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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Salinas Nuestra Familia leader, top Norteno gang member sentenced to prison (Salinas, CA): A Nuestra Familia gang kingpin and his right-hand man were sentenced Friday morning, resolving two of the highest-ranking gang cases to ever hit Monterey County.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 20, 2015

Pomona gang member sentenced to death in gruesome 2009 murders (Pomona, CA): A member of the 12th Street gang convicted of multiple gruesome killings and kidnapping learned his fate Thursday in a Los Angeles County courtroom.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 20, 2015

2 Gang Members Convicted In 2012 Murder Of Beloved Compton Youth Pastor (Los Angeles, CA): Officials said two gang members were convicted Friday for the murder in 2012 of a beloved Compton youth pastor in Venice.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: February 20, 2015

Cutler shooter ends up in prison (Tulare County, CA): A man convicted of opening fire from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle was sentenced to prison. Pedro Becerra, a 22-year-old man described as an active criminal street gang member, pleaded no contest in December to attempted murder, firearm and gang charges for his role in a shooting that occurred May 1, 2011.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 19, 2015

Special Report: Clues your child could be mixed up in the wrong crowd (Salinas, CA): It’s the number one youth crime problem in many Central Coast cities – gangs. Recent studies show a student who isn’t reading at the level they should be by the third grade is six times more likely to drop out of high school, and a dropout is 63 times more likely to wind up behind bars. Now, community groups are renewing their efforts to reach those most vulnerable.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 19, 2015

Fresno police: Suspects arrested combat uptick in gang shootings (Fresno, CA): Eight gang-related shootings over the past 11 days in Fresno involved black gangs, and detectives recently solved three cases, which is helping to stem the trend of violence, Fresno police Lt. Mark Salazar said Thursday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 19, 2015

Possible Oxnard Gang Activity May Be Linked To Robberies (Oxnard, CA): Two men have been detained after a number of potentially gang-related incidents that occurred throughout Oxnard on Wednesday.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: February 18, 2015

BPD arrests two for assault with a deadly weapon, alleged gang activity (Bakersfield, CA): Officers with the Bakersfield Police Department arrested two men in Central Bakersfield for allegedly participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: February 18, 2015

Boy’s Discovery Of Gun Leads To Gang Member’s Arrest (San Leandro, CA): An 11-year-old boy’s discovery of a loaded gun while he was walking to school in San Leandro led to the arrest of an alleged gang member for a shooting outside a bar last week, police said.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: February 18, 2015

Man Arrested in 2009 Alleged Gang-Related Homicide Pleads Not Guilty (San Francisco, CA): A suspected gang member who has been charged with fatally shooting a man in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood in 2009 entered a not guilty plea in court today.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal    Date: February 17, 2015

Four arrests in gang-related shooting in Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA): Officers arrested four gang members early Monday morning in connection with the shooting of a home in the 600 block of Rosa Parks Road, according to Palm Springs police.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 17, 2015

Cutler gang member sentenced to 39 years for shooting (Tulare County, CA): A Cutler gang member was sentenced on Tuesday to 39 years in state prison for a shooting he committed in 2011, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 17, 2015

Number Of Teens Tried As Adults Skyrocketing In Santa Clara County (San Jose, CA): A 14-year-old San Jose gang member could spend life in prison if convicted of attempted murder. Christian Cotero is among the growing number of teens who are being tried as adults. The number of such cases jumped 60% in 2013 in Santa Clara County alone.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: February 17, 2015

Tattoo artist, Whittier gang member arrested in Ontario stabbing (Ontario, CA): A tattoo artist and Whitter gang member is behind bars accused of a stabbing a man in the back and head earlier this month, Ontario Police officials said Monday.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: February 16, 2015

Two arrested in freeway overpass shooting (San Francisco, CA): Two young men have been arrested on suspicion of shooting and wounding a third man on a Highway 101 overpass last week during the height of the freeway commute hour in what police believe was a targeted gangland attack.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 16, 2015

Murrieta PD Helps With Local 'Gang Association' Sweep (Murrieta, CA): A gang sweep this week in Riverside County netted 10 arrests, along with 19 possibly stolen firearms, narcotics, and a stolen motorcycle, sheriff’s officials said.
Source: MurrietaPatch    Date: February 13, 2015

Hollister School District gains school resource officer (Hollister, CA): A Community Orientated Policing Services grant has been awarded to the City of Hollister and will partially fund a second school resource officer for the Hollister School District.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: February 12, 2015

Anti-gang drug sweep in Eureka area (Eureka, CA): Nine people are behind bars after being arrested during an anti-gang sweep in Eureka that targeted nearly two dozen identified gang members.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: February 12, 2015

Fresno gang sweep results in two arrested in homicide case (Fresno, CA): Two men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly murdering a 51-year-old Fresno woman last month in southeast Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Mark Salazar said the arrests were made during a large police operation involving 90 officers who served eight search warrants to members of the Fifth Street Bulldog gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 12, 2015

6th arrest made in gang-related armed robberies (Coachella, CA): The Coachella Police Department arrested another man suspected in a string of gang-related armed robberies that occurred in multiple locations within Coachella and Palm Desert, dating back to the summer of 2014.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 12, 2015

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