Gang-Related News Articles
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Santa Cruz police create gang unit, county may be next (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police established its first dedicated gang unit Thursday, the possible precursor to a countywide gang enforcement team.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 3, 2009
Police launch gang-member roundup (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police began arresting dozens of gang members Friday as a result of a three-month operation aimed at curbing gang violence on the city's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 3, 2009
Fourth man arrested in shooting (Tallahassee, FL): Leon County deputies arrested a fourth man Thursday in connection with a fatal, gang-related gun battle early Sunday at the McDonald's/Circle K on Lake Bradford Road.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 3, 2009
10 gang members arrested in Concord (Concorc, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members were arrested in Concord on Wednesday during a multi-agency operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials said.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: April 3, 2009
Legislators question gang assessment conclusions (Madison, WI): A report from the state Department of Justice "appears to have greatly overstated the extent of gang activity" in northeastern Wisconsin, the chairmen of the Joint Finance Committee said Thursday.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: April 3, 2009
Are gangs making a comeback in Fairfax County? (Fairfax County, VA): A 15-year-old is playing basketball wearing color-specific clothing when verbal threats by a group of other teens lead to violence. The lone boy is knocked down, kicked in the face and punched repeatedly as he tries to escape the group.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: April 2, 2009
As numbers rise, police react to gang threat (Howard County, MD): At the age of 16, Daymar Wimbish and two other boys set fire to a house in northwest Baltimore, killing a man on the second floor.
Source: Howard County Times Date: April 2, 2009
Gang activity causes concern in Brentwood (Brentwood, PA): Brentwood Mayor Ken Lockhart wants to put an end to gangs in the borough, particularly in Brentwood Park.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: April 2, 2009
Midtown Mafia gang leader arrested in Salem City (Salem, NJ): The self-proclaimed leader of the Midtown Mafia street gang operating in the city was arrested during a raid here this week, police announced on Thursday.
Source: Today's Sunbeam Date: April 2, 2009
Gangs recruit new members via Internet, officials say (Sandy, UT): Parents frequently give their children, especially those in junior high and high school, lots of warnings. When they are at school, they are warned to stay away from drugs and gangs.
Source: Deseret News Date: April 2, 2009
Man arrested in Cedar Hills, accused in Washington state gang killing (Washington County, WA): The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team arrested an 18-year-old man today in connection with a gang killing last week in Lakewood, Wash.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 2, 2009
Suspected gang members arrested after fight (Sioux City, IA): Five suspected gang members were taken into police custody after a large fight in Sioux City Wednesday night.
Source: KCAU-TV Date: April 2, 2009
D.A. seeks injunctions against gangs in DHS (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Suspected members of two Desert Hot Springs gangs face possible injunctions next month aimed at stifling their presence in key parts of the west Coachella Valley city, which has been plagued by gang-related crime for decades.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 2, 2009
Law enforcement, residents take on gangs (El Paso, TX): Eyes quickly dart away after two young men in baggy jeans glance at police Officer Anthony Weathersbee's patrol car rolling through what could be the most notorious neighborhood in El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times Date: April 1, 2009
Shooting fuels fears of gang expansion (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore police arrested three suspected gang members from Anne Arundel County Sunday night after gunfire erupted on a street corner in Brooklyn.
Source: Maryland Gazette Date: April 1, 2009
Gang confab: Crime ensnaring Utah's Polynesian youth (Salt Lake City, UT): A Glendale Family Dollar store manager killed during a botched robbery. A Kearns High School student shot blocks from a campus swarming with students.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 1, 2009
Gang crime up in Phoenix as police brace for spillover from Mexican drug wars (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-related crimes have gone up 28 percent in Phoenix since 2004 and police say that could increase as more violence between Mexican drug cartels and smuggling rings spills over into U.S. border states such as Arizona.
Source: Phoenix Business Journal Date: April 1, 2009
Judge extends temporary injunction on reputed Bloods gang members (El Paso, TX): A judge today extended for two more weeks a temporary restraining order against 27 reputed members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: El Paso Times Date: April 1, 2009
Helping teens stay out of gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): A year ago, prior to the start of the 18th annual Utah Gang Conference, growing gang violence was on the minds of law enforcers and community leaders.
Source: Deseret News Date: April 1, 2009
Nine get in gang-related fight at Chaska High School (Chaska, MN): Chaska police are investigating a gang-related fight involving nine male students that broke out Wednesday in the Chaska High School commons area.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 1, 2009
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