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Springdale students linked to shootings (Springdale, AR): Springdale school officials are aware of at least five students who are linked to gang-related shootings that have taken place since March, a deputy superintendent said.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: October 13, 2015

LRPD concerned about 2nd generation gangs (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence in Little Rock hit its peak in the 1990s, but now police are concerned about a new batch of recruits. The children of some of the most notorious gang members in Little Rock's history may be continuing on their legacy, according to Little Rock police.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: October 2, 2015

Springdale police expand gang education program (Springdale, AR): Police officers are expanding an anti-gang education program to all fifth- and seventh-graders in the Springdale School District that's taught in schools across the country. Officers began to teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training program in at least four schools this week, with other schools beginning next week, Capt. Ron Hritz said.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: October 1, 2015

LR joins Department of Justice 'Violence Reduction Network' (Little Rock, AR): A huge announcement was made Monday morning on the future Little Rock's crime-fighting strategy. The Little Rock Police Department has joined a nation-wide initiative to tackle specific problem areas experiencing high rates of crime after it and four other cities were deemed some of the most violent places in America.
Source: KTHV 11 News    Date: September 28, 2015

Springdale residents fear gang violence despite low crime rates (Springdale, AR): Despite police assurances Springdale is safe, several residents said they remain afraid of what they see as a spike in gang-related crimes. Crime isn't up in Northwest Arkansas, according to figures provided by police and available in the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Reports.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: September 20, 2015

Gun found, one arrested in shooting investigation (Springdale, AR): A gun police suspect may have been used in a gang-related shooting near Springdale High School was found in the home of a man police described in documents as a "known" gang member.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 11, 2015

Springdale School Board updates gang policy (Springdale, AR): Student discipline policies for Springdale schools now extend to gang-related activities involving social media taking place off of school grounds. The School Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 on the changes on gangs and gang-related activities policy in place since 2008.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 9, 2015

Region 8 school investigates gang related threats (Blytheville, AR): KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School is investigating a gang related threat at the school. Friday morning one student struck another student in the arm, according to the school.
Source: KSLA 12 News    Date: August 24, 2015

Chance meeting of rival gang members led to shooting (Springdale, AR): Four days after a 14-year-old boy was shot while riding his bicycle, police searched a silver 2007 Lexus for a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. They found nothing, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday at the Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: July 26, 2015

Springdale parish taking action against gang shootings (Rogers, AR) : Two gang-related shooting deaths occurring in Springdale this spring proved that no small town is immune from the nationwide trend of increasing gang activity.
Source: Arkansas Catholic    Date: July 13, 2015

Springdale-based program to work with at risk youth (Springdale, AR): Two men plan to create an organization based in the city that will help with gang prevention and intervention. Marcus Carruthers, a minister, and Randall Godinet, who moved to Springdale in 2013, plan to ask for nonprofit status for the organization, called 1NWA.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 29, 2015

New police unit in Springdale to help curb recent violence, officials say (Springdale, AR): The Springdale Police Department is stepping up efforts to make the city safer after a rash of gang-related crimes, officials said. The department brought its crime suppression unit back into service in mid-June. Before 2010, it had been dropped due to lower staffing levels, but it has been restarted and comes complete with a sergeant and four patrolmen.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: June 29, 2015

14-year-old boy shot in drive-by, neighbors shaken (Springdale, AR): A 14-year-old boy underwent surgery Friday after he was shot twice in a drive-by shooting at 6:25 p.m. Thursday near Crawford Avenue and Marylyn Street, said Mike Glasgow, a neighbor of the boy.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: June 27, 2015

Police recognize gang trends in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): Street gangs are catching the attention of Little Rock police. It has been 20 years since the city has seen a spike in gang activity, but authorities say that doesn't mean it's not still in the city.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: June 24, 2015

Gang-related graffiti found in Springdale, police say (Springdale, AR): Graffiti police described as gang related was found on multiple buildings on Lowell Road over the past several days.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: June 4, 2015

Springdale wrestles with gangs in schools (Springdale, AR): Lalo Sanchez brought his 11-year-old son, Emmanuel, to Elmdale Elementary School on a warm April night so he could hear Springdale Detective Fredy Villeda talk about gangs.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: May 24, 2015

Heavy police presence in West Memphis neighborhood (West Memphis, AR): Neighbors were too scared to show their faces, and you can't blame them. But they told WREG what they saw, as a man drove up to a home on 18th Street in West Memphis, Arkansas and gave warning to one person.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: May 11, 2015

Three plead not guilty in fatal Springdale shooting (Fayetteville, AR): Three men charged in a fatal Springdale shooting last month were arraigned Wednesday and given trial dates in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette    Date: May 7, 2015

Email on park crime spawns neighbors' talk of race (Little Rock, AR): A complaint about crime in Centennial Park sparked a discussion by residents about race and revival of a once troubled neighborhood for more than a half-hour at Tuesday's city board meeting.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: May 6, 2015

Police department works to eliminate gang crime in Springdale (Springdale, AR): The city of Springdale wants residents to know it’s working to eliminate gang-related crime. Springdale Police Capt. Derek Hudson said the department has a plan to monitor the city's gang activity and to help residents feel safer.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News     Date: May 1, 2015

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