Gang-Related News Articles
Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Gang members locked down at Sonoma County jail (Santa Rosa, CA): Inmates at the Sonoma County Jail identified as members of a violent street gang remain confined to their cells after a series of fights in the jail during the week.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 31, 2009
Modesto boy caught in gang crossfire dies (Modesto, CA): A young boy hit by gang gunfire that entered the living room of his family's home has died. Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Tom Brennan says the 10-year-old boy died Friday after being taken off life support.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 31, 2009
Suffolk Police organize team to combat gang attacks (Suffolk, NY): Following a series of vicious gang-related attacks in Suffolk County in recent weeks, some of which victimized innocent bystanders, Suffolk police will reorganize officers assigned to combating gangs across precincts into a single team, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Newsday Date: July 30, 2009
Police cracked down on gangs before Seafair parade (Seattle, WA): Six years ago, gunfire broke out at the Seafair Torchlight Parade and a teenager was stabbed near the parade route in what police say was a gang-related incident. In 1993, a teen who police believed to be a gang member was shot to death at the parade.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 30, 2009
Gang link suspected in unprovoked 'punch-and-runs' on Sixth Street (Austin, TX): Brian Henry had been enjoying his summer vacation in his hometown, a break from his college studies a state away, and decided to go to Sixth Street with a group of friends.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: July 30, 2009
Teen killed in gang related shooting on NW Side (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old was killed Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting that was apparently gang related near Kilbourn Park on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 30, 2009
Dispute between gangs led to shooting (Nashua, NH): A confrontation between rival gang members led to one teen being shot and two others jailed on charges that they both fired handguns at him and another youth, according to police reports.
Source: The Telegraph Date: July 30, 2009
Tribal leaders seek help with Indian gang activity (Washington, DC): American Indian communities are being overwhelmed by gang violence and drug trafficking, tribal leaders told lawmakers Thursday, appealing for help with problems more commonly found in big cities.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 30, 2009
Oxnard police arrest 7 suspected gang members (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested seven suspected gang members this week after two incidents involving firearms, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 30, 2009
Burglar arrested in Arcadia may belong to organized ring (Arcadia, CA): Police on Thursday arrested a suspected burglar investigators believe is part of a criminal ring. Police believe the burglary ring, which has vexed the city for the last several months, may be tied to a street gang from Los Angeles.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 30, 2009
Hayward to use COPS grant to target gangs (Hayward, CA): A portion of a $4 million federal grant to boost Hayward's police force will be used to target street gangs, with a long-term goal of drafting an ordinance that would go after known members.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 30, 2009
Homeowners, deputies vow to fight growing graffiti problem (Houston, TX): It may be considered art by some and freedom of expression by others, but for Katy-area homeowners and law officers graffiti is nothing more than costly vandalism and a problem they vow to fight.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 30, 2009
Providence police arrest teen gang member on weapons charges (Providence, RI): A 14-year-old member of the Asian Boyz street gang has been arrested on weapons charges after the police said they found two loaded handguns in his house in the city’s Smith Hill neighborhood.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 29, 2009
Five gang members held in Fresno robberies (Fresno, CA): Five Eastside Bulldog gang members were arrested early this morning in connection with the robbery and beating of two men in central Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 29, 2009
Neighborhood seeks to counteract gangs with special nights along Thorndale Avenue at the 'L' stop (Chicago, IL): On a typical evening in Edgewater, dozens of young men linger along the sidewalks of Thorndale Avenue near the elevated train stop. Their presence is intimidating, say many in the community, and sometimes there is drug dealing and theft.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 29, 2009
City of Prosser saving gang prevention counselors (Prosser, WA): Cut from the budget but saved in the end. The city of Prosser will pay to keep gang prevention counselors in the school. Is it worth the money?
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 29, 2009
ICAN helps police lower gang activity (Chandler, AZ): As a dust storm kicked up around her on the playground of a run-down apartment complex, Christy McClendon stood next to a Chandler gang detective and talked to a group of about a dozen kids she'd just met.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 29, 2009
Leftover Gang Strike Force funds to stay put for now (St. Paul, MN): With the Metro Gang Strike Force permanently shut down, the advisory board that oversaw the unit voted Wednesday to ask state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion to use leftover Strike Force money to cover overtime for Twin Cities law enforcement agencies, to fight gangs.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 29, 2009
Crackdown in Yakima may be sending more gangs to Pasco (Yakima, WA): As if gangs aren't causing enough trouble around here, Pasco's police chief is blaming Yakima Valley criminals for a spike in gang-related violence in the Tri-Cities.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 28, 2009
Yonkers gang leader shoots at, hits bystander's car (Yonkers, NY): A paralyzed 20-year-old gang leader who said he had sworn off the street life is accused of firing a gun and striking a car with a young boy inside, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 28, 2009
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