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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Fed Appeals Court Upholds L.A. Injunction Against DOJ over Safety Grant (Los Angeles, CA): An appeals court Thursday affirmed an order barring the Trump administration from requiring local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials in order to qualify for a public safety grant used to fight gang violence in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
Source:    Date: October 31, 2019

2 additional people arrested for May attempted murder of teen (Soledad, CA): An investigation into the shooting of a Gonzales 17-year-old has led to two more arrests in Monterey County. According to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, a May shooting of a teenage boy just outside the city limits of Gonzales already led to the arrest of Uriel Tirado Otero by law enforcement.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 31, 2019

Documented criminal street gang member arrested in Loma Linda (Loma Linda, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff deputies in Loma Linda arrested a documented criminal street gang member on Monday, Oct. 28. According to authorities, Raymond Garcia, 25, of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Source: Redland Community News    Date: October 30, 2019

Jury finds 1 man guilty of murder for 2012 Anaheim shooting, acquits second defendant (Anaheim, CA): More than seven years after an 18-year-old man was gunned down on an Anaheim street, a jury on Wednesday found one defendant guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted a second.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 30, 2019

Police: Gang extortion attempt led to Los Angeles market shootout (Los Angeles, CA): A shootout that wounded at least one person outside a Los Angeles market on Monday involved the business owner and members of a street gang who had been trying to extort him out of $100,000, a police official said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 29, 2019

Gang-related shooting in Logan Heights sends one man to hospital, police say (San Diego, CA): A 28-year-old man was tagging a wall with graffiti Tuesday night in Logan Heights when an argument erupted with another man who shot him twice in the leg, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 29, 2019

Gang member threatens victim’s family after sentencing for 2016 homicide (Bakersfield, CA): If there was any remaining doubt Wendell Scott felt no remorse for gunning down a man in front of his children in 2016, his actions in court on Tuesday laid the matter to rest.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: October 29, 2019

Gang member on parole had loaded gun in Oxnard park, cops allege (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard authorities arrested a gang member reportedly found in a park with a loaded gun Sunday. The Oxnard Police Department's gang unit was working near Beck Park, at Kamala and C streets, due to recent gang activity in the area, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 27, 2019

Cathedral City detective's misconduct calls into question a potential life sentence in gang case (Cathedral City, CA): The ethical violations that cost a one-time Cathedral City police detective his positions as a gang investigator and an expert witness could wind up keeping a father of three from spending the rest of his life in prison.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 26, 2019

Northern California’s most notorious prison and street gang has infiltrated a Salinas nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing community leaders. (Salinas, CA): Public records and extensive interviews with law enforcement as well as gang sources paint a disturbing picture of how the Nuestra Familia and its affiliated Norteño gangs took control of the MILPA Collective. The name stands for Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement, and is the Uto-Aztecan word for “cornfield.”
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: October 24, 2019

Man stabbed to death in gang fight at Escondido park (Escondido, CA): An apparent gang-related fight at an Escondido park left a 37-year-old man dead Wednesday night.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: October 24, 2019

Alleged Lompoc gang member sentenced to time served, probation for firearm-related assault (Lompoc, CA): An alleged Lompoc gang member on Tuesday was sentenced to five years of probation and time served after pleading no contest to a firearm-related assault that occurred in May.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 24, 2019

Santa Rosa police: Victim, suspect in Ridgway High School shooting had ongoing rival gang dispute (Santa Rosa, CA): An ongoing dispute between two Ridgway High School students with ties to rival street gangs culminated Tuesday morning, when one shot the other in front of the Santa Rosa campus and then slipped into a classroom while it was under lockdown after the shooting.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 23, 2019

11 arrests made in Lompoc gang sweep (Lompoc, CA): The Lompoc Police Department conducted a gang sweep operation in the city. Officers say they conducted about 60 compliance checks throughout the area with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, State Parole, Santa Barbara County Probation, and the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: October 23, 2019

1 Killed in Gang-Related Stabbing at Family Park in Escondido: EPD (Escondido, CA): The Escondido Police Department is investigating a deadly gang-related stabbing that took place at a neighborhood park Wednesday night.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: October 23, 2019

Police find handgun connected to gang-related Santa Rosa school shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): Police found a stolen handgun used in a gang-related shooting near a high school in Santa Rosa that injured one teen and put three schools on lockdown, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 23, 2019

Teenager sentenced to 8 years in prison for gang-related hate crime of another student caught on tape (Los Angeles County, CA): A California teenager has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a gang-affiliated hate crime assault on another student, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: ABC News    Date: October 22, 2019

Salinas police chief says MILPA must change its ways if it wants to be crime fighting partner (Salinas, CA): Salinas’s top crime fighter says the controversial non-profit MILPA must change its ways if it wants to be a crime fighting partner. “Make it a requirement you can no longer be in a gang if you’re going to be a part of this organization,” said Salinas police chief Adele Frese.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 22, 2019

Task force arrests suspected gang members on I-10 (Palm Desert, CA): Members of a Riverside County Sheriff's Department task force took two suspected gang members into custody on Interstate 10 in Palm Desert over the weekend.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 21, 2019

MILPA makes first statement since leader was caught flashing gang signs on video (Salinas, CA): A Salinas nonprofit that has been under fire since a video surfaced showing one of its leaders associating with gang members has released its first statement to the press. The non-profit is MILPA and the employee is Israel Villa, captured on video talking with a convicted murderer inside the Monterey County Jail while flashing gang signs and wearing clothing signifying an East Salinas gang.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 21, 2019

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