Gang-Related News Articles
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Court records describe violent Fairfield gang feud (Fairfield, CA): On ongoing feud between two rival Fairfield criminal gangs has spurred six shootings since May including the shooting death of one 16-year-old boy and a September gunfight that left another 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: Daily Republic Date: October 15, 2016
Teenager’s shooting part of gang violence in south Everett (Everett, WA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot Monday evening is the brother of a 13-year-old who was hit by gunfire three weeks earlier outside the same W. Casino Road apartment.
Source: HeraldNet Date: October 15, 2016
Bust leads to 39 gang-related arrests (Navajo County, AZ): A major drug bust four years in the making resulted in the arrest of 39 suspects reportedly associated with dangerous drugs and gang activity. Five of the 39 suspects taken into custody were arrested in Navajo County.
Source: White Mountain Independent Date: October 15, 2016
9 killed, 40 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): Nine men were killed and at least 40 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 15, 2016
Special enforcement team disrupts Detroit gang’s efforts to set up heroin operation (Kalamazoo, MI): Acting on tips, the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team have arrested several people in an apparent attempt by Detroit gang members to distribute heroin in Kalamazoo.
Source: WXMI FOX 17 News Date: October 14, 2016
Man arrested at scene of suspected gang shooting (Haverhill, MA): A 20-year-old man who was at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Bradford on Wednesday evening was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of firearms.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: October 14, 2016
Reputed MS-13 gang members accused of planning to kill informant are arraigned (Newark, NJ): Two reputed MS-13 gangsters appeared in federal court in Newark on Thursday to face charges they planned to kill a member who supplied information to authorities.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 14, 2016
Mexican Mafia ‘shotcaller,’ two other El Monte gang members sentenced in racketeering case (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members, including a “shot caller” who directed the gang on behalf of the Mexican Mafia, each received sentences of more than decade in prison stemming from a federal investigation targeting the El Monte Flores gang, authorities announced Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: October 14, 2016
MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy (Boston, MA): A member of MS-13 pleaded guilty on Friday, Sept. 30, at Boston Federal Court in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member in Chelsea in December 2015.
Source: Chelsea Record Date: October 14, 2016
Suspect's girlfriend testifies about deadly gang shooting at Chad Brown (Providence, RI): Yahaira Montanez had been dating gang member and murder suspect Henry Lopez about a month before a deadly shooting in October 2014. That day, Lopez and two other Young Niggas In Charge, or YNIC, street gang members —Bruce Moten and Tevin Briggs — came to her Tappan Street apartment and asked her to park Lopez's black Infinti behind a house on Alaska Street, Montanez said.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 14, 2016
Police: Killing in Brentwood Likely Gang-Related (Brentwood, NY): Police on Long Island believe the killing of a man found beaten on a Brentwood street is likely gang-related.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: October 14, 2016
Second teen arrested in connection to July LaGrange shooting (LaGrange, GA): LaGrange, Ga., police have arrested two suspects in connection to the July 24 fatal shooting of Quentin D. Williams. Miracle Ramsey, 15, was charged with murder and participation in criminal street gangs, according to a news release.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: October 14, 2016
San Jose Holds 8th Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit (San Jose, CA): In 2013, there were a reported 6,522 validated gang members in San Jose, according to city officials, and 10 out of 45 homicides that year were gang-related. Also in 2013, there were a reported 102 gangs in San Jose, and 200 in Santa Clara County. Community advocates have credited the mayor’s task force with reducing gang activity in recent years.
Source: San Jose Inside Date: October 14, 2016
BPD: Gang violence up in 2016 (Bakersfield, CA): 67. That's the number of gang-related shootings in Bakersfield so far this year. Police and community organizations are working to find ways to curb the problem.
Source: 23ABC News Date: October 14, 2016
Illegal guns sparking bidding wars on Ottawa's streets (Ottawa, ON): Demand for guns on Ottawa streets, in a year of record gun violence, is so high that illegal gun traffickers are holding bidding wars and gang members are renting their guns out for shootings, the Citizen has learned.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: October 13, 2016
Gang expert creates stronger awareness, shares solutions for Selma (Selma, AL): An expert who has helped take down members of the nation’s most violent street gangs has once again set his sights on Selma, focusing on its schools. His goal is to create more awareness in the hopes that the city can move past its problems with gang violence. Tony Avendorph was a police officer for 40 years, serving in Illinois, California and Maryland.
Source: WSFA 12 News Date: October 13, 2016
BPD reports, gang activity, violent crime, on the rise in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): There are new numbers out that show how violence and crime rates are increasing in Bakersfield. Gang-related shootings are up 59% from this time last year, on track to be the highest number of such shootings in the last decade. This information was provided by Bakersfield Police Department Police Chief Greg Williams at a special meeting of the Safe Neighborhoods and Community Relations Committee.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: October 13, 2016
Pottstown gang leader admits to drug, gun charges in federal court (Philadelphia, PA): A Pottstown man potentially faces life behind bars now that he’s admitted in federal court to being involved in violent gang and drug activity in the borough.
Source: The Times Herald Date: October 13, 2016
Five charged in 2014 Augusta slaying (Richmond County, GA): Five people have been charged in what is believed to be a 2014 gang-related slaying, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: October 13, 2016
Police: Gang members behind theft of guns from Springfield dealer (Springfield, IL): Springfield police say they believe the theft of more than 50 guns from a local firearms dealer last weekend is gang-related.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: October 13, 2016
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