Gang-Related News Articles
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Honolulu police revive database to keep track of gang activity (Honolulu, HI): Honolulu police have resurrected a database that helps officers track the membership and movements of O'ahu gangs. With federal law enforcement money, the Honolulu Police Department in March began entering names, locations and other information into a central database administered by the department's Juvenile Services Division.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: January 11, 2009
Ganging up on crime (Garland, UT): Marty Hiles was shocked when flyers for the Vagos motorcycle club started circulating in Garland, a berg of about 2,000 people in Box Elder County that he jokingly calls his personal "Mayberry."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 11, 2009
Police: shooting was gang-related (Santa Fe Springs, CA): A shooting reported Saturday was a gunbattle between rival gang members, officials said. Three men were wounded, one of them seriously, in the incident, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. on Norwalk Boulevard, just south of Washington Boulevard, Whittier police Lt. Bill Webster said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 11, 2009
Yakima Valley to form anti-gang force (Yakima, WA): Using seed money from the state's anti-gang law, leaders from Yakima Valley's law enforcement agencies are creating a task force to pursue the county's most violent criminals.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 11, 2009
Police call Portland-area gang wars a 'crisis' (Portland, OR): Gang enforcement officials across the Portland area are sounding the alarm as police and crisis workers race to one gang shooting after another -- violence that erupted after a man was gunned down by a rival inside a North Portland church last month.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 10, 2009
L.A. gang leader sentenced to death (Los Angeles, CA): Even in a city with more than 150 gang slayings a year, Timothy Joseph McGhee's murders stood out. For years, authorities say, McGhee waged a campaign of terror in the northeastern part of Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 10, 2009
Survey: Gangs are top concern (Salisbury, MD): Gangs were ranked as one of the most important community issues in a recent survey of Wicomico County residents.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 10, 2009
Three West Sac gang members get prison in Amtrak attack (Sacramento, CA): Three young men convicted of attacking an Amtrak engineer in West Sacramento and of being members of the Broderick Boys street gang were sentenced Friday in Yolo Superior Court to terms in state prison.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 10, 2009
Two gang members arrested on menacing, drug charges (Yonkers, NY): Two reputed members of a Nodine Hill street gang known as the Elm Street Wolves were arrested by police.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 10, 2009
Broadway Kings street gang in Cleveland brought down by traffic stop (Cleveland, OH): A traffic stop more than a year ago led to the dismantling of the Broadway Kings street gang on Cleveland's southeast side, police said Thursday.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 9, 2009
Coalition shares info on gang activity in area (Colorado Springs, CO): Security officers from several area school districts met early Friday with Colorado Springs police to share information about a gang-related shooting Thursday afternoon that left two area students dead.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 9, 2009
Five injured in shooting at Dunbar High (Chicago, IL): A screech of tires, people running, a girl's scream -- those were the only warnings before shots fired outside Dunbar Vocational Career Academy wounded five teenage boys as a basketball game let out Friday evening.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 9, 2009
L.A. gets hi-tech gear for gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): The city of L.A. is getting some high tech-help fighting gangs in Baldwin Village and the Crenshaw District. Target is donating a $250,000 so police can buy surveillance cameras and license-plate readers to use in the area.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 9, 2009
Suspected 'Grimmie Gang' leader arrested in Atlanta (Cincinnati, OH): A suspected Tri-state gang member wanted for more than two years was arrested Wednesday in Atlanta.
Source: MSNBC WLWT Date: January 9, 2009
Yes, gangs are here (Bullhead City, AZ): Avoid denial of local gang activity. That was the message sent to the public at the first meeting of Police and Citizens Together for 2009.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 9, 2009
Four teenagers are charged in shooting at Wheaton Mall (Montgomery County, MD): The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 8, 2009
Brunswick County gang busters ask for funds (Bolivia, NC): The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office wants a grant from the state to help refine relatively new efforts that one official said have already dulled the growth of local gang activity.
Source: The Sun News Date: January 8, 2009
District Attorney heads up gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): They're called the shot callers and they were the targets of a sweep Thursday in Bakersfield.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: January 8, 2009
Cops stage pre-dawn raid on Crips gangs (Bakersfield, CA): The toughest gangs in Bakersfield were probably hunkered down Thursday, their criminal plans on hold, thanks to a pre-dawn raid by dozens of officers.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: January 8, 2009
L.A. County supervisors approve anti-gang pilot program (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a multiagency pilot program to combat gang activity in four targeted communities -- Duarte-Monrovia, Florence-Firestone, Harbor Gateway and Pacoima.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 7, 2009
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