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Cleveland pipe-bombing investigation centers on loan shark debt, gang ties (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland detectives are investigating whether a pipe bomb explosion at an East Side home is connected to a series of gang shootings over the summer or whether the home became a target because a former resident had an outstanding debt to a loan shark, according to police reports.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 19, 2017
Charges: Mount Vernon cop shooting started with gang conflict (Mount Vernon, WA): The police standoff and shooting that critically wounded a Mount Vernon officer started with a shooting over gang turf, authorities say.
Source: KOMO News Date: January 19, 2017
Operation targeting ‘Lake Boyz’ gang nets 21 arrests (Fort Myers, FL): More than 20 members of the “Lake Boyz” gang were arrested and are facing multiple charges, including heroin trafficking, aggravated assault and various firearm offenses, following a two-year operation by the Fort Myers Police Department and state attorney’s office, both agencies announced Thursday morning.
Source: WINK News Date: January 19, 2017
Gang-related vandalism painted around Geneva (Geneva, IL): Geneva police want residents to be vigilant after gang symbols were painted throughout the city last weekend, police said. The vandalism included spray-painted symbols and words referencing various gangs that were found between Friday and Sunday, Geneva police said in a news release.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 19, 2017
Gang member faces murder charges (Edwardsville, IL): Seventeen years after an Alton man was murdered, defendant Jeffrey Ewing, 51, went to trial that included testimony from co-defendants who have already served their time and been released.
Source: The Alton Telegraph Date: January 19, 2017
Sheriff’s office tracking 90 street gangs in Augusta (Augusta, GA): 14 people are in jail, 2 are wanted and 1 is being taken into custody after a gang roundup in Augusta this week. 17 total have been indicted on organized crime and street gang charges.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: January 19, 2017
Vice Lords Gang Member Who Stole Patient Information Sentenced (Detroit, MI): An associate of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced in federal court in Detroit Wednesday to 48 months in prison for witness tampering and providing private health information of Vice Lords shooting victims and their families to another member of the notorious gang, the Justice Department said. Jamerio “Merio” Clark, 28, of Detroit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Source: Detroit Patch Date: January 19, 2017
Summit to Decrease Violence Addresses Kids’ Sense of Hopelessness (Chicago, IL): How can Chicago stem the surge of violence? Police, prosecutors, and judges offered ideas for dealing with troubled youth, some of whom offered ideas of their own.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight Date: January 19, 2017
Gang charges draw response in St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO): L.B. Newey was set to retire in just six weeks. He walked into his Sack-N-Save grocery store the morning of Sept. 28, 2012, and planned on cashing out $400 payroll checks. It was a Friday, one of the few times he had thousands of dollars in his store. That’s when a couple of people, now thought to be Victor Matias-Torres, 28, also known as “Papo,” and Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 26, walked into the old grocery store located at 4913 Lake Ave.
Source: News-Press Now Date: January 19, 2017
Authorities: Murder suspect thought victim was in rival gang (Cassoplis, MI): The man accused of stabbing and killing his co-worker last week thought the victim was in a rival gang, Cass County authorities say.
Source: WOODTV.com Date: January 19, 2017
Slanga 96 gang members charged with murder in Fort Smith slaying (Fort Smith, AR): The Sebastian County Prosecutor filed first-degree murder charges Tuesday on three adults and a juvenile involved in a gang-related shooting death late Saturday in Fort Smith.
Source: Times Record Date: January 18, 2017
Two Walterboro gang members plead guilty to attempted murder, other charges (Washington, DC): Two members of the Cowboys street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and attempted murder in aid of racketeering for their roles in gang-related shootings in South Carolina.
Source: WCBD 2 News Date: January 18, 2017
Gang bill back on the table (Jackson, MS): In 2016, 42 members of the Aryan Brotherhood went to prison after a 2½-year investigation into a RICO case involving drugs, conspiracy and murder. Josh Vallum, 28, a Latin King, pleaded guilty to murder in the 2015 beating death of transgender 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, of Theodore, Alabama, who once considered him a boyfriend.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: January 18, 2017
Visalia gang members get prison (Visalia, CA): Two Visalia gang members are heading to prison after a Tulare County judge sentenced them for trying to kill rival gang members.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 18, 2017
RCSO announces indictment of 17 LOE gang members, 2 remain at large (Augusta, GA): The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced the indictments of 17 members of a gang on Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Richard Roundtree said after a nearly two year investigation the sheriff's office and Richmond County District Attorney's Office were able to connect the gang, identified as LOE or Loyalty Over Everything, to multiple robberies, homicides, drug distribution, firearms violations, witness tampering and bribery.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: January 18, 2017
2 recent deaths gang related (Columbus, GA): We are only 18 days into the New Year and there have already been two suspected gang-related shootings that have taken the lives of two Columbus residents. On January 7th, 22 -year -old Dominique Horton was shot and killed and on Monday 17-year-old Destiny Nelson was shot and killed.
Source: WRBL News 3 Date: January 18, 2017
2 arrested in connection with gang-related Wapato shooting (Yakima, WA): Two men identified by police as gang members have been arrested in connection with a Wapato shooting that sent another man to the hospital. The 18- and 19-year-old suspects were arrested Tuesday as police continued an investigation into the weekend shooting, police say. The suspects are each being held on a $1 million bond.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 18, 2017
Gang member is convicted in shooting death of Pomona youth pastor (Pomona, CA): A 29-year-old man whom prosecutors said has gang ties was convicted Tuesday of shooting a youth pastor to death in Pomona and was sentenced to 34 years and four months in prison, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 18, 2017
Two Visalia gang members get prison in 2015 shooting (Visalia, CA): Two young gang members are headed to prison for their role in a 2015 shooting in front of a Visalia home that wounded two men, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 18, 2017
Sheriff: Teen's death in Landing double shooting likely gang related (Jacksonville, FL): Monday's double shooting at the Jacksonville Landing that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy was connected to a double shooting of two teenagers at the downtown Art Walk 10 days earlier, and Sheriff Mike Williams said Tuesday the shooting was likely gang-related.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: January 17, 2017
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