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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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Final Defendants in Gang-Affiliated Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Decades in Prison; Sentencings Bring an End to the Successful Conviction of all 25 Charged Defendants (San Diego, CA): Deandre Cook today became the last of 25 gang members and associates to be sentenced as part of a prolific gun and drug trafficking operation that sold large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in southeast San Diego neighborhoods. Cook was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Houston to 84 months in prison.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 5, 2018

Details in gang-related shooting revealed in preliminary hearing (Solano County, CA): The alleged gunman in a 2016 gang-related Fairfield homicide appeared Thursday in Solano County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing. Jesus Camarillo, 17, a reported member of the Sureños street gang, allegedly gunned down an alleged member of the rival street gang, the Norteños, Sulpicio Rios, 19, of Fairfield, the night of Dec. 10, 2016.
Source: The Reporter    Date: January 4, 2018

Three gang members arrested in Merced with gun, drugs and cash, police say (Merced, CA): Three gang members were arrested in Merced on Wednesday for illegally possessing guns and drugs, according to the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 4, 2018

He gunned down two people at a bar near Waterford. Now, he faces 166 years in prison (Modesto, CA): A 24-year-old Modesto man could spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two people near Waterford after carrying out a gang-related execution and trying to carjack a woman who refused to give up her vehicle.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 4, 2018

Wanted West Side Crips member arrested by police (Bakersfield, CA): One of three West Side Crip gang members considered at-large following the massive gang sweep last month, has been captured.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: January 3, 2018

Suspect Surrenders in Gang-Related California Bar Shooting (Monrovia, CA): A reputed gang member suspected of fatally shooting one man and wounding two others at a California bar has turned himself in to police and authorities said his brother and their parents also face charges in the case.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: January 3, 2018

Long Beach had a record low number of homicides in 2017, police say (Long Beach, CA): There were 22 homicides in Long Beach in 2017, the lowest number of slayings in the city since at least 1968, police announced Wednesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 3, 2018

Wiretapped calls lead to four alleged gang members possibly facing the death penalty (Bakersfield, CA): Last month's massive gang sweep of the West Side Crips criminal street gang in Bakersfield was prompted by the murder of five-year-old Kason Guyton. While no charges have yet been filed in the child's homicide, investigators say another homicide *was* solved as a result of the multi agency investigation.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: January 2, 2018

7-year-old girl, 2 adults injured in South Los Angeles gang-related shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): Three people, including a little girl, were shot in a gang-related incident in South Los Angeles. All three victims were wounded shortly after 6 p.m. Monday near 105th Street and Denker Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 2, 2018

Tulare County teens arrested in New Year's Eve gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's detectives spent New Year's Eve taking guns off the streets and arresting suspected gang members. On New Year's Eve, the Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team held a gang suppression detail throughout the county, focusing their efforts on the communities of Woodville and Seville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 1, 2018

Gang victims: A program aimed at helping and healing (Orange County, CA): Shortly before sunrise, in the small, dimly lit chapel of a central Orange County hospital, the parents sat numb and motionless – hands clasped, staring down at the floor.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 29, 2017

Homicide numbers 31 percent higher than last year (Fresno, CA): Homicides are among the most personal. This year four involve sons who killed their mothers. These types of crimes are hard to prevent but next year a plan is in the works to lower domestic murders.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 29, 2017

Two suspected gang members arrested at Montgomery High in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa officers arrested two young men with suspected gang ties — one of them in possession of a loaded gun and packaged cocaine — early Thursday morning at the Montgomery High School campus, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 29, 2017

2 known gang members arrested during stop in Ventura County (Ventura County, CA): The Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrested two known gang members during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in El Rio. Sheriff's investigators attempted to stop 20-year-old Gerald Silva at around 2 p.m. on the 300 block of Stroube Street. Silva is a known gang member and is currently on parole.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: December 29, 2017

Gang sweep targeting Arvin, Lamont area leads to 21 arrests (Bakersfield, CA): 21 alleged gang members were arrested Thursday as part of another major gang sweep in Kern County. Over the last several months, there was a rising trend of violent crimes in the areas of Lamont, Weedpatch and the City of Arvin, many of them gang related, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: 23ABC News    Date: December 28, 2017

Crime is down in L.A. County sheriff's territory (Los Angeles County, CA): Crime fell this year in areas patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including a 20% decline in homicides driven largely by fewer gang-related deaths.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 28, 2017

Alleged East Contra Costa gang members ordered to stand trial following FBI raids (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa judge ordered seven alleged members of an East Contra Costa street gang known as “Broad Day” to stand trial on felony charges that include conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 27, 2017

Two wounded in gang-related shooting, authorities say (Redwood City, CA): Two men were shot and wounded in broad daylight last week in what investigators are treating as a gang-related attack, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: December 27, 2017

Two more murder suspects arrested in Monrovia gang-related bar shooting (Los Angeles County, CA) : A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of murder for a gang-related shooting at a Monrovia bar that left one man dead and two others wounded, and two other people are behind bars on charges that they harbored and assisted their son, who is still being sought in connection with the killing, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators announced Friday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: December 22, 2017

New details on gang violence in the city of Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): New details on gang violence in the city of Bakersfield. Police Chief Lyle Martin released the latest special enforcement unit report. It comes a week after a massive law enforcement raid targeting the West Side Crips. The operation was a year in the making. Three dozen accused gang members were arrested in the operation.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: December 22, 2017

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