Gang-Related News Articles
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Undercover cops bust massive Harlem street gang 'The Goodfellas,' 19 arrested massive gun-smuggling operation via Virginia (New York City, NY): Nineteen members of a violent Harlem street gang who called themselves “The Goodfellas” were busted for smuggling guns and stashing them in gutters, mailboxes and under stoops.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 5, 2011
Alleged gang member pulls gun during fight (Wyandotte, MI): A man reportedly associated with a gang pulled out a gun and threatened several people at a house in the 1600 block of Seventh Street.
Source: The News-Herald Date: November 5, 2011
Teens arrested in gang-related auto theft spree (Glenwood Springs, CO): Local law enforcement agencies have arrested two suspected teenage gang members for an auto theft crime spree last week in Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties and in Denver.
Source: The Aspen Times Date: November 5, 2011
Police net five in gang sweep (Santa Maria, CA): After several acts of arson against homes of predominately black families this past week, the Lompoc Police Department and other agencies arrested five people in a gang sweep.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 5, 2011
Chattanooga tries different approach with gangs (Chattanooga, TN): With the number of gang-related homicides increasing in Chattanooga, city officials have decided to take a different approach to the violence.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: November 5, 2011
Three arrested in connection with Lompoc arson fires (Lompoc, CA): One adult and two boys were arrested in connection with a string of fires that Lompoc police say were intentionally set and gang-related crimes earlier this week.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 5, 2011
Fatal shooting of teen was gang-related (Morgan Hill, CA): A teenage girl was fatally shot and three others were injured in Morgan Hill Friday evening in a case that troubles neighbors and detectives.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: November 5, 2011
Graffiti in Sierra Vista on increase, police say (Sierra Vista, CA): Over the past two months, police say they have seen a significant increase in the amount of graffiti reported in Sierra Vista.
Source: The Sierra Vista Herald Date: November 5, 2011
Abbotsford based gang makes inroads in B.C. north (Abbotsford, BC): A Lower Mainland gang that Abbotsford police have identified as their number one target has now made inroads into the drug trade in northern B.C.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: November 5, 2011
B.C. men face charges tied to Saskatoon gang (Vancouver, BC): Two people arrested in British Columbia on drug charges have connections to a Saskatoon street gang. On Tuesday, members of the Saskatoon integrated drug and the Saskatoon integrated proceeds of crime units travelled to Vancouver and Surrey, B.C., to execute search warrants at two homes.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: November 4, 2011
Suspects in shooting may have performed gang ritual (Central Point, OR): Two of the suspects in Tuesday's drive-by shooting in Central Point had run-ins with police before in Tulare County, Calif.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Three stabbed in Sacramento street fight (Sacramento, CA): Three youths have been stabbed in what Sacramento investigators suspect is a gang-related fight.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 4, 2011
Arrest made in 6-year-old SM homicide (Santa Maria, CA): A 31-year-old Santa Maria man is facing a homicide charge in connection with a shooting death nearly six years ago, Santa Maria police announced Thursday.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 4, 2011
Police tell board gangs are here (Marshall County Tribune, TN): Gangs are active in Marshall County, the school board's policy committee was told last week, and their symbols are everywhere, in graffiti, tattoos, colors, and logos, even in certain sequences of letters or numbers.
Source: Marshall County Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Ulster DA candidates spar over ways to combat gangs (Kingston, NJ): The reigning district attorney said the proof is in the pudding. The outsider says he could do better. Democratic challenger Jon Sennett would rely in part on non-traditional legal statutes to combat gang-related violence. Notably, he would like to go after gangs using anti-terrorism and enterprise corruption measures already in the books.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: November 4, 2011
State to lay off drug, gang task force agents (Desert Hot Springs, CA): The state Department of Justice issued 210 layoff notices Thursday and will pull its agents from most of the drug- and gang-fighting task forces across the state.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 4, 2011
Gang discipline turned deadly inside Stony, court told (Winnipeg, MB): Members of a Winnipeg street gang allegedly went too far with a "disciplinary hearing" that turned deadly inside Stony Mountain penitentiary.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: November 4, 2011
Police: Whip-wielding gang members attempt robbery at motel (Provo, UT): Late Wednesday night, a duo of self-styled gangsters barged into a Super 8 Motel room wielding a bull whip and knives, according to police. The room's occupant managed to grab a baseball bat and shove the men out of the room, but not before they reportedly said they were "there to enforce for his gang" and collect a $400 debt.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 4, 2011
Suspect arrested in downtown Santa Rosa stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): A local man was in custody Friday morning, suspected of stabbing a man during a gang-related fight near downtown Santa Rosa earlier in the week, Santa Rosa police reported.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 4, 2011
Police report violent encounters with 'Juggalos' (Modesto, CA): The FBI classified fans of a rap group with a fondness for clown makeup as a gang in a recent report, but local law enforcement officers say they have seen their violence first hand and already consider some of them to be criminal street gangs.
Source: CBS13 News Date: November 4, 2011
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