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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Phoenix ex-gang member builds new life for self, others (Phoenix, AZ): Natividad Mendoza said when he was 14 years old, he watched his stepfather kill his friend in Sinaloa, Mexico. When people accused Mendoza of participating in the crime, he ran.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 16, 2013

Four plead innocent in gang-related killing (Flagstaff, AZ): Four suspects have pleaded innocent in connection with a gang-related killing in Flagstaff. A grand jury indicted six people on charges ranging from aggravated assault and participating in a criminal street gang to murder in the Sept. 8 gang fight that led to the death of a 23-year-old Flagstaff man.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: October 9, 2013

PCAO brings charges after prison gang investigation (Pinal County, AZ): The Pinal County Attorney's Office was one of seven agencies involved in executing arrest warrants for six individuals across the state on Friday morning. The six people were indicted by a Pinal County grand jury on Sept. 26 on counts including solicitation to commit homicide, money laundering and promoting prison contraband, according to a PCAO press release.
Source: Maricopa Monitor    Date: October 8, 2013

Warrants served on six in prison-related case (Casa Grande, AZ): The Pinal County Attorney's Office was one of seven agencies involved in executing arrest warrants for six individuals across the state on Friday morning.
Source: Casa Grande Dispatch    Date: October 5, 2013

Phoenix Police bust prison gang that sold drugs in lockup (Phoenix, AZ): After a 2-year long investigation, Phoenix Police have taken down a prison gang accused of working with a street gang to commit crimes throughout Arizona.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: October 4, 2013

Two more suspects arrested in fatal Arizona stabbing (Flagstaff, AZ): Authorities say the final two suspects wanted in a fatal gang-related stabbing in Flagstaff now are in custody.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: October 3, 2013

2nd suspect arrested in fatal Flagstaff stabbing (Flagstaff, AZ): Authorities say a second suspect in a fatal gang-related stabbing in Flagstaff now is in custody. Police say 21-year-old Jeremiah Barlow was arrested at a Flagstaff home on Wednesday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: October 2, 2013

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has officers search jail over gang concerns (Phoenix, AZ): Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officers searched the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix on Friday to help prevent any gang-related activity in the facility.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 27, 2013

Trio plotted another murder before killing elderly couple, police say (Tucson, AZ): A self-styled “Juggalo family” charged in the brutal stabbing deaths of an elderly Tucson husband and wife originally had targeted a couple on Mount Lemmon for murder, recently released police reports state.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: September 23, 2013

Not a gang banger (Flagstaff, AZ): It has been exactly two weeks since Juan Hernandez, 23, was stabbed to death in a gang fight on South Elden Street.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: September 22, 2013

Gang killing unnerving (Flagstaff, AZ): Police are still looking for two persons of interest in a gang killing that shocked the city of Flagstaff last weekend. Department of Public Safety Capt. Kirk Bryce is the northern district commander for the state gang taskforce GIITEM. He said most of the individuals involved in last Sunday’s deadly fight were documented criminal street gang members.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: September 15, 2013

Police raid Phoenix store in gang case; three arrested (Phoenix, AZ): Police served a number of warrants Thursday night at a Phoenix convenience store and made three arrests as part of a yearlong investigation into suspected gang activities.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: September 13, 2013

One held in Flagstaff gang killing (Flagstaff, AZ): Police have arrested a Flagstaff teenager and are searching for two other persons of interest in connection with a gang-related murder.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: September 10, 2013

Three persons of interest sought after fatal gang stabbing (Flagstaff, AZ): Flagstaff Police are looking for three persons of interest after one man was killed and two others were seriously injured during an alleged gang fight early Sunday morning.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: September 8, 2013

The anatomy of gangs in the Valley (Phoenix, AZ): Following Wednesday morning's multiple gang-related raids, you may be wondering what the overall "state of the state" is regarding gangs in the Valley. Are things better or worse than 10 years ago? To help us answer that question we enlisted the help of Dr. Scott Decker, professor and director at the ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who has studied the inner workings of gangs for 25 years.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: September 5, 2013

Gang members overtook Phoenix apartments, nine arrested (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix Police have broken up street gang that investigators believe had overtaken an apartment complex and turned the neighborhood in a crime-infested area.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: September 4, 2013

Phoenix police operation arrests gang members (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police have ended "Operation Safe Summer," which led to multiple arrests in neighborhoods with high criminal activity. During the eight-week effort, 50 more officers were assigned to assist the Targeted Enforcement Squad and the Gang Enforcement unit.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: August 2, 2013

YPD hitting the street vs. uptick in crime (Yuma, AZ): There have been several shootings and other acts of violence within Yuma city limits since Jan. 1, some of which may have been connected with street gang activity.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: June 15, 2013

Phoenix gang member added to Marshals' fugitives list (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service placed a Phoenix gang member suspected of attempted murder on its list of 15 Most Wanted Fugitives.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: June 14, 2013

Couple charged in shooting case (Yuma, AZ): Charges were filed in Yuma County Justice Court Monday against the man and woman arrested in connection with a recent gang-related attempted homicide.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: May 20, 2013

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