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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Red Sol brothers sentenced to life (Tulare County, CA) : Brothers Cervando Avalos, and Emanuel Avalos, age 27, were sentenced to 28 years to life and 110 years and 8 months to life, respectively, for numerous gang crimes including conspiracy to commit murder Thursday by Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Joseph Kalashian.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: September 8, 2017

Bulldog Gang leaders arrested in probe of sex trafficking, gun and drug sales (Fresno, CA): Fresno police and multiple federal agencies Friday announced the arrest of Bulldog Gang leaders allegedly involved in human trafficking and sales of firearms and narcotics in an operation dubbed “Alpha Dog” that involved extensive use of wiretaps on gang shot callers since 2016.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 8, 2017

Judge halts L.A. gang injunction against an Echo Park man who denies being in a gang (Los Angeles, CA): A federal judge on Thursday temporarily barred Los Angeles police and prosecutors from enforcing a gang injunction against an Echo Park man, saying she believed he would likely prove his rights were violated when he was swept up in the order.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 7, 2017

Three MS-13 gang members sentenced in brutal killing of Mendota woman (Fresno County, CA): Three admitted members of the violent street gang MS-13 accepted a plea agreement in Fresno County Superior Court for the slaying of a Mendota woman last year.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 7, 2017

Alleged San Pablo gang member executed Richmond man as he begged for his life, DA says (Martinez, CA): In February 2014, an alleged San Pablo gang member ignored his victim’s pleas for mercy, and executed him at point-blank range outside of a Pinole bar, a prosecutor told jurors at the start of a murder trial Wednesday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: September 7, 2017

Deputies arrest known gang member for drugs and firearm possession in Bloomington (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a known gang member for possession of suspected methamphetamine while armed with a loaded firearm early Thursday, Sept. 7, when they stopped to check several men in Bloomington known to be involved in narcotics activity, according to a sheriff’s news release.
Source: The Sun    Date: September 7, 2017

Fresno police: Major investigation of gang members, human trafficking, leads to arrests (Fresno, CA): The results of a high-profile investigation of Fresno gang members allegedly involved in human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution, along with trafficking firearms and controlled substances, will be announced during a 10 a.m. news conference Friday at Fresno Police Department headquarters.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 7, 2017

Deputies assist feds on arrest of drug trafficking suspect in Adelanto (San Bernardino County, CA): A documented gang member from Los Angeles was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Adelanto on charges of trafficking methamphetamine across state lines in a federal case, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: September 7, 2017

Lawsuit Targets Gang Shootings Near Elementary School (Los Angeles, CA): The City Attorney's Office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the 88-year-old owner of a Boyle Heights triplex and her grandson, alleging that gang-related shootings have taken place at the property despite it being "perilously close" to an elementary school.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: September 6, 2017

Second teen arrested in fatal shooting at Oceanside park (Oceanside, CA): A second teenager has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 49-year-old man who was walking his dogs at Melba Bishop Park in Oceanside last week, police said Wednesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 6, 2017

Gangster served about four years for ordering drive-by shooting on three cops (Palm Springs, CA): For months, Palm Springs police had chased a fraudster. Someone had been using stolen credit cards to pay for rental homes throughout the city. This wasn’t a violent crime spree by any means, but in a city that prides itself on tourism and reputation, it was a scheme that needed to be stopped.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: September 6, 2017

Suspected Oakland Gang Member Gets 17 Years In Killing Of Teen Mother (Oakland, CA): A suspected gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in state prison for the death of a 16-year-old girl in a shooting outside a liquor store in East Oakland five years ago in which police said she was an innocent victim.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: September 5, 2017

Gang member admits stabbing two men at Covina strip mall (Covina, CA): A 21-year-old gang member admitted Tuesday that he tried to kill two black men at a Covina shopping center two years ago. Louis Vasquez of La Puente pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted murder, Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, said in a statement.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 5, 2017

Gang member says he did not shoot two men. Prosecutor says videos show otherwise (Fresno County, CA): In an act of revenge, a Fresno gang member killed a rival and wounded the rival’s son on New Year’s Day 2014, prosecutor said Tuesday in opening statements of Jessie Aguilar’s murder trial in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 5, 2017

After Bay Area violence, California debates classifying 'antifa' as a street gang (Berkeley, CA): Not long after dozens of black-hooded protesters were filmed pummeling people on his city’s streets, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin made clear his disgust for the self-stylized vigilantes.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 4, 2017

Police investigating Division Street shooting (King City, CA): King City Police Department is investigating a gang-related shooting Thursday evening between the 200 and 600 blocks of Division Street involving one victim who was not hurt.
Source: King City Rustler    Date: September 2, 2017

Alleged gang member arrested in assault that left San Pedro high school student comatose (Long Beach, CA): An alleged gang member was arrested Thursday in connection with a brutal assault that left a San Pedro teenager hospitalized and comatose earlier this year, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 31, 2017

8 plead guilty in gang-related racketeering conspiracy case (San Diego, CA): Seven alleged members or associates of an Oceanside-based street gang and a hotel manager indicted in a racketeering conspiracy that led to crimes including drug trafficking and prostitution have pleaded guilty, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 31, 2017

Woman pleads guilty to Palm Springs shooting (Indio, CA): A 20-year-old Desert Hot Springs woman who shot two teenage boys in Palm Springs pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges and was immediately sentenced to 38 years in state prison.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: August 30, 2017

Four arrested following gang brawl (Hanford, CA): Police sent out to break up a gang fight on Monday evening arrested four men, including one who ran from officers and had to be shot with a stun gun, officials said.
Source: The Sentinel     Date: August 30, 2017

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