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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1 killed, 1 wounded in South LA gang-related shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting believed to be gang-related in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 23, 2017

Gang Members in Custody on Weapon, Drug Charges (Merced, CA): On May 19th, officers with the department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrived on the 100 block of West 16th Street to investigate two gang members who’d fled from them.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: May 23, 2017

Downey woman linked to Florencia 13 street gang receives decade-plus sentence (Los Angeles, CA): Two key operatives of the Florencia 13 street gang who were convicted of racketeering and narcotics offenses following a trial last year have each been sentenced to over a decade in federal prison.
Source: The Downey Patriot    Date: May 23, 2017

Jail gang assault yields one-year sentence (San Mateo, CA): A man indicted on charges of intending to inflict great bodily harm on others during an alleged assault in the San Mateo County jail in 2015 was sentenced to a year in jail, prosecutors said.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: May 22, 2017

2 arrested with gun, drugs in gang investigation, Merced police say (Merced, CA): Two men who police described as known gang members were arrested Friday after investigators said they found drugs and a loaded gun inside a home, the Police Department said in a news release.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 22, 2017

Q&A: UCLA expert explains what the MS–13 raid means (Los Angeles, CA): Shortly before dawn Wednesday, federal and local law enforcement agencies arrested nearly two dozen alleged members of the gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS–13. For more on this notoriously violent gang, KPCC’s Alex Cohen spoke with UCLA’s Jorja Leap, who specializes in gang activity. The following interview has been edited slightly for length and clarity.
Source: SCPR News    Date: May 18, 2017

Sheriff’s roundup: Ukiah man accused of spray-painting gang sign on school (Ukiah, CA): A Ukiah man allegedly spray-painted a gang sign on the back of Grace Hudson Elementary School on May 3, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: May 18, 2017

Feds arrest 20 in MS-13 gang crackdown in LA (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities today arrested 21 suspects in connection with a federal RICO indictment against Mara Salvatrucha, a violent street gang also known as MS-13.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: May 17, 2017

VIPER money played key role in massive gang sweep in Merced, officials say (Merced, CA) : Last week’s Operation Scrapbook went off without a hitch, but county officials say it wouldn’t have been possible without VIPER, a program signed into California’s budget by the governor.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 17, 2017

Early morning raids end in arrests of nearly two dozen MS-13 gang suspects (Los Angeles, CA): Twenty-one people accused of being part of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang were arrested Wednesday as federal and local investigators forced their way into homes and businesses across Los Angeles County in a pre-dawn sweep that came as a result of a more than two-year racketeering investigation.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 17, 2017

Gang member arrested in King City (King City, CA): A gang member is in custody after being caught with a loaded handgun and cocaine in King City.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: May 16, 2017

More Salinas gang violence erupts, two men shot and killed (Salinas, CA): In the second gang-related event in three days, two men were shot and killed in the 1300 block of Garner Avenue in Salinas at about 8:25pm on Monday, May 15, Salinas Police reported.
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: May 16, 2017

Two injured in gang-related shooting on Interstate 880 in Hayward (Hayward, CA): Two men in a pickup truck were wounded Sunday night in a shooting on Interstate 880 that is believed to be gang-related, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: May 15, 2017

Man convicted of gang-related shooting outside Pasadena restaurant (Pasadena, CA): A gang member was convicted today of attempted murder for shooting a gang rival in a leg outside a Pasadena fast-food restaurant.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: May 13, 2017

LA council takes on West Valley gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Looking to address a growing gang problem in the west San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Wednesday that seeks to increase efforts there by the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: May 10, 2017

Dozens arrested in Merced gang sweep (Merced, CA): Dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds in ammo seized, and more than 50 gang members arrested, after a massive crime operation in Merced County.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 10, 2017

Authorities: About 30 gang members arrested during Victorville sting (Victorville, CA): A joint task force made up of three law enforcement agencies recently arrested about 30 gang members, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 10, 2017

30 Arrests Made During a Joint Gang/Drug Operation (Victorville, CA): Around 30 arrests were made during a joint special enforcement operation conducted by the San Bernardino County Victorville City Gang Enforcement Team, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) with assistance from the Apple Valley and Hesperia City Gang Enforcement Teams, High Desert Regional Gang Enforcement Team and San Bernardino County Probation.
Source: 24/7 Headline News    Date: May 10, 2017

Coachella's 'Lil Gangster' charged in 12 armed robberies over 8 months (Indio, CA): A Coachella gang member has been charged in 12 separate armed robberies committed over an eight-month span and linked to a three-year-old burglary through new DNA evidence.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: May 8, 2017

Gang activity update presented to Supervisors (San Benito County, CA): Al DeVos, San Benito County gang prevention coordinator, gave an accounting of gang activity and the work of the Gang Prevention Policy Committee to the board of supervisors on April 25, noting that local gang membership is holding steady and arrests for drug possession have increased significantly.
Source: BenitoLink    Date: May 8, 2017

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