Gang-Related News Articles
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Programs to fight Monterey County gangs stay alive at least through June (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $225,000 to keep two gang-fighting programs afloat through June.
Source: The Californian Date: January 27, 2009
Communities could designate gang-free zones under Utah Senate bill (Salt Lake City, UT): The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow local officials to create gang-free zones. Senate Bill 16 would let communities fine gang members $100 each if three or more of them are found in a gang-free zone and refuse to leave.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 27, 2009
Prescott Valley Police investigate criminal street gang (Prescott Valley, AZ): The Prescott Valley Police Department conducted investigations that encompassed several separate events which led to numerous arrests for assault and participating in a Criminal Street Gang.
Source: Read It News Date: January 27, 2009
Lancaster may target pit bulls and Rottweilers as anti-gang measure (Lancaster, CA): The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 26, 2009
National gangs take root in area (Richmond, VA): Gangs such as the Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples might seem far off and irrelevant to the lives of most central Virginia residents, who typically equate such groups with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 26, 2009
Police arrest gang members, combat graffiti (Prescott Valley, AZ): Prescott Valley police arrested four members of two local street gangs Jan. 15 on charges of assault and participation in a criminal street gang, police said in a press release issued Monday.
Source: The Daily Courier Date: January 26, 2009
Three arrested after detectives roust suspected gang fight (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-enforcement detectives on Monday announced the arrests of three people connected to a fight that erupted during an investigation into suspected gang activity at a north Phoenix park.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: January 26, 2009
Street gang responsible for Northgate attack, robberies (Seattle, WA): Police are searching for members of a street gang who beat two teens late last week near the Northgate Community Center, and believe members of the group are responsible for several robberies and assaults in the Northgate area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 26, 2009
Suspected gang member leads police on chase through El Monte (El Monte, CA) : A suspected gang member and his three passengers were in custody Monday night after leading officers on a chase in El Monte for nearly 90 minutes, authorities said.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: January 26, 2009
Boulder City not immune to drug, gang problems, police say (Boulder City, NV): With Las Vegas and its drug and gang problems so close, Boulder City isn't exactly a world away from danger, Boulder City police officers said Thursday at a City Council workshop on drug and gang awareness.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 26, 2009
Grandview drive-by shooting deemed gang related (Grandview, WA): Investigators are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night in Grandview. "Suspects drove by him, confronted him and asked him if he was banging, 'Do you bang?' is what they stated," said Officer Travis Shephard, Grandview Police Department.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: January 26, 2009
Police respond to another gang report at Meany Middle School (Seattle, WA): Police are investigating another report of gang graffiti at Meany Middle School – a place where gang graffiti was reported earlier this month.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 26, 2009
Fairfield leaders debate concerns about gangs (Fairfield, OH): Councilman Tim Abbott said he was surprised by comments by the mayor and vice mayor about purported gang activity in the city.
Source: Journal-News Date: January 26, 2009
Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 25, 2009
A man makes a stand against gangs in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): This is how Eduardo Rendon remembers the series of events that made him fear for his life: He was taking out the trash. Saw an adolescent tough guy leaning against the alley wall. Told him to leave.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 25, 2009
School shooting: Gang task force mobilized to tackle violence statewide (Kearns, UT): The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office began stitching together a Kearns-intensive gang task force weeks ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 24, 2009
Assemblywoman, group address gang crisis in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More resources may be on the way to help police fight crime in Salinas. Local and state law enforcement officials and elected political representatives met in a closed-door session Friday to discuss what options are available to the city as it deals with a recent increase in violent crime — most of it linked to gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 24, 2009
Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: January 24, 2009
Victim's aunt: Gangs threatening way of life (Wilmington, NC): When Joyce Clark was growing up in Wilmington she rarely got away with anything. If she did something wrong, her parents knew about it before she got home.
Source: The Star-News Date: January 24, 2009
Bay City police target graffiti as way to curb gang activity (Bay City, MI): Don Aldrich says he can see the writing on the wall. The Bay City police officer says there are at least five active gangs in Bay City, evidenced by the increasing level of graffiti showing up on city walls, fences and other public surfaces.
Source: The Bay City Times Date: January 24, 2009
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