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UPDATE: 7 Athens gang members arrested in probe of innocent bystander's homicide; reward for killer upped to $10K (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke County police this weekend charged seven members of rival street gangs in connection with the killing of an innocent bystander during a shootout two months ago. None of the suspects were directly linked to the death of 23-year-old Breana Blackwell.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: February 2, 2016

Six arrests made, gang charges filed against smash and grab suspects (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta Police charged six suspects they say were part of a string of smash and grabs across metro Atlanta.
Source: WTVM 9 News    Date: January 29, 2016

Purported Athens gang members indicted for summer shooting (Athens, GA): A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted two purported Athens gang members for a shootout that occurred last summer on the west side of town.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 29, 2016

Albany State teaches gang awareness (Albany, GA): Albany State University Police say they know gang members are on Georgia college campuses. That's why they held a gang awareness seminar for their faculty and students to protect them from gang activity.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News    Date: January 27, 2016

Macon Mafia gang leader sentenced to 30 years on jail contraband, gang charges (Macon, GA) : A leader in Macon's Mafia street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years, 15 of them in prison, after he pleaded guilty to possessing two cell phones and a metal shank while incarcerated at the Bibb County jail.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: January 26, 2016

Known members of local street gang accused of threatening people with guns (Athens, GA): Two known members of a local street gang are being investigated for allegedly threatening people with guns Sunday afternoon on an east Athens street corner, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 25, 2016

Cops: Lawrenceville gang member wanted for bank robbery (Lawrenceville, GA): Gwinnett County police are searching for a purported gang member allegedly behind a Wells Fargo bank robbery. Fabiel Camacho-Pineda, 33, of Lawrenceville is wanted on an armed robbery warrant for the Dec. 8 holdup at 3065 Lawrenceville Highway outside Lawrenceville, police said Monday morning.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: January 25, 2016

Shots fired in possible gang activity (Brunswick, GA): Police are noticing a troubling trend in the way folks settle their differences in some parts of Brunswick and Glynn County. It starts with a disagreement. Harsh words are exchanged, threats are made. And gunfire rings out in a populated neighborhood or apartment complex.
Source: The Brunswick News    Date: January 21, 2016

Brunswick man to serve 25 years 'nowhere near Georgia' for leading drug gang (Brunswick, GA): The head of a violent drug gang will serve 25 years in prison, and it won’t be close to home. Before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Arron Bernard Clark on single counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of firearms in the furtherance of drug trafficking, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charlie Bourne made a “rare request.”
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: January 21, 2016

Known Athens gang member shot at in home (Athens, GA): A 22-year-old known member of a local street gang reported he was in the living room of his home on Ramble Hills Drive Sunday night when someone shot at the residence, shattering a window, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 20, 2016

After arrest for alleged bond violation, accused Athens murderer again released from jail (Athens, GA): The gunman accused of killing an Athens teen in an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting bonded out of jail for a second time since his arrest more than a year and a half ago.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: January 19, 2016

Man charged for July 2014 armed robbery and gang activity (Bibb County, GA): A Bibb County Grand Jury indicted Devante Lundy Tuesday on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of violating the Street Gang Terror Act.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News    Date: January 19, 2016

Fifth suspect charged in October shooting death (Cedartown, GA): The Cedartown teens are indicted in the murder of 21-year-old Daniel Leon. A grand jury indicted a fifth suspect in the October murder of a 21-year-old Cedartown man.
Source: The Polk County Standard Journal    Date: January 15, 2016

Dealer who sold in LaGrange denied 'another chance' (LaGrange, GA): A drug dealer — already once convicted — was hoping for a third chance at probation in Troup County Superior Court on Monday. Jamahl Jarquoes Cole, 27, was charged with two counts of selling meth and two counts of violating the street gang terrorism and prevention act.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: January 12, 2016

​Inside Coweta’s gang challenge (Newnan, GA): On Dec. 10, investigators from the Newnan Police Department pulled the body of Alzuavion "Squirrel” Martin out of a creek bed on Calhoun Street.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald    Date: January 11, 2016

3 arrested in gang-related shooting (Statesboro, GA): A gang-related shooting near Clito on Sunday ended in the arrests of three men. Two vehicles were damaged in the gunfire, but no one was injured, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: January 11, 2016

Woman accused of giving contraband to suspected gang members in jail (Macon, GA): A woman has been arrested after she gave contraband to inmates at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. We're told on more than one occasion, 40-year-old Staci Castleberry tried to smuggle in tobacco, cell phones, and prayer oil. She's also accused of giving these items to Mafia gang members.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: January 8, 2016

Shootings cases doubled in 2015 (Milledgeville, GA): In 2015, local law enforcement agencies saw an increase in homicides and shootings, as well as a sudden rash of gang-related assaults within a three month span. The number of shooting incidents doubled compared to 2014. “Throughout the year, especially during the second half of the year, we certainly saw a spike in violent crime,” said Capt. Brad King, lead detective at the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
Source: The Union-Recorder    Date: January 6, 2016

Four alleged gang members face drug charges (Statesboro, GA): A call about a domestic disturbance on New Year's Eve led local law enforcement officers to the discovery of several drugs at an off-campus apartment near Georgia Southern University.
Source: Statesboro Herald    Date: January 5, 2016

Cobb Police improvement plan on track with renewed emphasis on gang activity (Marietta, GA): For the new year, the Cobb Police Department is planning to hire another 40 officers for a cost of about $2.7 million to its 652 police force. It also plans to allocate more resources to fighting gang activity after the district attorney’s office saw its gang-related cases double since 2013.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: January 3, 2016

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