Gang-Related News Articles
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Police say gang members were picking fight at mall (Merced, CA): A validated gang member was Tasered by a police officer at the Merced Mall on Wednesday, after an argument between rival gang members, Merced police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 24, 2009
Nine arrested in Santa Maria gang sweep (Santa Maria, CA): Nine people were arrested after a the Gang Suppression Team, carried out of dozens of enforcement investigations throughout the city.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: December 24, 2009
14 names deleted from Minnesota gang-member database after audit finds errors (St. Paul, MN): An audit of a law enforcement database of gang members found problems with about 5 percent of the entries sampled, which amounts to 14 people.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 24, 2009
Drug arrests involve Victory Gardens and Dover residents (Morris County, NJ): Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, Esq., in conjunction with Chief of Investigations William Schievella, New Jersey State Police Colonel Rick Fuentes, Town of Dover Chief of Police Harold Valentine, Randolph Township Chief of Police Robert Mason, and State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Police Deputy Director Donald Haynes have announced the conclusion of a two-and-a-half month undercover gang, gun and drug investigation.
Source: Neighbor News Date: December 23, 2009
14 suspected DeKalb gang members indicted (Decatur, GA): Fourteen suspected gang members were indicted in DeKalb County on Tuesday as part of the county’s efforts to crack down on gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 23, 2009
Three Waukegan gang members arrested (Waukegan, IL): Three reputed street gang members were arrested Wednesday as part of a monthlong weapons investigation, Waukegan police announced.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 23, 2009
Four city buildings hit with graffiti (Taunton, MA): Is the Silver City becoming Graffiti City? Police are looking for the person or persons who they say either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning embarked upon a citywide, graffiti tagging spree.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: December 23, 2009
Two accused of beating man who wanted out of gang (Raleigh, NC): Police arrested a man and a woman Sunday, after a 20-year-old man reported that they beat and stripped him naked because he wanted out of the "Bloods" street gang, court records show.
Source: The News & Observer Date: December 22, 2009
Four injured in suspected gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Four suspected gang members were hospitalized today with leg wounds believed to have been inflicted by gang rivals in a shooting in South Los Angeles, police said.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: December 22, 2009
Six suspects arrested after two smash-and-grab burglaries (Atlanta, GA): Smash-and-grab burglars struck two southwest Atlanta shoe stores just minutes apart early Tuesday, and police arrested six people a short time later at an apartment complex south of downtown.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 22, 2009
Aryan Warriors prison gang leader sentenced (Las Vegas, NV): One of the Aryan Warriors prison gang members convicted of multiple felonies in July was sentenced Monday to more than 24 years in federal prison.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: December 22, 2009
Crime on the rise? (Tracy, CA): The Tracy Police Department urges residents to have patience as it works through a dreadful December following the arrest of three men after a gang-related shooting Friday night that left a 21-year-old Tracy man dead.
Source: Tracy Press Date: December 22, 2009
Teens charged in Oswego gang shooting (Oswego, IL): Two young Aurora men faced murder charges Tuesday for what police deemed a gang-related weekend shooting in Oswego.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 22, 2009
Glouco acts to stop infiltration by gangs (Woodbury, NJ): Gloucester County authorities arrested 80 people in the past year in a second statewide effort to target gang members and other violent offenders.
Source: Courier-Post Date: December 21, 2009
Officials eye spray paint restrictions to slow graffiti's rise (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines leaders will explore restrictions on spray paint sales to minors to help combat record levels of graffiti in the capital city.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 21, 2009
Gang injunction placed in Escondido (Escondido, CA): A new gang injunction prohibiting 29 members of two North County street gangs from certain gang-related activities within two designated "Safety Zones" in Escondido was approved Monday by a judge in Vista.
Source: San Diego News Network Date: December 21, 2009
Fifth suspect arrested in Live Oak shooting (Live Oak, CA): A 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with a car-to-car shooting Thursday in Live Oak will be tried as an adult.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: December 21, 2009
DA seeks injunction against Brown Pride Gang (Adelanto, CA): The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed suit seeking an injunction against the Adelanto-based Brown Pride Gang, which has been linked to shootings, drug sales, burglaries and vandalism, officials said on Monday.
Source: Daily Press Date: December 21, 2009
Study sheds new light on gangs and crime (Bamberg County, SC): Bamberg and Orangeburg counties rank in the top 10 in the state in identified gang-related incarcerations, according to a S.C. Department of Public Safety study.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: December 20, 2009
FBI-led task force joins anti-gang effort in Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN): A federal effort designed to dismantle gangs at their core will roll out soon in the Twin Cities, months after the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down amid allegations of misconduct and evidence mishandling.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 20, 2009
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