Gang-Related News Articles
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Authorities say gang activity lagging (Warsaw, VA): Travis Lucas, the former leader of the Colonial Beach street gang Pound Property, had been in prison for more than six months when he received an additional life sentence.
Source: Northern Neck News Date: September 18, 2009
10,000 Oakland gang members? Experts say unlikely (Oakland, CA): Marketed as a "powerful journey inside one of America's most troubled cities," a documentary appearing on the Discovery Channel this month makes a loaded claim about Oakland's population.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: September 18, 2009
Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High (Gainesville, GA): Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: September 17, 2009
Three gang members arrested in pot bust (Victorville, CA): During a probation search Wednesday, authorities found 5 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $17,000, and arrested three gang members, officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 17, 2009
Residents say police need to do more to fight gangs (Glendale, UT): Kristal Flores was outside her Glendale home talking on the phone in late July when a gunshot pierced her head. The 21-year-old died in the hospital two weeks later.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 17, 2009
Police arrest two in connection with Deer Valley High shooting (Antioch, CA): Police have arrested two suspects in connection with Wednesday's drive-by shooting that wounded a Deer Valley High School student near campus.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 17, 2009
La Habra teen arrested for Sonora High stabbing (La Habra, CA): A former Sonora High student and alleged gang member was arrested this morning for last week's stabbing of a student on campus.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: September 17, 2009
Action group prepares to fight gang activity, clean up community (Fallbrook, CA): Sheriff’s deputies from the Fallbrook substation held a meeting with some of Fallbrook’s most influential community members, business owners and county representatives in order to formulate a plan to clean up the area by further addressing gang-related problems.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News Date: September 17, 2009
Task force captures MS-13 gangster in Hitchcock (Hitchcock, TX): A member of MS-13, a feared criminal gang, was captured in Hitchcock early this afternoon. The Police News learned that undercover police who had intelligence the man was heavy armed, possibly with an AK-47, was hiding in Hitchcock.
Source: The Police News Date: September 17, 2009
Five members of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM) street gang sentenced (Wichita Falls, TX): U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced five members of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM) street gang following their guilty pleas to various firearms offenses, according to a a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Times Record News Date: September 17, 2009
Police arrest two in connection with shooting at Antioch high school (Antioch, CA): Police have arrested two suspects in connection with Wednesday's drive-by shooting that wounded a Deer Valley High School student near campus.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 17, 2009
Three Nevada counties get grant for gang initiative (Carson City, NV): Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said three northern Nevada counties will use a $350,000 award to create a regional gang initiative.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 16, 2009
Suspect held in shooting death (Springfield, MA): The Tuesday afternoon shooting death of a city man in Mason Square comes less than a month after another nearby slaying and despite efforts by police and religious leaders to discourage violence.
Source: The Republican Date: September 16, 2009
Man shot to death outside family's home in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A man in his 20s was shot to death Tuesday night on Carey Avenue near Roache Road, the city's fifth homicide of the year, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 16, 2009
Three arrested in jewelry theft (San Diego County, CA): Members of a San Diego County gang were responsible for an armed robbery at a Laguna Beach shop where roughly $600,000 worth of jewels were taken by three masked men, according to court documents.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 16, 2009
Bicyclists mug teen on Cortez Road (Manatee County, FL): Two bicyclists beat and robbed a 17-year-old boy as he walked in the 2400 block of Cortez Road on Tuesday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: September 16, 2009
Local gang contacts jump by 80 percent (Victor Valley, CA): Victor Valley deputies say the number of gang members they’ve contacted soared 80 percent from last year.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 16, 2009
MS-13 gang members guilty in stabbing at Chesterfield club (Chesterfield, VA): Three members of the notorious MS-13 gang pleaded guilty yesterday to stabbing a man and leaving him for dead inside a Hispanic nightclub in Chesterfield County last fall.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: September 15, 2009
Dead men had gang ties (Jackson, TN): The two men killed in a Sunday morning shooting in a nightclub parking lot were affiliated with rival gangs and have an extensive criminal history, Jackson police confirmed Monday.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: September 15, 2009
Police conduct gang sweep (Holland, MI): Police recorded 13 violations during a gang sweep Saturday, in which officers from the Holland Police Department and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office checked on 31 offenders currently serving probation for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: September 15, 2009
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