Gang-Related News Articles
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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Police: Slaying victim Obeng was in rival Worcester gang’s territory (Worcester, MA): A jury heard testimony Wednesday that Christian A. Obeng and Fathi Jaara, who stands accused of plotting Mr. Obeng’s murder, were rival gang members and that the potential for violence always exists whenever a gang member enters a rival’s “turf.”
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: June 14, 2017
20 Newburgh Gang Members Busted on Federal Drug, Murder Charges (White Plains, NY): Twenty members of a Newburgh-based violent drug trafficking gang, known as the “Southside Gang,” are charged in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, law enforcement officials said.
Source: NBC New York Date: June 14, 2017
Dozens Of Camden Students Complete Gang Resistance Program With Police (Camden, NJ): Students at Dudley Elementary School in Camden were celebrated Wednesday for graduating from an anti-gang program held by the police. Each of the 55 students received a certificate for completing the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program with Detective Steven Randall.
Source: CBS Philly Date: June 14, 2017
45 Gang Members, Including Some Linked to MS-13, Arrested in Long Island Sweep: Authorities (Long Island, NY): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 45 suspected gang members or affiliates during a recent crackdown in the metropolitan New York area.
Source: NBC New York Date: June 14, 2017
ICE accuses teen in custody of gang activity (Ossining, NY): Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials allege a detained 19-year-old Ossining High School student was involved in gang activity.
Source: News 12 Westchester Date: June 14, 2017
Aurora Shooting, Homicide Totals Up in 2017; Police Attribute Gang Activity, Drug Sales as Reasoning (Aurora, IL): It may not come as a surprise following a slew a recent reports out of Aurora, but police say reported shootings are already up this year in the city. In an e-mail, Aurora Police spokesperson Dan Ferrelli says since the start of the new year, Aurora has seen 59 shootings, city-wide, compared to 43 shootings reported by June of 2016.
Source: WSPYNews.com Date: June 14, 2017
FBI Suspects Record Numbers of MS-13 Gang Members Entering US (Arizona): Federal officials said they are bracing themselves for a wave of Central American gang members posing as refugees to enter and seek asylum in the U.S.
Source: Arizona Public Media Date: June 14, 2017
Man convicted in 'D-Block Gang' case arrested in Treme with drugs, guns: NOPD (New Orleans, LA): More than five years after a teenaged Terrell Muse pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in a case against a Treme-based gang, police say Muse, now 24, was caught Tuesday (June 13) with narcotics and weapons at a Treme intersection associated with the gang's drug sales and violence.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: June 14, 2017
Fort Worth violent crime spikes as police, community advocates seek answers (Fort Worth, TX): Violent crime in Fort Worth has spiked this year, including a nearly 70 percent hike in homicides at one point, according to data put out this week by the police department.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: June 14, 2017
Gang Leader Charged In 2015 Hookah Lounge Slaying (Brooklyn, NY): A Crips gang leader was charged in connection with a 2015 killing at a hookah lounge in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, authorities said.
Source: Prospect Heights Patch Date: June 14, 2017
Texas gang member captured after 2 years on the run (Austin, TX): A Texas gang member who was on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List since 2015 has been captured. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Agapito Salinas, 45, was arrested in Alma, Georgia, on Thursday, June 8.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: June 14, 2017
Child, 2, caught in the middle of gang shootings (Portland, OR): Police have charged three 17-year-old boys with attempted murder following two separate gang related shootings in Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: June 13, 2017
Gang prevention camp renamed for Officer Jacobs now underway (Greenville, SC): The Greenville Police Department G.R.E.A.T summer camp kicked off Monday. G.R.E.A.T stands for gang resistance education and training. The camp was renamed this year in honor of fallen Officer Allen Jacobs, who was one of the original G.R.E.A.T certified instructors for GPD.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: June 13, 2017
Gang Leader Charged With Murder For PLG Hookah Lounge Shooting (Brooklyn, NY): On Monday, feds charged a notorious Eight Trey Crips gang leader with murder for a 2015 hookah bar shooting in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, according to court records. Larry Pagett, 37, (aka “Biz” “Biz Loc” and “Molotovbizzz”) was charged with murder in-aid-of racketeering for shooting down a rival gang member inside a crowded Brooklyn lounge, according to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Source: BKLYNER Date: June 13, 2017
3 teens arrested in Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Police say they arrested two teenagers in a gang shooting that critically injured a 17-year-old boy in outer southeast Portland. Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau says Sunday's shooting sparked retaliatory gunfire that led to the arrest of a third juvenile.
Source: The Eagle Date: June 13, 2017
East Cleveland gang-related homicide has Police ready to activate gang task force (East Cleveland, OH): East Cleveland Police are looking into key leads that they hope will help them make an arrest in the gang-related shooting of 17-year-old Ben Martin.
Source: News 5 Cleveland Date: June 13, 2017
Ventura man convicted of gang-related carjacking (Ventura County, CA): One of four people suspected to have been involved in a carjacking and robbery in Ventura has been found guilty of the crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 13, 2017
South Snohomish gang problem gets worse (Everett, WA): Detectives say there's a gang problem in south Snohomish County, and it's getting worse. "These kids are off the hook. They’re just non-stop," said Snohomish County Det. Brad Walvatne, who presented at the County Council's law and justice committee hearing on Monday.
Source: KOMO News Date: June 13, 2017
Pasadena police arrest eight Duarte gang members believed to be behind several deadly shootings (Pasadena, CA): Pasadena police said Tuesday they arrested eight men from Duarte, all suspected gang members, tied to the fatal shootings of three men in Pasadena during a feud with a rival gang.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: June 13, 2017
Swedish police take in, take home gang reduction strategies employed in New Haven (New Haven, CT): Since 2015, the city of Malmö in Sweden has had 23 homicides and 56 attempted homicides, all related to gang violence in the city, according to Andy Roberts, the city’s chief superintendent of local police. Tuesday, the Malmö heads of police visited New Haven to learn more about Project Longevity and to see whether any crime prevention tactics could be used across the pond.
Source: New Haven Register Date: June 13, 2017
Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.