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Gang arrest called 'significant' (Stockton, CA): Police reported arresting a known gang member spotted in a Stockton neighborhood who was in possession of four guns and a large amount of drugs and ammunition.
Source: The Record Date: June 19, 2012
Two held in fatal shooting case (Salinas, CA): A Monterey County judge Monday bound two people over on charges that they were involved in a gang shooting last year which killed a teenage boy.
Source: The Californian Date: June 19, 2012
Anti-gang counsellor testifies for friend accused of gang hit (Toronto, ON): An anti-gang counsellor for a federal program — who has a conviction for possessing two pounds of pot for trafficking — testified Tuesday as a witness for a friend accused of orchestrating a gang-related execution.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: June 19, 2012
Motive behind daylight Modesto airport area killing debated (Modesto, CA) : An investigator testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday that creating fear and intimidating a rival gang member was the motivation behind a brazen daylight shooting that killed a 19-year-old man last year in Modesto's airport neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 19, 2012
Prosecutor: Revenge drove gang killing (Santa Ana, CA): Two Fullerton gang members were on a revenge trip in March 1996 when they came across a rival – a 16-year-old boy – waiting outside his girlfriend's house, a prosecutor told a jury on Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 19, 2012
Slain teen Ramarly Graham's twin brothers convicted of heading gang (Manhattan, NY): The twin half brothers of Ramarley Graham, the Bronx teen fatally shot by a police officer in February, were convicted Tuesday for gun possenion and being part of a Harlem street gang.
Source: amNewYork Date: June 19, 2012
Gang prevention programs target children at risk (Arlington, VA) : Federal law enforcement officials say criminal gangs are on the rise, with more than 33,000 now operating across the country and committing more than 50 percent of all violent crime. But in one community outside Washington, gang activity is down.
Source: Voice of America Date: June 19, 2012
Plainfield police investigating likely gang-related double shooting (Plainfield, NJ): Police are investigating a likely gang-related shooting in which an unknown suspect approached and shot a man and a woman in chillingly calm fashion, hospitalizing both, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Courier News Date: June 19, 2012
Austin border shootings unsolved (Chicago, IL): Three murders this week along the Oak Park-Chicago border recall the ongoing gang turmoil that has plagued the area around West Suburban Medical Center since the mid-1990s. All of the shootings remain unsolved.
Source: ForestLeaves Date: June 19, 2012
Gang information presented to Dayton advisory board (Dayton, NV): Residents attending the June 6 Dayton Regional Citizens Advisory Board had the opportunity to significantly increase their knowledge about gangs and gang activity, both of which have been seen moving into Lyon County in some areas.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: June 19, 2012
Cambridge gang members carjack Somerville man at gunpoint (Somerville, MA) : Police are looking for two Cambridge gang members who allegedly threatened a victim in East Somerville with a gun during a carjacking on Saturday. Another man allegedly involved in the incident, Willgen “Will” Sanchez, 20, of 103 Newman Road, Malden, was arrested on Glen Street on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, according to a police report.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle Date: June 19, 2012
Six headed to trial on 2011 Antioch murder, gang charges (Martinez, CA): Six people are headed to trial on murder and gang charges in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Oakley boy at an Antioch house party last year, a prosecutor said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 18, 2012
Buffalo, NY gang member sentenced for killing teen (Buffalo, NY): A member of a western New York gang has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing a 15-year-old girl while gunning for her brother.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 18, 2012
Tattoo artist arrested on suspicion of drug possession, gang participation in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A tattoo artist was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm, participating in a criminal street gang and possessing narcotics, the Sheriff's Office said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 18, 2012
Trial to begin in 1996 gangland slaying (Los Angeles, CA): More than 16 years after the fatal gang-related stabbing of a teenager outside his girlfriend’s Fullerton home, prosecutors say they will try one of the rival gang members long suspected of taking part in the attack.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 18, 2012
Sunday shooting could be gang-related (South Lake Tahoe, CA): A 19-year-old man was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno Sunday night following a shooting on the 6200 block of Sussex Avenue that may be gang-related, according to police.
Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune Date: June 18, 2012
Police suspect Long Beach shooting may be gang-related (Long Beach, CA): Gang Enforcement detectives are investigating a Sunday night shooting that left a man injured, though he is expected to survive, authorities said Monday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: June 18, 2012
Portland-area pastors to sign new protocol for gang-related funerals (Portland, OR): On Tuesday, Portland-area pastors are planning to sign new protocol for gang-related funerals. The church leaders have been moving to ban gang-related attire at funerals since the city recorded 8 gang-related homicides in 2011, the highest in a decade.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 18, 2012
Nearly 200 identified by gang response team (San Mateo County, CA): A multi-agency team has identified 120 gang members and another 75 associates during work to eradicate gang activity on the coast. The numbers come from a city of Half Moon Bay press release outlining statistics provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: June 18, 2012
Rockford man arrested on heroin, cannabis charges (Rockford, IL): The Rockford Police Department's Gang Unit has been deployed to southwest Rockford as a result of an increase in gang activity.
Source: The Rock River Times Date: June 18, 2012
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