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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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Shooter faces 25 years to life (Visalia, CA): Wednesday, a Visalia man pleaded guilty to one count of premeditated attempted murder with the special allegation of using a firearm and that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 4, 2016

Gang member guilty in 2005 murder of Gabrielino High School student (San Gabriel, CA): A jury convicted a Rosemead gang member and former fugitive of murder and conspiracy Wednesday for the mistaken-identity slaying of a Gabrielino High School senior in 2005.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: May 4, 2016

3 suspected Harbor City gang members arrested in 2014 slaying of Narbonne basketball star Shailo Leafa (Harbor City, CA): Three Harbor City gang members face murder charges in the 2014 slaying of former Narbonne High School basketball standout Shailo Leafa, whose picture on a billboard begging for justice overlooked a South Bay intersection for several months, police said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: May 4, 2016

Bakersfield Police Department releases data on how many firearms are on Bakersfield streets (Bakersfield, CA): Earlier this week, the Bakersfield Police Department released a picture of a sawed-off shotgun with the words “Game Over” carved into it. BPD officers recovered the gun after a traffic stop and the two individuals in the car were arrested for firearm and gang related charges.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: May 4, 2016

Agencies collaborate to get a handle of San Bernardino violent crime (San Bernardino, CA): As part of their ongoing partnership, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and their gang unit has been assisting San Bernardino police during their proactive patrols of the city as a result of the increase in gun violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 4, 2016

Richmond man gets life sentence for 2012 gang-related killing (Martinez, CA): A suspected Richmond gang member convicted of playing a role in a fatal drive-by shooting from 2012 was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Friday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: May 3, 2016

Gunman Opens Fire On SDPD Officer Investigating Gang Activity (San Diego, CA): Someone opened fire on a plainclothes detective in the Jamacha-Lomita neighborhood, which left the lawman unscathed but his unmarked car riddled with bullets, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: KPBS News    Date: May 3, 2016

Three high-level gang members sentenced in Stanislaus crimes (Stanislaus County, CA): Two high-ranking Nuestra Familia gang members from Modesto were sentenced Monday on racketeering offenses related to crimes committed in Stanislaus County, including robberies, assaults and drug dealing, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 2, 2016

Yolo grand jury indicts six in fatal Davis club stabbing (Yolo County, CA): Yolo County grand jurors handed down a murder indictment against six men accused in the fatal stabbing of a Los Angeles-area college student at a Davis nightspot, setting the stage for trial in the killing.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 2, 2016

hree gang members arrested and charged with murder of Fallbrook man (Fallbrook, CA): The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail announced Monday (May 2) that three individuals have been arrested and charged with the murder of Hugh Pettigrew, who was attacked and stabbed multiple times as he walked home along the 400 block of Ammunition Road in Fallbrook on Jan. 22, 2016.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News    Date: May 2, 2016

Teen gang member charged as adult in Garden Grove shooting (Garden Grove, CA): A 15-year-old gang member has been charged as an adult in the shooting of a 42-year-old man in Garden Grove on Tuesday, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 29, 2016

Two gang members guilty of murder in fatal shooting of Pasadena youth coach on Christmas Day (Pasadena, CA): After more than two weeks of deliberations, a jury convicted two gang members Friday of murder and other charges for fatally shooting a community coach and sheriff’s employee with an errant bullet intended for a rival gang member on Christmas Day, 2012.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 29, 2016

Three jail inmates accused of battery for the benefit of a criminal street gang (Ventura County, CA): Three Ventura County jail inmates face charges of battery for the benefit of a criminal street gang in connection with a March 20 incident at the courthouse.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 29, 2016

Juvenile gang member Phillip Nguyen charged as an adult in murder (Garden Grove, CA): A juvenile gang member was charged as an adult today with attempted murder for shooting a 42-year-old man during an argument. Phillip Nguyen, 15, Garden Grove, is direct filed as an adult and charged with one felony count of attempted murder with willful deliberation and premeditation, and sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a firearm causing great bodily injury and criminal street gang activity.
Source: Orange County Breeze    Date: April 29, 2016

Merced police make arrests in gang-related cases (Merced, CA): Raids by the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit netted two arrests on gun and drugs-related charges on Wednesday, the department announced.
Source: Examiner    Date: April 28, 2016

3 arrested in gang-related search warrant operation in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Three men were arrested in a multi-agency gang-related search warrant operation Wednesday in Oxnard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 27, 2016

Is Anti-Gang Program Working? County to Rethink Tactics (Los Angeles, CA): The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed county staffers to re-evaluate anti-gang tactics employed over the last two decades under a partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department. Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl proposed taking a second look at the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery program, known as CLEAR.
Source: La Cañada Flintridge Patch    Date: April 26, 2016

Watsonville gangsters keep shooting at wrong house, police say (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police have a message for gang members: The house on Ford Street that you have targeted twice over the past couple of months with shootings is not home to the teenager you're trying to kill.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: April 26, 2016

Pittsburg gang member takes a plea deal in Antioch murder case from 2011 (Martinez, CA): A Pittsburg gang member pleaded no contest today in a Martinez courtroom to charges he faced in the slaying of a 19-year-old Antioch man in 2011.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: April 26, 2016

4 suspects arrested with ties to gang-related shootings (Pasadena, CA): Pasadena police Tuesday announced the arrests of four people in connection with an investigation into recent gang-related shootings.
Source:    Date: April 26, 2016

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