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.
Gang-hit area less hassled, DA says (Modesto, CA): Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager told Modesto education officials that a south Modesto neighborhood is improving six months after prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit that limited the activities of a street gang entrenched in the area.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 20, 2010
Salinas man pleads guilty to crimes connected to Nuestra Familia gang (Salinas, CA): A Salinas man pleaded guilty last week to charges of conspiring to sell drugs with Nuestra Familia gang members and their associates.
Source: The Californian Date: January 20, 2010
Graffiti crews striking St. Paul's East, West sides, police say (St. Paul, MN): Two tagging crews have been at work in St. Paul, causing thousands of dollars in damage with graffiti, police said Tuesday.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 20, 2010
Man pleads guilty to gang recruitment at Fairfax High School (Fairfax, VA): A 43-year-old man who was a member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to recruiting new members on the campus of Fairfax High School.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 20, 2010
Two more men charged with killing Tustin teen (Tustin, CA): Two men are each being charged with three felonies in connection with the shooting death of a teen on Myrtle Avenue.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 20, 2010
Shooting at Visalia park likely gang-related, police say (Visalia, CA): Police investigators believe that the shooting Saturday of a Tulare teen at Visalia's Mill Creek Park was likely gang-related.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 19, 2010
Byars: SC must make gang prevention a priority (Columbia, SC): The head of juvenile justice says that South Carolina is giving gangs time to recruit and grow stronger, and budget cuts are nixing efforts to show youth a better path.
Source: The Sun News Date: January 19, 2010
Four seemingly unrelated violent crimes all linked to Aryan Circle gang (Texas): Nearly four years ago, a badly decomposed body was found in heavy woods in McLennan County. It took months for investigators to determine the sex, race and finally the name of the victim, who had been stabbed and beaten to death.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 19, 2010
Fullerton police arrest suspected gang members (Fullerton, CA): Five suspected juvenile gang members were arrested by Fullerton police Monday night on suspicion of robbing three victims of iPods and a cell phone near Harbor Boulevard and Orangefair Avenue, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 19, 2010
30 Deep gang got noticed last year (Atlanta, GA): Police have known about the gang 30 Deep since at least 2005, but it was relatively unknown to the public until last May, when an alleged member was accused of murdering a bartender at a pub in Grant Park.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 18, 2010
Feds obtain indictments for Nuestra Familia gang members (Salinas, CA): More than two years after FBI agents coordinated 30 raids across Monterey, Santa Cruz and other counties, prosecutors have obtained their first major conviction in a sweeping indictment of Nuestra Familia gang members from Salinas and the Central Valley.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 18, 2010
Whittier man gives gang members a new way of life (Inglewood, CA): Whittier resident Ed Roche was born in jail to a bank-robbing mom. He didn't meet her until age 14. Roche's father battered him nightly with "bone-crushing abandon."
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 18, 2010
Monterey County jobs training program seen as way to keep kids out of gangs (Salinas, CA): Getting youths away from gangs and into jobs is no easy business. On Thursday, a Salinas teenager in a job training program for at-risk youth called to say he couldn't come in that day. He was a hard worker, so the call was a bit of a surprise.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 18, 2010
Gang expert: Local kids targeted for drugs (Laughlin, CA): Southern California and international gangs are trying to turn Tri-state elementary school children into heroin and methamphetamine addicts, a well-known expert warned a Laughlin Economic Development Corporation audience on Friday.
Source: Mohave Daily News Date: January 17, 2010
Students get lesson on gangs, bullying (Culpeper, VA): Culpeper fourth-graders are learning that both bullying and belonging to gangs are bad. Resource officers from the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office are spending time explaining state laws that deal with bullying and gangs to fourth-graders in all county public schools.
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: January 17, 2010
Two gang members arrested in Yonkers stabbing (Yonkers, NY): Two alleged members of the Chulos 18 street gang were arrested early today in connection with the stabbing of a Yonkers man, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 17, 2010
Suburban gang sprawl (Atlanta, GA): It was around 10 o’clock on a Sunday night when shots rang out from somewhere beyond the garage of the Lithonia home.
Source: The Sunday Paper Date: January 17, 2010
Nine arrested in Atlanta store robberies (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police said Sunday that a violent street gang took a major blow after nine of their members were arrested. The arrests happened after smash-and-grab burglaries targeting two Atlanta businesses Sunday morning.
Source: WAGA FOX 5 News Date: January 17, 2010
Police try to contain gangs in Helena (Helena, MT): Local law enforcement officials are working to make sure gang activity does not become a major concern. The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office has recently started a gang-intelligence unit.
Source: Billings Gazette Date: January 17, 2010
Gang member in NC turns on friends to help family (Charlotte, NC): The young gang member decided to help police bring down his MS-13 gang in Charlotte after his mother found out what he was up to - and his brothers began to follow in his footsteps.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 16, 2010
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