Gang-Related News Articles
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Three arrested in Elgin teens' shooting (Elgin, IL): Elgin police have arrested three suspected gang members in the shooting of two 17-year-olds Tuesday night at a party on the 300 block of Mill Street.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 18, 2009
Questions raised on police union's flier (Escondido, CA): Some residents and city officials say a flier sent by the city's police officers' union crosses the line, peddling fear and deepening racial wounds in an effort to win a labor battle.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 17, 2009
Guns, ecstasy found on gang members (Salinas, CA): Ecstasy tablets and a loaded gun were recovered from the trunk of two known gang members in Salinas on Sunday, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 17, 2009
Law takes aim at gangs (Nashville, TN): Flashing a gang sign might soon draw jail time, under a measure being explored by Metro law enforcement.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 17, 2009
Gang sweep nets 14 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Fourteen people — including three juveniles — were arrested over the weekend during a gang sweep, with several area law-enforcement agencies involved.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: March 16, 2009
Gang Task Force arrest two Sunday night in Salinas (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reporting the arrest of two men by members of the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force Sunday night in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: March 16, 2009
GarCo sheriff hopes to TAG gang behavior (Glenwood Springs, CO): A program designed to identify possible gang activity in jail is expanding into the community, as Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario worries about an uptick of activity he believes is gang related throughout the county.
Source: Aspen Daily News Date: March 16, 2009
Authorities investigate gang activity (Glen Falls, NY): Photographs posted on a number of Web sites have prompted Glens Falls Police to investigate why street gang members from New York City and the Albany area have been frequenting Glens Falls in recent months.
Source: The Post Star Date: March 16, 2009
Gang detail makes arrests, finds marijuana stash (Porterville, CA): Porterville police conducted a gang suppression detail throughout the city of Porterville on Friday that resulted in seven arrests and seizure of a stash of marijuana.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: March 16, 2009
Dead man found in burning house caps wild Friday the 13th (Gilroy, CA): Gilroy firefighters discovered a dead man inside a burning building Friday night, and arson investigators are looking into possible foul play, according to police. The blaze capped a night of primarily gang-related incidents that were apparently unrelated, police said.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: March 16, 2009
New gang database aims to aid law enforcement efforts (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah law enforcement agencies hope a new, statewide database containing information about documented gang members -- everything from cars they drive to tattoos they wear -- will help better ward off gang crime.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 15, 2009
14-year-old killed in gang-related shooting not the target (Chicago, IL): Coming back from a basketball game in Hinsdale late Friday, Brittani Orange had just made a U-turn so she could park in front of her family's Morgan Park home when she heard gunshot after gunshot.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 15, 2009
Police being prepared for gangs (Chicago, IL): Quad-City crime fighters are leaning on Chicago for new ways to combat street gangs. After all, it isn’t just the techniques being imported from the big city.
Source: The Quad-City Times Date: March 15, 2009
Gang detail nets five arrests (San Marcos, CA): A gang detail resulted in five arrests Saturday in the unincorporated San Marcos and Escondido areas, authorities said Sunday.
Source: North County Times Date: March 15, 2009
15-year-old boy killed in overnight homicide (Tucson, AZ): 15-year-old Adrian Magallanes of Tucson was killed Saturday night following a fight near Valencia and South Nogales Highway.
Source: KOLD 13 News Date: March 15, 2009
Santa Ana boxing club fights against gangs (Santa Ana, CA): John Raya, a Santa Ana businessman, hopes that a 30-minute documentary film about a boxing club he started 15 years ago – aimed at keeping youth off the streets – will help create a larger understanding that gangs are not unique to Santa Ana.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 15, 2009
Hanover Park police have shooting suspect in custody (Hanover Park, IL): Saturday's shooting in Hanover Park appears to be gang related, said Village President Rodney Craig.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 15, 2009
Gang battle erupts at Provo mall (Provo, UT): Thirteen people from two rival gangs fought at a Provo mall Friday, police said. The fight started just before 8 p.m. when members of two rival gangs encountered each other in the food court area of the Provo Town Centre Mall, according to a Provo Police Department press release.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 14, 2009
31 arrested in Mt. Vernon drug, gang raids (Mount Vernon, NY): A five-month investigation between the city police and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office - borne out of the violence on the south side last year - has culminated in the arrests of 31 people, the dismantling of two drug operations and the gathering of information that helped solve three of the 12 homicides last year, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The Journal News Date: March 13, 2009
Rival gangs planned fight at school (Eugene, OR): Police stopped members of two rival street gangs who planned to fight on the grounds of a Eugene high school Thursday.
Source: KVAL News Date: March 13, 2009
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