Gang-Related News Articles
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San Juan Police using tattoos, graffiti to track gang activity (San Juan, TX): Every tattoo found on a suspected gang member means something to San Juan police. They're using the information to keep track of gang activity inside their city.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: May 21, 2011
Cape house becomes front in battle against gangs (Cape Coral, FL): A gray, one-story home with a circle driveway in Cape Coral - where Yousel Lopez Rivera, the man accused of shooting a Cape officer, stayed before his arrest - is now a front in the city's fight against gangs.
Source: The News-Press Date: May 20, 2011
Cook sheriff targets new gang activity in suburbs (Chicago, IL): Cook County Sheriff’s gang investigators couldn’t believe their eyes. The Bloods — a California gang portrayed in movies like “Colors” — have never had a presence in the Chicago area. But earlier this year, the sheriff’s graffiti unit snapped photos of Bloods graffiti in west suburban Maywood and south suburban Harvey.
Source: The Courier-News Date: May 20, 2011
Gang sweep in Sanger nabs one shooting suspect (Sanger, CA): Sanger Police have more than doubled the amount of officers battling gangs. That came after a rash of shootings in March. Things seemed to be going well until Thursday night's gang related shooting that resulted in two innocent victims who were injured.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: May 20, 2011
Rival Plainfield gangs call truce in summit at IHOP ending a violent 18-month feud (Plainfield, NJ): Gang leaders in Plainfield have announced a truce to an 18-month feud that has claimed 15 lives. Five men with ties to two of Plainfield’s most powerful gangs held a summit at the International House of Pancakes. Tayir Pugh said they were doing it for the kids and the community because they’re sick of the violence.
Source: CBS New York Date: May 20, 2011
Two gang members arrested in robbery attack (Porterville, CA): Two Porterville teenagers were arrested for robbing, beating and cutting a 46-year-old man, police officials said Thursday.
Source: Crime Voice Date: May 20, 2011
Sioux City looks to get a better handle on gang activity (Sioux City, IA): Police chief Doug Young says Sioux City doesn't have a gang problem, but he says it does have a gang presence. Young says it mostly amounts to mischief, but every once in a while it becomes more serious.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4 Date: May 20, 2011
Former gang members work for reduce gang activity (Pasco, WA): Trying to minimize the impact of gangs, one Pasco organization is using former gang members to get a message out to young people, this lifestyle is the wrong way to go.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 20, 2011
Police: Few gang problems in Northlake, but stay alert (DeKalb County, GA) : Although there are national and Georgia-wide gang problems, few are specific to the Northlake area, DeKalb County law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Source: NorthDruidHills-BriarcliffPatch Date: May 20, 2011
Gang injunction defendant arrested in gun case (Oakland, CA): A man named in Oakland's proposed civil gang injunction in the Fruitvale neighborhood was arrested for allegedly trying to sell two assault weapons, authorities said Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 20, 2011
Riverside police release photos of graffiti vandals (Riverside, NJ): There are still no arrests in a case of vandalism, that defaced the entrance of Riverside High School in Riverside, New Jersey. So now, police are resorting to some visual ammunition in their search for suspects
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: May 20, 2011
Budget woes could shut 'gang office' (Monterey, CA): The state's "gang office" — the department that brought the Ceasefire intervention strategy to Salinas and gang suppression funds to four south Monterey County cities — may cease to exist just one year after Gov. Jerry Brown made a campaign promise to keep it alive.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 19, 2011
14-year-old student charged with bringing weapons, gang materials to Glynn County, Ga. school (Brunswick, GA): Glynn County officials say a 14-year-old who brought two weapons to a middle school has been arrested by school police.
Source: The Republic Date: May 19, 2011
Oakland's gang-injunction program won't expand (Oakland, CA): Oakland's City Council voted early Wednesday morning to continue enforcing two gang injunctions, but will not expand the program until a study is done on the issue.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 19, 2011
Parolee arrested in double gang killing (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities have arrested a parolee in connection with a shooting that left two men who police say were rival gang members dead.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 19, 2011
In wake of fatal gang fight, SRPD urge the community to report suspicious behavior (San Rafael, CA): San Rafael police officers told local residents to be vigilant about reporting suspicious activity to the police as they prepare for a possible retaliation from gang members due to the fatal stabbing last week.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: May 19, 2011
LA police, FBI conduct massive anti-gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Police and federal agents arrested dozens of suspected members of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 19, 2011
13 alleged members of Jersey City drug trafficking ring hit with 40-count state indictment (Jersey City, NJ): Thirteen people, including two alleged leaders and other members of a drug trafficking ring that distributed narcotics in a violent Jersey City neighborhood were indicted Thursday.
Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com Date: May 19, 2011
Gang-related crimes rise in summer months (Fort Smith, AR): There are 32 distinct gang groups in Fort Smith with a little less than 300 members each. Each gang has a number of characteristics that makes it stand out including graffiti, tattoos, its T-shirt color and even its own way of communicating.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News Date: May 19, 2011
Five teens arrested in gang-related arson fires (Phoenix, AZ): Five teenagers are being charged with felonies in a series of arson incidents that have terrorized the northwest Valley over the past couple months. Investigators say the teens are part of gangs in the area of 43rd Avenue and Bell Road, and are using arson as a means of retaliation against their rivals.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: May 19, 2011
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