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Danville Police continue fighting gangs despite threats (Danville, VA): The Danville Police Department is investigating credible threats made against its officers. Officers say they're being targeted by gang members, but that's not stopping police from going after them. Officers say they seized evidence of gang activity last night- as well as weapons and drugs.
Source: WDBJ 7 News Date: February 10, 2017
Newark teen tried as adult gets 2 years on Wilmington gang, gun charges (Wilmington, DE): A 16-year-old prosecuted as an adult in connection to gang activity has been sentenced to two years in prison, followed by two years of home confinement and probation, after submitting a guilty plea.
Source: WDEL News Date: February 10, 2017
Law enforcement sees progress, but still problems in dealing with gangs (Columbia, SC): The head of the law enforcement coalition battling gangs in the Midlands says they are still a serious problem, but their membership is on the decline. The Midlands Gang Task Force grew out of long-standing efforts by the Richland County Sheriff's Department to crack down on the growth of gang activity, and those comments follow concerns from Kershaw County's top cop that gangs seem to have migrated into his jurisdiction.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: February 10, 2017
Danville Police respond to gang threat (Danville, VA): The Danville Police Department has received and is investigating credible information about criminal street gangs making threats to harm or kill officers of the Danville Police Department.
Source: Chatham Star-Tribune Date: February 10, 2017
Search warrants reveal new details about Danville’s ongoing gang crackdown (Danville, VA): Pictures taken by the Danville Police Department show more gang-related search warrants were carried out on Thursday. Since November, the department has carried out about two dozen gang-related search warrants and arrested nearly a dozen people.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: February 10, 2017
Testimony at attempted murder trial offers glimpse into gang code (Walla Walla, WA): For Diego Bante-Rivera, much of the hot summer day last year was rather uneventful. He decided to “chill” with gang homies on a trip to Fishhook Park on the Snake River.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: February 10, 2017
Gang case underscores presence of gangs in schools (Cobb County, GA): Following the guilty pleas entered by three young men for their part of robbing a Dollar General store at gun point, the Cobb County District Attorney says the case highlights a sobering reality for the community: gangs are present in schools, no matter where you live.
Source: WGCL CBS46 Date: February 10, 2017
Documented Longview gang members (Longview, TX): The Longview Police Department has identified people as what they call, "documented gang members." The LPD says there are at least 20 known gangs operating within the Longview area, however that number could be as much as 40 with people coming in and out of the area.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: February 10, 2017
Suspect in shooting of 9-year-old has criminal past, alleged gang ties (Roxbury, MA): A 9-year-old girl who was playing hide and seek with her friends at a birthday party in Roxbury was accidentally shot and paralyzed by a career criminal who was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring bracelet that tracked his every move before, during and after the bullet was fired, prosecutors say.
Source: Boston Herald Date: February 10, 2017
Bingham High School ‘lockout’ as S. Jordan cops hunt gang members (South Jordan, UT): South Jordan's Bingham High School was on "lockout" late Friday morning as a precaution against possible street gang activity. Police Lt. Matt Pennington said everyone at the 2,400-student, Jordan School District campus was safe during the restrictions — which allowed normal activities inside the school but barred entry to anyone outside.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 10, 2017
4 plead guilty in Worcester gang-connected murder (Worcester, MA): The gunman will receive life in prison for second-degree murder while his three accomplices were sentenced to 11 to 13 years in prison on manslaughter charges after guilty pleas Friday in connection with the 2011 shooting death of Juan Melendez.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 10, 2017
New Haven Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Connection With 2011 Murder (New Haven, CT): A member of a violent city gang has pleaded guilty to robbery and firearm charges in connection with a 2011 fatal shooting. Trevor Murphy, 28, of West Haven, a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brims gang that operated in New Haven from 2011 to 2015, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and one count of using a firearm during and in relation to a violent crime, according to the U.S. attorneys office.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: February 10, 2017
Longview programs aim to reduce gang membership (Longview, TX): Gang activity fluctuates year by year in the city of Longview. Membership within each group also changes. "You have at least 3 (members per group), but sometimes you may have 20-30 people operating together," Kristie Bryan, Longview Police Department Public Information Officer, said.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: February 10, 2017
Westlake Has Gotten Safer, but the Gang Behind Its Most Terrifying Crime Is Still Active (Los Angeles, CA): Two of three suspects charged in a 1993 apartment complex arson that took the lives of 10 people are connected to a gang that's still very much active in the Westlake community, police say. The Columbia Lil Cycos, known by its prolific tagging under the letters CLCS, is a clique of the mighty 18th Street Gang that still haunts the streets surrounding the complex on South Burlington Avenue, according to LAPD Det. F. Flores, with the Rampart Division gang enforcement detail.
Source: LA Weekly Date: February 9, 2017
Police detective: At least 42 gangs operate in Longview (Longview, CA): A Longview police detective says at least 42 gangs are known to operate in the city — a substantial increase from past reports — consisting of 274 documented members.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: February 9, 2017
Midlands sheriff is seeing gang activity 'we have not seen before' (Kershaw County, SC): Just weeks ago, Kershaw County sheriff's deputies initiated a high-speed chase on I-20 through Kershaw County. "One of our traffic officers on I-20, you know, saw a car coming down running 105 miles an hour. He got in behind it. It was reported stolen out of Richland County,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews. Matthews said at least one gang member was inside.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: February 9, 2017
Danville Police: Criminal street gangs are threatening to kill or harm officers (Danville, VA): The Danville Police Department is investigating information they said it's received of criminal street gangs making threats to kill and harm their officers.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: February 9, 2017
Three gang members plead guilty to armed robbery (Cobb County, GA) : Three Cobb County men pleaded guilty to armed robbery, violating the street gang act, and aggravated assault in a court Thursday morning.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: February 9, 2017
Seminar sheds light on gangs, gang lifestyle (Maywood, IL): Gangs are here in Maywood. That’s a fact. Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz, whom Police Chief Val Talley says is the department’s gang expert, estimates that there are 13 known gangs in the village. The majority of shootings that occur in Maywood are gang-related.
Source: West Suburban Journal Date: February 9, 2017
4 arrested by sheriff's Gang Task Force (Lake County, IL): Four men are in custody, and police confiscated heroin and weapons — including an AK-47 rifle and AK-47 pistol — in an arrest at the Lake Forest Oasis after a long-term investigation aimed at heroin dealers by the Lake County sheriff's Gang Task Force.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: February 9, 2017
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