Gang-Related News Articles
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Police suspect street gang of attacking people at parties (Eugene, OR): Police suspect a series of violent assaults in the West University neighborhood may be the work of an organized street gang that infiltrates college parties and attacks unsuspecting men and women.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 22, 2011
Crips go from street gang to enterprise (Oceanside, CA): Experts say the federal human-trafficking indictment of 29 Oceanside Crips gang members this week is proof the street gangs have graduated from typical gangbanging and thuggery to organized crime.
Source: North County Times Date: April 22, 2011
Gang hierarchy uncovered in burglary arrests (Lawrenceville, GA): Investigators who arrested three Gwinnett teens on burglary charges gained insight into the corporate-style hierarchy of a street gang known as "Young Black Mafia," police said Friday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: April 22, 2011
Quincy Police Department joins other agencies in gang task force (Quincy, WA): Quincy police are joining with other area agencies to combat gang activity in Grant County. The city council approved an agreement to join the Columbia Basin Gang Task Force during a recent meeting.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 22, 2011
Burglary suspects charged with gang affiliation, earlier burglary (Diamond Bar, CA) : Sheriff's investigators have connected two burglary suspects captured Tuesday to a Los Angeles-based gang and an additional Diamond Bar burglary that took place earlier that day.
Source: DiamondBarPatch Date: April 22, 2011
Violent assaults in West University neighborhood could be gang related, police say (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is noting an assault crime pattern that appears to be organized in the West University neighborhood in an area of about 20 square blocks – 11th through 18th and Alder through Willamette.
Source: MyEugene Date: April 22, 2011
Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 22, 2011
Tips sought on High Point gang activity (High Point, NC): High Point Crimestoppers is seeking help from the community in stepping up the focus on armed street gang members.
Source: WXII 12 News Date: April 21, 2011
Police arrest six gang members in Montreal, South Shore (Montreal, QC): Six members of a street gang were arrested Wednesday and Thursday as suspects in a litany of crimes.
Source: CTV News Date: April 21, 2011
Joliet city worker wages one-man war against gang graffiti (Joliet, IL): It takes about $50 worth of "elephant snot" to clean a large fence. Jan Nahorski dips his brush into a pail of the paint-removing chemical and smears a large yellow mess of goo over the black marks meant to disrespect a local street gang.
Source: The Herald-News Date: April 21, 2011
Alleged gang member to stand trial on drug charges (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Authorities say alleged Bloods gang member Alberto Rosembert ran his drug-dealing empire like a structured business.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: April 21, 2011
CCPD announces results of recent gang round-up (Corpus Christi, TX): Chief of Police Troy Riggs made a promise to the citizens of Corpus Christi last year to take a strong stand against gang violence and a recent warrant sweep is proving to disrupt the operations of local street and prison gangs.
Source: KIII News Date: April 21, 2011
Gang violence prompts higher police profile (Portland, OR): Portland Police added officers and stepped up patrols after a pair of shootings -- one of them deadly -- in the past week. Gang officers fear there could be more violence this weekend, especially because the weather will be nice and people will be out.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 21, 2011
Two injured in apparent gang-related shooting near U Street (Washington, DC): Two men were injured Thursday afternoon in an apparent gang-related shooting near the U Street Corridor area of Northwest, D.C. officials say.
Source: WTOP News Date: April 21, 2011
Long Beach gang members accused of witness intimidation ordered to stand trial (Long Beach, CA): A judge on Wednesday ordered a handful of men to stand trial on charges of witness intimidation for allegedly threatening to kill two witnesses who testified in a high-profile, gang-related murder case last year.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 21, 2011
Bloods gang member Lamar Young of Glassboro given 6 to 13 years for dealing cocaine (Glassboro, NJ): A Glassboro man who was associated with the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 13 years in state prison Thursday for dealing crack cocaine.
Source: New Jersey Newsroom Date: April 21, 2011
Villanueva still a gang member, expert says (Montreal, QC): A police street gang expert claimed yesterday that Dany Villanueva is still a member of the Bloods gang in Montreal North, but Villanueva's defence lawyer raised the possibility that such criminal profiles are based on racial profiling that tags a person a gang member simply because of what he wears, his ethnic background and who he hangs around with.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 20, 2011
Providence man pleads guilty to gun charges (Providence, RI): The twin brother of Kasean Benton, a gang member who was killed in a South Side ambush two years ago, pleaded guilty on Monday to five felony weapons charges for firing a gun at two men in Pawtucket last year.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: April 20, 2011
Schools work on policy to stop gang activity (Howard County, MD): Faced with a state mandate to improve communication between law enforcement and school officials on gang-related activities, the Howard County Public School System is working on a policy addressing gang activity in the schools.
Source: Columbia Flier Date: April 20, 2011
City, county focus in on "La Quaranta" street gang (Corpus Christi, TX): Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka and City of Corpus Christi Attorney Carlos Valdez have filed a petition for a permanent injunction against certain known gang members. The move is designed to keep the defendants from committing any more crimes together.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: April 20, 2011
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