Gang-Related News Articles
Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Marshals Service tries to arrest gang involvement (Rochester, NY): When a group of elementary-age Rochester children visited an archery and sportsmen club near Buffalo this summer, they were miles — figuratively and literally — from any possible influence of city gangs.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: September 11, 2009
Salinas police say 14-year-old shot to death (Salinas, CA): Salinas police say a 14-year-old boy has become the city's 22nd homicide of the year.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 11, 2009
Gang activity still quiet a month after shooting (Gainesville, GA): A month has passed since a gang-related shooting killed one Hall County teen and wounded three others, and all remains quiet on the gang front.
Source: The Times Date: September 10, 2009
Gang initiation spurred assault of Perry man, police say (Perry, GA): A Perry man assaulted Labor Day while out for an evening walk near his home was the victim of a gang initiation, police said.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 10, 2009
Teen arrested after shots fired near funeral home (Oakland, CA): Oakland police are holding a suspected gang member after shots were fired outside a funeral home.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 10, 2009
House, machinery tagged with gang-related graffiti (Grand Ronde, OR): A Grand Ronde house and several pieces of construction equipment were tagged overnight with spray paint and black marker, officials said today.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: September 10, 2009
Dozen 'Killers' (Hudson County, NJ): A dozen members or associates of Jersey City's 52 Hoover Street Gangsta Crips, who were based at the Booker T. Washington housing development, have been indicted on various charges including four murders and are being prosecuted under a state anti-gang statute, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: September 9, 2009
Reston gang crackdown a success, police say (Reston, VA): For the past four weeks, a 12-member Fairfax County police team roved the Reston area, netting 42 arrests as it cracked down on gang activity, police said.
Source: The Examiner Date: September 9, 2009
Group shows how to spot gang activity (Kansas City, MO): A Kansas City police detective taught residents of Kansas City, Mo., how to spot gangs by their tags on walls or their tattoos and clothing Tuesday night.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: September 9, 2009
Fairfield makes first gang injunction bust (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police made their first arrest during the weekend in connection with the city's preliminary gang injunction, officials said.
Source: The Reporter Date: September 9, 2009
Looking to get tougher on West Side gang activity (San Antonio, TX): The Bexar County district attorney's office will today seek what could become the lengthiest gang injunction in San Antonio, hoping a judge will grant it a temporary injunction against 25 suspected gang members that can lead to a five-year ban from the Lincoln Heights Courts area.
Source: Express-News Date: September 9, 2009
Police hunting graffiti vandals (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke police are tracking down a group of men who apparently have spent the past month vandalizing buildings and property throughout the county.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: September 9, 2009
Gang task force rounds up fight suspects (Leesburg, VA): When the residents of quiet Shenandoah Street in Leesburg's Brandon townhouse community witnessed a swarm of heavily armed local and federal law enforcement officers pour into their neighborhood Sept. 3 they were unaware the operation was just one part of a coordinated effort to round up suspects from a gang fight a month earlier.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: September 9, 2009
Mayoral candidates tackle gang issue (Albuquerque, NM): The issues of gangs and crime are taking the spotlight in the race for mayor of Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say there are about 100 gangs operating in the city.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: September 9, 2009
Gang crime not increasing (Salt Lake City, UT): A new report released by Salt Lake City police on Wednesday claims gang activity in the city is not on the rise. The 40-page document titled "2008 Report to the Community" highlights work done in Police Department divisions such as homicide, robbery, domestic violence and vice.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 9, 2009
Four arrested in Newburgh gang attack (Newburgh, NY): Four arrests were made in a gang assault case Sunday that involved a baseball bat and a cleaver-like knife, City of Newburgh police announced today.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 8, 2009
Springfield introduces gang task force (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police will have more of a presence in certain areas of the city, thanks to a new gang task force.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: September 8, 2009
Juvenile crime down in South Carolina (Columbia, SC): When former Family Court Judge William Byars first walked into his new job as director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice more than six years ago, juvenile delinquency seemed to be a problem the state couldn’t handle.
Source: The Greenville News Date: September 8, 2009
Hundreds arrested in Fresno gang operation (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced on Monday the results of the department's recent crackdown on gangs and gang activities.
Source: KMJNOW News Date: September 8, 2009
Students blame gangs for lockdown in Rantoul (Rantoul, IL) : Students in Rantoul say there's a gang problem at their high school. Rantoul Township High School was put on lock down Tuesday.
Source: WCIA 3 News Date: September 8, 2009
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