Gang-Related News Articles
Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Dismantling of a gang (Youngstown, OH): Members of Youngstown street gang LSP ruled their territory with violence and threats. And when that didn't work, they would attempt to pay off those who could testify against them, sources say.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 17, 2011
Street gangs on the rise (Hamilton, ON): At 13, he was recruited into a street gang. By the time he was 14, he was arrested, caught in a robbery. Next came drugs, violence and the "different way of thinking" that pigeonholes many youth into the gang lifestyle. Now, at 19, he knows he was lucky to escape. It was also hard work.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: April 16, 2011
Boy, 14, arrested for Pajaro gang shooting (Pajaro, CA): Gangsters in Pajaro had their guns blazing Friday evening. Two gang shootings in an hour had Watsonville police and Monterey County Sheriff's deputies scrambling to locate the assailants and keep a lid on the violence that sent a Watsonville man to the hospital.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: April 16, 2011
Second Seright heads to prison (Niagara Falls, NY): A Falls man who once bragged, with his brother, that they were "a dynasty in Niagara Falls" will spend the next 10 years behind bars.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: April 16, 2011
Alleged gang member arrested (Kingston, PA): Less than a week after a federal report indicated drug trafficking gangs have set up operations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, police arrested a man they say is a member of the Crips after a large amount of heroin was allegedly found during a traffic stop.
Source: The Times Leader Date: April 16, 2011
Man sentenced for Ephrata gang fight (Ephrata, WA): A man will serve three months in jail for a gang-related fight in an Ephrata school. Felix M. Bazan, 19, pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree and trespassing in the first degree in Grant County Superior Court.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 16, 2011
Portland Police work to keep track of urban gang activity (Portland, OR): We’ve been taking a look at gangs in the Pacific Northwest this week. And we’ve seen that violence can erupt anywhere -- from secluded fishing holes to small town streets. But rural communities don’t always have the gang prevention programs available to cities.
Source: OPB News Date: April 15, 2011
Catching gangs with conspiracy (Tacoma, WA): A Pierce County prosecutor and police are claiming success against gang violence in Tacoma. They're going after street gangs with the help of a law that's only been used to prosecute organized crime in the past.
Source: KUOW News Date: April 15, 2011
Threats against Flagler teen gang-related (Bunnell, FL): Sheriff's investigators say they have arrested two members of a new gang claiming to be affiliated with the Flagler County Bloods.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: April 15, 2011
Lawmakers, law enforcement meet on crime, drugs (Allentown, PA): It's no secret that drug and gang activity is present is the Lehigh Valley. A new study shows that the gangs are becoming increasingly more organized and influential in our region
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: April 15, 2011
APD gang operation nabs 94 (Albuquerque, NM): The Special Investigations Division of the Albuquerque Police Department, along with several other state and federal law enforcement agencies, arrested 94 dangerous and violent criminals during a two-week gang operation last month.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: April 15, 2011
Prevention is the focus of "Gangs 101" (Broken Arrow, OK): Law enforcement from across region gathered in Broken Arrow on Friday to share information and talk about ways to curb violence. "Gangs 101" brings together everyone who is on the front lines of combating gang activity.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: April 15, 2011
Concerns raised at Hayward High after fight involving gang members (Hayward, CA): Police presence was beefed up around the Hayward High School campus this week after a pair of recent fights -- including a large-scale gang-related melee that ended in arrests -- sparked fears a retaliatory strike could be in the works.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 15, 2011
Teen charged in gang-related stabbing (Arlington Heights, IL): A 15-year-old from Wheeling has been charged with attempted murder after he chased and stabbed a rival gang member outside of a McDonald’s, Arlington Heights police said Friday.
Source: TribLocal Date: April 15, 2011
15-year-old shot in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): It appears to be a case of gang violence in an area of Fresno not known for that kind of trouble. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest Wednesday night at the Villa Hermosa Apartments near Marks and McKinley. Witnesses say the victim was arguing with another teen before the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 14, 2011
Spartanburg law enforcement: Victims, suspects getting younger (Spartanburg, SC): In little more than a week, two people have been shot and killed in Spartanburg and Boiling Springs. In both incidents, the suspects are mostly teenagers, ranging from 17 to 19 years old.
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal Date: April 14, 2011
Gang-related shooting injures man, police say (Salem, OR): A man was wounded late Tuesday in what police said was a gang shooting in northeast Salem.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: April 14, 2011
Gang injunction who’s who (Santa Barbara, CA): "The baddest of the bad." That's how Santa Barbara officials portray 30 people named in the city's gang injunction, but news of the civil document has been met with varied community response and concerns about its constitutionality, necessity, and thoroughness. Authorities see it as a tool to prevent gang members from congregating and veterans from recruiting.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: April 14, 2011
San Jose seeks funding for Safe Summer Initiative, which supports youth activities (San Jose, CA): The incidence of teen gang violence in San Jose has decreased significantly since the summer of 2007. While some attribute last summer's decrease to cooler temperatures, it's possible that the city's Safe Summer Initiative can accept a good portion of the credit.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 14, 2011
Feds indict 11 in Va. as racketeering Bloods gang (Norfolk, VA): Eleven members of a violent street gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods committed killings, intimidated people and sold a variety of drugs in southeastern Virginia, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 14, 2011
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