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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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Tagging suspects caught on camera amid growing graffiti problem in South LA (South Los Angeles, CA): Gang members going around South Los Angeles and tagging buildings is becoming a major problem. The most recent incident was caught on camera, and residents said they are frustrated.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: May 15, 2016

CHP: Bay Area freeway shootings appear to be gang warfare (Contra Costa County, CA): There have been at least 20 shootings on highways in Contra Costa and Alameda counties since November, including 12 or more on Interstate 80. CHP officials have said many of the shootings are suspected to be gang-related, but otherwise have released few details about their motive.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: May 13, 2016

Sacramento jury convicts gang member in 2014 assault (Sacramento, CA): A man charged in a 2014 gang-related shooting on Fruitridge Road has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury. Christopher Schulz, 25, was found guilty Thursday of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an inhabited vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. The jury also found Schulz was subject to enhancements for personal use of a gun, intentional discharge of a gun and gang activity.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 13, 2016

Gang member arrested in connection to Redlands shooting (Redlands, CA): A Redlands gang member was arrested Friday morning in connection to a shooting and robbery earlier this week, officials said.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 13, 2016

Bakersfield experiencing spike in shooting crimes, KCSO investigating some as gang-related (Bakersfield, CA): A recent surge in Bakersfield-area shootings has local law enforcement looking for a connection. The Kern County Sheriff's Office says they've investigated 7 shootings in the past 3 weeks; those, combined with investigations from other agencies, has resulted in 6 shooting investigations in Bakersfield in the last week alone. KCSO also said that they believe that at least some of the cases are connected and related to gang activity.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 12, 2016

Gang Member 12 Hours Out of Jail Arrested for Rape in L.A. Public Park Restroom (Los Angeles, CA): Police in Los Angeles arrested a man with known gang ties on charges of raping a woman in the restroom of a public park, court documents show.
Source: Breitbart    Date: May 11, 2016

Norteno gang member ordered to stand trial for attempted murder (South San Francisco, CA): A Norteno gang member has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly shooting a Sureno gang member in the head, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 11, 2016

2 arrested in Merced homicide from 2015 (Merced, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with the September shooting death of a 21-year-old Merced man, the Police Department reported Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 11, 2016

Earlimart shooter sentenced to 40 years (Tulare County, CA): Nearly five years to the day after a gang member shot a 22-year-old multiple times in an Earlimart neighborhood, crippling him, he was was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 11, 2016

Gang member William Sotelo to be arraigned for 2006 murder (Riverside, CA): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 24-year- old Riverside woman and wounding her boyfriend because the pair were mistaken for rivals is scheduled to be arraigned today.
Source: Valley News     Date: May 10, 2016

Sheriff's task force working hard to combat gangs in High Desert (Victorville, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is mining social media sites to help its deputies fight gangs, a Gang Task Force official said Tuesday. Lt. Jon Billings of the sheriff’s SMASH team and Gang Task Force provided that information and more when he spoke at the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's “Eye Opener” Breakfast meeting at the El Pescador Restaurant.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 10, 2016

Surfer gang harassment allegations dismissed by Palos Verdes officials, records show (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): As harassment allegations increased against a surfer gang known as the "Bay Boys," Palos Verdes Estates officials dismissed the problem as "urban legend" and discussed ways to avoid further public and media scrutiny, correspondence obtained by The Times shows.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 9, 2016

Longtime O.C. Mexican Mafia chief gets 15 years for running streets from inside (Santa Ana, CA): A long-time Orange County Mexican Mafia chieftain, who continued to control crime in local neighborhoods and jails from a cell across the country, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for federal racketeering charges.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 9, 2016

Reputed gang member arrested in connection with South LA barbershop killing (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed gang member was in custody today in the fatal shooting of an expectant father outside a South Los Angeles barbershop.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: May 9, 2016

Montebello gang member convicted of federal racketeering and firearm charges (Montebello, CA): A longtime member of a Montebello street gang was found guilty of federal racketeering charges, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 6, 2016

18 arrested, charged in sex trafficking case (Fresno, CA): An indictment was returned late Thursday against 18 defendants charging them with a variety of charges involving conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, sex trafficking, firearms offenses, drug trafficking offenses, and fraud offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 6, 2016

Agencies team up to battle violent crime (San Bernardino, CA): As part of an ongoing partnership, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and its gang unit have been assisting San Bernardino police during their proactive patrols of the city as a result of the increase in gun violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 5, 2016

25 charged in drug-trafficking operation with gang ties (San Diego, CA): Twenty-five people have been charged in a drug smuggling operation involving 10 San Diego-area street gangs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 5, 2016

Rise in vandalism points to gangs (Fort Bragg, CA): The Fort Bragg Police Department has seen a major spike in the number of vandalism reports over the past few months. Law enforcement says they’re attributing many of the recent cases to gang activity.
Source: Fort Bragg Advocate-News    Date: May 5, 2016

Man convicted in Tustin gang murder (Santa Ana, CA): A 32-year-old man was convicted Tuesday in connection with the first gang-related murder in Tustin in 11 years. John Saway was convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances of doing so for the benefit of a gang. Saway is scheduled to be sentenced May 13 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 4, 2016

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