Gang-Related News Articles
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Eleven people arrested in north Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Sheriff's Department's North-End Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested 11 people and seized drugs and firearms during a series of gang sweeps from Wednesday through Sunday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 3, 2012
Six arrested on charges linked to teen's death (Raceland, LA): Six teenagers were arrested Tuesday on a variety of charges stemming from what Lafourche Parish authorities described as gang-related activity that led to the death of 15-year-old Jamonta Miles.
Source: FOX News Date: January 3, 2012
Mayor appoints anti-gang czars (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield has named to two men to lead an anti-gang outfit, based on a Chicago program.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 3, 2012
Deadly shooting was gang-related, police say (Oceanside, CA): Police said Tuesday that the fatal shooting of 20-year-old man in Oceanside's Mesa Margarita neighborhood on Monday afternoon appeared to be gang-related, marking the third slaying in the neighborhood in the past eight months.
Source: North County Times Date: January 3, 2012
Man shot several times in possible gang-related violence (Las Vegas, NV): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition tonight after being shot at least six times near West Lake Mead and North Martin Luther King boulevards.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 3, 2012
Gang activity led to fatal shooting, police say (Thibodaux, LA): A Facebook feud between a Thibodaux gang and a Raceland resident ignited a series of events that led to the death of an eighth-grade gang member, police said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Comet Date: January 3, 2012
Man shot by Gary police identified as gang member (Gary, IN): Investigators identified the man critically wounded by Gary police as a member of the Glen Park-based "Grimey Boys" gang.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
SE Houston drive-by likely gang-related (Houston, TX): A drive-by shooting that left a man dead in southeast Houston appears to be gang related, police said late Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 3, 2012
Testimony reveals Cicero murder as gang hit (Berwyn, IL): Recent court testimony in a major drug trafficking case has revealed a 2000 Cicero slaying to be a gang-related murder for hire.
Source: Berwyn Life Date: January 3, 2012
Modesto gang solution increases activity in Ceres (Ceres, CA): Police in Ceres have noticed an increase in gang activity that appears to be a result of Modesto's crackdown that featured injunctions.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: January 3, 2012
Santa Ana school police launch new safety effort (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana Unified School District is launching a school safety measure with a COPS grant of nearly $500,000, awarded by the Department of Justice.
Source: HealthyCal Date: January 3, 2012
Gang members arrested in Tanglewood area (Santa Maria, CA): Four gang members were arrested Friday after deputies with the Sheriff's Special Investigation Bureau stopped their vehicle in the Tanglewood area and reportedly found methamphetamine packaged for sales, gang indicators and a homemade weapon, the Sheriff's Department reported today.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: January 3, 2012
Signs of new gang emerging in Albemarle County (Albemarle County, VA): Police believe a new gang is emerging in Albemarle County, specifically in the Southwood Mobile Home Park. One man allegedly assaulted a county police officer on New Year's Eve at the community located off Fifth Street Extended.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: January 3, 2012
Big drop in Gary murder rate (Gary, IN): It was once called the murder capital of the United States. But the number of murders dropped so far last year in Gary, Ind., that city officials say they can’t recall the last time it was so low.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 3, 2012
Texas gangs have evolving relationship with cartels (San Antonio, TX): When the Gulf Cartel was looking for tons of marijuana that went missing north of the border in October, it turned to the experts.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 2, 2012
Tulsa homicides in 2011 down from previous year (Tulsa, OK): The number of homicides dropped for a second year to the lowest number recorded since 2004. Lead homicide detective Sgt. Dave Walker attributed at least some of the reduction to good patrol work and to the Tulsa Police Gang Unit turning up the pressure on gang activity.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 2, 2012
West Rogers Park man is city's first 2012 slaying (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old man shot in the back seat of an SUV in the Albany Park neighborhood this morning apparently became Chicago's first slaying victim of 2012.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 2, 2012
Dawson Co. backs anti-gang plan for kids (Lexington, NE): The Dawson County Commissioners have endorsed a program to counter juvenile gangs. After hearing a presentation from Steve Garcia, chairman of the county’s anti-gang program, and Deb Jensen, grant writer for Dawson Area Development, the commissioners on Friday authorized chairman Dean Kugler to sign documents requesting funding from the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Kearney Hub Date: January 2, 2012
Vallejo police arrest four in drug, weapons cases (Vallejo, CA): Vallejo police Crime Suppression Unit have arrested four men, including three gang members, in two separate drug- and weapons-related incidents.
Source: Times-Herald Date: January 2, 2012
Prosecutor goes after gangs of Memphis (Memphis, TN): In his 17 months as U.S. attorney for West Tennessee, lifelong Memphian Edward Stanton has taken a tough stance against sex traffickers and drug rings, while also showing a willingness to get personally involved in the region’s most serious cases. Now, he plans to take on Memphis’ gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 2, 2012
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