Gang-Related News Articles
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Eight SoCal arrests with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say a drug bust has netted eight arrests of San Gabriel Valley gang members with alleged ties to the Mexican Mafia.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 8, 2010
Federal, state officials nab top leaders of La Puente-based gang with ties to Mexican Mafia (La Puente, CA): Federal and state police on Tuesday arrested the top two leaders of the Puente 13 street gang during an early morning sweep.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: June 8, 2010
Salvadoran gang member arrested Friday is key player in Pogonip area drug trade (Santa Cruz, CA): A "kingpin" in the Pogonip drug trade and documented Salvadoran gang member was arrested Friday by Santa Cruz police and federal immigration officials, and may be deported, police reported Tuesday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 8, 2010
Government denies reports on gang member working as informant (Salinas, CA): Government attorneys have soundly rejected defense allegations that a Nuestra Familia gang member committed violent crimes while working as an FBI informant.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 7, 2010
Mexican Mafia leader sentenced to 18 years in prison (Tucson, AZ): Attorney General Terry Goddard Monday announced the sentencing of John Frederick Farinas, 39, of Phoenix to 18 years in prison for assisting a criminal street gang and possession of prison contraband.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: June 7, 2010
Shootings tied to gang activity (Tulsa, OK): Police are investigating a significant increase in shootings that are a result of increased gang activity and retaliatory motives, a Gang Unit officer said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: June 7, 2010
Criminal illegal immigrant gangs infest U.S. (Washington, DC): Today the Southern U.S. border is an open highway for those seeking to enter the United States without inspection.
Source: Newsmax Date: June 7, 2010
Gang activity cited in girl’s shooting (Roxbury, MA): Rival gang activity is believed to be responsible for the Friday night shooting of a 10-year-old girl who was wounded in the leg outside her Roxbury home, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 6, 2010
21 arrested in Adelanto gang sweep (Adelanto, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies and other officials made 21 arrests Friday in Adelanto's first enforcement of an injunction against the Brown Pride Gang.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: June 6, 2010
Gang activity is on the rise here (Martinsville, VA): The presence of gangs is growing locally, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said Saturday, and he fears the problem will get worse if the community does not pull together to fight it.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin Date: June 6, 2010
McCollum: Northeast Florida denies gang problem (Jacksonville, FL): State Attorney General Bill McCollum said Northeast Florida is denying its gang problem, a statement that sent his staff into damage control mode after hearing from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: June 5, 2010
GPS monitors placed on paroled gang members in Pasadena area (Pasadena, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has begun fitting paroled gang members with GPS monitors to better keep track of criminals considered to be among the worst of the worst.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 5, 2010
Palm Beach County homicide data troubling, but gang violence dips (Palm Beach County, FL): A Wellington man allegedly shoots and kills his wife and two sons. A Delray Beach teen allegedly stabs her mother's boyfriend to death in a parking lot, then goes to school.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: June 5, 2010
Man shot in the head in Phoenix gang-related shooting in critical condition (Phoenix, AZ): Police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot in a gang-related shooting Saturday.
Source: ABC15 News Date: June 5, 2010
'W streets' tagged with gang graffiti (Colony, TX): The Colony Police Department received approximately 30 reports of graffiti the morning of May 22, primarily from residents in the area just north of City Hall.
Source: The Colony Courier-Leader Date: June 4, 2010
Shooting takes life of local teen (Othello, WA): Tragedy struck Memorial Day afternoon, May 31, when 17-year-old Julio V. Cervantes was gunned down as he stood in an alleyway in the 400 block of South Fourth Avenue.
Source: Othello Outlook Date: June 4, 2010
Two teens arrested in stabbing of 15-year-old (Long Beach, CA): Two Long Beach youths were arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy, police said Thursday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 4, 2010
Baltimore police arrest one in shooting (Baltimore, MD): An 18-year-old arrested earlier this week was charged Friday with fatally shooting a man during a spate of violence in Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend, according to a police spokesman.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 4, 2010
Nearly 40 gang members indicted in connection with Bronx shooting (Bronx, NY): Dozens of alleged gang members were indicted Friday in connection with shootings and assaults over the past year in the Bronx, including a near-fatal shooting of a Bronx teenager last November.
Source: NY1 News Date: June 4, 2010
Gang graffiti found on side of MB buildings (Myrtle Beach, SC): Police in Myrtle Beach are investigating a series of gang symbols that were painted onto the side of a Grand Strand business over the Memorial Day holiday.
Source: WMBF News Date: June 3, 2010
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