Gang-Related News Articles
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Case against Tongan Crip Gang heading to jury (Salt Lake City, UT): It started with simple beer runs. A group calling themselves the Tongan Crip Gang would go into a 7-Eleven and shoplift a case of beer for the night. Theft graduated to robbing restaurants at gunpoint for money and assaulting store employees in the process. Soon, the gang brought a new level of violence to their crime spree — they threatened to kill a clerk with a screwdriver, stomped on someone during a hold-up so severely that they broke three of the victim’s ribs and beat up an elderly man on the street.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 3, 2011
Gang member arrested on drug charges (Victorville, CA): Sheriff’s deputies arrested a known gang member on suspicion of selling drugs out of a Victorville home.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 3, 2011
Richmond man pleads guilty to gang-related killing (Richmond, VA): A key figure in gang-related activities linked to an offshoot off the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty today to murder, gun and gang paticipation charges.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: October 3, 2011
Pedestrian assaulted by Ventura gang suspect (Ventura, CA): A 28-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday for assaulting a pedestrian.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: October 3, 2011
Double shooting at Khoury's probed as gang-related (Long Beach, CA): The shootings early Sunday morning at the often-crowded Khoury's Restaurant and bar are being investigated as gang-related, the Long Beach Police Department said Monday night.
Source: BelmontShore-NaplesPatch Date: October 3, 2011
Yakima committee wants to move forward on Gang Initiative (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council will consider moving forward on its Gang Free Initiative at tomorrow's meeting. The initiative is designed to deal a blow to gangs and help fix the problem.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: October 3, 2011
Police outreach helps make it safer in Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): In January 2009, Christopher Dontez Wright was gunned down in front of his grandmother's home on Camden Street in Southeast Raleigh. It was the third homicide on the street in four years. Meanwhile, gang-related crime is down 40 percent in the Southeast District and gang-related robberies are down by 36 percent since Project 110 Percent started working in the area, according to statistics compiled by the Raleigh Police Department.
Source: The News & Observer Date: October 2, 2011
As N.J. gangs adopt Web 2.0 to talk shop, police keep tabs (Union County, NJ): Keith Williams and Karim Sampson, a pair of Bloods gang members known to Trenton authorities, thought they had a snitch in their midst. So in April of 2008, authorities allege, they planned to kill him.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 2, 2011
Gang-related melee kills one, injures six in Utah (South Salt Lake, UT): Police say a gang-related melee during an event at a South Salt Lake reception center killed one person and sent six others to the hospital. There was no immediate word on what triggered the fight, but police say it was "definitely" gang-related.
Source: Boston Herald Date: October 2, 2011
As criminal gangs get smarter, retailers find tools to fight back (Phoenix, AZ): As Arizona retailers start loading up their shelves with holiday merchandise, they are stepping up efforts to combat increasingly bold and sophisticated thieves responsible for tens of millions of dollars a year in lost goods.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: October 2, 2011
North Jersey police team up with social media (Lodi, NJ): Police officers are increasingly turning to Facebook and other social media during an investigation and to communicate with the people they protect.
Source: The Record Date: October 2, 2011
Suspected gang members among 11 arrested in Memphis park (Memphis, TN): After investigating suspicious activity at a Memphis park and finding two loaded handguns, police on Sunday arrested 11 people in the park on weapons charges. Three of the arrested told officers that they were members of the Grape Street Crips, according to a police affidavit.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: October 2, 2011
Reno police seek witnesses in fatal downtown gang shooting (Reno, NV): An altercation Sunday morning between two rival gangs from outside of Reno in a parking garage near the Freight House District left one man dead and three wounded, while Reno police urge witnesses to come forward.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: October 2, 2011
More anti-gang training for RCMP officers urged (Winnipeg, MB): Front-line Mounties need more anti-gang training, said one of the province's top cops after a conference in the city this week dedicated to combating gangs and organized crime.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: October 1, 2011
Two undercover LAPD officers shot in Koreatown (Los Angeles, CA): Two undercover Los Angeles police officers were shot and wounded late Saturday night after trying to intervene in a gang-related shooting they witnessed, sparking a gun battle and a massive manhunt through Koreatown.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 1, 2011
Police identify two men injured in Northeast Portland gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police identified Lance Elliott Lewis, 30, and Tracy Lee Horsley, 22, as the two men who were injured in a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 1, 2011
One dead, four others wounded in overnight shootings (Chicago, IL): One man was fatally shot and four people wounded in overnight violence on the city's Northwest and South sides, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 1, 2011
Driver describes teen’s murder (Santa Barbara County, CA): Keith Sullivan, one of three Lompoc gang members accused in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy, testified Friday that the trio chose the teenager at random as they cruised through a rival gang’s neighborhood.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 1, 2011
Winnetka gang member convicted of murder for cohort's death during police pursuit (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who led police on a high-speed pursuit last year that ended in a crash in Canoga Park that left one of his passengers dead was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and other charges.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 1, 2011
Gang member gets 24 years in death of rival (Costa Mesa, CA): A Costa Mesa gang member was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison Friday for his role in killing a rival Santa Ana gang member.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: October 1, 2011
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