Gang-Related News Articles
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Vacaville police to focus on gang activity (Vacaville, CA): The Vacaville Police Department is planning series of meetings in the Markham/Rocky Hill neighborhood in coming weeks aimed at helping residents stay informed about and prevent gang activity there.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 22, 2010
Suspected Newburgh Latin Kings gang leader caught in Pa. (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Osman "King Ozzy" Nunez, the reputed warlord of the Latin Kings street gang in Newburgh, N.Y., was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre by members of the Hudson Valley Safe Streets task force, said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent James Gagliano.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 22, 2010
Madison Police Department expands gang unit (Madison, WI): Nearly three years after a Dane County task force called for a coordinated effort to combat growing gang activity and six weeks after a gang-related homicide, the Madison Police Department will launch an expanded gang unit that has been in the works since last year.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 22, 2010
Suspects sought in gang shooting in downtown San Rafael (San Rafael, CA): Police continued to comb Marin for two dark-colored cars and a handful of suspects late Friday after a brazen daytime shooting in downtown San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: May 21, 2010
Gadsden fights gangs (Gadsden County, FL): Community leaders have expressed concern about Gadsden County's young people being lured into gangs and the effect it has on the county.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: May 21, 2010
Five arrested at Main Street Festival (Laurel, MD): Five individuals whom Laurel police said identified themselves as members of the Bloods street gang were arrested during Saturday's Main Street Festival after an altercation that involved six city police officers and two or three other festival attendees.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 20, 2010
$500,000 saves city's role in gang task force (Cathedral City, CA): Cathedral City officials say $500,000 has been appropriated in a congressional spending bill for a grant enabling the city to remain part of the valley's gang task force.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 20, 2010
Police raids target violent West Oakland gang (Oakland, CA): A series of police raids Thursday morning targeting a violent West Oakland gang known as Ghost Town resulted in the arrests of at least 26 people accused of being members and associates, and the seizure of drugs and weapons, officials said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: May 20, 2010
Long Beach police arrest alleged gang leader (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police have arrested the alleged leader of the city's most violent street gang.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 20, 2010
Three men arrested on carjacking, street gang charges (Taft, CA): Kern County Sheriff’s deputies, backed by the KCSO Gang Unit, served warrants at two Taft-area homes last week and arrested two men on carjacking and gang charges.
Source: Taft Midway Driller Date: May 20, 2010
Arrests made after alleged gang fight (Lakeport, CA): Lakeport police arrested two men on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in an apparent Norteño gang fight that occurred about 12:20 p.m. Thursday in Lakeport, police stated.
Source: Record-Bee Date: May 20, 2010
Gang terror tactics alleged (Worcester, MA): The Kilby Street gang is terrorizing people through stabbings, shootings and attacks, according to police statements filed in Central District Court against Daniel Grajales, a Kilby Street member charged with stabbing two people in Millbury earlier this month.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: May 19, 2010
Two juveniles charged with stabbing man in gang attack: cops (Chicago, IL): Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with stabbing a man with a switchblade after the man allegedly fired a BB gun at them Monday night in a gang-related incident in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 19, 2010
Commissioners approve new countywide anti-gang commission (Yakima, WA): County Commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday creating a new commission to take on the valley's gang problem.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 19, 2010
Recent prisoner accused of murder attempt, says it was gang-related (Ocala, FL): A man released from prison nine days ago was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with attempted murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
Source: Star-Banner Date: May 19, 2010
Three men found dead in car had drug convictions, records show (Chicago, IL): Three men found dead Tuesday inside a car abandoned on the city's Southwest Side were members of the Insane Dragons street gang and had previous drug convictions, according to police sources and court records.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 19, 2010
Two arrested, two sought after shooting of Fall River teen (Fall River, MA): Two men are in jail and two are being chased by the police for a gang shooting Tuesday that critically injured a teenager who had nothing to do with either the Bloods or the Crips.
Source: The Herald News Date: May 19, 2010
Gang-related shooting victim dies in car crash (Modesto, CA): Police are investigating what they're terming now as a gang-relating shooting after a 30-year-old Modesto man died after being shot and crashing his car into a tree.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 19, 2010
Wheeling gets grant to fight gang activity (Wheeling, IL): The Wheeling Police Department received a federal grant worth more than $90,000 to help combat gang activity, Police Chief Bill Benson told the village board Monday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 18, 2010
Combating gangs with education: Informational session details local groups (Waynesboro, VA): Lewis Coles, 16, of Waynesboro admits he has been asked to join gangs. "It's too much. Too many," Coles said, shaking his head. He was one of about 30 people who spent Monday night at an informational session on gang prevention conducted at Solid Rock Cafe on West Broad Street in Waynesboro.
Source: The News Leader Date: May 18, 2010
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