Gang-Related News Articles
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Santa Rosa police dog helps in arrest of suspected gang member outside mall (Santa Rosa, CA): A suspected gang member who ran from officers outside a Santa Rosa mall was bitten by a police dog and found to be in possession of a loaded gun and heroin, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 20, 2017
Reputed Springfield gang member held on $10K bail after chase, gun arrest (Springfield, MA): A reputed Springfield gang member is being held on $10,000 bail after police allegedly confiscated a loaded .38-caliber pistol from a car he was driving.
Source: The Republican Date: January 20, 2017
Gang feud blamed in Crocodile club shooting that hurt 3 bystanders in Belltown, police say (Seattle, WA): The shooting that left three people wounded outside a music club in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood Thursday night is believed to be a drive-by attack tied to gang warfare mostly occurring in South Seattle and South King County, Assistant Seattle Police Chief Robert Merner said Friday.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: January 20, 2017
Former gang leader convicted in 1996 killing of Alton man (Edwardsville, IL): Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons announced the conviction of a 51-year old man Friday afternoon for a murder in 1996. Opening statements began Wednesday in the case against Jeffrey A. Ewing.
Source: AdVantage News Date: January 20, 2017
Border Patrol catches two Sureño gang members entering U.S. (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men Thursday evening who were seen crossing the border about three and a half miles east of the Calexico port of entry, according to the agency.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 20, 2017
Man indicted for murdering 2 people in Lorain was an active gang member (Lorain, OH): A man has been indicted for murdering two people in January of 2016. Police said Jocquez Ross shot and killed Michael and Fannie Lewis in their vehicle in the parking lot of the Floridian Apartments at the 100 block of Fox Hill Lane in Lorain on Jan. 31. Ross could face the death penalty if convicted.
Source: WOIO 19 News Date: January 20, 2017
$300,000 grant will be used to fight gang crime (Selma, AL): A grant from Alabama Governor Robert Bentley could help reduce gang violence in Selma and Dallas County. The Governor awarded a $300,000 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force Wednesday.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal Date: January 20, 2017
Money helps city fight gangs (Haverhill, MA): A yearly state grant is helping police departments in Haverhill and neighboring communities partner with community organizations to keep teenagers and young adults away from drugs and gangs.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette Date: January 19, 2017
Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina : If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: January 19, 2017
Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina: If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: January 19, 2017
'Stop the Violence' group works to improve high-crime neighborhoods (Valdosta, GA): Dressed in bright blue shirts marked with “Stop the Violence,” members of Citizens Against Violence went into neighborhoods Monday to talk to residents about crime and what they can do to stop it.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: January 19, 2017
Cleveland pipe-bombing investigation centers on loan shark debt, gang ties (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland detectives are investigating whether a pipe bomb explosion at an East Side home is connected to a series of gang shootings over the summer or whether the home became a target because a former resident had an outstanding debt to a loan shark, according to police reports.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 19, 2017
Charges: Mount Vernon cop shooting started with gang conflict (Mount Vernon, WA): The police standoff and shooting that critically wounded a Mount Vernon officer started with a shooting over gang turf, authorities say.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: January 19, 2017
Operation targeting ‘Lake Boyz’ gang nets 21 arrests (Fort Myers, FL): More than 20 members of the “Lake Boyz” gang were arrested and are facing multiple charges, including heroin trafficking, aggravated assault and various firearm offenses, following a two-year operation by the Fort Myers Police Department and state attorney’s office, both agencies announced Thursday morning.
Source: WINK News Date: January 19, 2017
Gang-related vandalism painted around Geneva (Geneva, IL): Geneva police want residents to be vigilant after gang symbols were painted throughout the city last weekend, police said. The vandalism included spray-painted symbols and words referencing various gangs that were found between Friday and Sunday, Geneva police said in a news release.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 19, 2017
Gang member faces murder charges (Edwardsville, IL): Seventeen years after an Alton man was murdered, defendant Jeffrey Ewing, 51, went to trial that included testimony from co-defendants who have already served their time and been released.
Source: The Alton Telegraph Date: January 19, 2017
Sheriff’s office tracking 90 street gangs in Augusta (Augusta, GA): 14 people are in jail, 2 are wanted and 1 is being taken into custody after a gang roundup in Augusta this week. 17 total have been indicted on organized crime and street gang charges.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: January 19, 2017
Vice Lords Gang Member Who Stole Patient Information Sentenced (Detroit, MI): An associate of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced in federal court in Detroit Wednesday to 48 months in prison for witness tampering and providing private health information of Vice Lords shooting victims and their families to another member of the notorious gang, the Justice Department said. Jamerio “Merio” Clark, 28, of Detroit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Source: Detroit Patch Date: January 19, 2017
Summit to Decrease Violence Addresses Kids’ Sense of Hopelessness (Chicago, IL): How can Chicago stem the surge of violence? Police, prosecutors, and judges offered ideas for dealing with troubled youth, some of whom offered ideas of their own.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight Date: January 19, 2017
Gang charges draw response in St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO): L.B. Newey was set to retire in just six weeks. He walked into his Sack-N-Save grocery store the morning of Sept. 28, 2012, and planned on cashing out $400 payroll checks. It was a Friday, one of the few times he had thousands of dollars in his store. That’s when a couple of people, now thought to be Victor Matias-Torres, 28, also known as “Papo,” and Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 26, walked into the old grocery store located at 4913 Lake Ave.
Source: News-Press Now Date: January 19, 2017
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