Gang-Related News Articles
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Man stabbed in Taylorsville gang-related fight (Taylorsville, UT): Taylorsville police arrested five juveniles after a gang-related stabbing that left a 20-year-old man in critical condition early Sunday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 13, 2009
Zone defense could stop gangs at Valley high schools (Sunnyside, WA): As lunch ends at Sunnyside High School, police descend on four teenagers standing outside an apartment complex about two blocks from the school.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 13, 2009
22 arrested in Valley gang case (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix officers first identified the group more than two years ago, though they were unclear if the supposed gang title was a joke. They used multiple names but settled on Fluffy Bunny Crew.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: December 12, 2009
Ten juveniles, 14 and 15, arrested in four-month crime spree (Scranton, PA): Ten boys, all 14 or 15, have been arrested by city police in connection with a four-month crime spree that included at least two robberies and a series of burglaries and auto thefts, mostly in South Scranton.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: December 12, 2009
Graffiti in Reidsville gang related? (Reidsville, NC) : A home abandoned after foreclosure is now a source of fear in one Reidsville community. Neighbors say the home on the corner of Piedmont Street and Washington Avenue has set empty for at least a year.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: December 12, 2009
Gang-related activity on the rise in Franklin County, investigator says (Franklin County, VA): A recent robbery being investigated as gang-related in the Henry area of Franklin County is a glimpse of an increasing trend, said one Franklin County investigator.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: December 11, 2009
Hunt continues for reputed gang members (Palm Springs, CA): Police continued searching today for six reputed Palm Springs gang members and associates who have eluded capture for drug and weapons violations.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: December 11, 2009
Mexican cartels looking to exploit gang connections in U.S. military (El Paso, TX): The ties between drug cartels and street gangs in Mexico are well-established. But now, there are signs the cartels are looking to exploit gang connections in the U.S. military.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: December 11, 2009
Gang fight pairs police in Manatee, Sarasota counties (Manatee County, FL): The fight against street gangs that may be moving south from Manatee into Sarasota is strengthening an anti-gang partnership between sheriff’s offices in the two counties.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 10, 2009
Incidence of gang violence soaring (South Carolina): The rate of gang violence in South Carolina rose nearly 1,000 percent over the past decade, with rural Colleton County topping the list of the most-hard-hit areas in the state, according to a study released Wednesday.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: December 10, 2009
Officials: Gang rivalry led to Calif. prison riot (Sacramento, CA): A riot at a Southern California prison that left more than 200 injured and two buildings destroyed was triggered by an "ongoing racial street war" between black and Hispanic gangs, corrections officials say.
Source: The Associated Press Date: December 10, 2009
Salinas slayings worse statistically in 1994 (Salinas, CA): With about three weeks left in 2009, most Salinas residents know that the city has reached a record number of annual homicides. But when population growth is factored in, one year stands out as even worse: 1994.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 10, 2009
ATF, Palm Springs police investigation targets entrenched local gang (Palm Springs, CA): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Palm Springs Police Department (PSPD) today announced the arrest of 17 suspects in "Operation Gatekeeper Heat," an investigation targeting members and associates of the Gateway Posse Crips in the city of Palms Springs and surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley.
Source: PR Newswire Date: December 10, 2009
Chief: Our goal is to make sure ... neighborhoods are safe from ... gun violence (Palm Springs, CA): Hours after 11 suspected gang members were arrested on drug and weapon charges in a multi-agency raid this morning, Palm Springs Police Chief David Dominguez urged six other suspects to turn themselves in to authorities.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 10, 2009
Holyoke police round up gang members after threat (Holyoke, MA): Holyoke police have rounded up 15 members of a gang after they allegedly made it known they wanted to shoot a police officer.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 9, 2009
Teen shot on busy street in Logan Square (Chicago, IL): Jeremy Gonzalez had just tried to re-enroll in middle school Tuesday morning when he was shot in the head while walking home with his mother along a busy street in Logan Square, according to his family and law-enforcement sources.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 9, 2009
Gang crime not on rise (Abilene, TX): While Abilene’s gang activity has come into the spotlight with recent drive-by shootings and the beating of a Cooper High student in the school bathroom as part of a possible gang initiation, police say local gang crime isn’t necessarily on the rise.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 9, 2009
Watsonville gang shooting prompts concerns about rise in violence (Watsonville, CA): A teenager gunned down Tuesday night was lucky to be alive Wednesday, but investigators have no leads on who shot him as he walking with a girl to a friend's house.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 9, 2009
Two Abilene men dispute gang affiliation (Abilene, TX): James Vita and Jeremy Jay were surprised when they learned their YouTube video supposedly was a tool for recruiting gang members.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 9, 2009
Street gang leader operating from East Nashville gets life without parole (Nashville, TN): Shannon Walker's son and daughter were 8 and 3 when the young mother was gunned down near her Los Angeles home.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 8, 2009
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