Gang-Related News Articles
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Stabbing suspects trying to fill criminal void (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A fatal June 13 stabbing in Desert Hot Springs was committed by teenagers who are trying to fill a void left by senior gang members who were arrested in a citywide raid last year, an investigator said Friday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 19, 2010
Tulare man shot at while standing in his driveway; police say it's gang-related (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man escaped serious injuries after being shot at in what police are labeling a gang-related shooting, reported Thursday night.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 19, 2010
SCPD: How to ID street gangs (Huntington, NY): They might look like random scribbles at first, but Detective Troy Gibson said if you look closely enough, you can see learn a lot about gang activity from the graffiti they paint.
Source: Huntington Patch Date: June 19, 2010
Creating gang court has district attorney concerned (Goshen, NY): Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips is miffed over Assemblyman Frank Skartados’ proposal to create a gang court in the county.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: June 19, 2010
Fairfield man nabbed on gang charge (Oakland, CA): Judging by an arrest made in Oakland last week, Fairfield's preliminary gang injunction is working. Last Friday, two undercover Oakland officers were working an operation when they saw a man flashing gang signs and yelling gang-related phrases at passing vehicles -- including one with undercover officers inside.
Source: The Reporter Date: June 19, 2010
Law enforcement working to lower gang tensions (Gainesville, GA): One of the few things predictable about gangs is their unpredictability, officials say. After eight years with no gang-related homicides in Hall County, there have been three in the past 10 months.
Source: The Times Date: June 19, 2010
Raids bag drugs (Lewiston, NY): Cops say Ronnie Chandler has been a plague on the Niagara Street neighborhood where he lived. Now he’s behind bars. Chandler, a member of the Bloods street gang, and another Falls crack dealer were picked up Thursday by Falls police narcotics detectives
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: June 19, 2010
Chicago gang sweep, gang killing charge, Aurora murder investigation (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested 54 people in a drug and gang sweep across the city's south side on Thursday.
Source: Examiner Date: June 19, 2010
'Gang members' arrested after a non-injury shooting incident involving Visalia police officer (Visalia, CA): Two men described by Visalia police as “validated gang members” — one of them suspected of firing a weapon in the direction of a Visalia Police Department officer — were arrested late Friday night, police reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 19, 2010
Fresno gang member arrested in threat (Fresno, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was arrested Friday after he threatened to shoot a rival gang member in the head, according to Fresno police.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 19, 2010
Immigration sweep nets suburban residents (Chicago, IL): A government sweep targeting illegal immigrants suspected of having ties to street gangs resulted in 26 arrests, including several suburban residents, this week.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 18, 2010
Anti-police fliers found near site of Santa Cruz gang homicide draw concern, speculation (Santa Cruz, CA): An apartment complex manager found inflammatory fliers Wednesday morning posted just down the block from where gang members killed a Santa Cruz High School student last fall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 18, 2010
Six alleged gang members indicted (Newport News, VA): A grand jury has indicted six alleged "Dump Squad" gang members Wednesday, according to the Unites States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: June 18, 2010
Newark-based drug bust linked to Bloods gang nets 40 (Newark, NJ): Forty people have been charged in an investigation into a city-based network of drug dealers linked to the Bloods gang, authorities announced today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 17, 2010
Salinas gang task force cut in half (Salinas, CA): As Salinas police prepare to cut their specialized gang team in half, Chief Louis Fetherolf said he hopes a state-led narcotics task force will fill some of the gaps — although that project has been slowed by local delays getting the paperwork in order.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 17, 2010
Othello considers gang ordinance (Othello, WA): Othello City Council listened to testimony about gang violence and were presented with a proposed ordinance to deal with gangs.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: June 17, 2010
Search continues in gang-related shootings (Redding, CA): Redding Police continued Thursday to look for four suspects in three separate gang-related shootings in the city this month.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 17, 2010
Task force hits tagging crew that left graffiti in Rosemead, El Monte and Whittier (Rosemead, CA): A yearlong investigation by a multiagency task force resulted Wednesday in the arrests of 15 tagging crew members who scrawled their "OCP" moniker in Rosemead, El Monte, Whittier and dozens of other cities, authorities said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 17, 2010
A strategy on gangs: Know who they are (Boston, MA): After a violent spring in which five people 15 and under have been shot in Boston, police girding for a potentially bloody summer are stepping up a campaign to help parents and teachers spot warning signs that young people may be members of gangs.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 16, 2010
Gillibrand: $1B to combat gangs (Albany, NY): Proposed federal legislation and $1 billion in grants will help the greater Capital Region battle more than 3,500 gang members and help 125,000 victims of drug abuse fueled by their activities, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Source: Times Union Date: June 16, 2010
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