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Gang involvement could increase sentence for Lompoc stabbing suspects (Lompoc, CA): The three suspects in Monday's school stabbing incident at Lompoc High School were charged with, assault with a deadly weapon and gang enhancement. If the three juveniles are convicted the judge could increase their sentence because the alleged crime was in association with a street gang.
Source: KSBY News Date: March 29, 2011
Big stage for Salinas anti-gang plan (Salinas, CA): In its final dress rehearsal before a Washington, D.C., performance, an ambitious strategic plan for dealing with gang violence will be reviewed by the Salinas City Council today.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 29, 2011
Baldwin Park mulls gang injunction as prosecutors move forward with plans for La Puente area injunction (Baldwin Park, CA): City officials may seek a gang injunction in an effort to curb violence, graffiti and other crimes committed by members of area street gangs and tagging crews.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 29, 2011
Moreno Valley police to resume park patrols following rape (Moreno Valley, CA): Moreno Valley city officials announced Tuesday that police will resume patrols in city parks following the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in a park restroom.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: March 29, 2011
Lawmakers approve bigger corrections budget, tougher gang law (Boise, ID): Also on Tuesday, the Senate also approved legislation expanding the state’s special gang enforcement law that can tack on extra years to an offenders’ sentence if they are a gang member. Under the plan, 11 more crimes could be considered gang activity, which could add up to five years in prison for a convicted gang member.
Source: Idaho Reporter Date: March 29, 2011
Police call Yakima shooting gang-related (Yakima, WA): A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm following a gang-related confrontation on Naches Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 29, 2011
Bethlehem man accused of gang-related crimes faces additional charges (Bethlehem, PA): Michael Prater, already facing robbery, burglary and auto theft charges, was implicated today in an attempted robbery and two more burglaries, according to court papers.
Source: The Express-Times Date: March 29, 2011
Sheriff says murder 'gang related' (Hardin County, TX): The Hardin County Sheriff's Office has charged four people with murder in the death of a man whose burned body was found in a torched car, and Sheriff Ed Cain Tells KFDM News investigators believe the killing was 'gang related.'
Source: KFDM 6 News Date: March 29, 2011
Documentary to focus on violent gang with ties to reading (Reading, PA): From El Salvador to Reading-- two local colleges may be part of an international documentary on the spread of gang violence from South America to the United States.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: March 29, 2011
Fight ensues, money stolen after gang members crash soldier's house party (Hilmar, CA) : Four gang members were arrested Sunday morning after they crashed a going away party for a man who is joining the military.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 28, 2011
Anti-gang programs thrown into doubt (Winnipeg, MB): The federal election has thrown the future of an anti-crime program for young men into doubt yet again, said one of the program's organizers.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 28, 2011
More LSP arrests expected (Youngstown, OH): Authorities expect to soon make a second round of arrests of suspected members of the city's largest street gang, furthering their attempted dismantling of the South Side group they believe controlled drug trafficking with violence and intimidation.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: March 28, 2011
Assessing the largest gang raid in Riverside County history, Operation Eastern Encore (Riverside County, CA): On Dec. 7, 2010, local, state and federal authorities gathered at a dirt lot in Indio to brief the media on the results of Operation Eastern Encore. The 14-month investigation into guns, gangs and drugs had just ended with the largest anti-gang police raids in Riverside County history.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 28, 2011
14 arrested after authorities bust Charleston drug gang (Charleston, SC): Fourteen people suspected of being in a criminal street gang that manufactured and distributed drugs in Charleston have been arraigned in federal court.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: March 28, 2011
Wildwood cops nab Bloods gang member after pursuit (Wildwood, NJ): A high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang was arrested Sat., March 26 following a pursuit with local cops.
Source: Cape May County Herald Date: March 28, 2011
Wareham police investigate possible gang activity after rash of graffiti (Wareham, MA): The Wareham police are looking into possible gang-related activity after a rash of vandalism early last Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. on the 23rd, Wareham officers discovered freshly painted graffiti on several buildings including one apartment house in the Main Street area during patrol.
Source: Plymouth Daily News Date: March 28, 2011
Border crime sweep nets drugs, 246 arrests (San Diego, CA): A massive multi-agency weekend sweep targeting criminals involved with drugs, gangs and cross-border crimes resulted in 246 arrests and the seizure of about $200,000 in cash and contraband, sheriff’s officials announced Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 28, 2011
Gang activity present in Logan (Logan, UT): Throughout the country, cities are dealing with the effects of gang activity. Last year, Ogden passed an ordinance taking a hard line on the city's oldest gang, the Ogden Trece, and while Cache Valley has neither Ogden's size nor crime rate, gang-related crime is not unheard of.
Source: The Utah Statesman Date: March 28, 2011
Hillsboro teen hurt in gang drive-by shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Hillsboro police are searching for suspects after a 15-year-old boy was shot four times early Sunday in what appeared to be a gang-related drive-by attack on Cornell Road in Hillsboro.
Source: The Hillsboro Argus Date: March 28, 2011
Serpas: Informal 'gangs' part of city's crime problem (New Orleans, LA): With five shootings and two slayings over the weekend, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said part of the city's crime problem involves gangs.
Source: WDSU News Date: March 28, 2011
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