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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LA council takes on West Valley gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Looking to address a growing gang problem in the west San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Wednesday that seeks to increase efforts there by the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development.
Source:    Date: May 10, 2017

Dozens arrested in Merced gang sweep (Merced, CA): Dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds in ammo seized, and more than 50 gang members arrested, after a massive crime operation in Merced County.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: May 10, 2017

Authorities: About 30 gang members arrested during Victorville sting (Victorville, CA): A joint task force made up of three law enforcement agencies recently arrested about 30 gang members, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 10, 2017

30 Arrests Made During a Joint Gang/Drug Operation (Victorville, CA): Around 30 arrests were made during a joint special enforcement operation conducted by the San Bernardino County Victorville City Gang Enforcement Team, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) with assistance from the Apple Valley and Hesperia City Gang Enforcement Teams, High Desert Regional Gang Enforcement Team and San Bernardino County Probation.
Source: 24/7 Headline News    Date: May 10, 2017

Coachella's 'Lil Gangster' charged in 12 armed robberies over 8 months (Indio, CA): A Coachella gang member has been charged in 12 separate armed robberies committed over an eight-month span and linked to a three-year-old burglary through new DNA evidence.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: May 8, 2017

Gang activity update presented to Supervisors (San Benito County, CA): Al DeVos, San Benito County gang prevention coordinator, gave an accounting of gang activity and the work of the Gang Prevention Policy Committee to the board of supervisors on April 25, noting that local gang membership is holding steady and arrests for drug possession have increased significantly.
Source: BenitoLink    Date: May 8, 2017

Officers cleared in 2015 shooting of gang member (San Jose, CA): Two San Jose police officers were legally justified when they shot and killed a gang member who tried to attack them with a meat cleaver during an August 2015 encounter, according to a report by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 5, 2017

20 Years of MAGEC: Task force continues to fight rising gang crime all over Fresno County (Fresno, CA): Drugs, gun violence and sex trafficking. Police say gangs are behind these rising crimes in Fresno. For two decades now, one task force has been fighting gangs in Fresno and Fresno County. Known as MAGEC, a unique network of officers from agencies across the county. The team carries extensive knowledge on thousands of gang members from nicknames to affiliations and background history.
Source:    Date: May 5, 2017

Reputed gang members sentenced for murder of Oakland anti-crime activist (Oakland, CA): Two reputed Oakland gang members were sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 66-year-old woman who was following and filming them with her cell phone.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: May 5, 2017

Over 140 Gang Members Face Federal Charges In San Diego County (San Diego County, CA): The Justice Department charged over 140 gang members and associates in San Diego County after authorities led what was described as a crackdown on violent street gangs in the last 75 days.
Source: The Daily Caller    Date: May 3, 2017

Arrests hit same Escondido gang involved in woman's stray-bullet shooting (Escondido, CA): Investigators were already looking into the criminal activities of an Escondido street gang when Cathy Kennedy was fatally struck by a stray bullet as she drove home from church in March, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 3, 2017

Nine alleged killers return to juvenile court in Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz County, CA): Adrian Jerry “A.J.” Gonzalez is one of nine young defendants charged as adults in separate Santa Cruz County homicide cases remanded to juvenile court to comply with state law passed last year. The cases, which date to 2012, include defendants in their 20s facing court proceedings designated for children, according to new information released by the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 1, 2017

Brothers involved in South Los Angeles gang-related shooting; 1 dead, 1 hurt (Los Angeles, CA): Two brothers were shot in South Los Angeles, one fatally, in an apparent gang-related attack by two assailants who drove up to the victims, got out of their vehicle and fired, police said.
Source:    Date: May 1, 2017

2 juveniles shot at gang member’s wake in Hyde Park (Los Angeles, CA): Two juveniles were shot Saturday at a wake for a deceased gang member in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: April 30, 2017

Merced felon jailed after admitting he’s a gang member and has a gun (Merced, CA): An admitted gang member was jailed Thursday afternoon after Merced police confiscated a shotgun and ammunition during a search warrant.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 28, 2017

Santa Ana Leaders Collaborate on Reducing Shootings, Gangs and Other Youth Violence (Santa Ana, CA): More than 100 Santa Ana community members met last week in a new effort to improve collaboration on reducing violence among youth and gangs.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: April 28, 2017

Ex-gang member earns his way off injunction (Oceanside, CA): Michael “Mad Dog” Ortiz Torres spent at least two decades as an Oceanside gang member — and even after he left that life, the label stuck.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 28, 2017

Known gang member charged with sex crimes against Merced girl (Merced, CA): A man with gang ties and a drug history has been charged with committing sex crimes against a 9-year-old girl in Merced.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 28, 2017

Gang Member Sentenced In Fatal Oceanside Park Beating (Vista, CA): A documented gang member who took part in the beating death of a man in an Oceanside park was sentenced Friday to 16 years in state prison. Christopher Augafa, 26, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Source: Carlsbad Patch    Date: April 28, 2017

Gang member arrested in King City shooting Wednesday night (King City, CA): A King City gang member has been arrested after a shooting in the 200 block of Oxford Way Wednesday evening, police said.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: April 27, 2017

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