Gang-Related News Articles
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Concerned residents learn about gang problem (Belvidere, IL): There are about six different gangs on the streets in Belvidere according to police. They believe gangs total between 240 to 400 members. Police indicate there's a noticeable increase in gang calls and gang activity, particularly violent crimes.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: September 9, 2010
Keeping classmates out of trouble (Battle Creek, MI): A Battle Creek student is hoping to keep local young men in school and away from gangs and street life. Jacqueline Slaby, 17, will target boys and men ages 12 to 21 for "Manhood," a program designed to help participants earn diplomas and find employment.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Date: September 9, 2010
Gangs in the military pose problem for civilian police, Killeen detective says (Fort Worth, TX): It's not particularly palatable to think about, but there are gang members in the military, serving overseas and gaining valuable weapons and tactical training.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: September 9, 2010
Three nabbed in connection with 18th Street gang in Somerville (Somerville, MA): Three men allegedly facing off in a gang-related fight and carrying weapons were arrested in Somerville recently, according to a police report.
Source: The Somerville Journal Date: September 9, 2010
Gang sweep cuts violence, police report (Tulsa, OK): CompStat meetings address the effectiveness of the Police Department's crime-reduction efforts. Maj. Tracie Lewis, commander of the Gilcrease Division in north Tulsa, said aggravated assaults there were down from 155 reports last month to 69 this reporting period.
Source: Tulsa World Date: September 9, 2010
West High gang incident raises specter of retaliation (Madison, WI): An armed altercation Friday outside West High School involving known and suspected members of two street gangs involved in an April homicide heightened concerns of possible retaliation, police and school officials said Tuesday.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: September 8, 2010
Gang indictment alleges nonprofit sold fake hours (Nashville, TN): Nashville's mayor says more oversight by the city is needed after suspected gang members allegedly faked court-ordered community service work with the help of a local nonprofit.
Source: WAAY 31 News Date: September 8, 2010
Five people arrested in connection with Beaumont gang-related incident (Beaumont, CA): Five suspects allegedly involved in a gang-related shooting in Beaumont were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said today.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network Date: September 8, 2010
D.A. serves residents of a Compton home with a civil abatement action (Los Angeles, CA): Residents of a Compton home — considered by authorities to be a gang and narcotics stronghold — were served with a civil abatement action last week by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Los Angeles Wave Date: September 8, 2010
Crips gang members are sentenced to 45 years for Elizabeth crime spree (Elizabeth, NJ): Two members of the Crips street gang have been sentenced to 45 years in prison each for robbing nearly a dozen people in Elizabeth at gunpoint during an hour-long crime spree, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 8, 2010
Gang activity in Madison often flies under public radar (Madison, WI): A few years ago, a Madison gang targeted a prominent detective for murder. That plot failed. But police say gangs have been responsible for at least three murders in the last three years.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: September 7, 2010
Gang member arrested for assault, faces multiple charges (Charlotte, NC): Police have arrested and charged a gang member who pistol-whipped a man last Wednesday. A man told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that he was beaten and shot at because of a gang rivalry last week.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: September 7, 2010
Northwest Rockford reports overnight gang graffiti (Rockford, IL): Police are investigating several reports of gang graffiti that happened overnight. Residents in the city’s northwest side are waking up to find their homes, cars and garages covered in gang symbols, police said.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 7, 2010
Plainfield juvenile, 17, shot in suspected gang-related incident (Plainfield, NJ): Authorities are investigating a Tuesday morning drive-by shooting in which the 17-year-old son of a notorious city gang leader was injured, police said.
Source: Courier News Date: September 7, 2010
Two suspected gang members shot dead, eight arrested in beer keg ripoff (Chandler, AZ): A Chandler homeowner opened fire on suspected gang members who had infiltrated his party early Sunday and attacked him while trying to steal a keg of beer.
Source: Phoenix New Times Date: September 7, 2010
Fort Collins police continue shooting investigation (Fort Collins, CO): A man sought in a suspected gang-related shooting Sunday evening turned himself in shortly after the incident in Fort Collins, police said.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: September 7, 2010
Update: Series of Highland Park arson fires linked to new gang's initiation rite (Highland Park, MI): A least some of the spate of arson fires that have plagued Highland Park recently may have been set as an initiation for teens who want to join a new gang.
Source: Examiner Date: September 6, 2010
Two arrested in Fresno drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Officers from the Fresno HEAT Auto Theft Task Force arrested two gang members Monday afternoon on suspicion of stealing a car and using it in a drive-by shooting Sunday night.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 6, 2010
Latin Kings leader sentenced to 19 years in prison (Washington, DC): U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams Jr. sentenced Andres Echevarria, aka "B-Boy" and "King B-Boy," 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday to 19 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).
Source: Examiner Date: September 6, 2010
Escalating gang feud lands two in jail (Lake Elsinore, CA): A feud between two Lake Elsinore gangs that heated up earlier this year after a gang member was fatally shot has led to the arrest of two men, authorities said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 6, 2010
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