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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Six defendants in deadly spree appear in court (Stockton, CA): Six defendants alleged to have taken part in a gang-related crime spree where three people were killed made a brief appearance in court Monday morning.
Source: The Record    Date: August 27, 2018

Police say Lompoc alley - scene of two shootings - is gang member hangout (Lompoc, CA): Police say a 26-year-old man who was shot in the leg Sunday in Lompoc has been released from the hospital. The shooting happened in an alleyway between North D and E Streets, an area police say they know well.
Source: KSBY News    Date: August 27, 2018

Trial Begins for Six Alleged Gang Members Charged in Three Murders (Los Angeles County, CA): Six alleged gang members accused of killing three people for “sport” — two homeless men and a 15-year-old rival gang member — and wounding four others in a series of shootings in Lennox, Carson and Gardena in 2015 and 2016 went on trial Monday.
Source:    Date: August 27, 2018

Pasadena Police Arrest 30 Gang Members, Seize 11 Firearms, Boost Patrols to Quell Spike in Gang Violence (Pasadena, CA): The Pasadena Police Department Saturday morning said the department is actively investigating a number of gang-related incidents that have occurred within the city over the past four weeks and announced detectives are following “multiple leads.”
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: August 25, 2018

Vista man injured in gang-related shooting (Vista, CA): A man was injured in what is believed to be a gang- related shooting in Vista early Saturday, sheriff’s deputies said.
Source: KUSI News    Date: August 25, 2018

Woodland gang members charged with armed robberies (Yolo County, CA): Two Woodland men have been arrested and charged with a series of robberies at gas stations in both Woodland and Davis. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced the arrests on Friday and noted that a formal complaint was filed on Wednesday against residents Kevin Anthony Sloan and Joel Hernandez Rodriguez Jr., both are 18 years old.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: August 24, 2018

Woodland gang members robbed two gas stations at gunpoint in one night, DA says (Woodland, CA) : Two Woodland gang members have been arrested on charges of armed robbery, according to the Woodland District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 24, 2018

Gang members arrested in 2015 random shooting (San Jose, CA): Three reputed gang members have been arrested and charged with murder in the 2015 slaying of a San Jose man who some believe was targeted simply because he was wearing a blue L.A. Dodgers T-shirt, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 24, 2018

Three gang members plead to murder charges in 2014 Orosi home invasion (Fresno, CA): One early morning in May of 2014, four men decided to break into a house that had four people inside, including two children. This week, three South Valley gang members, Edgar Picazo, Francisco Padilla, and Rolando Magana, plead no contest to charges including murder and attempted murder for their roles in the violent home invasion.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 24, 2018

3 men arrested in gang-related San Jose cold case murder (San Jose, CA): Three men have been arrested in a gang-related San Jose cold case murder that left a 19-year-old man dead in Jul. 2015, police said on Friday.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 24, 2018

Man Pleads Guilty to Gang-Related Anaheim Murder (Anaheim, CA): A 34-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to a gang-related murder in Anaheim nearly five years ago. Jose Enrique Canul pleaded guilty to murder and admitted sentencing enhancements for gang activity and gun use. A special circumstances allegation for gang activity, which would have guaranteed a life sentence without the possibility of parole, was dismissed, according to court records.
Source:    Date: August 24, 2018

Stockton’s Tattoo Removal Program Gives Former Convicts a Second Chance (Stockton, CA): Free tattoo removal was offered in Stockton Friday. The event was offered to former gang members and convicts. Elmer Flores, a former gang member, flinched as a nurse lasered off a tattoo.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: August 24, 2018

Gang linked to slew of home burglaries (Ventura County, CA): A burglary crew that struck at least 13 homes in the past year in Los Angeles and Ventura counties received aid from a cable company employee, police said this week.
Source: The Acorn    Date: August 23, 2018

Long Beach Police Anti-Gang Detectives Arrest Six People (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police anti-gang detectives arrested six people on various weapon and drug violations, authorities said Thursday. Police served warrants on Wednesday in connection with investigations into gang-related violent crimes that occurred earlier this summer in the west side of the city, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
Source: LAWestMedia     Date: August 23, 2018

'Sunny Day' gang member sentenced to 60 years to life (San Mateo County, CA): An East Palo Alto man connected to gang killings in the notorious Sunny Day cases will serve 60 years to life in prison, a judge decided on Thursday.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: August 23, 2018

Gang member arrested in Southeast Fresno after being found with a loaded gun (Fresno, CA): Officials say a known gang member is behind bars for possession of a loaded firearm. Police pulled over 25-year-old Johnny San at around 11:30 Wednesday night near Kings Canyon and Willow in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 23, 2018

West Park gang member sentenced to 15 years in prison for being accessory in Luis Castaneira murder (Santa Maria, CA): One of the pair of West Park gang members who settled his case last month was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Thursday after pleading guilty to being an accessory in the 2016 murder of Luis Alberto Castaneira.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: August 23, 2018

Long Beach Police Gang Operation Nets 6 Arrests, 7 Guns, Drugs, Cash (Long Beach, CA): A police task force arrested six suspects and seized a small arsenal of guns, along with methamphetamine and cash, while serving search warrants Wednesday at six locations in the southwest portion of the city, authorities said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: August 23, 2018

Study Credits Ceasefire Strategy For Reducing Gun Violence (Oakland, CA): A new study indicates that a six-year-old strategy to reduce group-related gun violence in Oakland has resulted in a 32 percent reduction in gun homicides and a 43 percent decrease in gang-involved shootings.
Source: SFGate    Date: August 22, 2018

Trial opens for inmate accused of orchestrating 2014 murder of Javier Limon (Santa Maria, CA): Opening statements began Wednesday for the inmate on trial for allegedly orchestrating Javier Limon's murder from behind prison bars, with the prosecution claiming that Limon was killed over unpaid drug debts while the defense maintained that another person planned the slaying.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: August 22, 2018

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