a gang’s control of jail phones.
Source: The Morning Call Date: July 17, 2017
Still no decision on whether teen facing murder charge in gang-related shooting will be tried as adult (Solano County, CA): A decision as to whether a Fairfield teen facing a charge of murder in the 2016 gunshot slaying of rival gang member will be made Thursday, a Solano County juvenile court judge announced Monday.
Source: Times-Herald Date: July 17, 2017
3 suspected MS-13 members arrested in Central Islip slayings (Mineola, NY): Authorities have arrested three alleged MS-13 gang members who they accuse of hacking to death four teens in a Central Islip Park in April, according to court documents. The documents claim that all three suspects committed the killings to gain entry or enhance their position within MS-13.
Source: News 12 Long Island Date: July 17, 2017
LPD youth summit to focus on gang violence (Lakeland, FL): In its ongoing efforts to fight gang violence, the Lakeland Police Department will hold a daylong youth summit Tuesday at the Lake Mirror Complex.
Source: News Chief Date: July 17, 2017
Durham Public Schools to now have school resource officers at all middle schools (Durham, NC): Durham Public Schools signed an agreement Monday with the Durham Police Department to add school resource officers to every middle school that didn’t have them.
Source: WNCN News Date: July 17, 2017
Man, 20, arrested after gang shooting last weekend: police (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to a brazen early-morning shooting last Saturday. Winnipeg police Const. Rob Carver said the shooting, which happened around 6:30 a.m. on the busy street near the city's downtown, was serious. Carver said it appears there was a "gang overlay" to the shooting, though the two may not have known each other.
Source: CBC News Date: July 16, 2017
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