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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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Reputed gang members charged in off-duty LAPD officer's murder due in court (Los Angeles, CA): Two reputed gang members from Riverside County are set to be arraigned Wednesday on a capital murder charge stemming from the shooting of off-duty Los Angeles police Officer Juan Jose Diaz in Lincoln Heights amid what investigators called a 90-minute crime spree that included a separate attempted murder.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News    Date: September 11, 2019

Reputed Gang Member Said He Fired Fatal Shot Because Of Fear (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member testified on Wednesday that he fired a shot that killed a 30-year-old woman at a child's slumber party in East Oakland in 2016 because he thought another man was going to shoot at him and he feared for his life.
Source: SF Gate    Date: September 11, 2019

Man found guilty of gunning down Oceanside teen he mistook for gang member (Vista, CA): It took a North County jury less than half a day of deliberations Wednesday to convict a 22-year-old man of first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting death of an Oceanside man who had been working on a car with his father.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 11, 2019

Police focus on kids in softer approach to Poco Way neighborhood (San Jose, CA): For decades, Poco Way has been both a hot spot and a bellwether for gang violence in the city. And, for decades, police have responded by stepping up arrests and sending in specialized gang-enforcement teams to the East San Jose neighborhood to cool things down.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 10, 2019

Trial starts for suspected gang member accused in fatal mid-day shooting in Vista (Vista, CA): The fatal shooting last fall came on a Sunday afternoon, the sort of day when families milled about at nearby Vista Village and the city’s downtown.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 10, 2019

Vaca gang member faces sentencing Tuesday for 2018 assault (Solano County, CA): A 27-year-old Vacaville man faces sentencing Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court for a gang-related assault last summer. Manuel Medina-Zepeda, a member of the Rocky Hill Posse, a known Vacaville criminal street gang, will hear Judge E. Bradley Nelson pronounce the sentence in Department 4 of the Justice Center in Fairfield.
Source: The Reporter    Date: September 9, 2019

Alleged Gang Member Accused of Killing USC Student Pleads Not Guilty (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old alleged gang member pleaded not guilty today to killing a USC jazz student during an attempted robbery just blocks from campus. An attorney for Ivan Hernandez, who is charged with murder with gang allegations in the shooting death of 21-year-old Victor McElhaney, told City News Service his client was "absolutely not" a member of a gang and was charged as one because of the demographics of the neighborhood where he lives and his friends.
Source: KNX 1070 News    Date: September 9, 2019

Three suspects with gang affiliations arrested after altercation at Petaluma bar (Petaluma, CA): Petaluma Police Department arrested three suspects after a suspected gang-related altercation Friday night.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 9, 2019

Sheriff's gang unit detains dozens, arrests 8 at central Fresno clubhouse (Fresno, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff's gang unit arrested eight people in a weapons sting early Sunday. Investigators served a search warrant at the clubhouse of a suspected gang near Belmont and First in central Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: September 8, 2019

One arrest after police interrupt apparent gang fight at Santa Rosa Safeway store (Santa Rosa, CA): One person was arrested after Santa Rosa police interrupted an apparent gang fight Thursday night at the Safeway store in Marlow Road.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 6, 2019

Teen arrested for gun, drug charges (Watsonville, CA): A teenage gang member is in juvenile hall after officers found a loaded gun while serving a search warrant at his home.
Source: The Pajaronian     Date: September 5, 2019

San Jose Unveils Interactive Online Map Of City Showing Gang Violence ‘Hot Spots’ (San Jose, CA): The city of San Jose is unveiling a new first of its kind tool for predicting youth and gang violence in specific neighborhoods. It’s an interactive map that’s loaded with information, showing hot spots and potential hot spots so the city can target those areas with resources.
Source: KPIX 5    Date: September 5, 2019

OC Sheriff: Gang Member Puts On Employee Shirt, Tries To Walk Past Sergeant Searching For Him (Garden Grove, CA): Authorities say a gang member on parole tried to evade deputies by putting on the company shirt of a Garden Grove business to try and disguise himself as he attempted to walk through a search perimeter.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: September 5, 2019

Tagger pleads guilty to manslaughter in killing of church volunteer over graffiti in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A tagger pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for his role in the killing of a church volunteer during a confrontation over graffiti in an Anaheim neighborhood.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 5, 2019

Mid-year stats show overall decrease in crime, police say (Long Beach, CA): Despite complaints from residents about high-visibility crimes making rounds on social media, police officials say yearly crime rates are actually down when compared to last year and the average over the past five years.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: September 5, 2019

Value of gang injunctions debated even as lists are purged (San Diego, CA): Civil injunctions to keep gang members from hanging out and causing problems in certain San Diego County neighborhoods were intended to last a lifetime. No more flashing gang signs, wearing gang colors or taking over a park to deal drugs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 4, 2019

Another Oxnard Gang Member Arrested for Alleged Possession of Firearm (Oxnard, CA): On September 3, at 5:50 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic enforcement stop to a vehicle for an observed vehicle code violation. Officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle and obtained their information. It was found that the passenger, Jesus Negrete, was on searchable probation for firearms violations and gang terms.
Source: Citizens Journal    Date: September 4, 2019

Stockton's history of gang violence (Stockton, CA): Efrain Padilla was lost as a kid. His mother was always working, trying to support her seven children. His dad wasn't around. "I feel like if I would’ve had my dad around, I wouldn’t have been so angry and done things to try to hurt other people," Padilla said. "I was really just hurting myself, hurting my family."
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: September 4, 2019

2 Gang Members Fatally Beat Homeless Man in Modesto After Mistaking Him for Sex Offender: Police (Modesto, CA): One man is in custody and another is being sought in connection with the fatal beating of a homeless man in Modesto, police said Sunday. On Aug. 10, the two suspects -- identified as Matthew Arguello and Ruben Rosales -- confronted the man in Garrison Park, mistakenly believing he was a registered sex offender, according to a Modesto Police Department statement.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: September 4, 2019

U.S. Marshals Service Operation in Stockton Nets More Than 100 Dangerous Criminals (Stockton, CA): Today, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott, Chief Deputy Lasha Boyden and Chief Inspector Bert Tapia of the U.S. Marshals Service, and Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones announced a U.S. Marshals Service-led operation to reduce violence in Stockton.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 4, 2019

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