Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Fall 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.

California map graphic 9,634 articles from California
Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014 (Pomona, CA): An 18-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Pomona early Sunday. The killing was Pomona's first of 2014, according to Pomona police Lt. Eddie Vazquez. The city has dealt with gang problems for years, but killings over the last two decades have steadily dropped.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 13, 2014

Man, 18, becomes Pomona's first homicide victim of 2014 (Pomona, CA): An 18-year-old man, who was shot to death in an alley behind a row of storefronts on busy East Holt Avenue early Sunday morning, became the city’s first homicide victim of 2014.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: January 12, 2014

Racketeering law not just for mobsters (San Diego, CA): It may have been created to topple the mob in the 1970s, but the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is being used nowadays to fight an array of criminal enterprises, including two North Park gangs rounded up in a sweep last week on allegations of sex and drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and robbery.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 12, 2014

Suspected tagger fatally shot in Pomona alleyway (Pomona, CA): Authorities say an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in an apparent gang-related shooting in Pomona. A preliminary investigation reveals that the victim and another person were allegedly tagging several buildings in the area when the victim was confronted by two unknown suspects, the Pomona Police Department said in a statement.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: January 12, 2014

Galt school districts hope to curb gang activity with second resource officer (Galt, CA): Galt's school districts want to get a grip on gangs by connecting with students in the classroom. Right now the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District and Galt Joint Union High School District share just one school resource officer. The plan is to have another officer who could get to know students and intervene when problems arise.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: January 12, 2014

Shooting victim's father spearheads gang prevention program (San Diego, CA): A San Diego father who lost his son to gang violence nearly two decades ago is continuing his mission to keep local youth from joining gangs.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: January 11, 2014

Man sentenced in two homicides, attempting to hire hit on girlfriend (Salinas, CA): A 25-year-old gang member from Salinas was sentenced Friday to 63 years in state prison for his part in two homicides in 2010 and trying to have his girlfriend murdered after he was arrested, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 10, 2014

Life sentence for gang member convicted of two Santa Monica murders (Santa Monica, CA): A known gang member was sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 killings of two Santa Monica youth, including 15-year-old Eddie Lopez.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: January 10, 2014

"Operation Corridor" targets North County gangs tied to Mexican Mafia (Oceanside, CA): This phase of "Operation Corridor" focused on street gang members operating in Oceanside and Vista. With names like "Spanky," "Top Hat" and "Weasel," the suspects are accused of extortion, money laundering, dealing heroin and methamphetamine, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: KPBS News    Date: January 10, 2014

22 charged in drug, grang crackdown (San Diego, CA): Twenty-two people were charged in indictments and federal complaints unsealed Wednesday as part of an ongoing crackdown on gang and drug activity in North County, federal officials said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 9, 2014

Teen's killer gets in one last taunt as he's sentenced to life term (Los Angeles, CA): Nearly eight years after her son was killed in the crossfire of a Santa Monica gang's violence, Armita Lopez found justice Thursday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. But not before her son's killer seized one last opportunity to torment her.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 9, 2014

14 defendants plead not guilty to sex trafficking (San Diego, CA): Fourteen people accused by federal prosecutors of involvement in a street gang's sprawling prostitution ring that spanned dozens of cities and states entered not guilty pleas Thursday.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: January 9, 2014

Monthlong gang sweep nets 10 arrests in Livingston (Livingston, CA): A coordinated police sweep in Livingston targeting suspected gang members resulted in six arrests, the Livingston Police Department reported Thursday. The campaign capped off a month-long effort to keep criminal street gangs in check in Livingston netted nearly a dozen arrests total, Chief Ruben Chavez said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 9, 2014

Alleged gang members indicted on murder, racketeering charges (San Francisco, CA): On Thursday a federal grand jury issued a 17-count indictment accusing 10 alleged members and associates of a San Francisco gang of murder, racketeering, drug trafficking and other charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 9, 2014

Gang member charged, Ripon police officer resigns after road rage incident (Modesto, CA) : A documented gang member wanted in connection with an October road rage assault has turned himself in. His passenger and girlfriend during the incident, and the owner of the car he was driving, was an off-duty Ripon police officer, according to court documents.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 9, 2014

Riverside sweep targets gang, arrests 20 people (Riverside, CA): Twenty Riverside residents with alleged ties to a local street gang and suspected of illegally possessing guns and drugs were arrested during a two-day sweep that concluded Thursday. "Operation Rain Cross" was conducted by Riverside police, with the assistance of county, state and federal law enforcement officials, according to Sgt. Dan Russell.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 9, 2014

SD gangs indicted in sex trafficking ring (San Diego, CA): Two North Park gangs have been indicted in what federal authorities called a “massive criminal enterprise” that focused primarily on the sex trafficking of teenage girls and young women across the nation.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 8, 2014

SCV gang banger gets 32 months for criminal threats (Santa Clarita, CA): A Santa Clarita man who evaded an hours-long search by law enforcement officials in Newhall back in July, and then caught months later by Sheriff's Station deputies, was sentenced Wednesday.
Source:    Date: January 8, 2014

Alleged gang member arrested in Salinas (Salinas, CA) : A 23-year-old alleged Sureño gang member wanted on numerous drug and weapons charges was arrested in Salinas today after a police officer spotted his car near East Alisal street.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: January 8, 2014

Gang-related crimes spike in Dec. (Madera, CA): The Madera Police Department saw a massive spike in gang-related crime throughout the month of December, and though additional officers have been assigned to combat the problem, officials said the public’s help will prove crucial in making progress against a rising tide of violence and drugs.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: January 8, 2014

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.