Gang-Related News Articles
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Man sentenced to 17 years for shootout that injured 10-year-old girl (Nampa, ID): District Judge Davis F. VanderVelde sentenced Mario Garza on Tuesday to 17 years in prison for his role in shootout that ended with a 10-year-old girl accidentally being shot.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: May 16, 2017
Gang member arrested in King City (King City, CA): A gang member is in custody after being caught with a loaded handgun and cocaine in King City.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 16, 2017
MS-13 gang member faces 30 years for machete attack on Frederick couple (Frederick, MD): An admitted MS-13 gang member pleaded guilty to a machete attack that left a Frederick couple with permanent hand injuries. Elmin Ivan Portillo Guiterrez pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to committing a violent crime in the aid of racketeering, according to a May 2 filing.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: May 16, 2017
More Salinas gang violence erupts, two men shot and killed (Salinas, CA): In the second gang-related event in three days, two men were shot and killed in the 1300 block of Garner Avenue in Salinas at about 8:25pm on Monday, May 15, Salinas Police reported.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: May 16, 2017
Police: Gang activity led to Round Rock crime spree, Pflugerville murder (Pflugerville, TX): Evidence found at the scene of the 7-Eleven Robbery in Round Rock on May 10 led to the arrest of an 18-year-old believed to have murdered a man in a Pflugerville apartment complex’s parking lot the same morning.
Source: KXAN News Date: May 16, 2017
Uniforms don't deter gang activity, parents say (Pitt County, NC): Pitt County Schools uniform policy does not stop bullying or behavioral issues, prevent gang activity in schools or eliminate financial barriers, parents said during listening session on the policy at Wellcome Middle School.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: May 15, 2017
Six alleged Latin Kings members indicted in Jackson Heights attack (Jackson Heights, NY): Six reputed members of the violent Latin Kings street gang were charged last week with attempted murder and gang assault of a 24-year-old man in Jackson Heights in October because he wasn’t a member of their gang, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Source: TimesLedger Date: May 15, 2017
Two injured in gang-related shooting on Interstate 880 in Hayward (Hayward, CA): Two men in a pickup truck were wounded Sunday night in a shooting on Interstate 880 that is believed to be gang-related, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
Source: East Bay Times Date: May 15, 2017
Yakima police say they don't have the money or manpower to stop gang violence (Yakima, WA): The recent resurgence of gang violence in Yakima comes in the absence of a countywide program that once brought police, school and city officials together from across the Yakima Valley to combat gangs. The program, known as the Gang Free Initiative, dissolved five years ago when a $105,000 federal grant supporting it expired and efforts to renew the grant were unsuccessful.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 15, 2017
Gang member gets 12 years in murder of Millville man (Bridgeton, NJ): The last of a group of gang members who took part in the murder of a Millville man nearly three years ago has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison, authorities say.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 15, 2017
Gang members urinating on rival’s grave may have spurred slaying (Topeka, KS): Street gang members urinating on the grave of a rival gang member may have triggered a retaliatory shooting that killed a 20-year-old man in April 2016, a Topeka police detective testified Monday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: May 15, 2017
Three Kings hope to call truce between gangs (Danville, IL): Gang violence may be the reason a 22-year old is dead. The victim was home when shots were fired Saturday. One group says it's going to do something to stop any retaliation. The Three Kings of Peace are meeting Friday.
Source: WCIA 3 News Date: May 15, 2017
Mississippi man sentenced in first-ever transgender hate crime trial (Gulfport, MS): Josh Vallum, a statewide officer with the Latin Kings street gang, received a sentence of 49 years Monday in the first-ever federal hate crime prosecution against a killer of a transgender person.
Source: Sun Herald Date: May 15, 2017
Anti-gang program graduates first two participants (Coweta County, GA): At the Boys and Girls Club, G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang-Resistant Education And Training. The anti-gang program was founded by Cedric Harris of the Coweta County Probation Office. Harris started the program at the Boys and Girls Club in February.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald Date: May 14, 2017
Springfield hosts regional conference for law enforcement about gangs, drugs, human trafficking (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement from throughout New England will be in Springfield on Thursday for a day-long conference on strategies for dealing with the intersecting issues of gangs, drugs and human trafficking.
Source: The Republican Date: May 14, 2017
How This Maryland Police Department Is Combating the MS-13 Gang (Montgomery County, MD): Two years ago, a suburban Maryland county began to see a dramatic rise in killings attributed to MS-13, an international gang with ties to Central America. In response, the Montgomery County Police Department assigned Capt. Paul Liquorie, a 23-year veteran of the police force, to lead a centralized street gang unit dedicated to stomping out the violence.
Source: The Daily Signal Date: May 14, 2017
Gang-related shooting wounds two teens in Palatine (Palatine, IL): A person of interest was being questioned in what Palatine police said was a gang-related shooting of two teens Friday morning outside a clubhouse at a condominium complex.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 13, 2017
Man convicted of gang-related shooting outside Pasadena restaurant (Pasadena, CA): A gang member was convicted today of attempted murder for shooting a gang rival in a leg outside a Pasadena fast-food restaurant.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: May 13, 2017
Gang intervention: The earlier, the better, Yakima police say (Yakima, WA): Yakima police told City Council members Friday there was little they could do to help police curb recent gang violence and solve a spate of related homicides.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 13, 2017
8 people in Utah detained by ICE during nationwide gang-focused operation (Utah): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations officers have arrested 1,378 people — eight of whom were detained in Utah — over a six-week period as part of a nationwide operation targeting transnational gang activity.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 13, 2017
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