Gang-Related News Articles
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Silver Spring designated highest crime district in 2010; Wheaton had most gang activity (Silver Spring, MD): Silver Spring had the highest county crime rate in 2010 and Wheaton had the most reported gang incidences, according to police officials who attended a meeting Wednesday night at Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: February 11, 2011
Judge wants more data on North Oakland injunction (Oakland, CA): In a status conference yesterday on the North Side Oakland gang injunction, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman requested information demonstrating the effectiveness of the court order on gang activity in the area. Freedman is also overseeing the trial of the proposed injunction against 40 alleged Norteños in the Fruitvale area.
Source: The Informant Date: February 11, 2011
Prosecutors to use federal gang member law in drug-trafficking case (Kansas City, MO): Prosecutors announced drug-trafficking charges Wednesday against seven Kansas City men and said they planned to seek harsher sentences for five of them because they are violent gang members.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 10, 2011
Strange bedfellows: Leaders of three gangs team to sell heroin (Chicago, IL): In a surprising business alliance, high-ranking members of three street gangs worked hand-in-hand to distribute narcotics in the south suburbs, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 10, 2011
FBI raid sweeps up Latin Kings in city of Newburgh (Newburgh, NY): FBI agents and local police swept through the City of Newburgh early Thursday in a coordinated attack on gangs and gang violence.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: February 10, 2011
Nationwide sweep of gangs nets more than 30 (Washington, DC): A nationwide sweep by federal, state and local law enforcement authorities of violent street gangs has resulted in more than 30 arrests of gang members named this week in indictments and criminal complaints handed up in courts from Washington, D.C., to Las Vegas.
Source: The Washington Times Date: February 10, 2011
Four more plead guilty to roles in Pittsburgh gang (Pittsburg, PA): Four more members of a Pittsburgh street gang that dealt drugs and committed robberies have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy before a federal judge.
Source: WFMJ News Date: February 10, 2011
Officials concerned about gang violence in P.G. (Hyattsville, MD): Prince George's County officials are planning to address the county's gang problem as part of a wider effort to curb violence after a bloody January that saw 16 homicides.
Source: The Examiner Date: February 10, 2011
Police: Graffiti investigated in West Rehoboth (Rehoboth Beach, DE): A problem with graffiti in Rehoboth Beach has Delaware State Police investigating whether recent incidents are gang related.
Source: The Daily Times Date: February 10, 2011
Police: Gang members only live in Westfield (Westfield, NJ): While police have identified 11 gang members who live in Westfield, police officials said that there have been no signs of gang activity in town.
Source: WestfieldPatch Date: February 9, 2011
State Report: One gang-affiliated resident in Scotch Plains, none in Fanwood (Scotch Plains, NJ): A report released Friday by the New Jersey State Police indicated that were no individuals with known gang affiliations in Fanwood, and one person with a gang affiliation in Scotch Plains.
Source: ScotchPlains-FanwoodPatch Date: February 9, 2011
13 held in anti-gang action (Long Beach, CA): Police tightened their grip Wednesday on one of the city's oldest gangs believed responsible for a rash of recent shootings, including the attempted murder of two Long Beach Police Department gang detectives last week.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: February 9, 2011
22 arrested in Oxnard street gang sweep (Oxnard, CA): Authorities say they have arrested 22 suspected members and associates of an Oxnard street gang on a range of drug charges.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 9, 2011
19 members of South LA graffiti gang arrested (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities have announced the arrests of 19 members of a South Los Angeles tagging gang during a one-day search warrant operation.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 9, 2011
41 street gang members arrested in five cities (Washington, DC) : The Justice Department says 41 street gang members have been arrested in five cities in a coordinated law enforcement effort aimed at crushing a wide range of violent criminal activity.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: February 9, 2011
Violent adult street gang arrested after 10-year investigation, say Uvalde police (San Antonio, TX) : It was a year of intensive work, but a task force of specialized law enforcement agents claim they have caught their man...or, in this case, their family.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: February 9, 2011
Two alleged Las Vegas gang members indicted in national sweep (Las Vegas, NV): Two alleged gang members in Las Vegas were indicted on drug charges as part of a national campaign against street gangs by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: February 9, 2011
Long Beach Police confiscate weapons, arrest thirteen in gang takedown (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach Police today confiscated several weapons and arrested 13 people in an early-morning gang takedown aimed at one of the city's most notorious street gangs, the East Side Longos.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: February 9, 2011
Chandler police searching for teenager in gang-related shooting (Chandler, AZ): Chandler police are looking for a 17-year-old boy wanted in connection to a gang-related shooting behind a Little Caesar's pizzeria that left a 19-year-old man hospitalized on Saturday night.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: February 9, 2011
Unsolved Lorain murders gang related, reports say (Elyria, OH): A Lorain man, arrested Feb. 4 after his home was raided, is suspected of being a major Westside gang member and could be connected to unsolved homicides in the city, according to court documents unsealed today.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: February 9, 2011
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