Gang-Related News Articles
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Is gang activity to blame for rise in graffiti in Laguna? (Laguna Beach, CA): The South Laguna Civic Association has sent a letter to the Laguna Beach City Council, urging members to take action against “gang-related graffiti” the association says has regularly defaced a dilapidated property on Thousand Steps Beach along South Coast Highway.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 15, 2009
Gang recruiting law considered (Springfield, MA): A city ordinance would be good and a state law would be better, but keep in mind that making street gang recruitment illegal won't eliminate the problem, city councilors were advised Monday.
Source: The Republican Date: April 14, 2009
Bloods street gang order dismissed (El Paso, TX): Two dozen alleged members of the Bloods street gang are free to go where they please after a judge on Monday dismissed a temporary restraining order against them.
Source: El Paso Times Date: April 14, 2009
Nine arrested in gang sweeps in Cutler, Orosi, Visalia (Visalia, CA): Three days of gang sweeps by Tulare County sheriff's detectives, Visalia police and Tulare County probation officers resulted in the arrest of nine people, including one juvenile, most on drug, weapon, parole and vehicle charges.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 14, 2009
Violence linked to gangs increases (Medford, OR): Three teenagers suspected of being affiliated with a Sureños gang offshoot called RAW were arrested on assault charges stemming from an attack on an Ashland man at the Rogue Valley Mall food court Saturday.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: April 14, 2009
Anti-gang forum focuses on York County schools (York County, PA): Every school district in York County has students who are gang members, according to the head of the York County Gang Prevention Initiative.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: April 14, 2009
Seven jailed after alleged gang fight (Willows, CA): Seven gang members are behind bars today after allegedly beating a Willows man in broad daylight Easter Sunday.
Source: Willows-Journal Date: April 14, 2009
18-month-old shot in gang-free safe zone (West Palm Beach, FL): When an 18-month-old was shot on Easter Sunday, it happened in a place West Palm Beach police know well. The corner, Sixth and Douglass streets, sits squarely in the state's first gang-free safe zone.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: April 14, 2009
Gang members charged with spraying graffiti in Alamance (Alamance, NC): Members of a gang from Raleigh were arrested on charges they sprayed graffiti on the outside of a business and a trailer park, the sheriff's office said today.
Source: News & Record Date: April 13, 2009
Murder victim identified (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police say the murder victim whose body was pulled from the Chicopee River was a gang member who was well known with police.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: April 13, 2009
Norteño gang member who ran over Monterey County Sheriff's deputy still missing (Monterey County, CA): A gang member who police say ran over a Monterey County Sheriff's deputy with a car on Friday night was still on the run late Sunday night, officials said.
Source: The Californian Date: April 13, 2009
Local gangs prepare to battle (Bainbridge, GA): Two of our local gangs appear to have begun a battle. According to statements made, James Christian's murder may have been the opening salvo.
Source: BainbridgeGA.com Date: April 13, 2009
CHP teams with Santa Ana police to fight gangs (Santa Ana, CA): High intensity gang areas in Santa Ana are getting a dozen California Highway Patrol officers to patrol streets along with local gang detail detectives, in an effort to curb gang violence through suppression, surveillance and probation checks.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 12, 2009
Four wounded in shooting (La Puente, CA): Four men were wounded Easter Sunday when two gang members opened fire on a group of partygoers, authorities said, adding to a weekend of violence in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 12, 2009
Encinitas gang members linked to two shootings in Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): Law enforcement officials say Encinitas gang members are responsible for two recent shootings in the city of Carlsbad. Unsure exactly what prompted the incursions, officers and deputies in the coastal cities are stepping up patrols in gang turf to keep a lid on any further violence.
Source: North County Times Date: April 12, 2009
25 arrested in 'gang emphasis sweep' of South King County (South King County, WA): Twenty-five people were arrested Saturday in a "gang emphasis sweep" of South King County. Officers from 13 agencies focused on known gang members with outstanding warrants and those on active Department of Corrections supervision.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 12, 2009
Police in city report more gang activity (Charleston, WV): Local gang problems have gotten worse in recent years as an influx of gangsters from other cities works to turn Charleston into a hotbed of street-crime activities.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: April 12, 2009
Young Heartless Felons gang has Mansfield prison on edge as members attack other convicts in bands (Mansfield, OH): The Heartless Felons, a new kind of prison gang, have brazenly broken away from the unwritten convicts' code - no rapes, no robberies, no snitching, no group attacks - and raised tensions to alarming rates at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, prison guards and officials say.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 11, 2009
Gang-related shooting leaves 17-year-old from Illinois dead (Milwaukee, WI): A 17-year-old Illinois man is dead and another injured after a gang-related shooting in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: April 11, 2009
Desert Hot Springs gangs took root in growth wave from the west (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Gang members surrounded the house. Inside they expected to find a rival gang's drugs and money. They shot their way in.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 11, 2009
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