Gang-Related News Articles
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Oxnard police arrest 7 suspected gang members (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested seven suspected gang members this week after two incidents involving firearms, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 30, 2009
Burglar arrested in Arcadia may belong to organized ring (Arcadia, CA): Police on Thursday arrested a suspected burglar investigators believe is part of a criminal ring. Police believe the burglary ring, which has vexed the city for the last several months, may be tied to a street gang from Los Angeles.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 30, 2009
Hayward to use COPS grant to target gangs (Hayward, CA): A portion of a $4 million federal grant to boost Hayward's police force will be used to target street gangs, with a long-term goal of drafting an ordinance that would go after known members.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 30, 2009
Homeowners, deputies vow to fight growing graffiti problem (Houston, TX): It may be considered art by some and freedom of expression by others, but for Katy-area homeowners and law officers graffiti is nothing more than costly vandalism and a problem they vow to fight.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 30, 2009
Providence police arrest teen gang member on weapons charges (Providence, RI): A 14-year-old member of the Asian Boyz street gang has been arrested on weapons charges after the police said they found two loaded handguns in his house in the city’s Smith Hill neighborhood.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 29, 2009
Five gang members held in Fresno robberies (Fresno, CA): Five Eastside Bulldog gang members were arrested early this morning in connection with the robbery and beating of two men in central Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 29, 2009
Neighborhood seeks to counteract gangs with special nights along Thorndale Avenue at the 'L' stop (Chicago, IL): On a typical evening in Edgewater, dozens of young men linger along the sidewalks of Thorndale Avenue near the elevated train stop. Their presence is intimidating, say many in the community, and sometimes there is drug dealing and theft.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 29, 2009
City of Prosser saving gang prevention counselors (Prosser, WA): Cut from the budget but saved in the end. The city of Prosser will pay to keep gang prevention counselors in the school. Is it worth the money?
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 29, 2009
ICAN helps police lower gang activity (Chandler, AZ): As a dust storm kicked up around her on the playground of a run-down apartment complex, Christy McClendon stood next to a Chandler gang detective and talked to a group of about a dozen kids she'd just met.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 29, 2009
Leftover Gang Strike Force funds to stay put for now (St. Paul, MN): With the Metro Gang Strike Force permanently shut down, the advisory board that oversaw the unit voted Wednesday to ask state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion to use leftover Strike Force money to cover overtime for Twin Cities law enforcement agencies, to fight gangs.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 29, 2009
Crackdown in Yakima may be sending more gangs to Pasco (Yakima, WA): As if gangs aren't causing enough trouble around here, Pasco's police chief is blaming Yakima Valley criminals for a spike in gang-related violence in the Tri-Cities.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 28, 2009
Yonkers gang leader shoots at, hits bystander's car (Yonkers, NY): A paralyzed 20-year-old gang leader who said he had sworn off the street life is accused of firing a gun and striking a car with a young boy inside, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 28, 2009
Police prepare to install gang initiative (Greensboro, NC): Local law enforcement and social service providers are preparing to learn more about a program intended to thwart a growing gang problem. The training will take place Aug. 3 and 4 in Greensboro.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: July 28, 2009
Orange County investigators say gang problem exists throughout county (Orange County, CA): Two Orange County residents have recently been linked nationally known criminal street gangs and that will come as a surprise to some who believe that street gangs are only a big city problem.
Source: KBMT 12 News Date: July 28, 2009
Two women accused of leading NJ drug ring (Newark, NJ): The arrests of two female gang leaders during a crackdown on illegal drug sales illustrate a new trend toward women in top spots of criminal enterprises, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
Source: The Inquirer Date: July 28, 2009
Busted on Myspace: Two men headed to court for gang material on Web sites (Lee County, FL): Elvis Rodriguez, 30, flashed Latin Kings hand signals on his Myspace.com page and called himself “King Kamel,” according to his arrest report. Richard Figueroa-Santiago, 22, used his Myspace page to post pictures of friends making “Eastside” hand gestures, detectives said.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: July 28, 2009
Cranston steps up effort to address gang violence (Providence, RI): The ongoing battles between violent street gangs such as the Young Bloods, Hanover Boyz, Asian Outlaw Boyz, MS-13 and Providence Street Boys know no boundaries.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Reno-area gang arrests decline, but membership up (Reno, NV): Arrests for gang crime decreased in 2008 in the Reno area, but the number of people joining local gangs grew, according to recently released statistics from the Regional Gang Unit.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Reno woman killed in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Reno police are looking for three persons of interest in a gang-related shooting Saturday night in south Reno that left a 51-year-old woman dead.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Three gang members arrested (Fresno, CA): A traffic stop in Clovis led to the arrest of three men who Police said had just pulled a gun on rival gang members.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: July 27, 2009
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