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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Longtime O.C. Mexican Mafia chief gets 15 years for running streets from inside (Santa Ana, CA): A long-time Orange County Mexican Mafia chieftain, who continued to control crime in local neighborhoods and jails from a cell across the country, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for federal racketeering charges.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 9, 2016

Reputed gang member arrested in connection with South LA barbershop killing (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed gang member was in custody today in the fatal shooting of an expectant father outside a South Los Angeles barbershop.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: May 9, 2016

Montebello gang member convicted of federal racketeering and firearm charges (Montebello, CA): A longtime member of a Montebello street gang was found guilty of federal racketeering charges, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 6, 2016

18 arrested, charged in sex trafficking case (Fresno, CA): An indictment was returned late Thursday against 18 defendants charging them with a variety of charges involving conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, sex trafficking, firearms offenses, drug trafficking offenses, and fraud offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 6, 2016

Agencies team up to battle violent crime (San Bernardino, CA): As part of an ongoing partnership, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and its gang unit have been assisting San Bernardino police during their proactive patrols of the city as a result of the increase in gun violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 5, 2016

25 charged in drug-trafficking operation with gang ties (San Diego, CA): Twenty-five people have been charged in a drug smuggling operation involving 10 San Diego-area street gangs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 5, 2016

Rise in vandalism points to gangs (Fort Bragg, CA): The Fort Bragg Police Department has seen a major spike in the number of vandalism reports over the past few months. Law enforcement says they’re attributing many of the recent cases to gang activity.
Source: Fort Bragg Advocate-News    Date: May 5, 2016

Man convicted in Tustin gang murder (Santa Ana, CA): A 32-year-old man was convicted Tuesday in connection with the first gang-related murder in Tustin in 11 years. John Saway was convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances of doing so for the benefit of a gang. Saway is scheduled to be sentenced May 13 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 4, 2016

Shooter faces 25 years to life (Visalia, CA): Wednesday, a Visalia man pleaded guilty to one count of premeditated attempted murder with the special allegation of using a firearm and that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 4, 2016

Gang member guilty in 2005 murder of Gabrielino High School student (San Gabriel, CA): A jury convicted a Rosemead gang member and former fugitive of murder and conspiracy Wednesday for the mistaken-identity slaying of a Gabrielino High School senior in 2005.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: May 4, 2016

3 suspected Harbor City gang members arrested in 2014 slaying of Narbonne basketball star Shailo Leafa (Harbor City, CA): Three Harbor City gang members face murder charges in the 2014 slaying of former Narbonne High School basketball standout Shailo Leafa, whose picture on a billboard begging for justice overlooked a South Bay intersection for several months, police said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: May 4, 2016

Bakersfield Police Department releases data on how many firearms are on Bakersfield streets (Bakersfield, CA): Earlier this week, the Bakersfield Police Department released a picture of a sawed-off shotgun with the words “Game Over” carved into it. BPD officers recovered the gun after a traffic stop and the two individuals in the car were arrested for firearm and gang related charges.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 4, 2016

Agencies collaborate to get a handle of San Bernardino violent crime (San Bernardino, CA): As part of their ongoing partnership, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and their gang unit has been assisting San Bernardino police during their proactive patrols of the city as a result of the increase in gun violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 4, 2016

Richmond man gets life sentence for 2012 gang-related killing (Martinez, CA): A suspected Richmond gang member convicted of playing a role in a fatal drive-by shooting from 2012 was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Friday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: May 3, 2016

Gunman Opens Fire On SDPD Officer Investigating Gang Activity (San Diego, CA): Someone opened fire on a plainclothes detective in the Jamacha-Lomita neighborhood, which left the lawman unscathed but his unmarked car riddled with bullets, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: KPBS News    Date: May 3, 2016

Three high-level gang members sentenced in Stanislaus crimes (Stanislaus County, CA): Two high-ranking Nuestra Familia gang members from Modesto were sentenced Monday on racketeering offenses related to crimes committed in Stanislaus County, including robberies, assaults and drug dealing, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 2, 2016

Yolo grand jury indicts six in fatal Davis club stabbing (Yolo County, CA): Yolo County grand jurors handed down a murder indictment against six men accused in the fatal stabbing of a Los Angeles-area college student at a Davis nightspot, setting the stage for trial in the killing.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 2, 2016

hree gang members arrested and charged with murder of Fallbrook man (Fallbrook, CA): The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail announced Monday (May 2) that three individuals have been arrested and charged with the murder of Hugh Pettigrew, who was attacked and stabbed multiple times as he walked home along the 400 block of Ammunition Road in Fallbrook on Jan. 22, 2016.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News    Date: May 2, 2016

Teen gang member charged as adult in Garden Grove shooting (Garden Grove, CA): A 15-year-old gang member has been charged as an adult in the shooting of a 42-year-old man in Garden Grove on Tuesday, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 29, 2016

Two gang members guilty of murder in fatal shooting of Pasadena youth coach on Christmas Day (Pasadena, CA): After more than two weeks of deliberations, a jury convicted two gang members Friday of murder and other charges for fatally shooting a community coach and sheriff’s employee with an errant bullet intended for a rival gang member on Christmas Day, 2012.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 29, 2016

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