Gang-Related News Articles
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Traffic stop results in arrest of two teens suspected of gang ties, gun possession (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said a 17-year-old boy was arrested early this afternoon after a handgun fell from his clothing as he was being tased by an officer on the 2200 block of North Main Street.
Source: The Californian Date: December 17, 2008
Reward offered to combat gang graffiti (Franklin, TN): Investigators in Franklin said there's been a major increase in the amount of gang graffiti.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: December 17, 2008
Norfolk city manager to make proposal today on reducing gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams will present a proposal to the City Council this morning on what she believes the city should do to reduce gang violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 16, 2008
13 teens arrested after reported gang fight (Porterville, CA): On Sunday, police arrested 13 teenagers — all suspected gang members — after one reportedly got into a fight at a Porterville party to which none was invited.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 16, 2008
Dueling graffiti raises specter of gang war (St. Paul, MN): Rival gang members have been spray-painting death threats to each other in St. Paul — and police are reading the graffiti to get a handle on impending violence.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 16, 2008
United effort pledged on gang issue (Seattle, WA): While the mayor, the police chief and other officials have long sought to downplay gang activity in Seattle, some 20 law enforcement leaders stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday, vowing to combat what they described as a "growing trend" of lethal youth violence -- much of it related to street gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 16, 2008
Lubbock's war on drugs lands five people behind bars (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock's war on drugs lands a handful of people behind bars. Law enforcement described some of group as known gang members, including a Texas leader of the Almighty Latin King Nation street gang. Authorities seized firearms, ammunition and cocaine in the bust.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: December 16, 2008
McCollum wants NWF anti-gang task force (Okaloosa County, FL): Gang activity isn't rampant in Northwest Florida, and the state attorney general's office wants to keep it that way. Attorney General Bill McCollum flew through the Okaloosa County fog Tuesday morning to promote his statewide gang reduction strategy.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: December 16, 2008
Four Livermore teens arrested in gang-related stabbing incident (Livermore, CA): Police arrested four Livermore teenagers Friday for allegedly beating and stabbing a 15-year-old boy in an October incident.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 16, 2008
Richmond anti-gang program applauded (Richmond, VA): Justice Department officials yesterday praised a faith-based, anti-crime program in Richmond as a national model to fight gang violence.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: December 16, 2008
Hollister gangsters shoot up party, try to evade police at 120 mph (Gilroy, CA): Two Hollister gang members shot up a party and tried to evade police, driving for 20 miles at speeds up to 120 mph, police said. The incident marked the fifth gang shooting in Gilroy in one month.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: December 15, 2008
Dunkin' Donuts robberies suspect claims tie to Crips gang in L.A. (Delray Beach, FL): The father of a suspect charged in a string of violent Dunkin' Donuts store robberies in South Florida is a member of the notorious Los Angeles-based Crips gang, a link that paved the way for his son to start his own group here, a Broward Sheriff's Office gang expert said.
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel Date: December 14, 2008
Police arrest two reported gang members (Chico, CA): Police arrested two reported gang members who were pulled over on Eaton Road and Constitution Drive Thursday night.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: December 14, 2008
Avenues gang members arrested in slaying of L.A. sheriff's deputy (Los Angeles County, CA): As the wife and three children of slain Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante solemnly looked on, top law enforcement and city officials announced Saturday that two men had been arrested in the deputy's shooting death, although the motive in the killing is unclear.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 14, 2008
Sheriff's sergeant takes on gang-archive project (San Bernardino County, CA): It's a seemingly impossible task for one man to create a gangbanger resource database using one small federal grant across an area bigger than some countries.
Source: Daily Bulletin Date: December 14, 2008
Mayor of Albuquerque seeks tougher gang laws (Albuquerque, NM): Albuquerque officials want the New Mexico Legislature to enact a law that would allow municipalities to file civil lawsuits against gang members and seize their assets to make improvements in the neighborhoods they threaten.
Source: El Paso Times Date: December 13, 2008
15 suspected Latino gang members arrested (Columbus, OH): Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested 15 people on Friday who they said were members of the MS-13 gang.
Source: WBNS 10 News Date: December 13, 2008
14 arrested in West Side drug market bust (Chicago, IL) : Fourteen men were arrested and charged Wednesday after Chicago Police shut down a West Side drug market run by a street gang.
Source: FOX News Chicago Date: December 13, 2008
Six 'violent gang members' arrested in Sturgis (Sturgis, IN): Six illegal alien gang members from Mexico were arrested late Wednesday in Sturgis as part of a joint local action with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to David Ives, Sturgis Police deputy chief.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: December 12, 2008
Teen arrested in connection with Tucson High threats (Tucson, AZ): A 17-year-old was arrested last week after threatening to "shoot up" Tucson High Magnet School.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: December 12, 2008
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