Gang-Related News Articles
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Lawmakers take aim at gangs (Louisville, KY): Frustrated with gangs, lawmakers are aiming to change a bill. They are trying to make it easier for police to put gang members in jail, which is hard to do under the current state law.
Source: WAVE 3 News Date: November 4, 2016
Catoosa detectives arrest two gang members in connection with burglary (Catoosa County, GA): A three-month investigation into a Catoosa County burglary case was wrapped up recently when detectives arrested the second of two suspects accused of shooting at a Ringgold man in his driveway after burglarizing his home in July.
Source: The Catoosa County News Date: November 4, 2016
Police investigate possible gang connections to Annapolis double stabbing (Annapolis, MD): Anne Arundel County police are investigating a possible Salvadoran gang connection to the Oct. 23 double stabbing in Annapolis that left two people in critical condition.
Source: Capital Gazette Date: November 4, 2016
Former prison guards accused of smuggling drugs for gang (Richmond, VA): Federal authorities say they’ve arrested former prison guards connected to a gang that sells drugs inside Virginia state prisons to help finance its activities.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: November 4, 2016
Police Arrest Man for Violating Gang Injuction (Wichita Falls, TX): A man police say is a high ranking member of the PLM gang is arrested after police spot him at a memorial for a homicide victim. Steed Dennis, who police say is also known as Flake was charged with violating his PLM organized criminal activity injunction.
Source: KFDX 3 News Date: November 3, 2016
Buffalo cocaine dealer gets over 10 years in federal prison (Buffalo, NY): A man who supplied cocaine to a Buffalo street gang was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to 10 years and eight months in federal prison on his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: November 3, 2016
SWAT teams sweep through Fresno, arrest 36 Strother gang members (Fresno, CA): Ten federal, state and local SWAT teams swept through Fresno early Thursday, arresting members and associates of the southwest Fresno Strother Street Boys Gang on charges of trafficking in and stealing firearms as well as selling drugs, including methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 3, 2016
DPD Gang Unit Was MIA During LoDo Murder (Denver, CO): A CBS4 Investigation has found that the Denver Police Department’s gang bureau was warned about potential gang violence in LoDo the night of July 29, but the unit commander sent his officers home hours before the end of their shift.
Source: CBS Denver Date: November 3, 2016
Police name suspected juvenile gang members (Albuquerque, NM): The Albuquerque Police Department held a press conference Thursday to name young suspects they believe are behind violent crimes in the city.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: November 3, 2016
MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years for Leesburg Stabbing (Loudoun County, VA): A member of the gang MS-13 was sentenced today to 10 years behind bars for a stabbing a year ago in Leesburg. Josue Jeremias Cruz Gonzalez, 20, appeared before the Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on one count of malicious wounding and one count of gang participation. Judge Douglas L. Fleming Jr. imposed ten years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Source: Loudoun Now Date: November 3, 2016
Cops: Growing number of gangs are moving to the suburbs (Syracuse, NY): The appeal for help in gun and gang crimes, is a frequent one for Syracuse Police. Looking at the numbers, gun violence is up in the city, higher than it was a year ago. But city neighbors learned tonight, the gang problem isn't just a city problem.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: November 3, 2016
NYC gang member rips off Bank of America and tattoos its logo on his arm (New York, NY): A crips gang member was so proud of ripping off the Bank of America in a check fraud scheme that he tattooed the financial institution’s logo on his arm.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 2, 2016
Gang member gets life for plotting to murder witnesses (Hartford, CT): A Hartford man who was convicted in April of conspiring in the fatal shooting of a man who had dared to discuss turning him in to face a federal drug charge — then of plotting to kill a potential witness in the first murder case — was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment.
Source: Journal Inquirer Date: November 2, 2016
Alleged MS-13 gang member arraigned on racketeering, other charges in 5-year-old Pony Pasture killing (Richmond, VA): An alleged MS-13 gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging that he helped in the cold-blooded murder of a suspected rival gang member at Pony Pasture in Richmond five years ago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: November 2, 2016
Gang members, associates arrested, charged in ATF-LAPD probe targeting SFV (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local authorities investigating firearm- and drug-related crimes in the San Fernando Valley conducted a series of pre- dawn raids Wednesday and took 17 people into custody.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: November 2, 2016
Twenty-three indicted on gang charges (Cobb County, GA): A Cobb County grand jury last week indicted 23 men on gang charges as well as a slew of other criminal counts, from aggravated assault to entering automobiles.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: November 2, 2016
Gang member pleads guilty to gun charge (Manatee County, FL): Pedro “Perico” Garcia, a member of the Brown Pride Locos street gang who was on probation for racketeering convictions, has pleaded guilty after being found in possession of a gun.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: November 2, 2016
Prosecutor: Park slaying linked to gangs (Oceanside, CA): The gunfire that killed a 15-year-old girl in a middle-of-the-night attack at an Oceanside park came from documented gang members hunting for random rivals to kill, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 2, 2016
BEHIND THE TAPE: Gangs continue to grip Rockford's violent crime (Rockford, IL): Every day once the final bell rings dozens of students wander from school to the Boys and Girls Club at Blackhawk Courts in Rockford. "It's just a fun environment. Keeps you out of trouble. Keeps you occupied," said Tyrese Burks. Burks has come for two years now. He plays a lot of basketball, gets help with classwork and always comes away with a lesson on life.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: November 2, 2016
Focusing-in on fighting gang violence in the city of Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): The next homicide that occurs in the city of Syracuse will make this year be the most murders in city history for one year, according to Syracuse Investigators. Currently there are 25 homicides that have taken place in 2016. This number ties the all time record set back in 2002.
Source: CNY Central Date: November 2, 2016
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