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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City of Santa Maria working to prevent youth violence (Santa Maria, CA): The City of Santa Maria is cracking down on gang violence beginning with our youth. "We've been hearing for the last year, year and half a lot of negativity in the youth that has really put a negative impact to our community," said Santa Maria resident, Jose Zepeda.
Source: KSBY News    Date: January 28, 2017

Woman arrested for alleged participation in gang-related triple homicide (Lake Elsinore, CA): A third suspect was arrested for her participation in a gang-related triple homicide in Lake Elsinore, authorities said Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Source: Valley News    Date: January 27, 2017

Pasadena Police: Escalated gang feud responsible for deaths, violence throughout San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena, CA): Investigators in Pasadena and Pomona believe double homicides committed in each community earlier this month are the result of an escalated gang feud in the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 27, 2017

Two defendants indicted in MS-13 case appear in court (Santa Maria, CA): Two defendants charged with conspiracy to commit murder as part of the multidefendant Operation Matador MS-13 case briefly appeared at the Santa Maria Superior Court on Friday to be arraigned on the indictment handed down last July by a grand jury.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 27, 2017

Pastor speaks on reversing negative stereotypes of former gang members (Los Angeles, CA): The founder of a gang rehabilitation organization spoke to hundreds of students Tuesday night about his experiences working with former gang members.
Source: The Daily Bruin    Date: January 26, 2017

Coachella gang injunction is working, prosecutors say, so they want to make it permanent (Coachella, CA): Cosme Diaz, 33, was carrying a duffel bag down a neighborhood street in Coachella when he spotted two cops and started to run. He hopped a fence and fled through the backyard of a house before two sheriff’s deputies cornered him in a dead end.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 26, 2017

‘Gang hit-up’ shooter charged in murder try of dad and son: GPS ankle monitor helps nab parolee (Santa Ana, CA): Attempted premeditated murder and other charges were filed Thursday against a parolee accused in a gang-related shooting in which a father and his teenage son were targeted while sitting in their car in Santa Ana.
Source:    Date: January 26, 2017

3 SF gang members sentenced to life (San Francisco, CA): Three San Francisco gang members were sentenced to life by a Contra Costa judge for the murder of a man and woman in 2012.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: January 25, 2017

Sacramento police arrest 20 suspected Strawberry Manor gang members (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento Police Department investigation into a Strawberry Manor neighborhood gang has resulted in the arrest of 20 suspected gang members.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 24, 2017

Gang-related shooting in front of South LA police station wounds (Los Angeles, CA): A man was critically wounded Saturday by gunfire in a gang-related shooting that occurred right in front of a police station in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: January 21, 2017

Santa Rosa police dog helps in arrest of suspected gang member outside mall (Santa Rosa, CA): A suspected gang member who ran from officers outside a Santa Rosa mall was bitten by a police dog and found to be in possession of a loaded gun and heroin, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 20, 2017

Border Patrol catches two Sureño gang members entering U.S. (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men Thursday evening who were seen crossing the border about three and a half miles east of the Calexico port of entry, according to the agency.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 20, 2017

Visalia gang members get prison (Visalia, CA): Two Visalia gang members are heading to prison after a Tulare County judge sentenced them for trying to kill rival gang members.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 18, 2017

Gang member is convicted in shooting death of Pomona youth pastor (Pomona, CA): A 29-year-old man whom prosecutors said has gang ties was convicted Tuesday of shooting a youth pastor to death in Pomona and was sentenced to 34 years and four months in prison, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2017

Two Visalia gang members get prison in 2015 shooting (Visalia, CA): Two young gang members are headed to prison for their role in a 2015 shooting in front of a Visalia home that wounded two men, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 18, 2017

Gang activity steadily decreasing in Lodi (Lodi, CA): Despite a reduced police force in recent years, Lodi has continued to see a decline in gang-related incidents. According to a recent update from City Manager Steve Schwabauer, Lodi had 49 reported incidents in 2016, down from 82 in 2015. The 2016 numbers are drastically lower than the 253 incidents reported in 2011, representing more than an 80-percent drop in a five-year period.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: January 17, 2017

Man Identified in Anaheim Gang Related Homicide, Police Say (Anaheim, CA): A man who was found dead in an Anaheim industrial park in what police believe was a gang-related homicide was identified on Tuesday as Brian Mendez, a 26-year-old resident of Santa Ana.
Source: Fountain Valley Patch    Date: January 17, 2017

Fontana police say teens were throwing gang signs before fatal stabbing (Fontana, CA): Police say an argument between rival gang factions is what sparked a fight that led to the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old outside a Fontana movie theater Saturday night.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 16, 2017

Boy, 15, stabbed to death outside Fontana theater; 14-year-old arrested (Fontana, CA): A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death Saturday night outside a Fontana movie theater, and a 14-year-old was arrested in what police are calling a gang-related crime.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 15, 2017

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa police pull out of California gang database (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County’s two largest law enforcement agencies have stopped using a controversial statewide gang database criticized in a state audit that concluded it was riddled with old, unverified and inaccurate information, causing some people to be improperly identified as gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 13, 2017

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