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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Two convicted of murder in 2014 Pittsburg shooting (Pittsburg, CA): A Contra Costa jury took a day of deliberations to convict two men of murder, attempted murder, and other charges related to the December 2014 shooting death of a 19-year-old man.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 5, 2020

7 Arrests In Gang Sweep Through Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar (Riverside County, CA): A multi-agency police sweep targeting gang members within the cities of Murrieta, Menifee and Wildomar netted seven arrests, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Patch    Date: June 4, 2020

Garcetti Halting LAPD Budget Increase, Prohibiting Adding Names to Gang Database (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday he will not authorize an increase of the Los Angeles Police Department's budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year and is temporarily prohibiting officers from entering names into a statewide gang database.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 3, 2020

Salinas gang member arrested for trying to incite a riot during peace rally (Salinas, CA): A gang member was arrested after allegedly trying to start a riot during a peace rally held in Salinas with Chief of Police Adele Frese on Monday. According to investigators, Samuel Morelos, 25, was heard trying to incite the crowd at the rally hosted at the Salinas Sports Complex into acts of violence. Morelos is a Norteno gang member.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: June 3, 2020

Recent shootings in San Joaquin leaving community on edge and hoping for change (Fresno, CA): Two shootings, one that ended with a 19-year-old dead, has left the San Joaquin community on edge. "At this point, I know the community has more questions than we have answers for," says San Joaquin Mayor Amarpreet Dhaliwal. On Monday, residents like Cecil Viramontes came together while sitting six feet apart in hopes of coming up with a solution to the spike in gang crime.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 2, 2020

Gang Task Force Arrests Convicted-Felon Gang Member Crashing with a Loaded Firearm (Cathedral City, CA): A single-vehicle traffic collision at the Eastbound I-10 Date Palm Drive offramp on Thursday, May 22nd, 2020, at 10:25 P.M. brought in the California Highway Patrol. The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force was enlisted for an assist. During the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of serious firepower – a loaded 9mm Glock semi-auto handgun with a threaded barrel, as well as suspected cocaine.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: June 2, 2020

Man found shot to death in Santa Ana in suspected gang rivalry (Santa Ana, CA): A man was found shot multiples times on a sidewalk in Santa Ana Sunday night and pronounced dead at the scene. It was just before 11 p.m. when police were called about the shooting at 1600 S. Evergreen St., police said Monday. That area is home to several multi-unit complexes.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 1, 2020

3 gang members arrested on charges of attempted murder for drive-by shooting in San Joaquin (Fresno County, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men for the attempted murder of a 22-year-old man in San Joaquin on Thursday. Detectives say at about 8:45 pm, the three suspects - 20-year-old Kevin Rosales of Huron, 19-year-old Luis Bravo-Edwardo of Huron and 19-year-old Esekuiel Ochoa-Felix of Coalinga - carried out a drive-by shooting in the area of Nevada and 6th Street.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 31, 2020

Two wounded in Highland Park gang shooting (Highland Park, CA): A man and a woman were shot early this morning in what police say is a gang related shooting. Both victims were struck by gunfire and were transported to a hospital in stable condition, Cervantes said.
Source: The Eastsider    Date: May 31, 2020

17-year-old boy arrested, charged with murder of 19-year-old in San Joaquin (Fresno County, CA): The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with the murder of a 19-year-old man in San Joaquin on Tuesday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 30, 2020

Woodland police arrest teen suspected of gang activity, robbery after high-speed chase (Woodland, CA): The Woodland Police Department arrested two people Thursday, including a minor suspected of belonging to a street gang, after attempting a traffic stop in connection with a robbery investigation.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 30, 2020

'We build trusting relationships with them' | Stockton Peackeeper program thriving during pandemic (Stockton, CA): Everyday Heroes are all around us and they’re making a difference in our communities, even through these difficult times. Every week, ABC10 highlights people and their heroic acts. This week, we would like to tell you about the Stockton Peacekeepers, a group of mentors who reduce gang violence by creating relationships with young adults.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: May 30, 2020

Mendota MS-13 gang member gets 2 years, 3 months for assaulting juvenile (Fresno, CA): A 22-year-old Mendota man was sentenced to two years and three months in prison for assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: May 29, 2020

3 Gang Members Arrested in Murder Of Young Mother At South LA Intersection (Los Angeles, CA): Three gang members have been arrested on murder charges in the drive-by shooting death of a 27-year-old single mother in South Los Angeles last month.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: May 28, 2020

Antioch murder trial puts Hunters Point gang in the spotlight (Martinez, CA): At the start of a trial that will center on two Bay Area killings, a Hunters Point gang, rap lyrics, and a series of betrayals, prosecuting and defense attorneys gave their opening statements to jurors Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 28, 2020

Killing of beloved transit activist linked to rise in gang violence (San Francisco, CA): On Tuesday, the SFPD arrested executed search warrants in seven Northern California cities and arrested five suspects in connection with various shootings in San Francisco, including the one along Ocean Avenue.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: May 28, 2020

Compton gang member gets 3-strikes prison sentence in connection with Montecito home invasion (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office says Compton Crips gang member Davion Jones has been sentenced in connection with multiple felony crimes including a Montecito home invasion.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: May 28, 2020

Cotati Man Shot, Killed In Apparent Gang-Related Shooting: Cops (Rohnert Park, CA): A 30-year-old Cotati man was shot and killed Wednesday night in what police investigators believe may be a gang-related shooting. The man, who was identified Thursday as Alan Albors, was found face down in the westbound lane of Rohnert Park Expressway after being shot in the chest, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said.
Source: Patch    Date: May 28, 2020

Gang Members With ‘Lengthy Criminal Records’ Arrested In Castaic (Castaic, CA): Two gang members with “lengthy criminal records,” were arrested in Castaic Wednesday after deputies found that they had several firearms and narcotics.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: May 28, 2020

Five Suspects Arrested In Connection With Multiple Gang-Related San Francisco Shootings (San Francisco, CA): Police in San Francisco on Wednesday announced the arrests of five suspects from cities across the Bay Area this week in connection with three separate gang-related shootings over the past two months that left two people injured.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: May 27, 2020

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