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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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Suspected gang member arrested for Coachella robbery (Coachella, CA): A suspected gang member remained behind bars Friday after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery earlier this week in Coachella.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 18, 2019

Gang Member Sentenced to 70-to-Life for Fatal Shooting of 9-Year-Old Girl (Orange County, CA): A 24-year-old gang member was sentenced Friday to 70-years-to-life in prison for the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was playing in front of her home.
Source:    Date: October 18, 2019

Attorneys for Northwest gang trio charged in murder conspiracy ask to dismiss charges (Santa Barbara County, CA): The attorneys of three Northwest gang members charged in connection to the 2017 shooting of Edward Ramirez in Santa Maria filed motions to dismiss the charges Thursday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 18, 2019

Lompoc Man Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder in Triple Shooting That Left Teen Dead (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc man has been charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with gang-related shootings last weekend in the city.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: October 18, 2019

Police report: Video shows MILPA leader flashing gang signs with Norteños (Salinas, CA): A member of a Salinas organization that advocates for criminal justice reform was caught on camera wearing gang-style clothing and flashing gang signs while hanging out with Norteños, according to a police report obtained by The Californian.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 17, 2019

​5 Violations Issued In Marin County Gang Probation Sweep (Marin County, CA): Authorities issued five violations last week during a gang probation sweep in Marin County. In response to an increase in gang activity around Marin, law enforcement officers on Oct. 9 conducted unannounced searches of gang members and their affiliates.
Source: San Rafael Patch    Date: October 17, 2019

Task force arrests suspected gang member in Indio (Indio, CA): A suspected gang member remained behind bars Thursday afternoon after being arrested by RSO task force members in Indio on Wednesday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 17, 2019

Three ‘Head Shot Mafia’ Brockton gang members arrested (Brockton, CA): Three gang members accused of running a “violent” fentanyl delivery service were arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: October 17, 2019

Three alleged North Richmond gang members take plea deal in huge conspiracy case (Martinez, CA): Three men indicted as part of an investigation into a notorious North Richmond gang called the Swerve Team have accepted plea deal for state prison terms ranging from 15-28 years, prosecutors said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 17, 2019

Santa Monica Pier Shooting Was Gang Related, Police Say (Santa Monica, CA): Wednesday's night's shooting in a Santa Monica Pier parking lot that injured one man was triggered by an encounter between two gangs, police said. The suspects in the shooting that took place shortly before 10 p.m., have been identified as a group of male Hispanics, possibly gang members in their early 20s, police said.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: October 17, 2019

Lompoc Police nab shooting suspect, explain how gang culture possibly played a role in homicide (Lompoc, CA): A tearful plea from a Lompoc mother as police make an arrest in connection to a deadly weekend shooting that left a teenager dead and two others hurt. Lompoc Police confirm that this is a gang-related homicide and that is the motivation behind the killing.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: October 17, 2019

Spree of gang-related shootings earns 20-year-old guilty verdict (Modesto, CA): Stephen Patrick Tisdale, 20, of Modesto, was convicted on Sept. 26, after pleading guilty to two counts of murder using a firearm, four counts of attempted murder using a firearm, two counts of participating in a criminal street gang, child endangerment, auto theft and home invasion.
Source: The Ceres Courier    Date: October 16, 2019

Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting death of 15-year-old in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): A 25-year-old was arrested Wednesday night in the gang-related shooting death of 15-year-old Erik Villa Vargas in northern Lompoc late Saturday.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 16, 2019

Selma police amping up presence after two children were hit in apparent gang related shooting (Selma, CA): Selma police are increasing their presence on the streets after two children were shot Sunday night. Detectives believe the suspect may have mistakenly targeted the car they were in. It happened around 8 p.m near the intersection of Yerba and Gaynor streets. Officers said it appears to be gang related.
Source:    Date: October 14, 2019

Pair sentenced to life in prison for 2011, 2013 gang-related murders in La Mesa (San Diego, CA): Two men convicted of murder in connection with two gang-related shootings in 2011 and 2013 in La Mesa were sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 11, 2019

Contra Costa Norteños have jail security figured out; testimony on jail stabbing paints picture of coordinated assault (Martinez, CA): On May 4, several alleged Norteño gang members inside the Contra Costa County jail jumped on a fellow inmate, one using a homemade knife to slash at a gang tattoo on his neck, while others punched and kicked him as he cowered on the floor.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 10, 2019

3 alleged gang members enter pleas in killing of Oceano man (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Three alleged members of the South County street gang Oceano 13 accused of shooting to death 41-year-old Daniel Fuentes Sr. in April entered pleas in their cases Thursday after more than a month of delays in the case.
Source: The Tribune    Date: October 10, 2019

New Lawsuit Focuses On Alleged LA County Deputy ‘Gangs’ (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was elected on the promise of reforming the scandal-plagued sheriff’s department. But eight deputies now accuse Sheriff Villanueva of allowing a violent group, the Banditos, to thrive in his department's ranks.
Source: The Appeal    Date: October 10, 2019

Vacaville council approves gang task force (Vacaville, CA): The Vacaville City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to establish a gang task force and approve two new police positions. Police Chief John Carli said the task force was the result of a spike in gang activity in the city in recent months.
Source: The Reporter    Date: October 9, 2019

Police: Gang member faces murder charge in killing of rapper Sean Mack in Inglewood (Inglewood, CA: A 24-year-old man police say is a gang member already in custody on robbery charges stood accused Wednesday of killing a young rapper in Inglewood in 2017.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: October 9, 2019

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