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Reported crimes in Madison fell 9.3 percent in 2011 (Madison, WI): The number of crimes reported in the city of Madison fell 9.3 percent last year, despite increases in homicides, thefts and fraud cases, police said. Chief Noble Wray stressed that the crime data does not adequately reflect several community safety issues, including youth and gang violence.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: February 23, 2012
Calistoga sees relatively little gang activity, police say (Calistoga, CA): Calistoga is not immune from the small but growing influence of gangs in Napa County, but gangs are not a major issue in the city at the moment, Police Chief Jonathan Mills told a county commission studying the problem.
Source: The Weekly Calistogan Date: February 23, 2012
Police: I-5 shooting tied to gangs (Stockton, CA): A rush-hour shooting on a downtown freeway Tuesday afternoon that left one man dead and two others wounded was gang-related, Stockton police said Wednesday.
Source: The Record Date: February 23, 2012
School violence, cyber bullying, National School Safety Center, U.S. Department of Education (Miami, FL): Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new government data reports an increase in cyber bullying and youth suicides.
Source: The Hour Date: February 23, 2012
Injunction goes to juvie (Santa Barbara, CA): A juvenile court judge will have to decide whether the city can use juvenile records to bolster its case for a gang injunction, Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne said Tuesday morning.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: February 23, 2012
Lynden fair shooter pleads guilty, gets 15 years in prison (Lynden, WA): A 16-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Thursday morning, Feb. 23, to shooting three people at the Northwest Washington Fair.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 23, 2012
Youths graduate from anti-gang program (Escondido, CA): About a year ago, Jorge Rodriguez, 14, might have been more likely to be handcuffed than shake hands with a police officer. But on Thursday night, the Escondido Police Department gave certificates to him and nine other boys for completing a 24-week program aimed to steer middle schoolers away from street gangs.
Source: North County Times Date: February 23, 2012
Mainland gang member indicted in isle drug case (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco woman facing federal drug trafficking charges is affiliated with a Bay Area street gang that sold drugs and committed murder here in 2009-10, according to court records.
Source: Hawaii Reporter Date: February 23, 2012
Gang-related shooting at Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, CA): A shooting in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood on Wednesday night is believed to be gang-related, police said Thursday.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: February 23, 2012
Investigators responding to gang-related fight (Ripley, TN): Lauderdale County investigators contained what they called a gang-related fight in the Gay Street community in Ripley, Tennessee Thursday night.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: February 23, 2012
Battling the gang problem behind bars (Pitt County, NC) : While lawmen battle gang activity in communities across the east, they're also doing it behind bars when gang members get locked up. The Pitt County Detention Center currently has about 500 inmates. Officials say about 20 of them are known gang members, and that can present additional problems.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: February 23, 2012
Maine gangs part two: Bangor (Bangor, ME): Last December, 20-year-old Zachary Carr was sentenced in the murder of John "Bobby" Surles. A debate that sparked during sentencing caught our attention here at TV5. A state prosecutor said what occurred the night Surles was shot was gang-like activity, but other Bangor officials disagree.
Source: WABI 5 News Date: February 23, 2012
Gang Task Force ready for new year (Albany, GA): The 2011 accomplishments of the Albany Police Department Gang Unit will pave the way for a strong fight against gang crime in 2012, according to officials Thursday.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: February 23, 2012
CHP officers interrupt possible gang assault (Rohnert Park, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday in Rohnert Park after they allegedly threw a man into the street right in front of a passing CHP patrol car.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 23, 2012
Arrest made in Waukegan shooting (Waukegan, IL): A Waukegan man was arrested Thursday and charged in a recent gang-related shooting, according to police.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 23, 2012
City condemns home where arrested gang member lived (Corpus Christi, TX): Members of the police gang unit and the city's code enforcement division visited two houses where gang members were arrested earlier this week, condemning one, and warning owners of the other.
Source: KZTV 10 News Date: February 23, 2012
Drug gangs in the Tri-States (Quincy, IL): Drug gangs. They exist in the Tri-States. In fact, police say Quincy is an ideal location for gangs to sell their drugs and the trickle down impact is being felt in your community. Just a few years ago, police say gang activity was slowing down in Quincy. But officers at the Quincy Police Department say activity has picked back up.
Source: WGEM News Date: February 23, 2012
Boy, 17, injured in Miramar drive-by shooting (Miramar, FL): A 17-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting Thursday evening in front of a home known for drug and gang activity, police said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 23, 2012
Police: Man stabbed at swap mall by gang members (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old was stabbed Thursday during a fight at the Bristol Swap Mall, police said. The stabbing victim was at the swap mall in the 1200 block of South Bristol Street with his father and sister shortly after noon when three or four men in their early 20s approached him, asking whether he was affiliated with a gang, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 23, 2012
Arkansas gang violence (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence in Little Rock is on the rise - and is bringing back memories for those embroiled in the early '90s gang war that ravaged the city.
Source: FOX16 News Date: February 23, 2012
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