Gang-Related News Articles
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Police conduct gang sweep (Holland, MI): Police recorded 13 violations during a gang sweep Saturday, in which officers from the Holland Police Department and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office checked on 31 offenders currently serving probation for gang-related crimes.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: September 15, 2009
Cities kick up efforts to crack down on gangs (Salinas, CA): Scores of law enforcement officials from around the state will gather in Monterey County for a pair of gang prevention conferences over the next two weeks.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 15, 2009
Teen stabbed at suburban high school (Bolingbrook, IL): A student at a suburban Chicago high school was stabbed several times during a fight in a bathroom.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 15, 2009
Another member of Newport News street gang sentenced (Newport News, VA): A member of a criminal street gang was sentenced Tuesday to serve 30 years in prison for his role in a criminal racketeering enterprise that engaged in acts of violence, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 15, 2009
Sheriff's office looks for boost in gang enforcement (Douglas County, NV): For the past 15 years, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has practiced zero tolerance for gang activity, and Sheriff Ron Pierini has no plans to let up on the philosophy.
Source: The Record-Courier Date: September 15, 2009
New Jersey indicts 35 inmates for possession of cell phones (New Jersey): The state Tuesday obtained grand jury indictments charging 35 state prison inmates with the illegal possession of cell phones, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com Date: September 15, 2009
Teen charged in Bolingbrook High stabbing (Bolingbrook, IL): A 15-year-old student is in custody facing charges of aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing another student in what police say was a gang-related fight Tuesday at Bolingbrook High School.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 15, 2009
Toppenish group says get tough on gangs with tougher laws (Toppenish, WA): A group wanting to rid the city of gang violence called for drastic changes in laws dealing with such crime when it met with state lawmakers during a Tuesday night forum.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 15, 2009
Gang activity eyed in Detroit firebombing (Detroit, MI): Investigators suspect members of a gang firebombed a home on the city's southwest side for a second time in a week after a teen who lives there quit the group.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: September 14, 2009
State picks Salinas for new program (Salinas, CA): When a former Harvard researcher came west two years ago to tell leaders from Salinas and 12 other cities they could quickly cut their gang murder totals by half, people were more than skeptical.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 14, 2009
Police arrest three in fatal knifing of Beaverton teen (Beaverton, OR): Three men have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Beaverton teen two weeks ago, Beaverton police said today.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 14, 2009
Man critical after gang stabs him in the neck (Manhattan, NY): A 21-year-old Manhattan man was in critical condition Sunday after he was stabbed in the neck during a wild fight with five attackers, police said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 14, 2009
Students say 16-year-old arrested in Creston High School shooting fired warning shot as rival gang members approached (Grand Rapids, MI): Expecting to get jumped by rival gang members as school let out Monday, a 16-year-old Creston High School student left campus earlier in the day to get a gun to protect himself, classmates said.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 14, 2009
Two teens arrested in Sunday attack (Santa Maria, CA): Two teenage boys were arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted homicide in the early Sunday morning beating of a Santa Maria man in what police said was a gang fight in the 200 block of West Newlove Street, according to police.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: September 14, 2009
Investigators say Monday's Pajaro shooting was gang-related (Pijaro, CA): A 19-year-old suffered an injury to his hand when shots were fired into a gold Chevrolet Venture minivan in what investigators are calling a gang-related crime about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Ingram Court.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 14, 2009
Md. prosecutors want tougher anti-gang law (Annapolis, MD): As soon as Maryland's Gang Prosecution Act went into effect in 2007, prosecutors in Harford County tested it, filing charges against a group that had stabbed and beaten a man.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 13, 2009
Coordinating anti-gang efforts (Salinas, CA): With a flurry of anti-gang violence programs launched in Salinas during the past two years, where Ceasefire fits into the mix is still unclear.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 13, 2009
A Salinas Miracle? (Salinas, CA): The room is filled with guys who have seen it all and done worse. The men — as young as 18 and as old as 34 — have been convicted of violent crimes during the past three years, and most are hard-core gang members.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 13, 2009
Toppenish man hospitalized after gang-related shooting (Toppenish, WA): A young man was shot in the chest early Sunday in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 13, 2009
Taggers keep San Bernardino school police busy (San Bernardino, CA): Taggers leave few spots unmarked on and around San Bernardino school campuses. Scrawled pen and crew names decorate curbs, sidewalks and tree trunks.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 12, 2009
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