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Border Patrol Arrests Gang Members and Sex Offenders in the Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested five gang members and two child predators in one day. Early Tuesday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Fronton, Texas, apprehended a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that the man is an 18th Street gang member.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Date: December 7, 2018
Gang members arrested in connection with series of Bay Area marijuana heists (Oakland, CA): Several members of an East Oakland gang have been arrested and others are still being sought in connection with a series of burglaries and robberies at marijuana grow locations and dispensaries throughout the Bay Area, according to police.
Source: TImes-Herald Date: December 7, 2018
Newburyport officials unveil plans for Safe Routes project (Newburyport, MA): For many local students, the walk to school along High Street can feel a bit dangerous. But on Wednesday, residents got a glimpse of a city project that aims to make a portion of the street a safer place to walk or ride a bicycle.
Source: The Daily News Date: December 6, 2018
Man gets 30 years for machete slaying of Virginia man (Scottsville, VA): A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related slaying of a Virginia man who was mutilated with a machete.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: December 6, 2018
APD Gang Unit needs help in combating gang crimes (Albany, GA): Officials with the Albany Police Department’s Gang Unit said they need the community’s help to crack down on gang violence and gang activity. Lieutenant Victor Camp, APD’s Gang Unit Commander, said for those residents who may be worried, it’s important not to stay afraid, but report the issues to police in order to solve the problem.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 6, 2018
Two Coke Wave gang members plead guilty (Goshen, NY): Two Middletown men pled guilty before Orange County Court Judge William DeProspo on Wednesday to drug sales and conspiracy in connection with their roles in the “Coke Wave” street gang.
Source: MidHudsonNews.com Date: December 6, 2018
Lengthy minimum sentence for Saskatoon gang member who bragged about killing (Saskatoon, SK): A judge has ruled that a gang member convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a Saskatoon man must spend at least 12 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
Source: The Province Date: December 6, 2018
Savannah filmmaker finds faith-based ‘Answer’ to gang violence (Savannah, GA): Savannah filmmaker David Rivers has written, produced and directed a faith-based film centered around finding an answer to gang violence, and you can go see it now.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: December 6, 2018
Surrey bars and restaurants move to lock out gang members (Surrey, BC): Surrey bars and restaurants are teaming up with the RCMP to keep suspected gang members from their premises. Eight businesses have signed up for the initial launch of Surrey's Inadmissible Patrons Program, which allows RCMP under the B.C. Trespass Act to conduct bar checks and boot out anyone with ties to organized crime.
Source: CBC News Date: December 6, 2018
New Report Shows MS-13 'Increasing Violence' In NJ: Here's Where (New Jersey): A new report shows that the MS-13 threat still exists – and the risk of "increasing violence" still presents problems in a surprising number of New Jersey communities in North and South Jersey and the Jersey Shore.
Source: Manasquan - Belmar Patch Date: December 6, 2018
Legal wrangling continues on naming witnesses in federal racketeering case (Danville, VA): The federal racketeering case against suspected members of Danville’s MILLA Bloods street gang will go to trial Jan. 13, 2020, according to court documents released Thursday.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: December 6, 2018
Gangs in Sioux Falls? Suspect in shooting was a gang member, police say (Sioux Falls, SD): A 19-year-old man accused of firing a gun that injured a 17-year-old female Monday night in east Sioux Falls has ties to a Sioux Falls gang, police say.
Source: Argus Leader Date: December 6, 2018
Keeping kids on the right path, out of gangs (Las Vegas, NV): Following a rash of gang-related crimes involving teens, saving the vulnerable siblings of gang members is on the mind of many throughout the valley. Some local organizations are trying to help. "We always are worried about the younger generation and the younger siblings of these individuals and we really want to break that cycle of violence," said Lt. Reggie Rader, LVMPD Gang Unit.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: December 6, 2018
Local gang prevention program recounts being honored by George H.W. Bush (Boston, MA): A local gang violence prevention program gained national attention thanks to former President George H.W. Bush. In 1992, Rodney Dailey and his gang violence prevention program Gang Peace was honored as part of Bush's "Points of Light" initiative to promote volunteerism and community service across America.
Source: WFXT Boston 25 News Date: December 5, 2018
Salinas gang member gets prison time (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a string of violent crimes. 31-year old Anthony Lek pleaded guilty earlier this year to racketeering, conspiracy, robbery, affecting interstate commerce and using a firearm in a violent crime.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: December 5, 2018
Three men indicted in fatal shooting of West Chicago man (Chicago, IL): Three reputed gang members, all already behind bars, have been indicted in the Nov. 8 shooting death of 26-year-old Alexander Nicolas.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 5, 2018
Police: Arrests cripple violent gang’s drug network (Las Vegas, NV): More than two dozen members of a violent street gang, including the regional boss, have been arrested in the Las Vegas Valley since March, crippling its drug distribution network, according to Metro Police.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: December 5, 2018
MS-13: On the ropes or ‘lying low’ in Hudson? (Hudson County, NJ): The presence of MS-13 has diminished in Hudson County in recent years, but is the notoriously violent street gang on the ropes or just lying low? That’s one of the questions to emerge from a report on MS-13, which was issued Wednesday by the State Commission of Investigation (SCI).
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: December 5, 2018
Alleged gang members face life in prison for 2015 shooting (San Mateo County, CA): More than three years after a shooting between rival gang members left a man dead on the Genentech campus in South San Francisco, two men believed to have been behind the high-speed chase leading up to the incident are being charged for their roles, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: December 5, 2018
Sioux Falls: Meet the Kunama Gang (Sioux Falls, SD): Prosecutors say that the five suspects in this week's violent confrontation between teenagers in Sioux Falls may be members of a little-known gang or group. Police Spokesman Sam Clemens says the Kunama Gang has about 25 members. They also call themselves Eastside, One True Family and OTK.
Source: KELO.com Date: December 5, 2018
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