Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang member pulls gun on Manteca detective (Manteca, CA): A semi-automatic hand gun was pulled out of a 19-year-old gang member’s waist band as detective Armando Garcia rounded a dumpster enclosure – with the Manteca Police officer’s gun already out of its holster – in the 200 block of Northwoods Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: March 19, 2009
Suspect charged in gang-related shooting (Providence, RI): A young man who saw a friend murdered at a girl’s birthday party has been accused in the retaliatory shooting of a teenage boy associated with a rival gang.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 19, 2009
Violent local gang taken down (Newport News, VA): The arrest of Rickey Rice came Wednesday morning, and represented the apprehension of the only remaining indicted member of the notorious Dump Gang still at-large. The other ten members were arrested last Friday.
Source: Examiner Date: March 19, 2009
Young man shot, wounded in south Palo Alto; police see gang ties (Palo Alto, CA): In what appears to have been a gang-related incident, a young man was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon outside an apartment complex on Arastradero Road in Palo Alto.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 19, 2009
Feds charge two in gang-related murder (New York, NY): Authorities say two members of the MS-13 street gang are facing federal murder charges in the May 2007 drive-by shooting of a Queens man.
Source: Newsday Date: March 19, 2009
Local police step up gang activity arrests (Fort Pierce, FL): Treasure Coast law enforcement is coming down hard on gang violence, and they said this is just the beginning.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: March 19, 2009
County, schools fighting ‘online generation' of gang activity (Fort Wayne, IN): Gang activity is moving from the streets to the World Wide Web, as younger members create rivalries through posted messages and photos on social networking sites.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: March 19, 2009
Deputy tangles with gang member (Sutter County, CA): A Sutter County deputy struggled with an armed gang member in the town of Sutter, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: March 18, 2009
Police sweep Southdale, Mall of America, in crackdown on gang activity at Metro malls (Bloomington, MN): Police are sending a message to gang members: they're not welcome at malls in the Twin Cities. Over the weekend, officers from the Metro Gang Strike Force and various other agencies swept the Southdale Mall in Edina and the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 18, 2009
People yelled gang comments before Hilltop shooting, police report (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police released more information Tuesday about a drive-by shooting that seriously wounded one man Monday night.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 18, 2009
Shooting victim is 29th Chicago student to be killed this school year (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy who died Monday evening after he was shot near his Woodlawn home earlier in the day.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 18, 2009
Apple Valley gang team snag multiple crooks (Apple Valley, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Gang SMASH Team made several arrests, including at least three gang members, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 18, 2009
Oakland man sexually assaulted 13-year-old girl, police say (Alameda, CA): A member of the notorious Surenos street gang who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl sent her threatening text messages while she was undergoing a sexual assault exam at Children's Hospital in Oakland, warning her not to contact police, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 18, 2009
Three arrested in Elgin teens' shooting (Elgin, IL): Elgin police have arrested three suspected gang members in the shooting of two 17-year-olds Tuesday night at a party on the 300 block of Mill Street.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 18, 2009
Questions raised on police union's flier (Escondido, CA): Some residents and city officials say a flier sent by the city's police officers' union crosses the line, peddling fear and deepening racial wounds in an effort to win a labor battle.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 17, 2009
Guns, ecstasy found on gang members (Salinas, CA): Ecstasy tablets and a loaded gun were recovered from the trunk of two known gang members in Salinas on Sunday, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 17, 2009
Law takes aim at gangs (Nashville, TN): Flashing a gang sign might soon draw jail time, under a measure being explored by Metro law enforcement.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 17, 2009
Gang sweep nets 14 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Fourteen people — including three juveniles — were arrested over the weekend during a gang sweep, with several area law-enforcement agencies involved.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: March 16, 2009
Gang Task Force arrest two Sunday night in Salinas (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reporting the arrest of two men by members of the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force Sunday night in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: March 16, 2009
GarCo sheriff hopes to TAG gang behavior (Glenwood Springs, CO): A program designed to identify possible gang activity in jail is expanding into the community, as Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario worries about an uptick of activity he believes is gang related throughout the county.
Source: Aspen Daily News Date: March 16, 2009
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