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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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

Seventh Long Beach teen indicted on felony gang assault in stabbing case pleads not guilty (Long Beach, CA): The last of seven Long Beach teenagers to be arraigned on an indictment charging felony gang assault after the stabbing death of an Oceanside High School senior pleaded not guilty Monday.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 21, 2019

‘I don’t feel safe’: Neighbors worried after possible gang-related shooting at nearby shopping center (Fresno, CA): A shooting in a popular north east Fresno shopping center parking lot, leaves one man possibly injured. Fresno Police are searching for answers.
Source:    Date: October 20, 2019

Two men given life sentences for gang-related double murder (La Mesa, CA): Two men who were convicted of killing two others in gang related shootings in La Mesa were sentenced Oct. 11 to two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The East County Californian    Date: October 19, 2019

Suspected gang member arrested for Coachella robbery (Coachella, CA): A suspected gang member remained behind bars Friday after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery earlier this week in Coachella.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 18, 2019

Gang Member Sentenced to 70-to-Life for Fatal Shooting of 9-Year-Old Girl (Orange County, CA): A 24-year-old gang member was sentenced Friday to 70-years-to-life in prison for the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was playing in front of her home.
Source:    Date: October 18, 2019

Attorneys for Northwest gang trio charged in murder conspiracy ask to dismiss charges (Santa Barbara County, CA): The attorneys of three Northwest gang members charged in connection to the 2017 shooting of Edward Ramirez in Santa Maria filed motions to dismiss the charges Thursday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 18, 2019

Lompoc Man Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder in Triple Shooting That Left Teen Dead (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc man has been charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with gang-related shootings last weekend in the city.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: October 18, 2019

Gang member who shot and killed 9-year-old girl in Anaheim gets 70 years in prison (Anaheim, CA): A gang member who shot and killed a 9-year-old girl while firing at rival gang members in an Anaheim neighborhood, leaving her to die in her father’s arms, was sentenced Friday to 70 years to life in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 18, 2019

Police report: Video shows MILPA leader flashing gang signs with Norteños (Salinas, CA): A member of a Salinas organization that advocates for criminal justice reform was caught on camera wearing gang-style clothing and flashing gang signs while hanging out with Norteños, according to a police report obtained by The Californian.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 17, 2019

​5 Violations Issued In Marin County Gang Probation Sweep (Marin County, CA): Authorities issued five violations last week during a gang probation sweep in Marin County. In response to an increase in gang activity around Marin, law enforcement officers on Oct. 9 conducted unannounced searches of gang members and their affiliates.
Source: San Rafael Patch    Date: October 17, 2019

Task force arrests suspected gang member in Indio (Indio, CA): A suspected gang member remained behind bars Thursday afternoon after being arrested by RSO task force members in Indio on Wednesday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 17, 2019

Three ‘Head Shot Mafia’ Brockton gang members arrested (Brockton, CA): Three gang members accused of running a “violent” fentanyl delivery service were arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: October 17, 2019

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