Gang-Related News Articles

Photo illustration showing an open laptop and a cloud created from the word “news”

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.

California map graphic 11,146 articles from California
FBI’s Oakland County Gang and Violent Crime Task Force looking to move into Courthouse (Oakland, CA): A memorandum of understanding for new space allocation for the Oakland County Gangs and Violent Crime Task Force was referred to the Finance and Planning and Building Committees Wednesday night.
Source: The Oakland Press    Date: September 1, 2016

Gang member arrested in murder of 71-year-old man in Jurupa Valley, deputies say (Jurupa Valley, CA): A man was arrested in the murder of a 71-year-old Jurupa Valley who was gunned down near a golf course, according to deputies.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 1, 2016

Yuma police arrest suspect wanted in fatal gang related shooting (Yuma, CA): Yuma police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a gang-related shooting in which a 15-year-old boy was killed.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: September 1, 2016

Multi-defendant Juvenile Gang Preliminary Hearing (Yolo County, CA): The preliminary hearing in the case against Jose Epps, Sergio Gamino, Jeremy Nguyen, Jorge Trujillo, and Jessica Nguyen was presided over by Judge Samuel T. McAdam in Department 7. All of the defendants are juveniles except Jessica Nguyen who recently turned 18 years old.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 31, 2016

Teen in hospital after gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A teen is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the chest Tuesday evening in Santa Rosa, according to police.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 31, 2016

Crime up 4 percent overall in mid-year report (San Diego, CA): The increases were relatively small, but more people in San Diego County were killed, raped and robbed in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, according to a regional crime report released Wednesday. Combined with a rise in property crime, it raised the overall crime rate per 1,000 people by 4 percent, the report said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 31, 2016

Police: Fleeing Longview gang member arrested (Longview, CA): A Longview man identified as a gang member was in the Gregg County Jail on Wednesday after police said he fled from officers and threw a loaded gun into a wooded area.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: August 31, 2016

Man convicted in fatal stabbing outside Sacramento restaurant (Sacramento, CA): A gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of an Olivehurst man outside a Sacramento restaurant.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 31, 2016

Mistrial Declared in Lompoc Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing Trial (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found two Lompoc men not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a rival gang member, but could not reach a verdict on a pair of lesser charges.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: August 30, 2016

Sheriff: Gang member found with loaded gun, drugs in Napa (Napa County, CA): A known gang member and convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon charges after he was pulled over by deputies for having a taillight out, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 30, 2016

Doctors allegedly sold prescriptions to gang members profiting for cash from burglaries (Los Angeles, CA): Two doctors have been charged with selling prescriptions for powerful drugs to gang members who allegedly bought them with profits from thousands of residential burglaries committed in the South Bay and across Southern California, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: August 29, 2016

Salinas police reform gang task force, ask for Shot Spotter tech (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reforming a gang task force called the Violence Suppression Unit, police announced on Monday. A task force comprised of three officers will begin working within the next two weeks.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: August 29, 2016

2 men, boy arrested after alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Three people were arrested Sunday night after an alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa, according to police.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 29, 2016

Porterville Police crack down on street gangs (Porterville, CA): A man who threatened a Porterville police officer was arrested, earlier this week, after an investigation revealed his alleged involvement in a criminal gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 28, 2016

Three suspected violent gang members arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): Police arrested three suspected violent gang members early this morning in Santa Rosa after an officer stopped a vehicle speeding through a construction zone.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 27, 2016

Torrance police arrest gang members suspected of 5,000 burglaries (Torrance, CA): Torrance police arrested 13 reputed South Los Angeles gang members today in a massive predawn operation to break up an organized ring believed responsible for some 5,000 residential burglaries in five Southern California counties.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: August 26, 2016

Painful tattoo removal offers hope (Stockton, CA): In a matter of seconds, the four dots on Andrew Bird’s middle finger began fading. “That one hurts; bad,” the 24-year-old said. Bird, despite being in pain, looked unfazed as a nurse used a laser to zap away remnants of a past life. He said he decided to remove the tattoos on his fingers, neck and wrists because he’s “changing.”
Source: The Record    Date: August 26, 2016

Feds join full court press on Eastside Riva gang (Riverside, CA): Four associates of the Eastside Riva gang – including its leader, Ernie “Gordo” Hernandez, 55, are under arrest on federal charges of distributing methamphetamine.
Source: Inland News Today    Date: August 26, 2016

Gang-related burglary ring hit 5,000 SoCal homes, police say (Torrance, CA): Southern California law enforcement agencies banded together to round up 15 suspects in a gang-related burglary ring that they say hit thousands of SoCal homes. The gang members were given goals, officials said: Break into homes and come back with at least $5,000 and a weapon every single day.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 26, 2016

State audit: Gang database 'deeply flawed' (Yuba City, CA): More than 1,300 Yuba-Sutter residents are named in a gang database a state auditor says is "deeply flawed." CalGang, a statewide database of suspected gang members, is meant to provide intelligence about gangs for law enforcement officers. People are added to the list without their knowledge and may not have ever committed a crime.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: August 26, 2016

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked website information, nor whether a link from the website may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.