Gang-Related News Articles
Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Fear in the streets (Medford, OR): Residents of west Medford near Columbus Avenue say drugs, gangs and violence are turning their neighborhood into a "scary" place.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 24, 2011
Moses Lake examines gangs, city image (Moses Lake, WA): A recent Seattle Times feature story prompted a lively city council discussion about Grant County gangs and how local law enforcement agencies are combating the problem.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: August 24, 2011
After two-month gang crackdown, San Jose cops sever ties with feds (San Jose, CA): Driven by a dramatic drop in gang killings coupled with community fears that law-abiding undocumented residents would be deported, San Jose police on Wednesday ended their brief alliance with federal immigration agents.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 24, 2011
Sheriff's office boosts gang enforcement after fair shooting (Lynden, WA): The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up gang enforcement in the wake of Saturday’s shooting at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Sheriff Bill Elfo says he wasn’t surprised when gang violence erupted at the Fair.
Source: KGMI News Date: August 24, 2011
Gang shooting spurs meeting (Half Moon Bay, CA): In the wake of an Arleta Park shooting last week that injured two, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the city of Half Moon Bay are holding a joint community meeting next week to address an apparent rise in gang violence and activity on the Coastside.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: August 24, 2011
Local officials present at gang prevention conference (Richmond, VA): Lessons on gang prevention from the Shenandoah Valley were presented at the annual Gang Awareness & Prevention Conference in Richmond on Wednesday.
Source: WHSV 3 News Date: August 24, 2011
King County Prosecutor: Gang activity spilling into public spaces (King County, WA): A recent shootout at a Kent car show is being blamed on a dispute between rival gangs, and while some think they might avoid such violence by staying out of particular neighborhoods, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says it isn't that easy.
Source: KIRO Radio Date: August 24, 2011
Mayor Sarno to update initiative aimed at cracking down on gang, youth violence in Springfield (Springfield, MA): After holding a closed-door summit last month to discuss ways to combat gang and youth violence in Springfield, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to announce some of the initiatives that have been taking place to address the issues, according to Thomas T. Walsh, the mayor's communications director.
Source: The Republican Date: August 23, 2011
Chinatown gang leader extradited from Canada to face federal murder charges (Manhattan, NY): A Chinatown gang leader who went on the run after a double murder at a Queens karaoke club in 2004 has been extradited from Canada to face federal murder charges.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 23, 2011
Group aims to curb violence in southeast SD (San Diego, CA): Community leaders in southeast San Diego have launched a new grassroots effort to keep their community safe. Residents say over a 12-day period at the end of April, there were nine shootings in the area. Police believe many were gang related.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: August 23, 2011
Watsonville Police: Parole violation, firearm lead to arrests (Watsonville, CA): Aaron Amescua, 25, and Jeronimo Carranza, 23, both of Watsonville, were arrested Monday by members of the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, according to the Watsonville Police Department.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: August 23, 2011
'Fight on sight' gang war menaces South King County (Seattle, WA): An all-out gang war is erupting in South King County between members of rival Latino street gangs who have a "fight on sight" mentality, raising the potential for violence in public places, according to King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. The Sheriff's Office estimates there are 140 criminal street gangs with more than 10,000 members in King County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 23, 2011
Gang link investigated in drive-by shooting, crash 23 (Winnipeg, MB): Police are investigating whether there are gang ties at play in a drive-by shooting that shook the family living in the shot-up Langside Street home.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: August 23, 2011
Mounties move in on violent street gang (Edmonton, AB): Two Edmonton residents are among the people arrested after RCMP moved in on a very violent aboriginal street gang in northwestern Alberta.
Source: inews880 Date: August 23, 2011
Two violent gangs swept off streets (Orlando, FL): Two violent street gangs who worked for years between Orange and Lake counties have been disabled. Members were still being arrested as the announcement was made by federal and local law enforcement officials. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Orlando identified the gangs as the Zellwood Boyz and the Terrell Boys based in the community of Tangerine.
Source: WDBO-AM News Date: August 23, 2011
Street gangs on the rise (Saskatoon, SK): The best police tactic to fighting street crime and gangs, is to be on the street talking to gang members and the public. This from Detective Sgt Tyson Lavallee of the Saskatoon Street Gang Unit. Lavallee says in Saskatoon there are anywhere from 10 to 14 gangs that the Street Gang Unit is monitoring, and of those, there are 4 primary ones.
Source: Saskatoonhomepage.ca Date: August 23, 2011
Triple shooting leaves teen dead (Hemet, CA): A 17-year-old boy from Banning was killed Monday night in Hemet and two others were wounded in what police are calling another gang-related shooting in a notorious problem area within the city.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: August 23, 2011
School board to discuss gang prevention (San Bruno, CA): Gang prevention will be the topic of discussion at Wednesday’s special meeting for the San Bruno Park School District board. Board President Jennifer Blanco called for the discussion, saying that the triple homicide in South San Francisco last December and random gang activity in San Bruno had led her to believe that a more measured approach to violence prevention is needed.
Source: SanBrunoPatch Date: August 23, 2011
More charges against two teens in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): 18-year old Aaron Green and 18-year old Quashawn House are charged with assault, drugs, guns and gang paraphernalia possession.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: August 23, 2011
Fatal shooting at Antioch party started with uninvited gang members (Antioch, CA): A weekend shooting that killed an Oakley teen was sparked by a group of gang members who crashed a birthday party and believed the victim was part of a rival group, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 22, 2011
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