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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Lawsuits filed against gangs, seeking money and property (Kankakee County, IL): Kankakee County State's Attorney Jim Rowe on Monday announced plans to "dismantle the gang networks," saying he's going after them in civil court.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: July 18, 2017

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Alleged "Ponds Army" Gang Member Sentenced (Indianapolis, IN): An alleged member of the “Ponds Army” gang was sentenced to a year on home detention Friday after pleading guilty to one count of dealing narcotics.
Source: WIBC News    Date: July 18, 2017

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Murder case involved gang, prostitution rings (Wilkes County, NC): Two Winston-Salem residents pleaded guilty in late June in Wilkes Superior Court to charges arising from the June 24, 2014, killing of a Ronda man. The crime was related to prostitution rings and a gang in Winston-Salem, said Assistant District Attorney Leigh Bricker, who prosecuted the cases for the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: July 18, 2017

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'Beefing,' bad blood, guns in Asbury Park: Dead End trial (Freehold, NJ): There was "a lot of beefing'' going on in Asbury Park in late 2013 and early 2014, Latoria Butler said. So, her boyfriend at the time, Altyreek Leonard, had two guns, a black one and another one that was silver and black, Butler said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: July 18, 2017

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Police: Brockton gang member found with 17 grams of fentanyl (Brockton, MA): An alleged city gang member who was arrested four months ago on drug charges was found with a large amount of fentanyl Saturday night, police said.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: July 18, 2017

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Virginia reps call for funding to fight Beltway gang violence : Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R.) says a first-hand experience on a police ride-along reinforced her commitment to increasing funds for the northern Virginia regional gang task force.
Source: The Hill    Date: July 18, 2017

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11 arrested in drug, gang investigation of The Hill in Vancleave, sheriff says (Jackson County, MS): A drug-trafficking investigation has led to 11 arrests involving alleged gang activity at The Hill, a Vancleave area known for years for illegal drug and property crime arrests.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: July 18, 2017

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Marin DA: Novato murder suspect wanted aide slain (Marin, CA): A gang leader who allegedly killed a Novato teenager tried to arrange the murder of one of his own henchmen, authorities allege.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: July 18, 2017

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3 suspected gang members arrested in Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): Three suspected gang members were arrested early Saturday in Des Moines after police found one of them with methamphetamine and an assault rifle, court records show.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: July 17, 2017

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McNamara: Methods to combat gangs changing (Utica, NY): During the trial of a man accused of the attempted murder and kidnapping of another man in January, a Utica police investigator outlined his belief that the parties involved could be gang members. The investigator, Aaron Donaldson, testified that in Utica gangs tended to be neighborhood friends who become involved in violence and narcotics and evolve into gangs.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch    Date: July 17, 2017

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18-year-old alleged New Bedford gang member sentenced to prison (New Bedford, MA): An 18-year-old alleged gang member was sentenced to three to five years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal firearm charges last week. Jovaughn Lopez, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to a multi-count indictment charging him with carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm and defacing the serial number of a firearm.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: July 17, 2017

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Christopher Pattillo, 18, convicted of first-degree murder in Topeka drive-by killing (Topeka, KS): Christopher Shawn Pattillo lowered his head, shaking it from side to side, after jurors convicted him Monday of felony first-degree murder in the drive-by Topeka shooting death of a 20-year-old man in 2016.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: July 17, 2017

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Suspected gang member charged in teenager’s 2016 death in East Boston (Boston, MA): A suspected gang member who authorities allege stabbed a teenager to death near the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in 2016 appeared briefly Monday in East Boston Municipal Court to face a charge of murder.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 17, 2017

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Police investigating N. Charleston gang activity find stolen gun, drugs (North Charleston, SC): Authorities investigating citizen complaints about gang activity in North Charleston led to the arrest of seven people and the confiscation of a stolen gun and drugs.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: July 17, 2017

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Montgomery County’s Lead Prosecutor Alarmed by Growing Gang Violence (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County’s elected leaders, law enforcement and prosecutors gathered Monday to share concerns about a recent increase in gang violence.
Source: Bethesda Magazine    Date: July 17, 2017

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19 arrested, most alleged gang members, in multi-agency roundup in Hattiesburg (Hattiesburg, MS): Nineteen people, most of whom police say are affiliated with street gangs, have been arrested over the last few days in a multi-agency roundup in the Hattiesburg area.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger    Date: July 17, 2017

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Increase in gang-related activity raises concern (Rockville, MD): Despite an overall reduction in serious crime in Montgomery County last year, council members are concerned by the increase in gang-related activity.
Source: WHAG-TV     Date: July 17, 2017

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Four Arrested in Gang-Related Killings on Long Island, Court Documents Say (Long Island, NY): Four people have been arrested in the killings of four young Latino men on Long Island on the night of April 11, according to federal court documents that were unsealed on Monday.
Source: The New York Times    Date: July 17, 2017

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Monroe inmate beaten for opposing gang’s control of jail phones, police say (Monroe County, PA): Seven Monroe County Jail inmates have been accused in the May 23 prison melee of punching, biting and kicking that investigators say began when one inmate challenged a gang’s control of jail phones.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 17, 2017

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Still no decision on whether teen facing murder charge in gang-related shooting will be tried as adult (Solano County, CA): A decision as to whether a Fairfield teen facing a charge of murder in the 2016 gunshot slaying of rival gang member will be made Thursday, a Solano County juvenile court judge announced Monday.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: July 17, 2017

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