Gang-Related News Articles
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Castroville gang violence heats up (Castroville, CA): Monday night marked the third shooting in Castroville in a matter of two weeks. The woman who called 9-1-1 for that homicide said she looked out her window and saw the boy laying on the sidewalk.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: December 28, 2010
Anti-gang efforts cut homicide rate: expert (Edmonton, AB): Major police crackdowns on street gangs is a reason why Edmonton’s homicide rates are dropping, says a criminologist with Grant MacEwan University.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: December 28, 2010
Two Valluco gang members arrested for attempted carjacking (San Juan, TX): Michael Villarreal and Fernando Rosales are accused of trying to take a woman’s car as she stopped at the intersection of Ridge and Nebraska late Monday night.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: December 28, 2010
Greeley gang incidents rise, but so do arrests (Greeley, CO): Although the number of gang-related incidents and arrests is up in Greeley this year, some law enforcement officials see that as a positive; they are keeping the pressure on the city gang’s members.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: December 27, 2010
Councils study report on gangs in local schools (Rocky Mount, NC) : Gangs and their influence are a real problem in Twin Counties schools, according to a final report recently released by the Nash and Edgecombe Juvenile Crime Prevention councils.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: December 27, 2010
Gang involvement a deadly risk in homicide capital (Abbotsford, BC): Only a few years ago, a student selling marijuana in their local Abbotsford, B.C., high school was just another petty criminal, pretty low on the police radar.
Source: CTV News Date: December 26, 2010
Metro Vancouver homicides down by almost 50 per cent (Vancouver, BC): There were far fewer homicides in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in 2010 than in 2009, when a vicious gang war led to bloodshed in the first half of the year.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 26, 2010
Gang member dies in wild Christmas day shootout (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen who fatally shot an 18-year-old gang member and wounded three others, two critically, in a running gun battle on Christmas Day in Echo Park.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: December 26, 2010
Treces injunction causing members to move out of Ogden? (Ogden, UT): Christmas marked 90 days since the Ogden Trece Injunction went into effect. The numbers aren't huge yet for enforcement of the state's first gang injunction -- about 20 arrests for failure to abate a public nuisance, including two of members found with drugs or weapons that led to felony charges.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 25, 2010
Police watching for gang relocation (Ogden, UT): Area police officials are keeping a close eye on whether Trece gang members, pressured by an injunction in Ogden, are moving to neighboring cities where police attention may not be so intense.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 25, 2010
Gang census: County has 516 members (Manatee, FL): Florida has 56,200 gang members, associates and other suspects statewide, a census by the state Attorney General’s Office has found. Of those, 516 live in Manatee County this year, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 23, 2010
Gang cops say juvenile photo law too restrictive (Salt Lake City, UT): The scenario is a familiar to gang cops in Salt Lake City: an officer sees a teenager hanging out with older known gang members in a neighborhood, flashing gang signs or wearing gang colors to declare an allegiance.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 23, 2010
Man killed in gang-related stabbing (Hempstead, NY): Gang members who thought they had come face to face with four of their rivals in a Hempstead bar stabbed two men outside the club early Thursday, killing one, Nassau homicide detectives said.
Source: Newsday Date: December 23, 2010
Cleanup exposes Fallbrook gang 'hangout' (Fallbrook, CA): A team of volunteers from the local trails council assisted the Sheriff’s department by lending their energy, muscle and community spirit to remove overgrown brush from a vacant lot near South Vine Street on Saturday, Dec. 18.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News Date: December 23, 2010
Border Patrol arrests MS-13 gang member (Kelso, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector apprehended an admitted MS-13 gang member Wednesday. The agents, who are assigned to the Blythe Station, received a call from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office asking to assist U.S. park rangers with a self-professed illegal alien.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: December 23, 2010
Fresno police target tagging crew members (Fresno, CA): The escalation of violence and retaliation by tagging crews -- including a Tuesday night drive-by shooting in southeast Fresno -- has police targeting the culprits, Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 22, 2010
McCollum releases gang study (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the 2010 Florida Gang Reduction Strategy Report results have been compiled and released.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: December 22, 2010
Gang violence down in our area (Bay County, FL) : According to a new report on reducing gang violence, there are close to 1,500 documented gangs in Florida. Around 150 of those are in the Panhandle.
Source: WMBB News 13 Date: December 22, 2010
Teens to face charges in gang-related attacks (Columbus, NE): Two Columbus teens facing assault and multiple weapons charges in connection with two gang-related attacks last fall, an Oct. 5 stabbing and a drive-by shooting early Halloween morning, have been bound over for trial in district court.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: December 22, 2010
Ten street gang members arrested, indicted on federal drug charges (Las Vegas, NV): Ten members and associates of the Las Vegas street gangs Donna Street Crips and Anybody's Murders have been arrested and indicted for crack cocaine trafficking and unlawful firearm possession, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said today.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: December 22, 2010
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