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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Coalition of community leaders address gang violence in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Local community and faith leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss the rash of suspected gang shootings in San Diego. Since Sunday, three men were murdered, five others injured, and residents are calling to end the violence. San Diego has more than 4,000 known gang members.
Source: KUSI News    Date: May 9, 2018

Santa Rosa gang members get long prison terms for attempted murder (Santa Rosa, CA): Two Santa Rosa Sureño gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Tuesday after pleading no contest last month to a 2016 attempted murder.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 9, 2018

Salinas Gang Member Sentenced To Over Nine Years In Prison For Multiple Bank Robberies (San Francisco, CA): Francisco Javier Marmolejo, aka “Blindy,” was sentenced to 114 months in prison today for robbing and conspiring to rob three San Francisco Bay Area banks, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: May 9, 2018

Gang member receives 332 years for role in Pasadena drive-by shooting (Pasadena, CA): A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 29-year-old Duarte gang member to 332 years to life in prison for his role in a Pasadena drive-by shooting where one woman was shot in the hand and another woman was wounded by flying glass, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: May 8, 2018

Police expert: Recent San Diego shootings likely related (San Diego, CA): A local police expert thinks the recent surge in gun violence in southeastern San Diego is the work of gangs. Kevin LaChapelle is a former El Cajon police officer who investigated gang crimes, now working as an expert in gang intervention.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: May 8, 2018

Gang members charged in 2-week crime spree that included Chula Vista killing, San Diego shooting (San Diego, CA): Three gang members accused of killing a man they mistook for an undercover police officer and shooting and paralyzing a 19-year-old woman during a two-week crime spree last month pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges in San Diego Superior Court on Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 7, 2018

Gang members plead guilty in firebombing of black families (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members have pleaded guilty to federal charges for firebombing the homes of black residents in an effort to force them out of an East Los Angeles housing complex.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 7, 2018

Merced officers searched inside Auto Zone for this gang member with a gun, police say (Merced, CA): Two Merced gang members were arrested Thursday after officers found them in possession of firearms, according to Merced Police.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 4, 2018

Deadly shooting of gang member in November by police officer is ruled justified (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department's Critical Incident Review Board has ruled an officer involved shooting from last November is justified involving BPD Chief Lyle Martin's son.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: May 4, 2018

Oxnard Gang injunction suspended after recent decisions in LA, Orange County (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police have temporarily suspended enforcement of the city’s two gang injunctions after recent court decisions involving injunctions in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 3, 2018

Seven Arrested in Desert Hot Springs Gang Sweep (Desert Hot Springs, CA): On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a suppression patrol in Desert Hot Springs. The operation was carried out with the assistance of Gang Task Force Regions 2 and 4 to combat recent gang crime in the city.
Source: KMIR News    Date: May 3, 2018

Gang-Related Shooting Leaves 1 Dead in Escondido (Escondido, CA): A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the backyard of an Escondido residence in what detectives believe was gang-related violence, police said Thursday.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: May 3, 2018

Duarte Gang Member Sentenced to 246 Years in Prison for Attempting to Kill 7 People in Pasadena (Pasadena, CA): A 26-year-old gang member from Duarte faces a lifetime in jail after a judge last week handed him a 246-year sentence for trying to kill seven people last year with an assault-type rifle during a drive-by shooting in Pasadena.
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: May 2, 2018

Seven arrested in Gang Task Force operation (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Police arrested seven people for various offenses in Desert Hot Springs Wednesday. An anti-gang police operation was conducted by the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force throughout the city of Desert Hot Springs.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: May 2, 2018

Authorities arrest 85 people, seize drugs in major Orange County gang crackdown aimed at disrupting Mexican Mafia (Orange County, CA): A major gang crackdown involving a variety of state and local agencies, and aimed at disrupting Mexican Mafia operations in Orange County, has yielded 85 arrests and taken “middle management” gang leaders off the streets, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 2, 2018

Suspected gang member arrested after robbery spree in Orange, L.A. counties (Artesia, CA): A suspected Buena Park gang member is facing federal charges after a series of armed robberies at gas stations and convenience stores in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 2, 2018

Former gang member off injunction list, headed to college (San Diego, CA): A former gang member who turned his life around in stunning fashion just got accepted to four different universities, including UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: May 2, 2018

Homicides drop by half in Fresno as cops crack down on gangs (Fresno, CA): Homicides in Fresno have dropped by half compared to a year ago due to a crackdown on gangs, Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer said Tuesday. There have been 12 homicides this year in Fresno compared to 24 last year to date, Dyer said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 1, 2018

Fresno Police teaming up with federal agents to reduce violent crime (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police officers are teaming up with other law enforcement agencies and federal agents, with a plan to lower homicides and keep the most violent residents in Fresno locked up.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 1, 2018

Gang members are sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for murdering man who was riding bicycle in Fontana (Fontana, CA): Two criminal street gang members were each sentenced on April 30 to 50 years to life in state prison for the shooting murder of Guy Estrada, who was riding his bicycle in Fontana three years ago.
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: May 1, 2018

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