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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California gang leaders’ prison cellphones reveal secrets that stayed in the dark for years (Sacramento, CA): In the olden days of the ’90s and early 2000s, if the leader of a prison gang wanted to call a hit, he had to rely on cunning: coded letters, hand signals in monitored prison visiting rooms or a secret language of double entendres.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: July 4, 2019

L.A. residents accused of trying to rob sporting goods store (Thousand Oaks, CA): Local authorities say they’ve arrested four L.A. gang members for trying to rob Dick’s Sporting Goods in Thousand Oaks last week.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: July 3, 2019

Parolee gets 55 years to life behind bars for shootout with gang detective (Orange County, CA): A 34-year-old man identified by police as a documented gang member was sentenced to 55 years to life in state prison Monday for a 2016 shootout with police that injured a Santa Ana gang detective.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 2, 2019

Suspected gang member charged in LA with the murder of Oakland councilwoman's son, USC jazz student Victor McElhaney (South Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member has been charged with the murder of a USC student who was slain during an attempted robbery in March, according to authorities. The 21-year-old is the son of Oakland City Council member Lynette Gibson McElhaney.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: July 2, 2019

Santa Fe Springs Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Charges and Admits 2016 Murder of Rival Gang Member (Los Angeles, CA): A member of a street gang that operates in Santa Fe Springs and Whittier pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges, including ones stemming from the April 2016 murder of a rival gangster outside a San Gabriel Valley restaurant.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: July 2, 2019

Man Charged in Shooting at Shopping Mall in Torrance (Torrance, CA): A Bellflower man accused in a gang-related shooting last month at the Del Amo Fashion Center that left one man wounded was charged Tuesday with attempted murder.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: July 2, 2019

An Oxnard Documented Gang Member Arrested with a Firearm (Oxnard, CA): On July 2, at 4:02 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Rose Avenue at Billings Street reference a vehicle code infraction. Upon making contact with the driver, Eduardo Torres, officers found that he was on probation for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and was driving on a suspended driver’s license also for DUI.
Source: Citizens Journal    Date: July 2, 2019

1 Person Killed in Lompoc Gang-Related Shooting (Lompoc, CA): One person was killed in a gang-related shooting early Monday, according to Lompoc police. Chief Joe Mariani said officers responded shortly after midnight to the 600 block of North Fourth Street for a report of a shooting.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: July 1, 2019

Tulare County gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison (Tulare County, CA): A Cutler gang member will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a 2015 shooting that left a man dead. On Monday, Judge Gary Paden sentenced Pedro Nunez, 27, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 28, 2019

LA gang member sentenced in firebombing of black families (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for firebombing the homes of black residents in an effort to force them out of an East Los Angeles housing complex.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press    Date: June 26, 2019

Federal Indictments Charge 14 Members of San Pedro-Based Street Gang Who Trafficked Narcotics out of Bars and a Hotel (Los Angeles, CA): As part of a joint federal-state law enforcement action targeting the Rancho San Pedro street gang, authorities this morning unsealed two federal grand jury indictments that charge 14 members and associates of the gang with narcotics and firearms offenses.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 26, 2019

4th Suspect Arrested in Caught-on-Video Assault Outside Long Beach High School: Police (Long Beach, CA): A teen taken into custody this week is the last known suspect who remained at large after a vicious attack was captured on cellphone video outside a Long Beach high school last month, police said Wednesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: June 26, 2019

Getaway driver in murder sentenced in Tulare County (Tulare County, CA): A Cutler gang member who served as the getaway driver for a murder was sentenced Monday in Tulare County Superior Court.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 26, 2019

‘Kill zone’ prosecutions limited by California Supreme Court (Sacramento, CA): The California Supreme Court has limited “kill zone” prosecutions, where defendants are charged with the attempted murder of people near a crime scene regardless of whether they were targeted or injured.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 26, 2019

San Diego removes 51 people from gang injunctions (San Diego, CA): Dozens of people named more than a decade ago in civil injunctions against street gangs in San Diego have been removed from the restrictions in the court orders, which banned them from certain activities in designated parts of the city.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 26, 2019

Gang Members Commit Robbery | Dick’s Sporting Goods, Thousand Oaks (Ventura County, CA): On June 24, 2019, a Thousand Oaks Police Department Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by four subjects who were suspected of committing two robberies at different stores in Ventura County. After an investigation, all four suspects were determined to be members of a criminal street gang out of Los Angeles and were arrested.
Source: Citizens Journal    Date: June 26, 2019

Two known gang members are identified as suspects in a robbery after a witness provides the license number of their vehicle (Yucaipa, CA): On June 23, Jesse Vasquez, 20, of Redlands entered Stater Bros on Yucaipa Boulevard with Jacob Rodriguez, 24, of Redlands. Vasquez selected four cases of Red Bull and exited the store without paying for them.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger    Date: June 25, 2019

Gang Member Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of U.S. Marine Outside San Bernardino Strip Club (San Bernardino, CA): A gang member was found guilty Tuesday in the 2016 killing of a 20-year-old U.S. Marine outside a San Bernardino strip club, the San Bernardino Police Department said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: June 25, 2019

Homeland Security agents help Fresno authorities fight gang activity (Fresno, CA): Homeland Security Investigations agents assisted Fresno Police in the arrest of Zyad Alsaid for the stabbing death of a man outside the Turning Point Rehab Center.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 25, 2019

Gang member who murdered Navy man sentenced to 126 years in prison (San Diego, CA): A 42-year-old documented gang member who fatally shot a career Navy man and wounded the victim’s cousin outside a comedy club at Horton Plaza was sentenced Tuesday to 126 years and four months to life in state prison.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: June 25, 2019

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