Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang violence up in Saskatoon: police chief (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's police chief says half of the city's 2010 homicides were tied to gang activity, a worrisome trend he has plans to address in 2011.
Source: CBC News Date: December 29, 2010
Police: Maple Valley shooting was over gang dispute (Maple Valley, WA): A 19-year-old man was in court Wednesday after police say he shot two teens on the Lake Wilderness Trail in Maple Valley.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 29, 2010
Castroville gang violence heats up (Castroville, CA): Monday night marked the third shooting in Castroville in a matter of two weeks. The woman who called 9-1-1 for that homicide said she looked out her window and saw the boy laying on the sidewalk.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: December 28, 2010
Anti-gang efforts cut homicide rate: expert (Edmonton, AB): Major police crackdowns on street gangs is a reason why Edmonton’s homicide rates are dropping, says a criminologist with Grant MacEwan University.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: December 28, 2010
Two Valluco gang members arrested for attempted carjacking (San Juan, TX): Michael Villarreal and Fernando Rosales are accused of trying to take a woman’s car as she stopped at the intersection of Ridge and Nebraska late Monday night.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: December 28, 2010
Greeley gang incidents rise, but so do arrests (Greeley, CO): Although the number of gang-related incidents and arrests is up in Greeley this year, some law enforcement officials see that as a positive; they are keeping the pressure on the city gang’s members.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: December 27, 2010
Councils study report on gangs in local schools (Rocky Mount, NC) : Gangs and their influence are a real problem in Twin Counties schools, according to a final report recently released by the Nash and Edgecombe Juvenile Crime Prevention councils.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: December 27, 2010
Gang involvement a deadly risk in homicide capital (Abbotsford, BC): Only a few years ago, a student selling marijuana in their local Abbotsford, B.C., high school was just another petty criminal, pretty low on the police radar.
Source: CTV News Date: December 26, 2010
Metro Vancouver homicides down by almost 50 per cent (Vancouver, BC): There were far fewer homicides in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in 2010 than in 2009, when a vicious gang war led to bloodshed in the first half of the year.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 26, 2010
Gang member dies in wild Christmas day shootout (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen who fatally shot an 18-year-old gang member and wounded three others, two critically, in a running gun battle on Christmas Day in Echo Park.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: December 26, 2010
Treces injunction causing members to move out of Ogden? (Ogden, UT): Christmas marked 90 days since the Ogden Trece Injunction went into effect. The numbers aren't huge yet for enforcement of the state's first gang injunction -- about 20 arrests for failure to abate a public nuisance, including two of members found with drugs or weapons that led to felony charges.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 25, 2010
Police watching for gang relocation (Ogden, UT): Area police officials are keeping a close eye on whether Trece gang members, pressured by an injunction in Ogden, are moving to neighboring cities where police attention may not be so intense.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 25, 2010
Gang census: County has 516 members (Manatee, FL): Florida has 56,200 gang members, associates and other suspects statewide, a census by the state Attorney General’s Office has found. Of those, 516 live in Manatee County this year, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 23, 2010
Gang cops say juvenile photo law too restrictive (Salt Lake City, UT): The scenario is a familiar to gang cops in Salt Lake City: an officer sees a teenager hanging out with older known gang members in a neighborhood, flashing gang signs or wearing gang colors to declare an allegiance.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 23, 2010
Man killed in gang-related stabbing (Hempstead, NY): Gang members who thought they had come face to face with four of their rivals in a Hempstead bar stabbed two men outside the club early Thursday, killing one, Nassau homicide detectives said.
Source: Newsday Date: December 23, 2010
Cleanup exposes Fallbrook gang 'hangout' (Fallbrook, CA): A team of volunteers from the local trails council assisted the Sheriff’s department by lending their energy, muscle and community spirit to remove overgrown brush from a vacant lot near South Vine Street on Saturday, Dec. 18.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News Date: December 23, 2010
Border Patrol arrests MS-13 gang member (Kelso, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector apprehended an admitted MS-13 gang member Wednesday. The agents, who are assigned to the Blythe Station, received a call from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office asking to assist U.S. park rangers with a self-professed illegal alien.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: December 23, 2010
Fresno police target tagging crew members (Fresno, CA): The escalation of violence and retaliation by tagging crews -- including a Tuesday night drive-by shooting in southeast Fresno -- has police targeting the culprits, Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 22, 2010
McCollum releases gang study (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the 2010 Florida Gang Reduction Strategy Report results have been compiled and released.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: December 22, 2010
Gang violence down in our area (Bay County, FL) : According to a new report on reducing gang violence, there are close to 1,500 documented gangs in Florida. Around 150 of those are in the Panhandle.
Source: WMBB News 13 Date: December 22, 2010
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