Gang-Related News Articles
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Proposed Springfield bylaw targets street gang recruitment (Springfield, MA): Neighborhood meetings will be held across the city to discuss a proposed ordinance aimed at combating gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican Date: June 14, 2009
Shots fired at hotel as gang members brawl (Carlsbad, CA): Shots were fired into the Marriott Resident Inn in Carlsbad when a fight broke out at a party there early Saturday morning, police said. No one was hit by the gunfire.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 13, 2009
Suspected gang members arrested in SW Idaho (Nampa, ID): Canyon and Ada county law enforcement officials arrested five suspected gang members late last week in what they said was a cocaine and weapons-trafficking bust.
Source: The Olympian Date: June 13, 2009
Multi-agency unit to replace gang task force temporarily (St. Paul, MN): At the recommendation of the Metro Gang Strike Force Review Panel and in light of new findings from the Office of the Legislative Auditor, state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion, along with several metro-area police departments and sheriffs offices, announced today the creation of a temporary, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement unit designed specifically to combat gang violence in the Twin Cities this summer.
Source: Shakopee Valley News Date: June 12, 2009
Ripon police arrest two gang members after fight (Ripon, CA): Police reported today that they arrested two gang members after a fight several days ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 12, 2009
Police chase ends with gang arrests (Chula Vista, CA): Three teenage gang members were in custody Friday after leading officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle in Chula Vista, a police spokesman said.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News Date: June 12, 2009
15-year-old was first to enroll in local gang program (Rock Hill, SC): Nearly three months before her fatal stand-off with Rock Hill Police, 15-year-old Yvette Williams had enrolled in a program to help young people get out of gangs.
Source: The Herald Date: June 11, 2009
Gang members on 'holiday' arrested at Studio City club (Studio City, CA): Several gang members celebrating a “gang holiday” were taken into custody today for warrants and parole violations during a police raid at a nightclub in Studio City, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 11, 2009
Gilroy woman shot in drive-by gang attack (Gilroy, CA): A 19-year-old Gilroy woman was seriously injured Tuesday when several suspects in a vehicle opened fire outside a home in what was likely a gang-related shooting, according to police.
Source: KPIX 5 Date: June 11, 2009
Authorities say targeting gangs has been successful (Asheville, NC): A coordinated and focused attack on gang activity has resulted in a sharp drop in gun incidents in the Asheville area, authorities said today.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: June 11, 2009
Suspects with gang ties are arrested in Arundel arson case (Anne Arundel County, MD): Anne Arundel County police charged four people – including a man who told them he is a former member of the Dead Man Inc. gang and two teens alleged to have other gang ties – with firebombing a townhouse in Piney Orchard last week in what may be retaliation for the homicide of a 14-year-old Crofton boy.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 11, 2009
Robbery suspect has gang ties, records show (Lakewood, WA): One of the people accused of taking an active role in planning the killing and robbery of an armored car guard in Lakewood last week belonged to a Chicago street gang before moving to the Tacoma area, according to court records obtained by The News Tribune.
Source: The Olympian Date: June 11, 2009
Authorities arrest 35 in gang operation (San Angelo, TX): San Angelo police and federal immigration agents have arrested 35 alleged gang members and their associates during a three-day sweep as part of a national initiative.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 11, 2009
Gang fight at 8th-grade grad ceremony in Pinole (Pinole, CA): An eighth-grade graduation ceremony in Pinole was canceled after a gang fight broke out and an off-duty officer was assaulted.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 11, 2009
New to elementary lesson plans: Gang prevention (Chesapeake, VA): High schoolers in Chesapeake are referred to guidance counselors. Middle schoolers get the lesson in health class: how to spot gangs, what gangs do, and how to stay away.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 11, 2009
Couple attacked at Ventura park (Ventura, CA): A man and his girlfriend were stabbed in a Ventura park this week in a suspected gang attack, and one of the four assailants was arrested late Tuesday, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 11, 2009
Killing of Oxnard youth believed gang-related (Oxnard, CA): Gang members are believed responsible for the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy as he walked through a rough neighborhood, police said Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 11, 2009
Plainfield sting operation nets 17 'dangerous' gang member arrests (Plainfield, NJ): A three-day sting operation targeting suspects identified by police as some of the city's most dangerous gang members has yielded 17 arrests.
Source: Courier News Date: June 11, 2009
Operation ‘shuts down’ gang (Caldwell, ID): Law enforcement agencies from many jurisdictions joined together for a crackdown on a Caldwell street gang, resulting in more than two dozen felony arrests.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: June 10, 2009
Four arrested in firebombing of Odenton townhouse (Odenton, MD): Anne Arundel County officials announced that they have arrested four people in the gang-related firebombing of an Odenton townhouse a week ago, a crime that authorities suspect was in retaliation for the death of a 14-year-old Crofton boy.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 10, 2009
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