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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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Duarte gang members convicted of trying to kill 7 in Pasadena (Alhambra, CA): A jury on Monday found a Duarte gang member guilty of trying to kill seven people during a drive-by shooting in Pasadena last year. His alleged accomplice was convicted last week.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 3, 2018

Gang member convicted of first-degree murder in girlfriend's 2015 strangling death in Elk Grove (Sacramento County, CA): Known gang member Moses Valdez was convicted of first-degree murder by a Sacramento County Superior Court jury Monday in connection with the death of Marissa Pineda de Almanza, his then-girlfriend, in November 2014.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 3, 2018

Bullet Casings and Gun Tracing Connect Crime Scenes & Gang Members (Los Angeles, CA): The last of four Pasadena Denver Lanes (PDL) gang members was sentenced yesterday for federal firearm offenses committed over a six-month period in 2016. The criminal possession of firearms by gang members involved in the case included a downtown Pasadena shooting following a high school football game.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives    Date: April 3, 2018

Costa Mesa gang investigation leads to 5 facing charges in kidnap, torture and robbery of man (Orange County, CA): Four men and a woman are facing charges in connection with a kidnapping in February in which a man was forced to don a long blond wig and put on a red dress before being tortured and robbed in a Costa Mesa motel, according to Orange County Superior Court records.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 1, 2018

Salinas police team up with Homeland Security Investigations to fight human trafficking, gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit will be getting help from Homeland Security Investigations to probe cases of human trafficking and gang crime in the city.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: March 30, 2018

Gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa leaves one dead, one wounded (Santa Rosa, CA): Shots fired between rival gang members in a neighborhood in western Santa Rosa Thursday night left one 19-year-old man dead and another 19-year-old man wounded, according to police.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: March 30, 2018

1 Dead In Gang-Related Shootout (Santa Rosa, CA): A 19-year-old man died following a shootout Thursday night in Santa Rosa between two rival gangs, police said today.
Source: SF Gate    Date: March 30, 2018

Salinas police working with Homeland Security on human trafficking, gangs (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is working with Homeland Security Investigations to investigate human trafficking and gang crime in Salinas, the department announced Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 30, 2018

Gang Injunction Ruling Has Local Impact (Los Angeles, CA): Echo Park resident Peter Arellano’s father and uncle were once involved with a gang, a long time ago. As such, for the last five years, something as simple as sitting on his own front porch with family members could have made Echo Park resident Peter Arellano subject to arrest.
Source: Los Feliz Ledger    Date: March 29, 2018

Tulare County's 'Pistol Pete' indicted on fresh homicide charges (Tulare County, CA): A well-known Lindsay gang member already facing the death penalty was handed down a fresh list of felonies this week. Alleged Norteño gang leader Pedro “Pistol Pete” Sanchez was arraigned on a grand jury indictment that included 16 felony counts, which could land him in San Quentin State Prison faster.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 29, 2018

Canoga Park gang member sentenced for 2015 killing of innocent bystander (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced Thursday to 300 years to life behind bars for an October 2015 shooting in Canoga Park that killed an innocent bystander who was struck by a stray bullet.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: March 29, 2018

Gang mayhem, lover’s spat ignite Compton, Inglewood, LB murder spree (Compton, CA): Gang members and a lover’s quarrel in three separate incidents of violence, have left a swath of murder in the Southland, the Compton Herald has learned.
Source: Compton Herald    Date: March 29, 2018

Vista gang member gets lenghty prison sentence for gun trafficking (Vista, CA): A gang member from Vista was sentenced Thursday to more than 16 years in prison for selling guns to others, including fellow gang members and a confidential informant during a months-long investigation, the U.S Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 29, 2018

3 Arrested During Marin County Gang Sweep (Marin County, CA): Three people were arrested Tuesday during a gang sweep in Marin County, county officials announced Wednesday. The Marin County Probation Department, Coordination of Probation Enforcement unit, Novato Police Department and San Rafael Police Department conducted unannounced searches on adult and juvenile probationers who have ties to local gangs, DUI cases and/or are considered high-risk offenders.
Source: San Rafael Patch    Date: March 28, 2018

Homeboy Industries founder tells Redlands crowd of work with gang members (Redlands, CA): There was joy and laughter, stories of violence and fear, and a call to dismantle barriers that exclude. Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle didn’t so much talk about touching the lives gang members, as he did about letting gang members touch his life.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: March 28, 2018

Gang leader arraigned on murder counts in largest criminal case in Tulare County history (Tulare County, CA): A Norteño gang leader charged with murdering five people in Tulare County has been arraigned on 16 felony counts. Pedro "Pistol Pete" Sanchez, 34, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder for the 2014 and 2015 slayings of Tonya Huff, Noe Martinez, Matthew Villegas, Manuel Gonzalez and Alfonso Pena outside Porterville and Visalia.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 28, 2018

2 Men Arrested, Charged in Gang-Related Slaying at Highland Park Homeless Encampment: LAPD (Los Angeles, CA): Two men have been arrested and charged following an incident earlier this year at a Highland Park homeless encampment that left one man dead and another one wounded, police said Tuesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: March 27, 2018

PPD gang detail nets seven arrests (Porterville, CA): Detectives from the Porterville Police Department Special Investigations Unit, assisted by Tulare County Probation, arrested seven people during a gang detail on Friday and Saturday, the Porterville Police Department reported. Members of criminal street gangs who were on active probation were contacted during the detail.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: March 27, 2018

MS-13 gang under control in Mendota, said police chief (Mendota, CA): A day after police in Las Vegas arrested 5 suspected MS-13 gang members allegedly tied to 10 murders, we wanted to find out just how big of a problem that gang is, here in Fresno county.
Source:    Date: March 27, 2018

Suspected Merced gang member arrested after foot chase, police say (Merced, CA): A 20-year-old suspected gang member was arrested over the weekend after leading officers on a foot chase, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 26, 2018

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