Gang-Related News Articles
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Website anonymity pays dividends in gang arrests (Houston, TX): The anonymous tip bounced into a police supervisor's BlackBerry just before dinner on a recent Saturday night: Gangsters wearing matching muscle shirts were peddling crack from the parking lot of a convenience store where they would duck inside to hide from the law.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 14, 2011
Woman charged in gang-related murder (Chicago, IL): A young woman has been charged with the gang-related murder of man Thursday evening near his East Chicago neighborhood home.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 14, 2011
Sheriff's department announces Moorpark gang graffiti arrest (Moorpark, CA): Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies has arrested two juveniles for gang-related vandalism in Moorpark.
Source: MoorparkPatch Date: May 14, 2011
Study: Residents perceive gang problems (Henderson County, NC): A recently completed study showed that many residents believe there’s some type of gang problem in Henderson County, but officials in law enforcement and the county school system say that is not the case.
Source: Times-News Date: May 14, 2011
Tillicum ‘Gangsters' raided (Lakewood, WA): A Lakewood street gang believed to be burglarizing homes and trying to expand its foothold in the drug trade is the latest group targeted by law enforcement and Pierce County prosecutors in a crackdown on gang crime.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 13, 2011
Gang task force still vigilant after arrests (Portland, OR): Two suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton, but police and outreach workers warned that the issue of gang violence was still far from over.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: May 13, 2011
Portland police ramp up 'Operation Cool Down' (Portland, OR): As gang violence continues to increase, so do gang patrols. Police are calling it "Operation Cool Down." "We are seeing more shootings this year than last year and the year before," said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: May 13, 2011
Gang presence isn't what it use to be but neither is awareness (Sioux City, IA): Recent gang activity at Sioux City's Dale Street Park has members of the community concerned about gang violence. Sioux City's mayor says gang presence is no where close it used to be, but neither is awareness.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4 Date: May 13, 2011
Two arrested on suspicion of running illegal marijuana growing operation in the San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel, CA): Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in the San Gabriel Valley after authorities seized two caches of plants and dried marijuana with an estimated street value of $2.5 million, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 13, 2011
Man caught in gang crossfire (Memphis, TN): A man is recovering at The Med after he was hit by gunfire from a local street gang.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: May 13, 2011
NC ABC revokes, denies Club 609 permits after murder; cites ties to slain gang leader (Wilmington, NC): The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked temporary alcohol permits for Club 609, the site of a fatal shooting and a stabbing early Sunday morning.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: May 13, 2011
Concord police crack down on gang members, truant students, 'problem houses' (Concord, CA): Police here are cracking down on troublemakers. "If you're a gang member in Concord, we know who you are, and if we see you we're going to stop and talk to you," said Concord police Chief Guy Swanger, who took the job in January.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 13, 2011
Albany gang triggerman sentenced (Albany, NY): An Albany gang member who repeatedly opened fire on city streets, once wounding a rival leader, has been sentenced to more than 4 years in federal prison for racketeering.
Source: Times Union Date: May 13, 2011
Northern Va. Gang Task Force funding in jeopardy (Virginia): Public pressure to curtail federal spending has changed the way many local projects and programs are funded, at least temporarily, and one Virginia congressman is worried about how that will affect the war on gang-related crime.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News Date: May 12, 2011
Three arrested in connection with Arden Arcade graffiti spree (Arden-Arcade, CA): The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department announced that three known gang members were arrested Wednesday in connection with a rash of graffiti incidents in the Arden Arcade area.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 12, 2011
Gang violence on the rise in Eugene (Eugene, OR): Reports of gang-related violence surprised the campus community last month, and though arrests have been made in relation to those incidents, they were only a microcosm of gang activity and gang-related violence in Eugene.
Source: Oregon Daily Emerald Date: May 12, 2011
Stabbing near Passaic High School exposes battle city faces against gang violence (Passaic, NJ): The stabbing of a high school student on Thursday, allegedly by a classmate, may highlight the uphill battle police and educators face against gang violence that escalates around the city’s streets and schools as summer approaches.
Source: The Record Date: May 12, 2011
Gang member gets 59 months in prison (Albany, NY): A member of a notorious South End street gang was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison Thursday for racketeering crimes that included cocaine and marijuana trafficking.
Source: Times Union Date: May 12, 2011
Teen detained in beating outside gay club; Police say assault was gang related (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police have arrested a teen in the assault of a 22-year-old man outside a gay nightclub on Saturday, May 7. Police also have classified the assault as being gang related and "was not not committed based on bias of race, color, disability, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender or sexual preference," according to police officials.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News Date: May 12, 2011
Four teen gang members arrested in San Rafael slaying (San Rafael, CA) : An 18-year-old man and three juveniles have been arrested for the gang-related murder of a Corte Madera man, according to San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: May 12, 2011
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