Gang-Related News Articles
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Police arrest eight gang members in the East Bay, seize guns and drugs (Oakland, CA): One of the most dangerous gangs in recent memory was broken up Thursday morning when police raided several places in five East Bay cities, arresting three gang leaders from the Waterfront, a notorious South Berkeley street gang, police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 9, 2009
Street gang charged with bank fraud (Trenton, NJ): Members of the Bloods street gang used forged payroll checks to steal $341,000 from eight banks between 2005 and 2007, New Jersey officials said Tuesday.
Source: United Press International Date: July 8, 2009
Reputed gang leader caught after Route 17 chase at rush hour (Wurtsboro, NY): State police and Sullivan County sheriff's deputies caught a reputed gang leader after a high-speed pursuit on Route 17 Tuesday evening.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: July 8, 2009
Two teens charged in Valley Stream gang assault (Valley Stream, NY): Two 18-year-old men from Valley Stream were arrested Monday and charged with gang assault in a vicious attack early Sunday that left a 30-year-old Long Island Rail Road worker critically injured.
Source: Newsday Date: July 7, 2009
Gang connection in city shooting? (Manchester, NH): Police continue their hunt for the shooter accused of firing multiple shots into a group of people after Sunday night's fireworks -- wounding one man and a teenage bystander -- while they explore reports of the gunman's street gang connections.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: July 7, 2009
Another illegal alien gang attack in Loudoun County (Loudoun County, VA) : A little before 11:00 p.m. on July 4, a 22-year-old man was walking with some friends in the Whitcomb Square area of Sterling Park when he was approached by Jose E. Salmeron-Zelayandai, 20, and Carlos Hernandez-Trochez, 20.
Source: Examiner Date: July 7, 2009
Gang ties to Kroger blaze probed (Bristol, VA): City police confirmed Monday that the May fire at the Kroger store is believed to have been gang-related.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier Date: July 7, 2009
Gang leader faces drug, weapons charges (Providence, RI): Nirut "Shorty" Seng, a leader in the Young Bloods street gang, has been charged with possession of a shotgun and drug counts following a recent police search of his house in the city’s West End.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 7, 2009
Judge issues order against Reedley street gang (Reedley, CA): A recent rash of street fights in Reedley has prompted a judge to ban members of a Hispanic gang from congregating with each other in an eastern section of the city.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 7, 2009
Interim unit to fight gangs in metro (St. Paul, MN): Five police officers and three sheriff's deputies from the Twin Cities were named Tuesday by an oversight board to an interim anti-gang unit to fill the gap while the Metro Gang Strike Force remains suspended indefinitely and under investigation.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 7, 2009
Arrests made in gang-related stabbing (Sterling, VA): Two Sterling men are in custody after assaulting a third man on July 4. The incident, considered gang related, took place only days after public officials from the county, state and federal government met with Sterling residents to discuss gang activity in Loudoun County.
Source: Loudoun Independent Date: July 7, 2009
Gang member attacks two people, vandalizes vehicles, properties (Fallbrook, CA): A self-proclaimed gang member is behind bars today after he allegedly attacked two people with a crow bar while burglarizing a residence and vandalizing vehicles last night.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News Date: July 6, 2009
US attorney hires three prosecutors to focus on gangs (Greenbelt, MD): Maryland's U.S. attorney is hiring three prosecutors to focus on gang-related cases. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said Monday that using federal racketeering and conspiracy laws to prosecute gang members and leaders is reducing violent crime in Maryland.
Source: WJZ 13 News Date: July 6, 2009
More gangs seen on Anchorage streets, police say (Anchorage, AK): Anchorage police are counting more gangs on city streets, but there's debate over whether the increase is as sharp as it appears. A recent tally identified more than 125 suspected gangs, an increase of 13 from a December count.
Source: Daily News-Miner Date: July 6, 2009
Lack of resources an issue in Hanover Park's fight against gangs (Hanover Park, IL): Walk certain streets of Hanover Park in the wake of recent violence and you'll hear from neighbors scared to walk their dogs or let their children play in the front yard.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 6, 2009
Nevada jury convicts Aryan Warrior gang members (Las Vegas, NV): Five members of the Aryan Warriors prison and street gang were found guilty Monday of conspiracy to engage in a racketeering organization (RICO) or conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, said Gregory A. Brower, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News Date: July 6, 2009
Two arrested in West Modesto drive-by shooting death (Modesto, CA): Two suspects who were arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in west Modesto on the Fourth of July will be arraigned on murder, attempted murder and gang charges Tuesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court, prosecutors say.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 6, 2009
Pittsburgh's anti-violence program ready to start (Pittsburgh, PA): After months of delay, an ambitious anti-violence program with a track record of dramatic success in several U.S. cities is getting under way in Pittsburgh.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: July 6, 2009
Juggalos take issue with label as a gang (Modesto, CA): There's nothing new about rap artists inviting controversy by glamorizing a thug lifestyle, with the most successful among them claiming ties to street gangs even as they move into mansions and get airplay on mainstream radio or music television.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 5, 2009
Hanover Park police see upswing in violence as result of gang turf battle (Hanover Park, IL): Police believe an intensifying feud between two gangs - not a broad resurgence in gang crime - is behind several of Hanover Park's recent violent attacks.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 5, 2009
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