Gang-Related News Articles
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Teens facing gang-related charges in vandalism (New London, OH): A handful of local teenage boys are looking at possible gang-related charges for their involvement in spray painting graffiti.
Source: Norwalk Reflector Date: January 30, 2012
10 more arrested in Chesco gang-related killings (Chester County, PA) : Ten more people have been arrested in the allegedly gang-driven fatal stabbings of two men at an outdoor Avondale party on Dec. 3, authorities said today. Two young men were arrested days after the killings.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 30, 2012
Three teenagers taken into custody connected to gang (Waynesboro, VA) : Three teenagers early morning on Monday. These three kids were connected with three others who stole allegedly stole a vehicle and led police on a chase through Augusta County on Jan. 19. All of the involved teenagers have self-identified as members of a local "homegrown" gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News Date: January 30, 2012
Haslam's proposed Tennessee budget boosts education, cuts Taft Youth Center (Nashville, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed a $30.08 billion state budget for 2012-13 that includes new funding in areas like economic development and education.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 30, 2012
Investigation of West Bank drug ring nets a dozen indictments (New Orleans, LA): A dozen men have been indicted on federal racketeering charges linked to a West Bank drug trafficking ring called the "Harvey Hustlers" and its enforcement arm, the "Murder Squad," which allegedly committed kidnappings and at least one murder.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: January 30, 2012
Teen suspect in Ceres school stabbing had signed anti-gang contract (Ceres, CA): A 14-year-old boy suspected of stabbing a fellow student at Central Valley High School in Ceres earlier this month will be tried as an adult on an attempted murder charge, the district attorney's office confirmed Monday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 30, 2012
Gang shooting in Union Gap (Union Gap, WA) : Union Gap has felt shielded from some of the gang violence seen in Yakima. That could be changing after a shooting over the weekend was the second in recent months. Action News found police are keeping tabs on the gang activity there.
Source: KIMA News Date: January 30, 2012
MPD programs continue to tackle gang problem (Modesto, CA) : Modesto Police Chief Mike Harden responded to questions from The Bee. This is the last in a three-part series.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 30, 2012
Gang related fight leaves one juvenile in ICU (Reno, NV): A juvenile is in serious condition after a fight, which police believe was gang related, has left him fighting for his life.
Source: FOX Reno Date: January 30, 2012
New anti-gang program looks to steer youth (Elk Grove, CA) : The program is part of an $11.3 million federal grant last year that created a new division dedicated to decreasing gang activity throughout the area. The division will focus on enforcement, analysis and prevention of gangs.
Source: ElkGrovePatch Date: January 30, 2012
Weekend gang sweep nets arrests (Watsonville, CA): A squadron of law enforcement personnel fanned out across South County on Friday to contact gang members who were on parole or probation.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: January 30, 2012
Four held after gang shooting, chase through east Yakima (Yakima, WA): Four people are in custody after a gang-related drive-by shooting and vehicle pursuit Monday afternoon through east Yakima that ended in the northeast part of the city, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 30, 2012
Horizon Science Academy launches anti-gang program (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland charter school is working to make sure its students avoid gangs and violence. Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Middle School has partnered with the United Stated Marshals on the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.
Source: FOX 8 News Date: January 30, 2012
Elmwood Park sees increase of gangs, but not active (Elmwood Park, IL): Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano said there is no active gang issue in the village, but for those handful of gang members living in the village, "we know who they are."
Source: ElmLeaves Date: January 30, 2012
Gang Book spotlights threats to Oak Park (Oak Park, IL): For more than 40 years, street gangs and the illegal drug sales they control have been major drivers of property crime in the suburbs. For most people, though, gangs remain a shadowy phenomenon, visible only in the occasional newspaper or TV clip and usually in Chicago, not the suburbs.
Source: OakLeaves Date: January 30, 2012
Memphis to launch aggressive anti-gang campaign (Memphis, TN): Memphis is preparing to wage an aggressive assault against gangs, following a string of violent crimes committed by teen and adult gang members. The strategy is designed to address gangs and violent crime.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: January 29, 2012
Multijurisdictional task force prepares to mount aggressive war on Memphis' burgeoning gang problem (Memphis, TN): Following a string of violent crimes by teen and adult gang members, Memphis is gearing up to mount its largest war on gangs. For the first time in the Bluff City, local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors are teaming to create a multijurisdictional gang task force.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: January 29, 2012
Gang bust gives rare glimpse of Mexican Mafia's grip on North County (North County, CA): A federal indictment of 119 San Diego County gang members, including a Mexican Mafia boss arrested in a pre-dawn raid of his San Marcos home, portrays a sprawling, well-organized criminal network that ran drug dealing on the streets of North County and even extended inside the Vista jail.
Source: North County Times Date: January 29, 2012
Police arrest five after shooting; no one hurt (Portland, OR): Portland Police arrested five known gang members after officers responding to a shots fired call saw them speeding away from the scene early Sunday.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 29, 2012
Merced police arrest alleged gang members (Merced, CA): Three alleged gang members were arrested by Merced police on various charges Friday night around East 23rd Street.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 29, 2012
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