Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Homicide, robbery up in Concord but home burglaries fell sharply in 2015 (Concord, CA): Homicides, robberies and rapes were up last year, but overall crime fell by 10 percent driven by a sharp drop in residential burglaries, according to crime statistics. In 2014, Concord had three homicides and the city appeared on course for a lower number last year.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 10, 2016

Man found shot to death in bullet-riddled car with Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, CA): Four people were taken into custody early Tuesday after a man was found shot to death in a car bearing an Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 9, 2016

Weekend gang-related arrests result of increased patrol (Santa Maria, CA): A slew of gang-related arrests over the weekend are the result of a shift in resources toward cracking down on gang violence in Santa Maria, police say. "With the recent events here in Santa Maria, we’re shifting our enforcement to these areas based on these problems," Sgt. Andy Magallon said of increased gang violence in the city.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: February 8, 2016

Closing Arguments Begin in Trial for 2013 Suspected Gang Murder Near Santa Barbara High School (Santa Barbara, CA): A murder trial that has lasted more than three months neared its end Friday, as attorneys began closing statements in the case of Kelly Hunt, a 21-year-old Ventura man who was shot to death near Santa Barbara High School on a rainy night in 2013.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 7, 2016

Police: gang members shot teen boy twice in Garden Grove (Garden Grove, CA): A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was shot twice in a leg in a gang-related shooting in Garden Grove, police said Sunday.
Source:    Date: February 7, 2016

Tulare County sheriffs Deputies go after gangs in Earlimart with new tactic (Tulare, CA): Law enforcement officials in Tulare County say they're going after gang members in one small town, using a new tool. The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has created a civil gang injunction against Norteno or Northern gang members in the town of Earlimart-limiting what they can and can't do from here on out.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 6, 2016

Gang-Related Fight in Santa Maria Leads to 8 Arrests, Including 5 Juveniles (Santa Maria, CA): Eight people were arrested Friday night after Santa Maria police responded to what they described as a gang-related fight. Patrol and gang-suppression officers were dispatched at about 10:45 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of East Boone Street, east of Simas Park, according to Sgt. Daniel Rios.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 6, 2016

Los Angeles police believe murder of two teen girls was gang related (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles authorities charged two teenage gang members with murder Thursday in the deaths of a 19-year-old woman and her 17-year-old friend last fall, leaving their bodies near a popular hiking trail where a woman walking her dog had found them.
Source: FOX News    Date: February 5, 2016

Gang killing suspect enters plea (Eureka, CA): One of four men accused of conspiring in the December 2014 gang-related murder of 14-year-old Arcata resident Jesus Joani Garcia-Romero pleaded not guilty to a murder charge at a Friday arraignment hearing at the Humboldt County Courthouse.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: February 5, 2016

Documentary 'License to Operate' gives voice to community in crisis (Los Angeles, CA): License to Operate, a documentary produced by Johns Hopkins alumnus Don Kurz, tells the stories of reformed Los Angeles gang members who use their street cred to intervene in gang violence.
Source: The Hub    Date: February 5, 2016

Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park (Burbank, CA): Burbank police have arrested two suspects who are believed to be the triggerman and the instigator of a gang-related shooting at Lundigan Park Thursday evening, officials said.
Source: The Burbank Leader    Date: February 5, 2016

14-Year Old's 2014 Killing Gang Related, Says EPD (Eureka, CA): Jesus "Smiley" Romero-Garcia laid on the front lawn of a residential home in Eureka, bleeding and semi-conscious, for nearly nine hours in the rain before he was found and taken to St. Joseph Hospital.
Source: Northcoast Journal    Date: February 4, 2016

Man killed outside Salinas laundromat in possible gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A man was shot and killed outside a laundromat Wednesday night in Salinas, according to police.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: February 4, 2016

Gang terror killed woman, teen girl; Murder charges filed in Montecito Heights park deaths (Montecito Heights, CA): Two people were charged with capital murder Thursday in connection with the killings of a young woman and a teenage girl in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights — killings that police described as the result of a long-running gang feud.
Source:    Date: February 4, 2016

UPDATED: Gang violence tied to stabbing death of Arcata teen; 4 arrested (Eureka, CA): Over a year after a 14-year-old Arcata teenager was found dying of stab wounds on the lawn of a Eureka residence, the Eureka Police Department has arrested four suspects for what the department is calling a gang-related killing.
Source: Eureka Times-Standard    Date: February 4, 2016

Gang Violence Suspects Arrested (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Department announced on Thursday a number of arrests, in connection to gang violence between gang members.
Source:    Date: February 4, 2016

3 tied to local gang arrested in Santa Maria, police say (Santa Maria, CA): A burglar alarm that went off Wednesday night led to the arrest of three people, who Santa Maria police say all have ties to a local criminal street gang.
Source: KSBY News    Date: February 4, 2016

Man injured in gang-related shooting at Robert Lundigan Park in Burbank, police say (Burbank, CA): A 21-year-old man was injured Thursday evening in a gang-related shooting at Robert Lundigan Park in Burbank, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 4, 2016

Concord funds special police team to address gang activity (Concord, CA): The police department has revived a special team of five officers to combat a troubling rise in gang violence, which led to four homicides in three months last year.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 3, 2016

Two Oceanside residents accused in gang-related incidents sentenced to lengthy prison sentences (Vista, CA): Two former Oceanside residents convicted in the 2013 gang-related stabbing of a man and the killing of another were each sentenced Wednesday to lengthy prison terms.
Source: KUSI News    Date: February 3, 2016

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