Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang Member Carrying Stolen Gun Arrested in Long Beach after Friday Pursuit (Long Beach, CA): A documented gang member, 25-year-old Samuel Castaneda was arrested Friday after a pursuit conducted by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Source: Long Beach Post Date: January 25, 2016
Police records identify 41 gangs and 260 gang members in Longview (Longview, TX): Longview authorities released reports revealing the rising number of identified gangs and gang members members in the city. After Longview's Mayor Andy Mack announced a gang problem and the plan to combat it in October, police say they've increased efforts to curb gang activity.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: January 25, 2016
Shooting at Berino house party is gang-related (Berino, NM): Doña Ana County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that happened Saturday in Berino, New Mexico.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: January 25, 2016
2 Providence shootings could be gang-related, police say (Providence, RI): Two men were shot within hours of each other Sunday, in incidents that police say are "possibly" gang-related.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 25, 2016
3 dead in South LA after 2 gang shootings, LAPD says (Los Angeles, CA): Officials are releasing more details in a South Los Angeles shooting that left two people dead, and a second shooting police believed may have been in retaliation.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 25, 2016
Known members of local street gang accused of threatening people with guns (Athens, GA): Two known members of a local street gang are being investigated for allegedly threatening people with guns Sunday afternoon on an east Athens street corner, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: January 25, 2016
Cops: Lawrenceville gang member wanted for bank robbery (Lawrenceville, GA): Gwinnett County police are searching for a purported gang member allegedly behind a Wells Fargo bank robbery. Fabiel Camacho-Pineda, 33, of Lawrenceville is wanted on an armed robbery warrant for the Dec. 8 holdup at 3065 Lawrenceville Highway outside Lawrenceville, police said Monday morning.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: January 25, 2016
Pueblo crime report emphasizes gang problem (Pueblo, CO): The crime rate last year in Pueblo was nearly double the national average. That report tonight from the city's chief of police. And while he's confident the steps they've taken to keep people safe are enough ... the police union isn't so sure.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: January 25, 2016
Gang murder suspect admits perjury but keeps fighting murder retrial (Muskegon, MI): Maurtice Poole-Knight has pleaded guilty to lying under oath during the investigation of an alleged gang-related murder he denies committing.
Source: MLive Date: January 25, 2016
Shots fired into Worcester building (Worcester, MA): Shots were fired into a building on Water Street early Sunday morning, according to a news release from police, marking the second reported incident of shots fired in the city this year.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 25, 2016
Gang intervention initiative in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo’s Peacemakers are actively working with 40 gang members in Buffalo, helping them to remove barriers and get out of the gangs they belong to, for good. Pastor James Giles says he finds teens as young as 14 years old join gangs to belong to a family for stability,shelter, and in some cases protection.
Source: WGRZ 2 News Date: January 23, 2016
Providence gang member sentenced to prison on gun, drug charges (Providence, RI): Miguel Wynns, 20, of 15 Ruggles St., a member of the Throwback for Days street gang in the city, has pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges and been sentenced, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 23, 2016
Deputies: Known gang member arrested with stolen gun, marijuana (Fort Pierce, FL): A known member of the 13th Street Gang was arrested Friday after deputies found a stolen gun and marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: January 23, 2016
Gang member arrested on drugs, gun charges Saturday (Rockford, IL): An argument led to the arrest of a Rockford man in possession of a gun, drugs and cash early Saturday morning.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: January 23, 2016
Adult Mentors Play Vital Role in Keeping Teens Out of Gangs (Champaign, IL): Teens from high-risk neighborhoods who are able to resist street gang recruitment tend to have one thing in common: a caring teacher and/or adult in their lives. This is according to a new study led by Gabriel Merrin, a doctoral candidate in child development at the University of Illinois.
Source: Psych Central Date: January 23, 2016
City of Long Beach 2015 year-end crime statistics available (Long Beach, CA): In 2015, the City of Long Beach, like much of the state, experienced a rise in both violent and property crime, driven mainly by increases in aggravated assaults and auto thefts. The City also saw decreases in some types of crimes like residential and commercial burglaries. However, the crime rate remains relatively low when compared to the overall historical crime statistics.
Source: Orange County Breeze Date: January 23, 2016
Long Beach police arrest gang member with violent criminal history after pursuit (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police arrested a gang member they described as having a violent criminal history and recovered a stolen handgun Friday evening.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: January 23, 2016
Former gang member sees life anew after bullet takes his sight (Dallas, TX): You don’t notice it right away, but Lamont Levels is blind. He wasn’t born that way. You see, his real story is about a different kind of darkness. “God closed my eyes in order for me to see the big picture,” says Levels, 38, a former gang leader turned anti-gang activist.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: January 22, 2016
Gang Members Face Charges in Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): A traffic stop in Santa Maria ends with police taking in two men who they report are known gang members.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: January 22, 2016
Gang member receives 17-month prison sentence for gun conviction (Walla Walla, WA): A local gang member was sentenced Thursday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to a year and five months in prison after pleading guilty this week to possessing a stolen firearm in his vehicle in September.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: January 22, 2016
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