Gang-Related News Articles
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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Sheriff's Department gives update on gang crackdown (Coachella, CA): We are getting new information following an extensive raid by the Riverside County Sheriffs Department on a local gang a few weeks ago in Coachella. The Sheriffs Department orchestrated the Feb 25 cracked down on the Varrio Coachella Rifa gang.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: March 23, 2016
Over $7 million to combat gangs, youth crime and violence against women (Vancouver, BC): Community organizations working to safeguard vulnerable young people from gang involvement and protect victims of domestic, sexual and other forms of violence will benefit from nearly $7.2 million in government grants supporting public safety priorities.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice Date: March 23, 2016
Rise in violent crime, reduction in auto theft highlight Santa Maria Police crime statistics (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria Police Department has released its annual crime statistics. The city saw a rise in violent crime with increases in homicides, aggravated assaults and rape.
Source: KSBY News Date: March 23, 2016
144 arrested in massive crime crackdown in Savannah (Savannah, GA): More than 10 percent of Savannah’s most violent offenders are off the streets and behind bars as the result of a six-week national U.S. Marshals Service enforcement initiative to crack down on crime.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: March 23, 2016
Alleged Latin King to admit to ordering shootings, more (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man plans to plead guilty to charges alleging he shot at people, ordered shootings and sold cocaine while working with the Latin Kings street gang in East Chicago, Hammond and Gary.
Source: The Times Date: March 22, 2016
Gang leader gets 13 years for role in crack distribution (New Haven, CT): Melkuan Scott, a reputed Hartford gang leader who had a loaded handgun hidden behind a fake air vent in his 5-year-old’s bedroom when law enforcement officers searched his Andover country home in 2014, was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison for drug and gun crimes.
Source: Journal Inquirer Date: March 22, 2016
DA Pinkston plans to form gang unit to combat crime (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston announced Tuesday he’s planning to form a multi-agency gang unit to combat violent gang crime in Chattanooga. Pinkston made his announcement in a letter to city council members just hours before they’re set to meet publicly to discuss the Violence Reduction Initiative with several of its leaders.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 22, 2016
UPDATE: Chattanooga City Council votes to subpoena DA (Hamilton County, TN): Sparks flew in the Chattanooga City Council chambers Tuesday where several city leaders gathered to discuss the city's Violence Reduction Initiative.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 22, 2016
Robbery suspect with suspected gang ties jumps out of Burlingame apartment window before arrest (Burlingame, CA): A 25-year-old man with ties to a San Francisco street gang was arrested Monday for suspicion of snatching a chain from an elderly man in November, but not before he tried to flee police by jumping out of an apartment window, Burlingame police said.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: March 22, 2016
Accused gang member pleads no contest in Danville BB gun shootings (Danville, VA): An accused gang member pleaded no contest to charges of riding around the city shooting people and property with a BB gun Tuesday morning in Danville Circuit Court.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: March 22, 2016
District Attorney announces gang conviction (Bakersfield, CA): A man has been convicted in a serious gang case according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. In a release, prosecutors said Miguel Angel Perez was convicted of Assault with a Firearm, Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and other gang related charges.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire Date: March 22, 2016
‘Homeboy Creative’ Series Showcases Poetry by At-Risk Youths and Former Gang Members (Los Angeles, CA) : Homeboy Industries offers a weekly creative writing class. Our Truthdig managing editor, Eric Ortiz, started attending the class in January and documenting the experience with Evrybit, a live mobile reporting and storytelling app. He has captured street poetry and prose: healing words about life, compassion and hope.
Source: Truthdig Date: March 22, 2016
Greed or street gang slaying? Two scenarios at double-murder trial (Staten Island, NY): Two men were shot and killed two years ago on a Clifton street because their killer, Darren Brown, thought they were carrying thousands of dollars, which one of the victims had obtained in a legal settlement, a prosecutor said Tuesday at Brown's murder trial in state Supreme Court, St. George.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: March 22, 2016
Man gets prison for role in gang-related drug ring (New Haven, CT): Authorities say a Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a gang-related drug trafficking ring.
Source: WTNH News 8 Date: March 22, 2016
Kane State's Attorney sues Elgin street gang, its members (Kane County, IL): Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon is suing an Elgin street gang's members in an effort to reduce their criminal activities and impede members' ability to freely operate within the public, according to authorities. The civil lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from 16 members of the Spanish Vice Lords street gang for past damage and financial losses incurred as a result of gang activities and to offset the cost of fighting the street gang, according to a State's Attorney's press release.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 22, 2016
Party with rival gang members preceded Saturday’s deadly shooting (Portland, OR): The last words from Tony Jimenez of Pendleton may have been to warn a friend about a man with a gun. The friend, Beau Welch, 31, took a bullet above his left ankle. Jimenez, 27, was shot in the head and died.
Source: East Oregonian Date: March 22, 2016
Five charged so far in Raleigh shooting that police called gang-related (Raleigh, NC): With five people in custody, police are still investigating a March 16 shooting and attempted shooting in southeastern Raleigh that arrest warrants indicate was gang-related.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 22, 2016
Lynchburg man pleads guilty in connection to gang-related shootings (Lynchurg, VA): A Lynchburg man will spend 4 years behind bars for his part in a shooting. Orlando R. Oliver II,18, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including attempted malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He was 1 of 4 people arrested last August in connection to 7 shootings in a local neighborhood that police called gang-related.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: March 22, 2016
Police: North Wichita shooting was gang related (Wichita, KS): Wichita police say a Monday night shooting on N Waco Avenue began with an argument between two gang affiliated teenagers.
Source: KAKE News Date: March 22, 2016
3 injured in gang-related assault in Santa Ana park (Santa Ana, CA): One man was shot and two others pistol-whipped when they were confronted by gang members at Centennial park Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 22, 2016
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