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3 men charged with killing 16-year-old in Dallas park in apparent gang retaliation (Dallas, TX): Three men remained behind bars Tuesday in connection with the slaying of a 16-year-old boy in Dallas earlier this year in what was apparently gang retaliation.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: April 7, 2020
ICE Dallas arrests Salvadoran gang member wanted for capital murder (Dallas, TX): Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a Salvadoran man Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, who was wanted for capital murder. Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales, 25, is in the U.S. illegally and an active member of the 18th Street Gang, a transnational criminal organization.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Date: April 7, 2020
Police: Marijuana found inside cross, stolen gun recovered (Wilkes-Barre, PA): A man from New York city was arrested on firearm and drug offenses after city police investigated a drive-by shooting on Friday.
Source: Times Leader Date: April 6, 2020
Suspected Local Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charges (Indio, CA): A 19-year-old man was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on attempted murder and other charges stemming from a shooting in Cathedral City that police say involved some of the same suspected gang members accused in another shooting hours before that left a man dead and his 11-year-old daughter wounded.
Source: Patch Date: April 6, 2020
Alleged New Orleans gang leader killed days after release amid coronavirus concerns (New Orleans, LA): Three days after a reputed 6th Ward gang leader was released from jail — in part because of the danger posed to inmates by the novel coronavirus — he was shot dead on the block where police accused him of peddling heroin.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: April 6, 2020
B.C. government files forfeiture case against alleged drug dealers (Kamlooops, BC): The B.C. government wants a property in Clearwater forfeited, alleging its owners are drug dealers for the Brothers Keepers gang. The director of civil forfeiture filed a lawsuit last week against siblings Jennifer and Brian Manuel over an acreage they purchased last August for $183,500 in the B.C. Interior community.
Source: The Province Date: April 6, 2020
Lufkin Police Arrest Three Men for Organized Criminal Activity (Lufkin, TX): Saturday night at 11:30, Lufkin Police officers were called to a Shell station at 3008 Atkinson Drive following a report of a group of men wearing masks and gloves in the parking lot – one of them waving around and racking a shotgun. The caller believed the men were going to rob the store. He also said he heard the men talking about “Crips,” and saw them throwing gang signs.
Source: Kicks 105 Date: April 6, 2020
Suspected Cathedral City Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder in Shooting (Indio, CA): A 19-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted murder and other charges stemming from a shooting in Cathedral City that police say involved some of the same suspected gang members accused in another shooting hours before that left a man dead and his 11-year-old daughter wounded.
Source: NBC Palm Springs Date: April 6, 2020
Lexington police trying to find graffiti artist that goes on painting spree downtown (Lexington, SC): Lexington police officers are looking for a budding artist that tagged several buildings and other items with graffiti overnight Sunday and into Monday morning. The artist may consider these masterpieces, the police and property owners call it vandalism. These tags were painted at multiple businesses in the area of Columbia Avenue, Lake Drive, and Church Street.
Source: The Lexington Ledger Date: April 6, 2020
Reward increased to $8,500 for Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive, a Texas Mexican Mafia gang member wanted for murder and organized criminal activity (Laredo, TX): The reward for 41-year-old Juan Carlos Marizcal, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April 2020.
Source: MyTexasDaily.com Date: April 6, 2020
Man injured after suspected gang shooting in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): A man was injured after a suspected gang-related shooting near Willow Street and Pacific Avenue after midnight on Monday, Long Beach police said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: April 6, 2020
Victim in first 2020 Albany homicide identified (Albany, GA): The first Albany homicide of 2020 happened late Sunday evening in the 2000 block of Juniper Drive, according to a report from the Albany Police Department (APD).
Source: WALB 10 News Date: April 6, 2020
Caswell Hill Community Association concerned about neighbourhood crime, 'absentee' landlords during pandemic (Saskatoon, SK): The president of Caswell Hill’s community association says residents are expressing concern about properties with “absentee” landlords that have up to 20 people in them during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: April 6, 2020
Gunman shoots driver, who then drives himself to hospital, police say (Long Beach, CA): A gunman opened fire on a driver in the Wrigley area, wounding him, shortly before 12:45 a.m. Monday, police said. The victim is expected to survive, according to police. Investigators believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 6, 2020
Murderous Galloway Boys gang leader loses last bid at freedom (Toronto, ON): Galloway Boys leader lost a final bid for freedom. Riley, who is serving life sentences for first-degree murder and attempted murder, was denied leave to appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada recently. In 2009, both Riley, 39, and fellow gang member Philip Atkins were found guilty of first-degree murder for the ambush shooting of Brenton Charlton and the attempted murder of his pal Leonard Bell.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: April 6, 2020
Do the Vista Home Boys recruit like the Marines? (San Diego County, CA): Local gangsters allegedly video-recorded beatings intended to “jump in” new members and kept those videos on their Snapchat accounts, according to experts who testified in San Diego County superior court on March 10.
Source: San Diego Reader Date: April 6, 2020
Decatur man gets 18-month prison sentence for stolen gun possession (Decatur, IL): A Decatur man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possession of a stolen handgun after accepting a plea deal when he appeared in Macon County Circuit Court. Bryan C. McGee, 20, pleaded guilty to the possession charge and Judge Thomas Griffith agreed to dismiss one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Source: Herald & Review Date: April 6, 2020
Breaking Chains Academy aims to end the cycle of gang violence (Nampa, ID): Luis Granados’ earliest memory after moving to Nampa with his family in the mid-1990s was seeing his brother’s induction into a gang. Granados was 7 years old at the time. His brother was 10.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: April 5, 2020
Police investigating two overnight shootings in the Westside, North Long Beach; no injuries reported (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police are investigating two separate overnight shootings that left one vehicle damaged from gunfire but no one reportedly injured, authorities said.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 5, 2020
Baltimore crime during coronavirus: Property crime plummets, gun violence continues (Baltimore, MD): For five days after Baltimore’s mayor declared a state of emergency related to the coronavirus, the city didn’t record a single homicide. It seemed possible that concern over the pandemic might suppress the city’s longstanding plague of gun violence. The reprieve was short-lived.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 4, 2020
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