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.
East Ridge students arrested, potential 'gang fight' thwarted (Chattanooga, TN): Two East Ridge students have been arrested on weapons violations after a threatened "gang fight" at the school.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: November 13, 2009
Boy, 15, stabbed in gang melee (Santa Rosa, CA): A 15-year-old Santa Rosa boy was stabbed Thursday during a melee between rival gang members in the city's Apple Valley neighborhood, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 13, 2009
67 teens caught in Orange County gang prevention sweep (Orange County, CA): According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, about 300 officers patrolled looking for minors. Minors caught in the sweep ranged from 13 to 17-years-old.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: November 13, 2009
Authorities make arrest in stabbing (Medford, OR): Medford police have arrested a 17-year-old suspected gang member on two counts of first-degree assault stemming from a pair of stabbings at a girl's coming-of-age celebration over the weekend.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 12, 2009
Diocese of Monterey joins with COPA to combat gang violence (Monterey, CA): The Diocese of Monterey is joining the fight against gang violence on the Central Coast. Bishop Richard Garcia is scheduled to meet today with leaders from COPA, Communities Organized for relational Power in Action, to strategize about gang prevention.
Source: The Californian Date: November 12, 2009
Gangs in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Does Savannah have gangs? It’s a question we’ve asked the police department time and time again. While they’ve admitted neighborhood gangs are a problem ....that’s all they’ve said.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: November 12, 2009
Gangs in Savannah Part Two (Savannah, GA): On News 3 at 6, our Community Reporter Alice Massimi introduced us to two Savannah gang members who now call the Chatham County Jail home. Both men grew up in Savannah and at a young age got wrapped up in gangs.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: November 12, 2009
Three arrested in Watsonville gang-shooting; no one injured (Watsonville, CA): Suspected gang members driving through an opposing gang's territory got into an argument with two rivals, pulled a gun and fired multiple rounds at the pair Tuesday night.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 12, 2009
Databases one effort to fight criminal gang activity (St. Paul, MN): Attorneys, police, legislators and even suspected gang members have weighed in on the troubles of efforts to fight street gangs in the Twin Cities, and on Thursday night an effort to hear from the public on the scandal surrounding the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force will release its findings.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: November 12, 2009
Another Southside gang shootout..six wounded (Monroe, LA): Saturday evening six Southside youth were standing in front of the Family Stop Food on Orange Street in what seemed to be a melancholy evening, until their serenity was disturbed by the roar of an engine.
Source: Monroe Free Press Date: November 12, 2009
San Jose community meets on Halloween gang attack (San Jose, CA): Struggling to make sense of a vicious Halloween attack on two young trick-or-treaters, an East San Jose community came together Tuesday night, searching for answers and solutions to the gang violence that's wracked their neighborhoods.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 11, 2009
Four teens arrested after west side gang fight (Green Bay, WI): One teenager was zapped with a Taser and four teens were arrested Tuesday after what police say was a gang-related fight on Green Bay's west side.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: November 11, 2009
Officials tackle juvenile crime after three gang-related incidents (Salisbury, MD): The state is working with local law enforcement officials to help suppress juvenile gang activity and other offenses committed by minors, according to a state juvenile justice official at the Salisbury Crime Task Force meeting on Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 11, 2009
Maury County cracks down on gang hairstyles (Columbia, TN): Maury County school administrators have sent letters to parents telling them that students are banned from shaving numbers or symbols into their hair.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: November 10, 2009
Council OKs fines in war on gangs (Springfield, MA): The City Council last night gave final approval to an ordinance that allows police to issue fines against anyone involved in gang activity such as recruitment of new members in public places.
Source: The Republican Date: November 10, 2009
Re-cycling offers alternative to gangs (Sunnyside, WA): Don’t give George Villalobos a hacksaw. The 13-year-old bike mechanic-in-training might try to use it to remove a crusty tire from the rim of a road bike.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 10, 2009
Santa Cruz approves rules to crack down on gang, drug, alcohol violence (Santa Cruz, CA): In a town long known for its complicated relationship with police, Tuesday night was a virtual make-up session with law enforcement as residents said they would report crime and work with officers after a rash of violence last month.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: November 10, 2009
Montgomery County Police charge three with Wheaton attack (Wheaton, MD): County police have arrested three suspected members of the MS-13 gang for allegedly assaulting several area residents last month in what appears to be a hate crime, according to a Montgomery County Police press release.
Source: The Gazette Date: November 10, 2009
Three gang members arrested in NE Fresno (Fresno, CA): Officers arrested three men, one armed with a handgun, late Sunday while searching for rival gang members who were in northeast Fresno after the Jay-Z concert at Save Mart Center, a Fresno police sergeant said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 9, 2009
TX officials say 11 students arrested for riot (Pharr, TX): Eleven students including six juveniles are accused of participating in a gang-related riot at a Pharr alternative high school.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 9, 2009
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