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Seven members of Bloods gang jailed on federal drug charges (Wilmington, NC): Seven people, alleged members of the Nine Trey gang, a Wilmington street gang affiliated with the Bloods, were jailed last month on federal drug trafficking charges, according to a news release Friday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Source: StarNews Date: November 4, 2016
Jury convicts Utah man of gang-related murder (Salt Lake City, UT): Following a three-day jury trial, an alleged gang member was convicted Thursday of shooting and killing a Magna man outside the victim's home two years ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 4, 2016
Police targeting violent teen gang of repeat offenders (Albuquerque, NM): A violent gang of teens is terrorizing Albuquerque, and police say the group’s shocking crimes are only getting worse. Police now worry someone could be killed if something doesn’t change.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: November 4, 2016
Federal officials announce major gang indictments (Charlottesville, VA): Federal officials announced a major crackdown on gang activity at the federal courthouse in Charlottesville on Friday. Multiple people have been arrested, including four Virginia prison guards.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: November 4, 2016
San Jose Police on Alert Amid Surge in Gang Violence (San Jose, CA): The San Jose police brass is urging beat officers to be careful when approaching crime scenes. NBC Bay Area learned that the department’s commanders sent out an alert warning officers to wait for backup when responding to violent crimes, especially in light of a recent spike in gang violence.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: November 4, 2016
Study: Border Surge Brings Wave of Gang Violence (Washington, DC): The surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America at the U.S.-Mexican border has caused more than administrative headaches — it is bringing gang violence to the American heartland, an immigration researcher said Friday.
Source: PoliZette Date: November 4, 2016
Denver police lieutenant punished for ignoring warnings about gang violence before deadly shooting (Denver, CO): A Denver Police Department lieutenant who oversees the gang unit has been punished for sending his officers home and leaving them on the payroll while ignoring a warning about potential violence at a July rap concert in LoDo.
Source: The Denver Post Date: November 4, 2016
Lawmakers take aim at gangs (Louisville, KY): Frustrated with gangs, lawmakers are aiming to change a bill. They are trying to make it easier for police to put gang members in jail, which is hard to do under the current state law.
Source: WAVE 3 News Date: November 4, 2016
Catoosa detectives arrest two gang members in connection with burglary (Catoosa County, GA): A three-month investigation into a Catoosa County burglary case was wrapped up recently when detectives arrested the second of two suspects accused of shooting at a Ringgold man in his driveway after burglarizing his home in July.
Source: The Catoosa County News Date: November 4, 2016
Police investigate possible gang connections to Annapolis double stabbing (Annapolis, MD): Anne Arundel County police are investigating a possible Salvadoran gang connection to the Oct. 23 double stabbing in Annapolis that left two people in critical condition.
Source: Capital Gazette Date: November 4, 2016
Former prison guards accused of smuggling drugs for gang (Richmond, VA): Federal authorities say they’ve arrested former prison guards connected to a gang that sells drugs inside Virginia state prisons to help finance its activities.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: November 4, 2016
Police Arrest Man for Violating Gang Injuction (Wichita Falls, TX): A man police say is a high ranking member of the PLM gang is arrested after police spot him at a memorial for a homicide victim. Steed Dennis, who police say is also known as Flake was charged with violating his PLM organized criminal activity injunction.
Source: KFDX 3 News Date: November 3, 2016
Buffalo cocaine dealer gets over 10 years in federal prison (Buffalo, NY): A man who supplied cocaine to a Buffalo street gang was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to 10 years and eight months in federal prison on his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: November 3, 2016
SWAT teams sweep through Fresno, arrest 36 Strother gang members (Fresno, CA): Ten federal, state and local SWAT teams swept through Fresno early Thursday, arresting members and associates of the southwest Fresno Strother Street Boys Gang on charges of trafficking in and stealing firearms as well as selling drugs, including methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: November 3, 2016
DPD Gang Unit Was MIA During LoDo Murder (Denver, CO): A CBS4 Investigation has found that the Denver Police Department’s gang bureau was warned about potential gang violence in LoDo the night of July 29, but the unit commander sent his officers home hours before the end of their shift.
Source: CBS Denver Date: November 3, 2016
Police name suspected juvenile gang members (Albuquerque, NM): The Albuquerque Police Department held a press conference Thursday to name young suspects they believe are behind violent crimes in the city.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: November 3, 2016
MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years for Leesburg Stabbing (Loudoun County, VA): A member of the gang MS-13 was sentenced today to 10 years behind bars for a stabbing a year ago in Leesburg. Josue Jeremias Cruz Gonzalez, 20, appeared before the Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on one count of malicious wounding and one count of gang participation. Judge Douglas L. Fleming Jr. imposed ten years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Source: Loudoun Now Date: November 3, 2016
Cops: Growing number of gangs are moving to the suburbs (Syracuse, NY): The appeal for help in gun and gang crimes, is a frequent one for Syracuse Police. Looking at the numbers, gun violence is up in the city, higher than it was a year ago. But city neighbors learned tonight, the gang problem isn't just a city problem.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: November 3, 2016
NYC gang member rips off Bank of America and tattoos its logo on his arm (New York, NY): A crips gang member was so proud of ripping off the Bank of America in a check fraud scheme that he tattooed the financial institution’s logo on his arm.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 2, 2016
Gang member gets life for plotting to murder witnesses (Hartford, CT): A Hartford man who was convicted in April of conspiring in the fatal shooting of a man who had dared to discuss turning him in to face a federal drug charge — then of plotting to kill a potential witness in the first murder case — was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment.
Source: Journal Inquirer Date: November 2, 2016
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