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Gang-related shooting in Onamia (Onamia, MN): A Wahkon man was shot in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 23 in the Green Acres Trailer Park in Onamia allegedly by gang members.
Source: Mille Lacs County Times Date: December 30, 2010
Gangs in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): KIMA has learned gang problems in Sunnyside have escalated to the point that people are terrified. Action News discovered one victim is standing up in hope others will follow.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 30, 2010
Two Spring Hill teens face burglary charges in gang recruiting (Spring Hill, FL): The boys had two ways to join the gang, and neither option would be a cakewalk. A 14-year-old Spring Hill boy approached at least three other teens at Fox Chapel Middle School earlier this month, told them he was member of the Bloods and that if they wanted to join, they could either be "beat in" or commit a crime, according to a Hernando County arrest affidavit released Tuesday.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: December 29, 2010
Teen claims gang Tasered, kidnapped him (Lilburn, GA): A teen who claimed he was Tasered, jumped and briefly kidnapped on Christmas morning told police the attack was perpetrated by a street gang.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: December 29, 2010
Police chief credits anti-gang operations (Tulsa, OK): The number of homicides in Tulsa is down from last year. A record 70 homicides were reported in 2009, compared to 61 so far in 2010.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: December 29, 2010
Gang violence continues with 18-year-old’s killing (San Francisco, CA): The latest in a spate of gang-related shootings left an 18-year-old San Francisco man dead Tuesday night.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: December 29, 2010
Gang violence up in Saskatoon: police chief (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's police chief says half of the city's 2010 homicides were tied to gang activity, a worrisome trend he has plans to address in 2011.
Source: CBC News Date: December 29, 2010
Police: Maple Valley shooting was over gang dispute (Maple Valley, WA): A 19-year-old man was in court Wednesday after police say he shot two teens on the Lake Wilderness Trail in Maple Valley.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 29, 2010
Castroville gang violence heats up (Castroville, CA): Monday night marked the third shooting in Castroville in a matter of two weeks. The woman who called 9-1-1 for that homicide said she looked out her window and saw the boy laying on the sidewalk.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: December 28, 2010
Anti-gang efforts cut homicide rate: expert (Edmonton, AB): Major police crackdowns on street gangs is a reason why Edmonton’s homicide rates are dropping, says a criminologist with Grant MacEwan University.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: December 28, 2010
Two Valluco gang members arrested for attempted carjacking (San Juan, TX): Michael Villarreal and Fernando Rosales are accused of trying to take a woman’s car as she stopped at the intersection of Ridge and Nebraska late Monday night.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: December 28, 2010
Greeley gang incidents rise, but so do arrests (Greeley, CO): Although the number of gang-related incidents and arrests is up in Greeley this year, some law enforcement officials see that as a positive; they are keeping the pressure on the city gang’s members.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: December 27, 2010
Councils study report on gangs in local schools (Rocky Mount, NC) : Gangs and their influence are a real problem in Twin Counties schools, according to a final report recently released by the Nash and Edgecombe Juvenile Crime Prevention councils.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: December 27, 2010
Gang involvement a deadly risk in homicide capital (Abbotsford, BC): Only a few years ago, a student selling marijuana in their local Abbotsford, B.C., high school was just another petty criminal, pretty low on the police radar.
Source: CTV News Date: December 26, 2010
Metro Vancouver homicides down by almost 50 per cent (Vancouver, BC): There were far fewer homicides in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in 2010 than in 2009, when a vicious gang war led to bloodshed in the first half of the year.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 26, 2010
Gang member dies in wild Christmas day shootout (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen who fatally shot an 18-year-old gang member and wounded three others, two critically, in a running gun battle on Christmas Day in Echo Park.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: December 26, 2010
Treces injunction causing members to move out of Ogden? (Ogden, UT): Christmas marked 90 days since the Ogden Trece Injunction went into effect. The numbers aren't huge yet for enforcement of the state's first gang injunction -- about 20 arrests for failure to abate a public nuisance, including two of members found with drugs or weapons that led to felony charges.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 25, 2010
Police watching for gang relocation (Ogden, UT): Area police officials are keeping a close eye on whether Trece gang members, pressured by an injunction in Ogden, are moving to neighboring cities where police attention may not be so intense.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 25, 2010
Gang census: County has 516 members (Manatee, FL): Florida has 56,200 gang members, associates and other suspects statewide, a census by the state Attorney General’s Office has found. Of those, 516 live in Manatee County this year, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 23, 2010
Gang cops say juvenile photo law too restrictive (Salt Lake City, UT): The scenario is a familiar to gang cops in Salt Lake City: an officer sees a teenager hanging out with older known gang members in a neighborhood, flashing gang signs or wearing gang colors to declare an allegiance.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 23, 2010
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