Gang-Related News Articles
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Two teens shot in Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, WA): Mount Vernon police say that two teenagers suffered gunshot wounds in a gang-related shooting Saturday.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 3, 2010
Police units slow spread of gang 'idiots' in Suffolk (Suffolk, VA): The 15-year-old rode up on a bicycle, pulled out a .32-caliber revolver and fired three shots. The victim, two years older, crumpled at his front porch steps. He'd been shot in the head and hip.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: October 3, 2010
NH enforcer: Gang woes surge at bars (Manchester, NH): Citizen complaints about aggressive and violent gang activity in bars and restaurants are soaring as authorities keep an eye on what they see as a troubling -- and growing -- trend across the state.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: October 3, 2010
Gang member charged in fatal shooting of taxi driver in Plainfield (Plainfield, NJ): Union County and Plainfield authorities on Sunday announced that a 19-year-old gang member had been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a taxi driver, but also said the investigation is continuing and warned taxi drivers not to accept calls from blocked phone numbers.
Source: Courier News Date: October 3, 2010
Trece members laying low in Ogden (Ogden, UT): There were no arrests as of Saturday afternoon as police continue serving members of the Trece street gang the injunction placing limits on their behavior, but law enforcement feels the injunction has taken gang members out of their normal routines.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: October 3, 2010
10 charged in group attack on pedestrian in Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa, CA): A group of 10 men and teenagers has been charged with attacking and robbing a pedestrian in a Costa Mesa neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 3, 2010
South Monterey County cities take action on new, aggressive approach to stymie gang activity (Soledad, CA): It's an hour before midnight, and the homes along Metz Road are quiet and dark. The residents of the southeast Soledad neighborhood appear to have turned in for the night — except for a half-dozen men standing outside a well-lit garage.
Source: The Californian Date: October 2, 2010
Two dead in Salinas gang shootings (Salinas, CA): Two people were shot to death in Salinas on Friday in what police described as gang-related killings. The first shooting took place early in the day on the Alisal High School campus where Jose Daniel Cisneros, 15, was hit by gunfire.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 2, 2010
Dealing with gang violence a slow process, police say (Pittsburgh, PA): When a known member of the Brighton Heights Crips was killed just days after the city unrolled a plan to quash violence by scrutinizing gangs, fellow Crips assumed police would look for suspects among the gangs of Garfield, where he was gunned down.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 2, 2010
San Diego police investigate fatal gang shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police are investigating the shooting death early Saturday morning of a man in an apartment complex in the El Cerrito neighborhood.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 2, 2010
WA gang member tackled, arrested in Missoula (Missoula, WA): A gang member from Spokane was arrested at 1346 River Street in Missoula on Friday afternoon. Chief Deputy Rod Ostermiller with the U.S. Marshall's Service says 31-year old Adrian Alexis Washington is a member of the Deuce Avenue Crip Gang and was wanted on Federal Felon in Possession of Firearms charges.
Source: KRTV 3 News Date: October 2, 2010
Gang sweep in South Monterey County (South Monterey County, CA): Four South Monterey County police departments joined forces this weekend in effort to rid South County streets of gang violence.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 2, 2010
Gang member guilty of attempted kidnapping (Saskatoon, SK): A Saskatoon street gang member whose defence against violent criminal charges included a friend implicating him in other criminal activity was convicted of four offences Friday.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: October 2, 2010
Arlington, Mansfield teaming up to keep kids out of gangs (Arlington, TX): Oscar "Ossco" Bolton wasn't born into a gang. The former gang leader in Kansas City, Mo., told a breakfast crowd of southeast Tarrant County leaders Thursday that his youth was filled with school, church and play.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: October 1, 2010
Police tactics, CHP aid rein in gang violence (Santa Ana, CA): Despite a rash of assaults and shootings heading into the summer, Santa Ana police have avoided what they feared would be an explosion of gang violence.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 1, 2010
Man stabbed, teen arrested following Tremonton fight (Tremonton, UT): A 15-year-old is under arrest, accused of stabbing and critically injuring an 18-year-old Tremonton man in a fight.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 1, 2010
Injunction singles out 2 Visitacion Valley gangs (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco officials secured a fourth in a series of court injunctions against street gangs Thursday when a judge approved an order that singles out two gangs whose bitter rivalry has left 10 people dead in the past three years in the Visitacion Valley area.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 1, 2010
Members of the Gang Violence Task Force, including Mayor Sam Adams, Police Chief Mike Reese (Portland, OR): Members of the Gang Violence Task Force, including Mayor Sam Adams, police chief Mike Reese, gang outreach workers and former gang members are demanding peace and a gang ceasefire in the wake of last weekend’s fatal, gang-related shooting in downtown Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 1, 2010
Two charged as police target Sarasota gang (Sarasota, FL): Authorities say they have charged two more members of the notorious street gang Second Line. Also, the police have for the first time revealed the litany of crimes they say gang members have committed.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: October 1, 2010
Bergen seizes14 suspected gang members (Garfield, NJ): Fourteen people suspected of being street gang members or who allegedly have ties to gangs have been arrested on drug and weapons charges following a three-month investigation, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said Thursday.
Source: The Record Date: October 1, 2010
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