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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 Maria creates Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday voted to form a special task force to address issues of youth safety, entered into an agreement to develop a strategic plan and saw the county Board of Supervisors commit to support the city’s efforts in a new way.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 7, 2017

Gang member arrested in SW Fresno, charged with carrying stolen handgun (Fresno, CA): A Villa Posse gang member was arrested late Monday night on charges of carrying a stolen 9 mm handgun in southwest Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 7, 2017

Killer who gunned down 5-year-old Spider-Man boy in Los Angeles gets sentence reduction (Los Angeles, CA): An appeals court ruling published Monday reduced the sentence of a man convicted of the Halloween 2010 shooting death of a 5-year- old boy — who was gunned down in his South Los Angeles back yard while wearing a Spider-Man costume — from 128 years to life to 114 years to life.
Source:    Date: February 6, 2017

Decades after deadly arson fire at Westlake apartment complex, LAPD announces arrests and possible motive (Los Angeles, CA): It came down to retribution, police said. A powerful drug distributor was pushing crack cocaine in Los Angeles’ gang-plagued Westlake neighborhood in the 1990s. But she was hampered by the vigilant manager of an apartment complex, who repeatedly changed the locks on one building and called police in hopes of discouraging dealing inside.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 6, 2017

9 arrested in Pomona gang, prostitution crackdown (Pomona, CA): Nine people were arrested Friday in a crackdown on gang and prostitution activity in Pomona. The Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force and Vice Unit worked together to carry out the enforcement operation, according to a news release issued by the agency.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: February 5, 2017

Gang task force makes arrests in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two documented Norteno gang members are in custody, arrested in Watsonville for carrying a loaded firearm and possessing ammunition and other suspected crimes , according to the Santa Cruz County Anti Crime Team Gang Task Force.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 4, 2017

High Desert gang sting yields 70 arrests, drugs and guns Friday (San Bernardino County, CA): Authorities capped a 16-month, multi-agency investigation into gang and drug activity in the High Desert by making 70 arrests Friday from Hesperia to Barstow.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 3, 2017

Police: Suspected graffiti tagger arrested in Petaluma (Petaluma, CA): A 17-year-old Petaluma youth suspected of a nearly year-long spree of gang-related graffiti tagged around the city’s southeast side was arrested Thursday, according to police reports.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: February 3, 2017

Latino gang member accused of targeting African Americans in Highland Park is captured — 15 years later (Los Angeles, CA): A Latino gang member wanted for more than 15 years in connection with a racially motivated killing of a black man in Highland Park has been captured in Mexico and turned over to the FBI, officials said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2017

Four suspected gang members arrested in Delhi shooting (Merced County, CA): Four suspected gang members have been arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve attack that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound and nearly injured an 11-month old boy.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 3, 2017

Three Hesperia men arrested in connection to drug manufacturing, gang activity (Hesperia, CA): Three Hesperia men are behind bars on $500,000 bail after the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's Regional Gang Unit arrested them at their home in the 16000 block of Smoke Tree Street in Hesperia on Thursday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 3, 2017

Riverside police make 6 arrests in gang enforcement operation (Riverside, CA): Riverside police officers arrested six suspected gang members on felony counts as part of an operation targeting gang activity in a Riverside neighborhood, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 2, 2017

High school gunfire wounds two: Teens nabbed in gang-related shooting outside Anaheim campus (Anaheim, CA): Four teenagers are in custody in connection with a gang-related shooting outside Gilbert High School in Anaheim which two men were wounded, police reported Thursday.
Source:    Date: February 2, 2017

Gang-Related Human Trafficking: 2 Plead Out in Sonoma County (Sonoma County, CA): Two men have pleaded no contest in Sonoma County Superior Court to gang-related human trafficking charges, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said Feb. 1.
Source: Rohnert Park Patch    Date: February 1, 2017

2 shot in apparent gang-related attack in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): Two people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting Tuesday in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 31, 2017

Six Charged with Felony Criminal Street Gang Activity in Woodland Murder Case (Yolo County, CA) : On August 30, 2016, a fatal stabbing in Woodland left a man, Ronald Antonio, 41, dead. Six co-defendants, who had been indicted by the Yolo County Grand Jury on October 20, 2016, are charged with murder and gang enhancements after stabbing and killing the victim at the Casa del Sol mobile home park.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: January 30, 2017

Gang-Related San Bruno Attack, Robbery Lands Three in Jail: Police (San Bruno, CA): Two adults and one juvenile were recently arrested in connection to a gang-related attack and robbery in San Bruno, police say.
Source: San Bruno Patch    Date: January 30, 2017

Local event aims to help prevent kids from joining gangs (Salinas, CA): A recent city report said in the last three years, more than 85% of homicides in Salinas were gang related. For the third time in the past four years, Monterey County has had the highest youth homicide rate in California.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 29, 2017

Investigation into South Lake Tahoe drive-by shooting continues (South Lake Tahoe, CA): As an investigation into a December drive-by shooting in South Lake Tahoe continues, with one arrest already made, the question remains as to whether this crime is gang related.
Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune    Date: January 28, 2017

Anti-gang summit: Speakers urge teens to make better choices (Salinas, CA): One decision can change your life, for better or for worse. That was a key message offered to teenagers Saturday at the third annual Crossroads Gang Prevention Summit held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 28, 2017

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