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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Gang arrest made in La Quinta (La Quinta, CA): Members of the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVGTF) made three arrests following a probation compliance check in La Quinta on Thursday afternoon.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 2, 2018

Sixty-two percent of LA homicides are gang-related: Jumbo drop in overall rate from ’97 level (Los Angeles, CA): The number of homicides in Los Angeles in 2017 dropped 4 percent from the previous year, and it was down more than 50 percent from two decades ago, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: February 1, 2018

South County students, parents attend Gang Prevention Summit (Salinas, CA): More than 200 residents from Monterey County participated in the annual Gang Prevention Summit last Saturday. Among those in attendance were parents, teenagers and middle school students from the South County area.
Source: King City Rustler    Date: February 1, 2018

Gang member sentenced to 21 years for killing 9-year-old girl (Fresno County, CA): Brian Cooks was sentenced to 21 years in prison Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court after pleading no contest in the shooting death of Janessa Ramirez, a 9-year-old girl who was killed while standing outside of a west Fresno laundromat in January 2015.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 1, 2018

Woman on life support after being shot in the head while driving in Panorama City in likely gang attack (Panorama City, CA): A 21-year-old woman is on life support this morning after she was shot in the head while driving in Panorama City in what police believe is a gang-related attack.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 1, 2018

Fresno Police sweep the streets for guns (Fresno, CA): Officers are using technology and tips from the community to get weapons off the streets. The result, according to the police chief, is a noticeable reduction in violent crime in all categories.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 29, 2018

Second Trial Begins in Alleged Gang Shooting in West Sacramento (West Sacramento, CA): The opening statements for the case against Jason Michael Lopez and Stephon Jerome Ramirez were heard in Department 9 on the morning of Friday, January 26. The Honorable Janene Beronino presided over the proceedings.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: January 29, 2018

Fresno Police: Guns, gang crackdown is paying off; Proposition 57 is not paying off (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police say a crackdown on crime in the new year is paying off. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Monday violent crime is down 15.2%.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: January 29, 2018

Members of notorious Indio gang accused of shooting, beating victims during recent rampage (Riverside County, CA): Two members of one of Riverside County's most notorious gangs were recently arrested on suspicion of threatening, shooting and pistol whipping victims in Indio.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 29, 2018

Plea deals coming in multi-million dollar Norteño drug trafficking case; suspect allegedly sent gun money to Mexico (Oakland, CA): The alleged leader of a multi-state drug trafficking ring based in East Contra Costa has agreed to take a plea deal on Monday, but details of his sentence haven’t been made public.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: January 27, 2018

5 shot in South LA gang drive-by, police say (South Los Angeles, CA): Five people were wounded in a gang-related drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, police said.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 27, 2018

Three gang members arrested in Fresno on weapons charges (Fresno, CA): Four people – including three gang members – were arrested Friday and Saturday morning on weapons charges, Fresno police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 27, 2018

'Gang undertones' noted in Merced County homicide, police say (Merced County, CA): The victim of Saturday morning's homicide in Los Banos was identified as a 34-year-old Los Banos resident who was recently released from prison, authorities said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 27, 2018

Five arrested in sweep of targeted gang area (Santa Clarita, CA): Members of two Sheriff’s Station’s specialty teams carried out a sweep of suspected gang members, arresting five of at least 12 people detained this week.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: January 26, 2018

Gang investigation in Oxnard and L.A. County nets 6 arrests (Oxnard, CA): An interagency investigation over the past four months has led to the arrest of six men suspected of being gang members, the Oxnard Police Department announced Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 26, 2018

Defense Attorney Again Asks to Be Court-Appointed Counsel in MS-13 Gang Case (Santa Barbara County, CA): A privately hired attorney representing a defendant in a case stemming from Operation Matador renewed his efforts to become the court-appointed counsel for Rafael Lainez Castro as talks continue regarding a possible plea deal.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: January 26, 2018

Salinas summit aims to keep kids away from gangs (Salinas, CA): Carol Cervantez grew up on the east side of Salinas and was headed in a direction that was all-too familiar for kids in her neighborhood. But after numerous times of going in and out of juvenile hall detention centers, she flipped the script and is now trying to prevent kids from going down the same path she did.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: January 26, 2018

Attorney argues client denied constitutional right to counsel in MS-13 gang case (Santa Maria, CA): An attorney representing one of the men indicted in connection to the multidefendant MS-13 gang case is seeking to bar the court from violating his client's constitutional right to a lawyer.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 26, 2018

Gang task force makes two arrests near Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Authorities made two arrests while serving a search warrant at a home near Desert Hot Springs Tuesday.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 25, 2018

Summer Trial Planned for 2 in Fatal Gang-Related Stabbing In Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): A summer trial has been scheduled for two men charged with a gang-related fatal stabbing in Santa Maria more than a year ago. Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge John McGregor scheduled Aug. 13 as the date to start the trial for Pedro Mora, 21, and Abdu Delgado, 24,
Source: Noozhawk    Date: January 25, 2018

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