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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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Salinas Police arrest two Norteno gang members Sunday (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Violence Suppression Unit (VSU) arrested two Norteno gang members Sunday Afternoon. Salinas PD says they recognized 26-year-old Dennis Ortiz and 25-year-old Eric Ortiz unloading a stolen Honda dirt bike from a silver truck in the area of Byron and Chaucer Streets.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 20, 2018

20-year-old man killed in apparent gang shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old man was killed early Saturday, May 19 in what police say appeared to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 19, 2018

San Jose gang member convicted of 3 drive-by shootings (San Jose, CA): A San Jose gang member who “mocked” his rivals by using colored bullets in a series of deadly drive-by shootings will spend the rest of his life behind bars, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 17, 2018

Gang member charged with robbery, other offenses after sheriff’s raid in Jurupa Valley (Riverside, CA): A 22-year-old documented gang member and ex-convict accused of robbing a Jurupa Valley business and arming himself with a high-capacity semiautomatic pistol was charged Wednesday with multiple felony offenses.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 17, 2018

Gang member arrested after pulling gun in Fresno restaurant, police say (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member who brandished a firearm inside a southwest Fresno restaurant Tuesday evening was taken into custody by officers, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 16, 2018

Man Severely Wounded in Gang Shooting in Remote Area of Escondido (Escondido, CA): A 20-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday morning for treatment of several gunshot wounds following a possibly gang-related shooting near a remote Escondido water tank.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: May 16, 2018

DA: Sureños killed San Pablo man last year for wearing red (Martinez, CA): At the start of a murder trial over a 2017 San Pablo killing, prosecutors gave the jury an overview of two warring California gangs and said the victim was shot while wearing colors associated with the defendants’ rivals.
Source: East Bay Times     Date: May 15, 2018

Glendale Police Officer Accused Of Helping Gangs (Glendale, CA): Glendale police narcotics detective John Balian was arrested Tuesday at his home on suspicion of lying to federal investigators. As CBSLA’s Jeff Nguyen reports, in an affidavit investigators say Balian hid ties with the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime in Southern California.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: May 15, 2018

Teen stabbed near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in suspected gang attack (Santa Cruz, CA): A 17-year-old was stabbed multiple times near the front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday night, according to police. The Watsonville teen was stabbed in his torso and shoulder and had a laceration across his face, according to Santa Cruz Police Deputy Chief Dan Flippo.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 15, 2018

Woodland man convicted of premeditated gang murder (Woodland, CA): Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on May 11, 2018 a Yolo County jury convicted 20-year-old Woodland man Christian ‘Kiki’ Rizo of a number of crimes that occurred on June 29, 2016, including, murder in the first degree, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possessing a loaded weapon in a public place, and criminal street gang activity.
Source: Winters Express    Date: May 15, 2018

Thirteen-year-old boy accused of flashing gang signs and pointing realistic-looking BB gun at school bus (Bakersfield, CA): A report of a teen pointing a handgun at a school bus Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a 13-year-old male with a BB gun and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: May 15, 2018

Local attorneys clash over evidence in Oxnard gang injunction hearings (Oxnard, CA): Ventura County prosecutors and their public defender counterparts are arguing over the format of a hearing for individuals challenging their inclusion to Oxnard's two gang injunctions.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 13, 2018

Gang-related homicides on the rise in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): The number of gang-related homicides in Bakersfield is on the rise compared to the last couple years, according to the latest memo from Bakersfield City Manager Alan Tandy.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: May 12, 2018

Santa Maria Has Presence at Gang Prevention Conference (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria was well-represented at the 7th Annual Gang Prevention & Intervention Conference held in Los Angeles May 7-8. Mayor Alice Patino and Mayor Pro Tem Etta Waterfield were among a group of city staff who attended, as part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, to learn collaborative approaches and comprehensive solutions to violence.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 12, 2018

Police arrest two known Visalia Norteños gang members (Visalia, CA): Jose Ponce and Joshua Del Villar are in trouble. It started when Visalia's special enforcement detectives learned a known Norteño gang member had violated the terms of his probation.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 11, 2018

Judge Rules Juvenile Should Be Prosecuted In Adult Court For Alleged Gang Murder (Vallejo, CA): A Solano County Juvenile Court judge ruled today that a juvenile should be prosecuted in adult court for a Vallejo gang-related murder he allegedly committed in 2015.
Source: SF Gate    Date: May 11, 2018

3 dead, 5 injured after increase in suspected gang violence in San Diego (San Diego, CA): A Solano County Juvenile Court judge ruled today that a juvenile should be prosecuted in adult court for a Vallejo gang-related murder he allegedly committed in 2015.
Source: SF Gate    Date: May 11, 2018

A gang member killed a cop nine days after he got out of jail. Are California's justice reforms to blame? (Los Angeles County, CA): In the heated debate over California's efforts to slash its prison population, the case of Michael Christopher Mejia has become a political rallying cry. An admitted gang member, Mejia was charged last year with shooting two Whittier police officers – a crime the city's mayor and many in law enforcement saw as clear evidence of the failure of less strict sentencing laws.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 10, 2018

2 Arrested in Gang-Related Homicide Investigation in North Hills (Los Angeles, CA): Two people were arrested during a gang-related homicide investigation in North Hills Thursday morning, officials said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: May 10, 2018

Teen felon, gang member found with drugs, gun in Arroyo Grande neighborhood, police say (Grover Beach, CA): A known teen felon and gang member is back behind bars after Grover Beach police say he was found walking in an Arroyo Grande neighborhood early Thursday morning with drugs and a stolen gun.
Source: KSBY News    Date: May 10, 2018

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