Gang-Related News Articles
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County using updated strategies to fight gangs (Napa, CA): In 1998, 17-year-old Michael Arreguin was killed in a drive-by Napa gang shooting that started in a fight over a flat tire. That was an era ago. Since then, high-profile gang crimes have waned, but the number of Napa County gang members has more than doubled after the fatal Norteño-Sureño battles in the late 1990s.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: December 16, 2010
Gang members indicted (Corpus Christi, TX): Tonight, Corpus Christi is certainly a safer place to live because of an indictment. Law officers say racketeering indictment handed down in federal court today means that 13 accused gang members, most of whom were behind bars already, will not be able to direct anymore criminal activity.
Source: KIII News Date: December 16, 2010
Drug raids target gang (Lynnwood, WA): Federal agents and local drug detectives Thursday raided at least seven locations around Snohomish County as part of an investigation into drug trafficking by an area gang.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: December 16, 2010
Expert: Anti-gang education needs to start earlier (Vancouver, BC): The recent gang related shooting in Vancouver that left 10 people injured may have some parents wondering how to prevent their kids from getting involved with the wrong crowd.
Source: News1130 Date: December 16, 2010
Teenage girls arrested on gang charges in Fayette County (Peachtree City, GA): A ninth-grade girl and eight eighth- grade girls were arrested at their Fayette County schools Wednesday morning on charges of gang activity, officials confirmed.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 15, 2010
Illegal alien gang member sentenced for Northern Va. drive-by shooting (Leesburg, VA): Last week, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Horne sentenced Hector Valdami Campos-Aguilar, 19, to 10 years in prison for a September 2008 drive-by shooting that took place in Sterling Park. The gang-related attack wounded three people, leaving one paralyzed.
Source: Examiner Date: December 15, 2010
Gang-related tensions result in vandalism, shooting (Morgan Hill, CA): Police are investigating a series of gang-related crimes including a shooting that did not result in any reported injuries or property damage.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: December 15, 2010
Kearney finds gang numbers are on the rise (Kearney, NE): Gang activity in Kearney - it was one city council candidate's campaign issue back in November that never really got off the ground. Now, some hard numbers are coming out of the Kearney Police Department.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News Date: December 15, 2010
Seven-month investigation leads to gang arrests (Salinas, CA): Gang violence is a growing problem across the Bay Area, and authorities are stepping-up the pressure in Monterey County. A police task force arrested two people and seized several weapons in Salinas after of a seven month investigation.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: December 15, 2010
Shooting linked to hired U.S. gangsters (Vancouver, BC): Four hired thugs from Reno, Nevada, contracted for a home invasion in Vancouver, are being connected to Sunday's bloody gang shooting, in which at least 10 people were wounded.
Source: Alberni Valley Times Date: December 14, 2010
Gang violence at Fairley High (Memphis, TN): 25 students have been arrested over several different incidents at Fairley High School. Tuesday six kids were arrested for robbing a disabled child in class.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: December 14, 2010
Police: Gang members used game before crimes (Bethlehem, PA): Authorities say a group of would-be gang members has been caught on camera using a child's game to determine who commits what crime.
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: December 14, 2010
Two more Albany gang members plead guilty (Albany, NY): Two more members of the Albany-based Original Gangsta Killas street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal racketeering charges Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Times Union Date: December 14, 2010
NDP says not enough being done to combat gang activity (Victoria, BC): The BC government says hundreds of gangsters and associates are facing numerous charges thanks to police crackdowns. But the NDP is demanding that more is done to combat gang crime.
Source: News1130 Date: December 14, 2010
Girl shot in east Salinas (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old girl was shot in the arm Sunday in what Salinas Police are calling a gang related shooting.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 13, 2010
Four inmates charged with conspiring to kill gang leader (Tacoma, WA): In what it calls a crackdown on gang activity, Pierce County prosecutors have charged four alleged gang members with conspiring to kill their former leader from their prison cells.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: December 13, 2010
B.C. bloodshed garners international attention (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver is known for its scenic beauty and high standard of living. But in recent years, the city has been making headlines for less enviable reasons. Street gangs have sparked a wave of violence that has left dozens of people dead.
Source: Global Lethbridge Date: December 13, 2010
Cost of gang sweep hard to quantify (Indio, CA): Once Operation Eastern Encore ended midday Tuesday, authorities immediately announced the historic Indio operation's results.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 12, 2010
Gang members, officers exchange gunfire in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Two gang members were fighting for their lives late Saturday after a shootout with gang task force officers in East Salinas, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 12, 2010
10 wounded in gang shootout (Vancouver, BC): A brazen early morning shooting sent 10 people to hospital, including two in critical condition, Vancouver police said.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: December 12, 2010
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