Gang-Related News Articles
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Increased patrol nets arrests of 17 gang members (Watsonville, CA): Seventeen gang members were arrested and multiple weapons were seized last week after Watsonville police increased patrol efforts in response to recent gang violence.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: March 31, 2009
Trial starts for man indicted under SC gang law (Columbia, SC): The first man indicted under a South Carolina gang crime law is going on trial.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: March 31, 2009
Springfield gets $1.4 million grant to help fight youth violence (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement and youth service agencies, assisted by a $1.4 million state grant, have announced plans for a series of neighborhood deployments to combat gang and youth violence.
Source: The Republican Date: March 31, 2009
Street gang leaves mark on neighborhood (Bennettsville, SC): A criminal street gang has marked it's territory in a Pee Dee neighborhood. Police tell us they're using an abandoned house to funnel their drugs and weapons operations.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15 Date: March 31, 2009
SW Idaho officials say gang crime is down (Nampa, ID): Law enforcement officials in southwest Idaho say cooperation among various agencies led to the convictions in federal court of more than 40 gang members or their associates the last five years.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: March 30, 2009
Police report lists gang activity, ‘call out’ as factors in Macon club shooting (Macon, GA): Macon Police estimate between 300 and 400 people were at a downtown Macon nightclub late Sunday night when gunfire erupted in the crowd.
Source: The Telegraph Date: March 30, 2009
Police target local gangs (Hopewell, VA): Gang activity is on the rise in the Tri-Cities and law-enforcement authorities are beginning to mount a strategy to combat the issue before gang-related crime increases further.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: March 29, 2009
Summit alerts parents to gangs' temptations (Columbus, OH): At age 12, Big Mo lay buried in snow, the icy clumps holding back the blood in his bullet-riddled body, left for dead in a Columbus park.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: March 29, 2009
Gangs blamed in south Fort Worth shootout that killed two, wounded two (Fort Worth, TX): Michelle Chavez and her two girlfriends left a party late Friday to pick up a friend, but they ended up in gang crossfire only six blocks away, according to the girl who drove her wounded friends to the hospital.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 29, 2009
Providence gangs’ feud festering since last fall (Providence, RI): The violent feud between two South Side street gangs that has left one teenager dead and another hospitalized with a serious gunshot to the stomach this month had been simmering since last fall when gang members brawled at a house party on Prairie Avenue.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 29, 2009
Wrong look leads to Pinole gang triple stabb (Pinole, CA): Three men were hospitalized Saturday morning after being stabbed by gang members outside a liquor store, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 29, 2009
Graffiti spree worries neighbors (Salem, OR): A southeast Salem neighborhood tagged with graffiti late Thursday night has caused concerns about gang violence in the close-knit community.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: March 28, 2009
Gang recruit effort alleged at middle school in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): Efforts by a street gang to recruit Fairfax County youths have led to the arrests of seven Chantilly area teenagers, ages 13 and 16, and county officials said yesterday that the episode serves as a reminder that middle school-age youths are the most vulnerable to being lured down the path of delinquency, drugs and even violence.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 27, 2009
WVC cops investigate two gang-related shootings on same street (West Valley City, UT): Police have arrested 10 people in connection with two gang-related shootings that occurred on the same West Valley City street Friday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 27, 2009
Vineland cops round up alleged gang (Vineland, NJ): Police said Thursday they're cracking down on a local gang they believe is a growing threat to public safety and have arrested several people involved.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: March 27, 2009
Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 27, 2009
Major gang sweep conducted in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Law enforcement officials from nearly three dozen agencies conducted perhaps the largest gang sweep in Riverside County history on Friday, arresting more than 120 people and confiscating an assortment of drugs and dozens of guns.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 27, 2009
Injunction targets O.C. street gang (Orange County, CA): An Orange County judge issued a court order today that bars dozens of alleged members of a street gang from assembling with each other, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 27, 2009
Gangs pose 'a huge ghallenge' for jail (Montgomery County, MD): When teenagers Alvin Valdez and Jose Romero were booked into the Montgomery County jail this month, their alleged gang ties hardly made them unique.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 26, 2009
Rival gang members ran $750K-a-week heroin ring in NJ, cops say (Freehold, NJ): A Newark man bought heroin in bulk, then used his grocery store and various homes in Essex County to dilute and package the drugs for distribution to mid-level dealers in other parts of the state, including Monmouth County, authorities said.
Source: Daily Record Date: March 26, 2009
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