Gang-Related News Articles
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Phoenix PD: gang member arrested in '14 murder attempt (Phoenix, AZ): A Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday after police said he ran a man over with his car in 2014 and instructed other people in the car to shoot him.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 14, 2015
Gang-led Heroin, Dog-fighting Ring Busted, Officials Say (Nassau County, NY): Fifteen reputed Bloods street gang members were arrested for allegedly running a dog-fighting ring and dealing heroin containing the same additive that investigators linked to eight fatal overdoses, Nassau County authorities said.
Source: Long Island Press Date: May 14, 2015
Gang member gets 27 years in prison for killing (Hammond, IN): As family members watched tearfully, a gang member was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond for pleading guilty to killing man in a July 2005 drive-by shooting.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: May 14, 2015
Jurors deliberate the verdict for 2013 alleged gang-related shooting (El Paso, TX): Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of an El Paso man who allegedly murdered an Andress High School student two years ago. As KFOX14 previously reported, alleged gang member William Estrada is suspected of shooting and killing Christian Duran outside his home in northeast El Paso in January 2013.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: May 14, 2015
Feds say felon documented gun range visit on Instagram (Chicago, IL): An alleged West Side gang member and felon is facing federal weapons charges after authorities claimed he shot a gun at a suburban firing range and then bragged about it on Instagram.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 14, 2015
Several police agencies raid apartment complex, arrest banned gang members (Harris County, TX): Members of several police agencies raided the Haverstock Hill apartments off Aldine Bender Road west of U.S. 59 Thursday evening. A Harris County Sheriff's spokesman said law enforcement was there to make sure gang members banned from the area had not re-entered the area.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: May 14, 2015
NYPD Arrests Member of Gang Wanted for 3-Borough Crime Spree (Manhattan, NY): Police have arrested a Brooklyn man suspected of being part of a violent group of armed gunmen involved in as many as a dozen robberies of pharmacies, liquor stores and cellphone shops in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx, DNAinfo New York has learned.
Source: DNAinfo Date: May 14, 2015
Lowell man pleads guilty to 2004 shooting (Lowell, MA): A Lowell man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a 2004 shooting that authorities say was gang related.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 13, 2015
Arguments unchanged in gang murder retrial (Coconino County, AZ): The retrial of accused murderer and eastside Flagstaff gang member Michael “Buddy” Vallejos is shaping up to be a streamlined replay of his original trial, which ended with a hung jury in March. The vote was 11 to 1 for conviction.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: May 13, 2015
Denver Police will offer $2,000 reward for tips on gang-related crimes (Denver, CO): People who can help police solve gang-related crimes in Denver may now get a reward of up to $2,000. The goal is to reduce gang violence - and also to get witnesses to come forward.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: May 13, 2015
Gang Activity Inside of Jail Factor in Kevin Quick Mistrial (Charlottesville, VA): Concern over gang activity inside of the jail where some of the defendants in the Kevin Quick murder trial are being held was a major concern of the court, and a factor leading to the judge's decision to grant mistrials for all six defendants in the case.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: May 13, 2015
Gang violence more prevalent in South MS than most realize (Jackson County, MS): The word from police is street gangs are dealing drugs, trafficking guns and committing violent crimes throughout South Mississippi. It's gotten so bad, District Attorney Tony Lawrence recently declared a war on street gangs.
Source: WLOX News Date: May 13, 2015
Winnebago Sheriff Tabs Tactical Team For Drug, Gang Crime (Rockford, IL): The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department has formed a 13-member tactical unit to battle street crime. The Rockford Register-Star reports Sheriff Gary Caruana introduced a team Monday to concentrate on illegal gang activity, drugs and high-crime areas.Also making debuts were Chico and Cliff, two K-9 officers.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: May 13, 2015
New North Omaha Gang Specialist Hired (Omaha, NE): The north Omaha gang prevention specialist position has been filled with a long time youth worker. Terrence Mackey, who is from north Omaha, worked at the Douglas County Youth Center for 15 years.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: May 13, 2015
Denver police, survivors seek witnesses in gang crimes (Denver, CO): Denver police and relatives of victims pleaded Wednesday for witnesses to come forward as unsolved killings linked to gang rivalries mount.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 13, 2015
Police say gang member drove car at crowd, struck one person, during Worcester strip club melee (Worcester, MA): Seven people allegedly involved in a brawl where rival gang members punched, kicked and attacked each other outside a Southbridge Street strip club were arraigned on a number of assault charges in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday.
Source: The Republican Date: May 13, 2015
Lawsuits filed over leak of police records to Montebello gang member (Montebello, CA): Two multimillion dollar lawsuits against the city claim a Police Department employee leaked records to a gang member seeking information about witnesses in an attempted murder case, according to documents obtained by this news organization.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 13, 2015
Suspect in Pinson Valley gang-initiation beating appears in court (Birmingham, AL): A local high school student accused of beating another student as part of a gang initiation appeared in court Wednesday morning.
Source: WVTM 13 News Date: May 13, 2015
Teen shot near Mission Street in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old was shot Tuesday night outside a fast food restaurant on Mission Street and Younglove Avenue in Santa Cruz. The boy, who police said is a documented gang member, was treated for a gunshot wound in the upper torso and released from Dominican Hospital on Wednesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: May 13, 2015
Committee directs chief to plan for expanded gang unit (Green Bay, WI): Aldermen worried that Green Bay may have an expanding gang problem put Police Chief Tom Molitor on the defensive Wednesday night, demanding he come up with a plan for an expanded fulltime gang task force for the department.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: May 13, 2015
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