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.
Brothers sentenced in Nipomo gang assault (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two brothers who viciously beat a community college student in a gang-related assault could face two very different punishments for the crime.
Source: New Times Date: November 30, 2016
Admitted gang member faces drug, weapons charges in Palatine (Cook County, IL): An admitted gang member arrested after gunshots were fired in Palatine faces drug and weapons charges. Samuel Cervantes, 22, of Palatine, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 30, 2016
Southbridge police arrest 3 people and seize 2 firearms, 26 grams of cocaine and Latin Kings gang patches (Southbridge, MA): When Southbridge police inspected a suspicious 911 call on Tuesday, officers said they found a man who was wanted on a warrant at an apartment with two other suspects, as well as firearms, drugs and items from the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Republican Date: November 30, 2016
Last of four Utah men charged in gang-related, wrong-house homicide is sentenced to prison (Salt Lake City, UT): The last of four men charged with murder in connection with the 2009 shooting death of a woman, which occurred when gang members entered the wrong house looking for rivals, has been sentenced.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 30, 2016
South Linden carryout closed after police claim drug, gang activity (Columbus, OH): Columbus officials shut down a South Linden carryout because police say it was plagued with drug activity and gang violence. But the emergency closure of Eagle Market is getting mixed reviews from the community.
Source: WBNS 10 News Date: November 30, 2016
FCPD sex crimes squad seeking alleged gang-member-rapist (Fairfax County, VA): Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Major Crimes Division’s Sex Crimes Squad are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old, Ronald Fabricio Herrera Contreras. Police say he is wanted for rape, abduction with the intent to defile, gang participation and assault and battery that occurred in July.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: November 30, 2016
Statesville Police say anti-crime programs have changed Southside for better (Statesville, NC): Sitting on her Wilson Lee Boulevard porch, Lizzie Smyers shakes her head at the passing boom of a car stereo. “They need to get rid of that, for sure,” she says. The topic is crime and police presence in the community, and Smyers, who’s lived in the area for more than 20 years, says things have gotten better.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: November 29, 2016
State lawmakers pass increased penalties for gang-related crimes (Raleigh, NC): On the one-year anniversary of a North Carolina father being shot and paralyzed by suspects police say are gang members, a state legislature subcommittee has approved a bill increasing penalties for gang-related crimes.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: November 29, 2016
Winnipeg gang problem 'static,' as police try to curb recruitment (Winnipeg, MB): It’s easy to forget for some Winnipeggers, hard to ignore for others, but for most the frequent intersection of drug trafficking and violent crime is a stark reminder: the city has a gang problem. Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Insp. Max Waddell said it’s not a growing problem, but “it’s not minimizing either.”
Source: MetroNews Date: November 29, 2016
Graffiti found in Bel Air could refer to MS-13 gang; no active gang activity reported (Baltimore, MD): Bel Air Police are investigating two incidents of malicious destruction that happened between the late hours of Monday and early hours of Tuesday. Police discovered that graffiti was spray-painted in two separate locations.
Source: WBFF FOX 45 News Date: November 29, 2016
Santa Ana teenage gang member pleads guilty to shooting at officers (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member accused of opening fire on officers responding to a domestic dispute pleaded guilty Tuesday to grossly negligent discharge of a firearm in a plea deal that dropped attempted murder charges.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: November 29, 2016
Three charged in gang-related shooting in Hagerstown (Hagerstown, MD): Two Hagerstown men and a juvenile have been charged with first-degree attempted murder and other crimes for what was described as a gang-related shooting a week ago on East Baltimore Street, according to Washington County District Court records.
Source: Herald-Mail Media Date: November 29, 2016
Witness held in contempt for refusing to testify against violent Hobos gang (Chicago, IL): A former auto body shop employee was found in criminal contempt of court and sentenced to 60 days in custody Tuesday by a federal judge for refusing to testify at the trial of six reputed leaders of the violent Hobos street gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 29, 2016
Ex-gang member's harrowing tale of crime and consequence (Pueblo, CO): A former Pueblo gang member is speaking out after two decades of pain and remorse. "I know I can't save the world," Rudy Salazar said. But covered in tattoos that connect him to his past, bandaged underneath his clothes and bound to a wheelchair, Salazar is still going to try.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: November 29, 2016
Teens held on gun charges in wake of ongoing violence (Waterloo, IA): Two Waterloo teens will remain in custody in the wake of gun violence that has plagued the city in recent months.
Source: The Courier Date: November 28, 2016
Civil rights leaders fear BPD's social media tracking will target blacks (Boston, MA): Civil rights groups say they want answers from Boston police on how the department will use its $1.4 million social media tracking system — citing fears that it will broadly target young blacks and try to link them to gang activity.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 28, 2016
Drugs, guns, money seized; 8 arrested in gang home raid (Fort Wayne, IN): Surveillance of a gang house late Saturday led to the arrests of eight people, including six male juveniles, and the recovery of guns, drugs and $3,800 in cash, Fort Wayne police said.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: November 28, 2016
Drug, gang ties probed in slaying of Chesterfield man who lived in shed (Chesterfield County, VA): Four gang members from North Carolina drove to Virginia to buy marijuana and possibly rob a Chesterfield County man they are accused of killing after drawing the victim out of a storage shed where he was living, according to court papers filed in the case.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: November 28, 2016
Man yells something about a gang, then starts firing and hits victim in the leg (Fresno, CA) : A man was shot in the leg Monday morning in an apparent gang-related shooting in southeast Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 28, 2016
Go-between for gangs gets 15 years in prison (San Jose, CA): A tattoo shop owner who provided drugs and guns to San Jose street gangs on behalf of the Mexican Mafia prison gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 28, 2016
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