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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Jury returns conviction in Valley Hi gang murder (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento street gang member has been convicted of first-degree murder for a shooting in the Valley Hi area four years ago.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 16, 2013

Gang member pleads guilty to armed robbery of Byram convenience store (Newton, NJ): A 24-year-old member of the Blood Stone Villain street gang has pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a convenience store in Sussex County, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: December 16, 2013

Watsonville police investigating possible gang-related shooting (Watsonville, CA): Police in Watsonville have detained several suspects after a suspected gang-related shooting Saturday evening.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: December 15, 2013

14-year-old girl on bike fatally shot in Compton (Compton, CA): Authorities say a teenage girl was shot and killed in the streets of Compton on Saturday night. Art Barron, reporting for CBS2, spoke to the victim’s friends and they told him Gomez was involved with a local street gang and believe the shooting to be gang-related.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: December 15, 2013

Calif gangster faces trial in 6-year-old's killing (Riverside, CA): A gang member has been ordered to stand trial for killing a 6-year-old girl when he opened fire on a group of people at a house party, mistaking them for rival gang members.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: December 14, 2013

Victims escape from gang-related shooting outside Santa Rosa apartment (Santa Rosa, CA): Two victims managed to escape with lives during a gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa on Friday night, according to police.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: December 14, 2013

Suspected gang members arrested (Watsonville, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested Saturday afternoon after police found a loaded gun and marijuana in a vehicle they were in, Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force officials said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 14, 2013

Survey gives insight into gang life (San Diego, CA): More than drugs, more than status, local research finds it's friends, family and a sense of belonging that draw kids into gangs. Once they get in, they fight more, steal more, get high more and have easier access to guns. And the average age of those joining a gang: 13½ years old.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 14, 2013

24 members and associates of Pasadena-based gangs charged (Pasadena, CA): A multi-agency investigation into gang-related crime in the San Gabriel Valley has led to federal charges against 24 members and associates of Pasadena-based gangs and drug trafficking organizations in the San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys for their roles in a narcotics network in which methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin were supplied from Mexico and distributed widely in southern California.
Source: San Marino Tribune    Date: December 13, 2013

Santa Clarita suspect in gang murder to start trial in February (Santa Clarita, CA): The trial of a man accused of a gang-related stabbing is expected to start in February, an official with the District Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: December 13, 2013

Man sentenced for killing romantic rival (Vista, CA): A 43-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years to life in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend in Escondido last year.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 12, 2013

12 arrested, $2.5M in drugs seized in sting (Pasadena, CA): A major raid targeting alleged gang members in a widespread Southern California drug distribution network netted 12 arrests Thursday. A massive 18-month investigation called "Operation Rose Bud" has culminated in arrests and the seizure of $2.5 million worth of drugs.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: December 12, 2013

Suspected gang member arrested in Planada after chase ends in bus crash (Planada, CA) : A chase in Planada ended Thursday with a suspected gang member behind bars after he reportedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a Merced County transit bus in the same neighborhood where two recent gang homicides occurred, authorities reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 12, 2013

Bulldog gang member arrested after ABC30 story comment (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police said a Bulldog Gang member was arrested after an officer saw a comment posted to a story on
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 12, 2013

Series of shootings believe related to gangs, retaliation (Bakersfield, CA): When a gang member is shot at, it's rarely the last volley. Retaliation becomes rampant, and a Kern County Superior Court search warrant that became available this week gives a glimpse of that type of back-and-forth violence.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: December 12, 2013

DA charges two men in 2012 gang-related murder (Long Beach, CA): The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office filed one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder against two men, both of whom are in custody on unrelated charges.
Source: LongBeachPatch    Date: December 12, 2013

How does someone get identified as a gang member in San Diego? (San Diego, CA): Last week, the San Diego Association of Governments announced there are 7,500 documented gang members in San Diego County. Their names are in the database called Calgangs. But civil rights advocates say the list is not always accurate. And a new California law requires parental notification before a juvenile gang member's name is included in the database.
Source: KPBS News    Date: December 11, 2013

Man, 21, gets life for killing teen couple (Vista, CA): A 21-year-old gang member who ambushed and killed a teenage couple as they sat in an Oceanside park in 2011 was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 11, 2013

Turning the curve on youth violence (Watsonville, CA): Youth violence was the central topic Tuesday at the Santa Cruz County Status on Youth Violence summit. The event, with a theme of “turning the curve on youth violence,” began with a presentation from the Youth Violence Prevention Taskforce.
Source: Register-Pajaronian     Date: December 11, 2013

Detectives seeking gang member wanted for stabbings in Whittier, Pico Rivera and Chino (Los Angeles County, CA): Sheriff's gang detectives and Chino police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in finding a 34-year-old gang member who allegedly tried to kill two relatives and a friend last week in Whittier, Pico Rivera and Chino.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: December 11, 2013

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