Gang-Related News Articles
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FBI operation nabs gang members (Houston, TX): Operation Lunar Eclipse is in effect. Federal authorities are trying to put the lights out on a gang of dangerous thugs they say are responsible for trafficking drugs and firearms to help support their buddies in prison.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: April 23, 2009
Gang crackdown in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): District Attorney Ed Jagels announced 85% of gang leaders or "shot callers" have been arrested or are in sight to be caught by Bakersfield police.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: April 23, 2009
DA says 85 percent of 'shot callers' are off the streets (Bakersfield, CA): An anti-gang program announced last summer has been "very successful" with 85 percent of the 105 shot callers either in custody, dead, moved out of state or the subject of warrants and pending cases, District Attorney Ed Jagels said Thursday at a news conference.
Source: The Californian Date: April 23, 2009
Gangs, meth continue to plague Georgia youth (Douglas County, GA): With methamphetamine use and gang activity on the rise, UWG's CAPE and SGA sponsored "Meth and Gangs," a speech delivered by Jesse Hambrick Jr. with the Douglas County Sheriff's office. A group of 30 students sat down in the lower level of the Z-6 to listen to the presentation.
Source: The West Georgian Date: April 22, 2009
Teenager is shot at Childs Park Recreation Center (St. Petersburg, FL): A 16-year-old was shot Tuesday night during an argument at the Childs Park Recreation Center.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: April 22, 2009
Police seek gang member accused of having son tattooed (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are looking for a man they describe as a Bulldog gang member who they say held down his 7-year-old son while another gang member allegedly tattooed a gang insignia - a dog paw - on the boy's stomach.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 22, 2009
Suburban immigration sting nets 17 arrests (Aurora, IL): Five Aurorans were among 17 people arrested last week in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suburban sting operation.
Source: The Courier-News Date: April 21, 2009
23 tied to gang are indicted over alleged drug ring (Essex County, NJ): The business ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ringing up nearly $2 million in annual sales. In the hallways and stairwells of an East Orange apartment complex, in the parking lot and on the sidewalk, members of the Crips street gang peddled cocaine, marijuana, heroin and Ecstasy, giving weary residents no respite from the trade in drugs and intimidation, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 21, 2009
Allentown to get federal grant to fight gangs (Allentown, PA): Allentown will receive $200,000 in federal funding to continue anti-gang initiatives, Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: April 21, 2009
Gang members tied to shootings (Walterboro, SC): Gang members are responsible for the last two Colleton County shootings, Sheriff George Malone said Monday.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: April 21, 2009
Gang-style graffiti found in several locations in Willows (Willows, CA): Taggers were active in this Glenn County community last weekend, hitting at least six locations with gang-style graffiti.
Source: Enterprise Record Date: April 21, 2009
Hammer hits mark with 10 more arrests (Yuba County, CA): Operation Hammer, an undercover operation aimed at drugs, guns and gangs, has nailed 10 more suspects, bringing the total to 18, a drug enforcement official said Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: April 21, 2009
Girl, 14, stabbed in head during gang fight (Seattle, WA): A 14-year-old girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Saturday after being stabbed in the head by another girl during a fight involving a juvenile street gang, according to Seattle police.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 21, 2009
Deputy DA warns parents that gangs can take the place of family ties (Corona, CA): Kids getting involved in gangs is both preventable and correctable, Senior Deputy District Attorney Gerry Lopez told parents in Corona.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: April 21, 2009
More charges for athlete charged with gang offenses (Hampton, VA): Former Hampton High School star running back Tron Martinez, who was arrested last week on gang charges, has been hit with additional charges as police revealed details of two gang-linked mob attacks in the city this year.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 21, 2009
CG police dealing with gangs involved in crime, drugs (Casa Grande, AZ): The question asked during this month's meeting of the Casa Grande Police Advisory Board was: Are there gangs in Casa Grande? "Yes, we have gangs in Casa Grande," police Detective Lupe Reyes responded.
Source: Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Date: April 21, 2009
Five Tallassee students charged with threats (Tallassee, AL): Five Tallassee High School students have been charged with making threats against other students, according to the Tallassee Police Department.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: April 21, 2009
Police, east-side residents battle graffiti (Des Moines, IA): Neighborhood awareness and a new graffiti camera are tools the Fairground neighborhood hopes will help keep spray-painting vandals off their streets.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: April 21, 2009
Fresno gang sweep nabs over 250 (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department wrapped up a five-day gang sweep early Monday morning and made 258 arrests, including 121 felonies.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 20, 2009
26 people arrested in gang-related shooting (Union, SC) : Union County deputies arrested more than two dozen people over the weekend in connection with a shooting that investigators said was gang-related.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: April 20, 2009
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