Gang-Related News Articles
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Wareham police investigate possible gang activity after rash of graffiti (Wareham, MA): The Wareham police are looking into possible gang-related activity after a rash of vandalism early last Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. on the 23rd, Wareham officers discovered freshly painted graffiti on several buildings including one apartment house in the Main Street area during patrol.
Source: Plymouth Daily News Date: March 28, 2011
Border crime sweep nets drugs, 246 arrests (San Diego, CA): A massive multi-agency weekend sweep targeting criminals involved with drugs, gangs and cross-border crimes resulted in 246 arrests and the seizure of about $200,000 in cash and contraband, sheriff’s officials announced Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 28, 2011
Gang activity present in Logan (Logan, UT): Throughout the country, cities are dealing with the effects of gang activity. Last year, Ogden passed an ordinance taking a hard line on the city's oldest gang, the Ogden Trece, and while Cache Valley has neither Ogden's size nor crime rate, gang-related crime is not unheard of.
Source: The Utah Statesman Date: March 28, 2011
Hillsboro teen hurt in gang drive-by shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Hillsboro police are searching for suspects after a 15-year-old boy was shot four times early Sunday in what appeared to be a gang-related drive-by attack on Cornell Road in Hillsboro.
Source: The Hillsboro Argus Date: March 28, 2011
Serpas: Informal 'gangs' part of city's crime problem (New Orleans, LA): With five shootings and two slayings over the weekend, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said part of the city's crime problem involves gangs.
Source: WDSU News Date: March 28, 2011
Elizabeth youth group cadets work to combat gangs, help put an end to street violence (Elizabeth, NJ): Nia Manning, 14, and Ishmael Heggs, 17, have both experienced the violent deaths of friends. For Manning, it was about seven months ago when her childhood friend was gunned down on the street where she lives in Elizabeth.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 27, 2011
Anti-gang operation nets over 100 arrests (Chattanooga, TN): A weekend saturation by the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office nets over 100 arrests.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 27, 2011
Lyndonville, Vt., to discuss gang worries at public meeting (Lyndonville, VT): A group of young people in Lyndonville are identifying themselves as members of a gang and young people are threatening others with knives, slapping people and scaring some of the older people in town, officials said.
Source: The Republic Date: March 26, 2011
Police investigating gang-related attack (Livermore, CA): One man was arrested at about midnight Friday on suspicion of possessing an illegal weapon. The unidentified man used a sock with a padlock in it during a gang-related attack, Sgt. Brian Martinez said.
Source: LivermorePatch Date: March 26, 2011
Ogden gang injunction nets 24 arrest cases for violators (Ogden, UT): Levi Martinez says he’s tried to tell his grandson hanging around with the street gang Ogden Trece would lead him into trouble.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 26, 2011
Two San Jose men shot in apparent gang attack (San Jose, CA): Two young San Jose men were shot Saturday just after midnight in what police believe was a gang attack near the interchange of Highway 101 and Interstate 280.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 26, 2011
Saskatoon police bust prominent street gang in the city (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon police have dealt a major blow to a prominent street gang criminal organization after arresting 14 people, including a high ranking member of the "Terror Squad," for a rash of violence and drug trafficking activity in the city
Source: GlobalTV News Date: March 25, 2011
Five more in gang case go to court (Youngstown, OH): One man indicted on charges related to a criminal gang enterprise on the city’s South Side was arraigned before a federal judge, while four other men under the same indictment went before the judge asking to be released from jail on bond.
Source: The Vindicator Date: March 25, 2011
State police back gangs data (Hightstown, NJ): State police representatives told the Borough Council on Monday that the number of gangsters and gangs operating in Hightstown according to their state survey appeared accurate.
Source: Windsor-Hights Herald Date: March 25, 2011
In Chicago, stopping crime before it happens (Chicago, IL): Youth violence rates around the country have been decreasing in recent years, but violent crimes are still most concentrated in poorer, urban neighborhoods. Experts say kids who grow up in dangerous areas are more likely to become targets.
Source: NPR News Date: March 25, 2011
State witness relocation program shelters citizens who testify against violent gang members (Sacramento, CA): On the eve of her trip to a crime-plagued border region of California, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released the 2009-2010 annual report for CAL WRAP, a program that provides millions of dollars for the relocation of witnesses in cases that send gang members to prison for committing violent crimes including murder, rape, and kidnapping.
Source: Salem-News.com Date: March 25, 2011
Mesa students facing gang charges following fight (Mesa, AZ): The Mesa Police Department has recommended that six Fremont Junior High boys involved in a gang-related fight be charged with participating in a criminal street gang, a felony punishable with jail and fines.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: March 25, 2011
Gang injunction targets speak out, Part 2 (Santa Barbara, CA): Taped interviews recently filmed and released by Youth CineMedia — a nonprofit that works with at-risk youth by getting them off the streets and into the production room — depict individuals who say they were wrongfully named in the city’s gang injunction announced last week.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 25, 2011
Meetings to ally South City police, community amid rise in gang violence (San Francisco, CA) : In an effort to combat a rise in gang violence, South San Francisco has hired a local nonprofit to organize a series of community meetings and train police officers on building trust with neighbors.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: March 25, 2011
Seattle teens involved in gang-related drive-by (Seattle, WA): Two teens have been charged with a drive-by shooting after police suspected there was an argument over South Seattle territory. No one was injured in the shooting, though police say it further detailed a months-long violent feud between the Down Wit' the Crew gang and South Seattle Crip gang members.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 25, 2011
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