Gang-Related News Articles
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Sterling man sought in Fairfax rape (Fairfax, VA): On the day after Christmas, an 8-year-old Fairfax County girl told her mother that a family friend had raped her earlier in the day. On Wednesday, Fairfax police conducted a manhunt for the "friend," an alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, with warrants for forcible rape and forcible sodomy.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 5, 2011
S.J.'s first homicide of 2011 called gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose's first homicide victim of 2011 was identified by police today as 15-year-old Oscar Gonzalez, who was shot dead on his front porch in what investigators believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 5, 2011
Girl gang violence at Phila. school caught on tape (Philadelphia, PA): A YouTube video shows the latest incident of girl gang violence in school corridors in Philadelphia. The assault on an Edison High School student by two others took place Tuesday in the school hallways.
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: January 5, 2011
Long Beach wins GRIP grant to offer gang alternative (Long Beach, CA) : Long Beach’s efforts to curtail gang violence, improve public safety and support gang prevention and intervention activities received some extra help last month when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the award of a $369,309 California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant to the city of Long Beach.
Source: Gazettes Date: January 5, 2011
Man, 39, found beaten in Hollister (Hollister, CA): A 39-year-old Hollister man is in critical condition at a Bay Area hospital after he was injured in a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: January 5, 2011
Police slash Middle Tenn. gang crimes (Nashville, TN): Police say efforts in 2010 paid off in battling the estimated 2,500 to 3,000 gang members in at least 14 gangs in and around Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 4, 2011
Saginaw crime numbers drop (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw's latest investigation into gang activity has lead to eight arrests while the search continues for one more suspect.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News Date: January 4, 2011
Long Beach Police Department announces lowest murder rates since 1971 (Long Beach, CA): Murder rates dropped to near 40-year lows and for the first time the Long Beach Police Department can boast a 90 percent rate for cleared murder cases.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: January 4, 2011
Murder rate in LA hits four-decade low (Los Angeles, CA): For the first time in more than four decades, Los Angeles finished the year with fewer than 300 murders as crime continued to fall for a ninth year, officials announced Tuesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 4, 2011
Attorney General Rob McKenna seeks tough anti-gang law (Tacoma, WA) : Washington’s attorney general wants to have legal power to crack down on gangs that prosecutors in California already possess.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 3, 2011
County looks to clean up graffiti issue (San Luis Obispo, CA): With one eye aimed at monitoring gangs and the other eye on aesthetics, the county is about to introduce an anti-graffiti ordinance.
Source: The Tribune Date: January 3, 2011
October sees 20th straight month of drop in crime rate despite jump in gang violence (Manteca, CA): A surge in year-end felony-level property crimes - a regular holiday occurrence - won’t likely break Manteca’s string of 20 months of double-digit drops in the crime rate.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: January 3, 2011
Gangs aren't always easy to see (Panama City, FL): Gangs might not look or act the same everywhere, but they are everywhere. The number of gangs and their membership is continuing to rise in Florida, according to the annual Florida Gang Reduction Strategy report released by Florida’s Office of the Attorney General on Dec. 22.
Source: The News Herald Date: January 3, 2011
Calgary homicide rate drops (Calgary, AB): Calgary's homicide rate took a sharp nosedive in 2010 and police are pointing to a decrease in gang violence as a factor. There were 15 homicides in 2010, compared to 26 in 2009, and 34 in 2008. It's the lowest number posted since 2003.
Source: CBC News Date: January 3, 2011
Watsonville police say stabbing victim had dropped out of a gang (Watsonville, CA): As police searched for leads Monday in the stabbing death of Jose Alfredo Coronel, friends and family gathered on the sidewalk where he was killed to mourn their loss.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 3, 2011
Police: Maple Valley teen who shot two a Juggalo gang member (Maple Valley, WA): A Maple Valley man teen accused of shooting two other youths on a popular walking trail has been charged with first-degree assault.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 3, 2011
Gang assault linked to four stopped in pickup (Buffalo, NY): Four men were arrested early Saturday following a gang assault on a 17-year-old male outside a Main Street tavern, police said.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 2, 2011
New program hopes to keep kids safe from bullying, gangs (Muskogee, OK): Police and school officials hope the implementation of a new program will provide kids with tools they need to become responsible adults. The Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program is to begin on a trial basis at Muskogee schools. The program will be facilitated by police.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: January 2, 2011
Police arrest woman in gun, drug sweep (Daytona Beach, FL): Police arrested a fugitive Friday morning on a slew of warrants issued during a crackdown on stolen guns and drugs dealt throughout the city.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: January 1, 2011
Suspect sought in 'drug-rip' home invasion in Prince George (Prince George, BC): Police in Prince George are investigating an apparent "drug-rip" home invasion. Officers were called to a home in the 1600-block Juniper Street Friday morning, after occupants reported a man had burst into the home with a "large-edged weapon," demanding drugs, Cpl. Craig Douglass said.
Source: The Province Date: January 1, 2011
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