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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Judges crack down on illicit inmate cellphones (Sacramento, CA): Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections officials.
Source: KPVI Channel 6 News    Date: July 23, 2018

Documented gang member arrested in Coachella for possession of narcotics (Coachella, CA): The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force arrested a Coachella man after conducting a vehicle stop in Coachella Thursday evening for possessing illegal drugs. 19 year old Miguel Navarro was arrested for possession of narcotics while armed and possession of narcotics for sale.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 21, 2018

Anti-gang task force makes 86 arrests and identifies suspects who were allegedly involved in murder of wife of then-Mexican Mafia member (San Bernardino County, CA): A special anti-gang task force has made 86 arrests in the past four months and has also identified suspects who are allegedly connected to the shooting death of the wife of a then-Mexican Mafia member, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: July 20, 2018

Council Seeks More Input About Gang Injunctions (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard City Council postponed taking action and changing its gang injunction ordinance July 17, as the group decided to take more time to engage the community with the help of the Oxnard Police Department.
Source: Tri County Sentry    Date: July 20, 2018

Fallbrook gang members sentenced for random, deadly attack (Vista, CA): A trio of Fallbrook gang members convicted of second-degree murder last year in an apparently random attack on a stranger received lengthy prison sentences at the Vista courthouse on Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 20, 2018

MS-13 defendant from Virginia enters not guilty plea (Santa Maria, CA): Jose Wilfredo Abarca Soriano, a suspected MS-13 gang member who was extradited in June from Virginia, made his first court appearance Friday with his co-defendants and pleaded not guilty.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: July 20, 2018

Second defendant takes plea deal in 2014 Guadalupe Dunes murder case (Santa Maria, CA): A second defendant has taken a plea deal in the 2014 Javier Limon murder case, the day after his co-defendant pleaded guilty. Arturo Granados was ready to go to trial next month along with his two co-defendants Bryan Rios and Joseph Morales at Santa Maria Superior Court, but pleaded guilty Thursday morning to second-degree murder, special gang enhancements, and will be sentenced to 19 years in state prison on Sept. 10.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: July 19, 2018

LA Seeks Injunction Against Feds Over Sanctuary State Policy (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles wants a federal court to block the Justice Department from imposing conditions on law enforcement grants, arguing in court papers Thursday that the city is being cut off from funding for refusing to help enforce federal immigration laws.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: July 19, 2018

5 men charged in San Bernardino slaying of Mexican Mafia member’s wife (San Bernardino, CA): Five men police call gang members have been charged in the San Bernardino shooting death of a wife of a Mexican Mafia member, authorities said on Wednesday, adding that the killing was orchestrated behind bars and one of the accused has since been slain.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 18, 2018

Teen stabbed in fight with gang members in Tustin (Tustin, CA): A teenager suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen while fighting with some gang members Wednesday in Tustin. A family member took the boy to a hospital, where he was treated after being cut with an “unknown solid object,” said Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: July 18, 2018

Homegirl Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope (Los Angeles, CA): In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 17, 2018

PPD arrest three gang members on gun charges (Porterville, CA): The Porterville Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Indiana Street and contacted three occupants inside the vehicle who were identified as Cristal Montoya, Aliyah Cabeje, and Santiago Alvarado.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: July 17, 2018

3 Gang Members Arrested After Trying to Incite Fight on Thousand Oaks Street: VCSO (Thousand Oaks, CA): Police arrested three gang members two months after they tried to provoke a fight on a street in Thousand Oaks, authorities announced on Tuesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: July 17, 2018

Concord police arrest Antioch gang assault suspect (Concord, CA): A 22-year-old suspect in a May gang-related beating and shooting case in Antioch is in county jail after his arrest last week, authorities said Monday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 16, 2018

Planada teenager identified as victim in deadly gang shooting in Merced County (Merced County, CA): A man shot Sunday night in Planada has died, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The undersheriff said it was too early to comment on many details of the investigation but said the case appears to been gang-related.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 16, 2018

Six suspected gang members arrested in Merced with shotgun, police say (Merced, CA): Six suspected Merced-area gang members were arrested over the weekend after investigators found a shotgun in a car, Merced Police announced Monday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 16, 2018

Porterville police arrest three known gang members, take guns off streets (Porterville, CA): Three suspected gang members were taken off the streets, along with their weapons, Porterville police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 16, 2018

Four arrested in Delano for gang and gun related charges (Delano, CA): Four people were arrested in Delano this weekend for firearm possession and gang-related charges, according to the Delano Police Department.
Source: 23ABC News    Date: July 15, 2018

2 arrested in Nyeland Acres by Oxnard gang unit (Oxnard, CA): A gang member and one other person were arrested on suspected gun offenses in Nyeland Acres, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 14, 2018

Brockton gang member sentenced to 78 months on firearms charge (Brockton, CA): Having previously served time in prison for distributing crack cocaine, a Brockton man who belonged to the Green Street gang is headed back to the federal penitentiary for 78 months on a firearms charge, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: July 13, 2018

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