Gang-Related News Articles

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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Cell phone seized in gang probe (Sterling, VA): Investigators seized a cell phone from a Dominion High School student’s locker because they believe he was recently recruited by the notorious MS-13 gang.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: December 1, 2004

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Navajo gang expert offers solutions (Navajo Indian Reservation, AZ): When Jared Lewis, a former officer with the Modesto Police Department in California and currently an expert on gang activity, went to the Navajo Reservation a few years ago for research purposes he emerged stunned.
Source: Native Times    Date: December 1, 2004

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Gang violence a spreading stain (San Diego, CA): On Aug. 19, gang members attacked a man and his pregnant wife stopped at a traffic light in a quiet Chula Vista neighborhood. The same roaming band of thugs then beat a 15-year-old boy unconscious with a piece of lumber.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 1, 2004

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Inmates urge sixth-graders to stay clear of gangs, guns (Keithville, LA): Two Caddo Correctional Center inmates in bright orange jumpsuits and thick handcuffs chained to their ankles Tuesday tried to warn sixth-graders against taking up habits that would land them in jail.
Source: The Times    Date: December 1, 2004

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County to tackle gang problem (Palm Beach County, FL): A new plan to quash the "crisis" of youth violence in Palm Beach County must specify that gangs are part of the problem, county and school officials insisted Monday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 30, 2004

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Gang forum educates community (Princeton, NJ): After a string of gang-related events over the past three months, Princeton Township held a public forum to educate the community about gangs in New Jersey. The meeting was held in the John Witherspoon Middle School auditorium Monday night.
Source: The Daily Princetonian     Date: November 30, 2004

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Gang crime not limited to teenagers (Nampa, ID): Canyon County's recent string of violence belies the stereotype of teenage gang members trying to fit in with their peers. Many of the gang-related shootings in Canyon County recently have involved suspects and victims in their 20s.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: November 30, 2004

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Cops: Gang member arrested in LI shooting (Long Island, NY): A Long Island gang member has been arrested for allegedly spraying gunfire into a doorway in Farmingdale where three men were standing.
Source: 1010 Wins    Date: November 30, 2004

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Two arrested, third suspect sought in Little Earth shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in connection with two fatal shootings Saturday at the Little Earth housing complex. An American Indian leader and police investigator said the shootings are likely linked to gang activity that has plagued the complex for years.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 30, 2004

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Lake Worth police say online feud led to gang killing (Lake Worth, FL): Before a fierce feud between rival Lake Worth gangs turned fatal in July, a war of words had been raging in cyberspace. Using popular Internet acronyms and Web slang, members of Sur 13 and MLK, short for "Makin Life Krazy," exchanged vulgar putdowns online.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 29, 2004

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Arrest made in death of Somali (Minneapolis, MN) : A 20-year-old man suspected of killing a Somali woman in her apartment near downtown Minneapolis this month was arrested Saturday night in St. Cloud. Somali leaders in the Twin Cities said Sunday that the suspect, who has not been charged, probably is tied to a growing Somali gang problem.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 29, 2004

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Nampa police say Saturday night killing related to shooting last week (Nampa, ID): The killing of a man found shot to death near a downtown parking lot may be related to a drive-by shooting last weekend at a Nampa apartment building, according to police. Police found 28-year-old Edward Archuleta, who'd been shot in the chest, on Saturday night.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: November 28, 2004

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Selma killing second of 2004 (Selma, CA): Angry and fearful residents of a southwest Selma apartment believe gang members are behind the Thanksgiving night slaying of a man who was beaten and stabbed.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 27, 2004

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Stamford man killed outside Bethel party (Bethel, CT): A Stamford man was fatally shot early Saturday morning outside a birthday party in Bethel. Darnell Merritt, 21, was shot four times in the back at about 1:45 a.m. as he left the Masonic Lodge, which was rented out for a party.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 27, 2004

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Teen charged with having gun at scene of Providence slaying (Providence, RI): A Cranston teenager, who police say has ties to the Latin Kings gang, has been arrested and charged with having a gun at a house party where a young man was fatally shot. Julio Morel, 18, was charged Friday with possession of a firearm without a license.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 27, 2004

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15-year-old gang shooting victim identified (San Diego, CA): Authorities Saturday released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a gang-related shooting at a Bay Terraces apartment complex.
Source: North County Times    Date: November 27, 2004

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Shooting suspect might be in Reno area (Reno, NV): Carson City authorities said Thursday a man suspected of shooting another man during a gang-related gunfight might be in the Reno-Sparks area.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: November 26, 2004

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Police believe Charlotte may be stop on gang pipeline (Charlotte, NC): Wilfredo Martinez lived a quiet life while he was in Charlotte, but he had a past — a past that caught up with him with Los Angeles police officers arrested the 25-year-old in connection with a California homicide.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: November 26, 2004

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Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): A shooting suspect who Carson City deputies said was involved in a gang-related shooting three days ago was arrested Friday evening. Rigoberto Vega-Aguilar, 23, of Carson City was found at about 6:30 p.m. in the home of a friend on Century Circle, sheriff Ken Furlong said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: November 26, 2004

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County revives anti-gang unit (San Bernardino County, CA): Steadily rising gang crime is spurring all of the county's police agencies to resurrect an anti-gang task force called SMASH.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: November 25, 2004

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