Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang members arrested in fatal IE carjacking (Ontario, CA): Two gang members were arrested in the April 24 fatal carjacking of Ontario resident Gregory Peck Johnson. Both suspects have been charged with murder, carjacking and participating with a criminal street gang, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 24, 2011
Clark County end of line for Train gang 'enforcer' (Clark County, WA) : A man who called himself an "enforcer" with a once-prominent gang called the Freight Train Riders of America and who was wanted for murder in Texas was arrested last week in Clark County following a fight.
Source: The Columbian Date: May 24, 2011
Oakland Latino gangs defined by the colors they wear (Oakland, CA): Until he was 15, Victor Sanchez lived on 35th Avenue in East Oakland. He played football, and he enjoyed school. He had nothing to do with gangs. Then, one day, his mother moved him to 98th Avenue.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 23, 2011
Special report: Youth gangs in Hawaii (Honolulu, HI): Do you think that Hawaii has a street gang problem? You might be surprised by how many street gangs law enforcement officers recently identified across the state.
Source: Hawaii News Now Date: May 23, 2011
Shooting and assault in Lodi (Lodi, CA): A man was airlifted to an area hospital Sunday evening after being shot near an apartment complex on the 600 block of Wimbledon Drive.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: May 23, 2011
Teen arrested for gang-inspired graffiti tags (Norristown, PA): A Norristown teenager is being charged in juvenile court for allegedly spray painting graffiti that pays homage to one of America’s most violent gangs, and though the extent of his vandalism in the borough is significant, authorities are not convinced he has any legitimate gang ties.
Source: The Times Herald Date: May 23, 2011
In Whistler, the hunt for vacationing gang members goes on (Whistler, BC): It’s Friday night, just after 9 p.m. in this quintessential resort community. Hundreds of people are in Whistler’s main square looking for fun in the nearby restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 23, 2011
Sunnyside police call shooting death gang-motivated (Sunnyside, WA): Police released Monday a few new details about a Friday shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy. Sunnyside detectives are calling the slaying of Sunnyside's Alfredo Arredondo gang-motivated.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 23, 2011
Walla Walla PD says gangs getting more ambitious (Walla Walla, WA) : The two men arrested in Walla Walla's first-ever gang homicide were in court Monday. The 18-year-old accused of pulling the trigger is sitting in jail with a bail set at $1,000,000. Action News takes a deeper look at the gang issue in Walla Walla.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: May 23, 2011
Man beaten by suspected gang member in Staunton (Staunton, VA): Police said a 28-year-old man who confronted a 17-year-old boy on Straith Street was beaten Friday evening. The man reported to police that the teen, a self-admitted gang member, according to the Staunton Police Department, had been hiding drugs on his property.
Source: The News Leader Date: May 23, 2011
Element of racism among rival Latino gangs in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Karina Najeva arrived in the United States from El Salvador when she was 13 years old. Behind her were painful memories of war and poverty.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 22, 2011
Expert: Gangs had local presence for years (Scranton, PA): The arrests made this week highlight the presence of the Bloods street gang in Lackawanna County, but Lackawanna County Prison Intelligence Captain and Lackawanna County Gang Task Force Chairman Robert Maguire said even more nationally known gangs have shown a presence in the region for quite some time.
Source: The Times Leader Date: May 22, 2011
December homicide led to major gang investigation (Scranton, PA): The investigation into the death of a Yonkers, N.Y., native resulted in a six-month long operation involving wiretaps, undercover operations and controlled drug purchases that led to the arrest of 36 out of 42 wanted individuals tied to the Bloods gang in New York City, Acting Pennsylvania Attorney General Bill Ryan said Thursday morning.
Source: The Times Leader Date: May 22, 2011
Two men shot, one dies on Near East Side (Columbus, OH): One man was killed and another was critically wounded yesterday afternoon in what police think were gang-related shootings on the Near East Side.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: May 22, 2011
Three people injured in two gang-related shootings, Portland police say (Portland, OR): Three people were injured over the weekend in two gang-related shootings that appear to be unconnected, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 22, 2011
Anti-gang cash granted (Barrie, ON): Barrie police are getting an influx of cash to assist with anti-gang violence. City police will receive $159,857 of the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS) government funding that will help strengthen police intelligence information and monitor criminal youth gangs and activity in the area.
Source: The Barrie Examiner Date: May 21, 2011
Guelph Police identify local criminal street gang (Guelph, ON): Police Chief Rob Davis expects to hire an officer devoted to monitoring gun and gang crime with provincial funding announced Friday. "We have, over the past couple of years, seen an increase in people coming into town wearing gang colours," Davis said in an interview, adding they are seen by officers in the downtown at night wearing coloured bandanas and handkerchiefs in their pockets.
Source: Guelph Mercury Date: May 21, 2011
11 arrested in Fresno-area gang sweep (Fresno, CA): Eleven felony arrests were made late Friday and early Saturday when a half-dozen law enforcement agencies joined forces in a gang sweep.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 21, 2011
"Operation Sunset" dismantles Scranton area drug distribution network (Harrisburg, PA): Agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, along with officers from the Scranton Police Department and Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, are in the process of arresting 42 suspected drug dealers and associates allegedly linked to violent drug gangs operating in the Scranton area.
Source: GantDaily Date: May 21, 2011
Police arrest graffiti suspect in Marlborough (Marlborough, MA): The rise in graffiti around Marlborough lately may be the work of one man. Police arrested Zachary S. Lodi, 28, of Marlborough, on Thursday and charged him with seven counts of tagging property.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: May 21, 2011
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