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Ottawa police promise crackdown on gangs (Ottawa, ON): With nearly a dozen shootings on city streets in the past month and a half, and with no arrests or charges so far, Acting Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said Monday the service was undertaking an intense, two-month “high-enforcement” campaign to clamp down on gang activity.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 19, 2011
‘Felony Lane Gang’ members charged in Naperville (Naperville, IL): Four members of a Florida gang that is believed to have committed more than 60 smash-and-grab vehicle burglaries in Naperville since 2010 have been arrested, according to police.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 19, 2011
Muscatine Police: Drive-by shooting could be gang-related (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine police are investigating what Lt. Tim Hull called a drive-by shooting. "This is possibly gang related," Hull said Monday. "It wasn't random, as certain people were targeted."
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: December 19, 2011
Police investigate gang angle in shooting of teen on Marina Boulevard (San Leandro, CA) : San Leandro police are investigating whether there is a gang connection to a shooting that occurred Friday on the 2100 block of Marina Boulevard, leaving an 18-year-old Hayward man with a bullet hole in his right hand.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: December 19, 2011
South King County gang council requesting residents take online survey (King County, WA): The Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs ("the Council") is a unique partnership between the Center for Children and Youth Justice and high-level decision makers from across South and East King County that is focused on creating a coordinated and collaborative response to gang violence.
Source: The Highline Times Date: December 19, 2011
Santa Maria police arrest last suspect in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police said today they have arrested the last of four suspects in a gang-related fatal stabbing earlier this month.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 19, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 155 years for killing student at homecoming football game (Long Beach, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to 155 years in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old honor student after a homecoming football game at a Long Beach high school.
Source: FOX News Date: December 19, 2011
Suspect in officer's shooting may be linked to gang (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland police have arrested the suspect in the shooting of a police officer last night, saying he has had past run-ins with law enforcement and may be affiliated with a gang.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: December 19, 2011
Merced County Jail set to receive gang members (Merced County, CA): A recent decision by officials at the sheriff's department to move dozens of Norteno gangsters to the Main Jail has correctional officers worried about violent outbreaks at the facility -- but some think the change will improve safety.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 19, 2011
Youth violence is problem here (Muskogee, OK): Violence among Muskogee youth does not follow traditional definitions of gangs, community leaders say. Some youth may be friends with rival gang members. And members of gangs may live in the same side of town.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: December 18, 2011
Mentors steer youth from gangs (Muskogee, OK): Two recent gang-related shootings highlight the need to keep youth from joining gangs in the first place, community leaders say.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: December 18, 2011
SLO County fights gang activity in response to fatal Oceano shooting (Paso Robles, CA): The shooting happened without warning. In an instant, as darkness fell on an Oceano street corner, a gun was fired, a 17-year-old boy was felled by a bullet, and a community was left reeling.
Source: The Tribune Date: December 18, 2011
Homicide total at 11, with many unsolved (Santa Cruz, CA): After a weekend of back-to-back homicides, Santa Cruz County is poised to close out 2011 with 11 homicides, four of which remain unsolved. That’s a decrease from 2010, which finished out with 15 deaths listed as homicides.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 18, 2011
Five tied to Barrio Azteca gang heading to prison (El Paso, TX): Five El Pasoans tied to the Barrio Azteca gang were sentenced to prison for their roles in racketeering and drug trafficking, court records show.
Source: El Paso Times Date: December 17, 2011
Union City gang member gets life in prison for shooting Fremont police officer (Oakland, CA): A Union City gang member found guilty of trying to kill an undercover Fremont police officer will spend at least six decades, and most likely the rest of his life, in prison, a judge declared Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 17, 2011
Gang violence investigated at William R. Davie Middle (Roanoke Rapids, NC): A fight between two William R. Davie Middle students resulted in one being taken to the hospital while charges are pending against the other.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: December 17, 2011
Deputies, feds partner up to fight local gangs (Victorville, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff's and FBI personnel have joined together in order to strengthen their fight against gangs in the Victor Valley, authorities said.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 17, 2011
San Jose police bust prolific tagging crew (San Jose, CA): For two years, the prolific HYSU graffiti crew spray-painted its way around the South Bay, leaving its acronym, which stands for "Have You Seen Us?" This week, San Jose police emphatically answered that yes, they had.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 16, 2011
49 fugitives picked up in Benton, Franklin gang sweep (Kennewick, WA): Forty-nine fugitives in the Tri-Cities got an unwelcome holiday surprise when law enforcement officers set out on a two-day gang sweep. "Operation Holiday Express" targeted criminal gang members in the Tri-Cities who had warrants out for their arrests.
Source: The News Tribune Date: December 16, 2011
Four arrested in killing of boy, 14 (Watsonville, CA): Santa Cruz County authorities say four people have been arrested in the gang-related killing of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 16, 2011
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