Gang-Related News Articles
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The connection between teen gang members and social media, internet access (Danville, VA): There have been no arrests in two recent homicides in Danville. Police say the shootings do not appear to be related. The first happened Thursday night and left a 15-year-old dead. The next night, a 21-year-old died. Police attribute several shootings in Danville to gang violence.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: November 21, 2016
Three convicted in gang, drug-related killing (Atlanta, GA): Three gang members have been convicted in the murder of a 29-year-old Atlanta man.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: November 21, 2016
2 teens plead guilty in connection with fatal stabbing of Santa Maria high school student (Santa Maria, CA): Two teen boys charged in connection with a fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old in northeast Santa Maria have pleaded guilty, while the case proceeds against the other four defendants.
Source: The Tribune Date: November 21, 2016
Street Gang Members Arrested after Graffiti Incident (Watsonville, CA): Police have arrested three criminal street gang members after reports from concerned citizens provided detailed descriptions of three suspected vandals. Arrested were 38-year-old Alejandro Hernandez, 21-year-old David Hernandez, and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Source: Crime Voice Date: November 21, 2016
Suspect arrested on Center was wanted on gang, robbery charges (Taft, CA): The suspect arrested by Taft Police on the 600 block of Center Street Monday has been identified as Eduardo Sandoval Jr. 21, of Oxnard. Sandoval is charged in two warrants with contempt of court/disobeying a court order and participation in a criminal street gang and robbery, Taft Police said.
Source: Taft Midway Driller Date: November 21, 2016
Judge Holds Defendants to Answer on Multiple Gang Charges (Yolo County, CA): On November 18, a Friday afternoon, the preliminary hearing of Javier Moreno and Robert Holguin resumed. The case revolves around a single date – August 19, 2015, in West Sacramento – when Mr. Moreno is alleged to have knowingly aided in a gang sale, to an undercover officer, of an assault rifle in cahoots with two individuals – one named in court as Mr. Broadbent, the other as defendant Robert Holguin.
Source: The Davis Vanguard Date: November 21, 2016
Four alleged 'Block Boyz' gang members back behind bars in Baton Rouge; here's why (Baton Rouge, LA): Eight months after a judge halted their racketeering prosecution and reduced their bails due to defense funding issues, four men said to have ties to a violent Baton Rouge street gang have been booked on charges unrelated to their 2014 racketeering arrests and are now being held without bail.
Source: The Advocate Date: November 21, 2016
Suspected gang members released from jail, charges dismissed (Albuquerque, NM): The Albuquerque Police Department said two members of the “Get Hard Crew” gang that were charged with multiple violent crimes are now back on the street.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: November 21, 2016
Split verdicts in New Haven gang slaying, weapons trial (New Haven, CT): A jury Monday found Vincente Ayala guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Thomas Mozell Jr., but the judge concluded the state’s witnesses were “unconvincing,” so he found Ayala not guilty on two gun charges.
Source: New Haven Register Date: November 21, 2016
Parents say student assaulted by gang of girls (Decatur, GA): Parents tell Channel 2 Action News their children are being attacked by a group of girls at a local high school. The Decatur City Schools superintendent says at least three girls physically assaulted one student twice last week in front of Decatur High School.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: November 20, 2016
Jury recommends death sentence in Ohio triple slayings (Cleveland, OH): A jury recommended Saturday that a young man be put to death for killing three people and wounding three others last year at a suburban Cleveland barbershop in what authorities described as a gang-related dispute.
Source: WHIO News Date: November 19, 2016
In violent home invasion, gang member gets state prison (Northampton County, PA): Facing sentencing for a violent home invasion in Bangor, 24-year-old Abdiel Ruiz-Roque decided to lay all his cards on the table Friday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 19, 2016
Police to increase officers on street after homicides; chief says gang, drug activity linked to killings (Danville, VA): Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot linked two homicides this week to a pattern of young men involved with drug and gang activity and said local police will increase their presence on the streets after recent shootings.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: November 19, 2016
Man gets six years in prison for gang shooting (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg man has been sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement in the shooting of a gang rival he believed had participated in the 2012 beating death of 16-year-old Paris Bruce.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: November 18, 2016
Digital footprints help detectives catch criminals (Bibb County, GA): A simple click can allow people to share online updates in a second, but that same post could also leave clues about criminal activity. We took a look at how Bibb County law enforcement uses digital footprints to solve crimes.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: November 18, 2016
Man gets life sentence for fatal gang shooting (Bartow, FL): A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for gunning down a rival gang member. The Ledger reports that 26-year-old Wesley Booker was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced immediately after that. A previous trial ended in a hung jury.
Source: WTSP 10 News Date: November 18, 2016
Yakima man heads to federal prison for gang-related gun crime (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man described as a high-ranking gang member was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 18, 2016
14-Year-Old in Gang Fight Gets More Than 300 Stitches to Face, Police Say (Manhattan, NY): A 14-year-old boy will likely be "permanently disfigured" after being repeatedly slashed with a knife during a gang fight Saturday, police said.
Source: DNAinfo Date: November 18, 2016
Hoover Crip gang member sentence to 15 for drug trafficking (Tulsa, OK): Vysean Leandre Embry, 33, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was sentenced for his participation in drug trafficking activities conducted from the Tonight Inn and Suites locatedat 8333 East Admiral, Tulsa, Oklahoma and other locations throughout Tulsa.
Source: The Daily Ardmoreite Date: November 18, 2016
Eddie Block Case: Heroin dealer also drove in gang shootout, prosecutor says (Binghamton, NY): Prosecutors say a 23-year-old man at the center of a heroin trafficking conspiracy based out of Binghamton's West Side was also the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting. His heroin dealing was so busy, prosecutors say, that he employed co-conspirators to answer his "drug phone" and take orders from customers.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin Date: November 18, 2016
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