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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LAPD Says Valley Gang Targeted Wrong Victim (Los Angeles, CA): Jose Zeron was not a gang member, but the man he was with the morning he was shot and killed is – and police believe the killer killed the wrong person.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: November 25, 2016

Gardena gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA): A Gardena man who was a longtime member of a South Los Angeles street gang has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and participating in a series of armed robberies that targeted bank customers and small businesses, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: November 25, 2016

2 of 3 killed in Compton gang-related shooting identified (Compton, CA): The coroner’s office Thursday released the names of two of the three men found dead in an apparent gang-related shooting at a Compton park.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 24, 2016

Deadly drive from church for Lynwood girl, 16: Gang gunfire got wrong victim (Lynwood, CA): A 16-year-old girl riding in a car with her family after attending church was shot to death in Lynwood in what authorities said Thursday was a gang-related shooting targeting someone else.
Source:    Date: November 24, 2016

One dead, one injured in Chula Vista gang shooting (Chula Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into a gang- related shooting that left one man dead and a second wounded in a Chula Vista neighborhood.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: November 23, 2016

CalGang facial recognition technology has problems that spur concerns (San Francisco, CA): A state audit in August confirmed that CalGang facial recognition has numerous errors and inaccuracies and could be a breach of individuals' privacy. CalGang, the gang database used by 58 California police agencies, logs individuals with alleged ties to criminal gang activities in hopes of decreasing the crime rate in the state.
Source: Norcal Record    Date: November 23, 2016

Sheriff: Slaying of 3 in Compton likely gang-related (Compton, CA): Three men found shot to death at a Compton park were likely victims of a gang-related crime, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Wednesday. The sheriff came to the scene where the bodies were found late Tuesday in a utility room attached to a restroom building at Raymond Street Park.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 23, 2016

1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Gang-Related Shootings in Chula Vista (Chula Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into a gang- related shooting in Chula Vista that left one man dead and a second wounded.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 23, 2016

Task force arrests Watsonville men on gun, drug, gang-related charges (Watsonville, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team/Gang Task Force uncovered a modified handgun and slightly more than an eight-ball of cocaine during a prison release terms compliance search on 27-year-old Oscar Espinoza and his vehicle.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 23, 2016

Two alleged Norteños arrested on aggravated mayhem charges (Pittsburg, CA): Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated mayhem after allegedly beating and disfiguring a group that asked them to stop breaking bottles in Mariner Park.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: November 22, 2016

Alleged MS-13 gang leader arrested in connection with Marin teen’s slaying (Marin County, CA): The list of suspects continues to get longer in the gang-related slaying of a Novato High School student last spring. The sheriff’s department disclosed Monday that an alleged gang leader, Edenilson Misael Alfaro, was arrested in Maryland in connection with the Novato homicide case.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 22, 2016

Two alleged gang members arrested on aggravated mayhem charges (Pittsburg, CA): Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated mayhem after allegedly beating and disfiguring a group that asked them to stop breaking bottles in Mariner Park.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 22, 2016

2 teens plead guilty in connection with fatal stabbing of Santa Maria high school student (Santa Maria, CA): Two teen boys charged in connection with a fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old in northeast Santa Maria have pleaded guilty, while the case proceeds against the other four defendants.
Source: The Tribune    Date: November 21, 2016

Street Gang Members Arrested after Graffiti Incident (Watsonville, CA): Police have arrested three criminal street gang members after reports from concerned citizens provided detailed descriptions of three suspected vandals. Arrested were 38-year-old Alejandro Hernandez, 21-year-old David Hernandez, and a 16-year-old juvenile.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: November 21, 2016

Suspect arrested on Center was wanted on gang, robbery charges (Taft, CA): The suspect arrested by Taft Police on the 600 block of Center Street Monday has been identified as Eduardo Sandoval Jr. 21, of Oxnard. Sandoval is charged in two warrants with contempt of court/disobeying a court order and participation in a criminal street gang and robbery, Taft Police said.
Source: Taft Midway Driller    Date: November 21, 2016

Judge Holds Defendants to Answer on Multiple Gang Charges (Yolo County, CA): On November 18, a Friday afternoon, the preliminary hearing of Javier Moreno and Robert Holguin resumed. The case revolves around a single date – August 19, 2015, in West Sacramento – when Mr. Moreno is alleged to have knowingly aided in a gang sale, to an undercover officer, of an assault rifle in cahoots with two individuals – one named in court as Mr. Broadbent, the other as defendant Robert Holguin.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: November 21, 2016

Gang Expert Testifies (Yolo County, CA): The prosecution, one defense attorney and a witness sat in Department 7 at Yolo County Superior Court on November 16, 2016, wondering where the other defense attorney could possibly be. Everyone began to worry.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: November 18, 2016

Police arrest gang member suspected of shooting at officers (San Jose, CA): Authorities have arrested a gang member they say shot at two police officers at close range during a nighttime confrontation that miraculously ended with no one getting hit, according to San Jose police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 18, 2016

Gang member sentenced to life without parole for 2 murders (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who pleaded guilty to the February 2008 shooting death of a man holding a toddler in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles, along with a cellmate’s killing in county jail about three years later, was sentenced Friday to a pair of life prison terms without the possibility of parole.
Source:    Date: November 18, 2016

Jury recommends death for Adelanto gang member convicted of 2009 double murder (Victorville, CA): A Victorville jury recommended death Nov. 16 for an Adelanto man convicted of the 2009 double slaying of 28-year-old Ealy Davis, Jr. and 26-year-old Shameka Reliford.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: November 17, 2016

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