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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Gang members are in custody after being found with a stolen vehicle (Fresno, CA): Three gang members are in police custody after Fresno Police found them in possession of a stolen car from Hanford.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: November 5, 2017

Gang-Related Robbery Trial Testimony Continues (Yolo County, CA): Thursday morning, November 2, 2017, the trial for defendants Joshua Cadenaz-Lopez and Ricky Gomez Hernandez reconvened in Department 14. The witness testimony of Detective Matthew Boudinot, a member of the West Sacramento Police Department, continued throughout the morning.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: November 3, 2017

Police arrest 2 suspects in gang-related Wilmington slayings (Los Angeles, CA): A teenage gang member has been arrested in the slaying of a 19-year-old Banning High School graduate killed outside a weekend Halloween party in Wilmington, police announced Friday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: November 3, 2017

Retrial Begins For Lompoc Men Charged With Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing In 2015 (Lompoc, CA): Jurors in the second trial for two Lompoc men charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in 2015 heard the prosecuting attorney claim the crime occurred due to a gang-related dispute, while the defendants’ attorneys contend the pair acted in self defense.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: November 3, 2017

Driver in 1995 Gang Shooting That Killed Young Mother Gets 8 Years (San Diego, CA): The driver in a gang-related car-to-car shooting in Encanto in 1995 that killed a young mother in front of her boyfriend and 10- month-old daughter was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 3, 2017

Sacramento-area gang members sentenced for 2016 attempted murder (Sacramento, CA): Three Sacramento-area gang members have been sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of two people in a Lemon Hill apartment parking lot.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 3, 2017

Reputed gang member sentenced for 2012 Oakland shootout (Oakland, CA): An alleged gang member was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for his role in an East Oakland shootout five years ago between two Asian gangs that left one man dead.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: November 3, 2017

Sacramento Norteno Gang Members Sentenced For Attempted Murder, Assault (Sacramento, CA): Three members of the Sacramento Norteno gang were sentenced today for their roles in an attempted murder.
Source:     Date: November 3, 2017

Jury hangs on murder conspiracy charge against gang member (Martinez, CA): An Antioch man was convicted of possessing a firearm as a Northern California gang member, but jurors hung on a more serious murder conspiracy charge.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: November 3, 2017

"Operation Disrupt & Dismantle" Executed in Reedley (Reedley, CA): At least two gang members in Reedley have been arrested in one of the police department's largest operations. They called it Operation Disrupt and Dismantle, to take down long-time gang members tied to a violent crime that occurred in the city two weeks ago. More than 100 officers from state and local agencies assisted.
Source:    Date: November 2, 2017

Gov. Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene Enriquez, who reveals past sex abuse (Los Angeles, CA): Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Thursday for former Mexican Mafia shot-caller Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, marking the third time that the governor has blocked the convicted killer’s bids for freedom.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 2, 2017

Death Row Inmate from Desert Hot Springs Dies (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs gang member who killed a U.S. Marine and a 17-year-old boy was found dead in his death row cell at San Quentin State Prison, authorities said Thursday.
Source: KMIR News    Date: November 2, 2017

Keeping eye on gangs (Manteca, CA): Manteca Police have documented just over 200 gang members. And while it isn’t a crime to be a gang member in California, it is a crime to be in a street gang while committing crimes for the benefit or on behalf of a gang.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: November 1, 2017

Concern over method of tracking San Diego's gang members (San Diego, CA): San Diego city leaders are set to discuss an audit of the city's gang registry and a new plan to curb gang progress. It's not necessarily that there are now fewer gang members, but how they are counted that is facing scrutiny. One former member of the city's commission on gang violence said these measures are not enough.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: November 1, 2017

Bakersfield homicides jump 31 percent in 2016, according to FBI statistics (Bakersfield, CA): Homicides jumped 8.6 percent nationwide in 2016, but Bakersfield homicides increased nearly four times that figure last year, with 32 compared to 22 the year before — a 31.3 percent increase.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: October 31, 2017

A Teenager Sued SDPD, and Was Documented as a Gang Member Soon After (San Diego, CA): This past March, Jamie Wilson received a letter from the San Diego Police Department, notifying her that her 17-year-old son had been added to CalGang, the state’s gang database. It didn’t give reasons — Wilson would have to appeal the decision to find out why he’d been added — but the timing seemed suspect.
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: October 31, 2017

Salinas Police: Gang member caught with gun after pursuit (Salinas, CA): A 19-year-old suspected gang member was caught with a pistol and a high capacity magazine after Salinas police say they caught him after a chase Monday night.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 31, 2017

Teen fatally stabbed in Santa Ana gang incident (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old boy died from stab wounds in what police say was a gang-related fight on Friday night, Oct. 27.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 28, 2017

Panorama City man dies in gang-related shooting in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): A 21-year-old man from Panorama City died in Van Nuys early Saturday, Oct. 28 after two people shot him in what authorities believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: October 28, 2017

Gang turf war on the horizon (Marysville, CA): A budding turf war could lead to increased violence between rival gangs in Marysville, police said Friday. The turf war is evident on buildings across Marysville, including a self-storage business, Chevron gas station, Jack in the Box restaurant and St. John's Episcopal Church, where the tagging is the most extensive.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: October 27, 2017

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