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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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Police: Two arrests made in deadly gang shooting of Escondido woman (Escondido, CA): Two arrests have been made in connection to the murder of Catherine Kennedy. The Escondido Police Department revealed the information during a press conference Thursday afternoon. The suspects in custody are a 24-year-old male and a 16-year-old male juvenile.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: March 16, 2017

SWAT teams serve 4 arrests warrants in Anaheim to capture gang-shooting suspects (Anaheim, CA): SWAT teams served warrants at three homes on the night of Wednesday, March 15 to search for evidence and arrest four men suspected of participating in a March 9 gang shooting in which no one was hit but did riddled homes with bullets, authorities said on Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 16, 2017

Gang members convicted in fatal stabbing of a father outside Arden Arcade home (Sacramento County, CA): Two men have been convicted of second-degree murder in fatal stabbing of a father outside his Arden Arcade home. Sebastian Flores Torres and Jose Guadalupe Salazar, both 24, were found guilty Wednesday in the March 12, 2014, death of 41-year-old Shannon Gregg, as well as two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for the non-fatal stabbings of two other people.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 16, 2017

Gang sweep leads to 15 arrests (Mountain View, CA): Fifteen people were arrested across Santa Clara County last week as part of a gang task force co-sponsored by the Mountain View Police Department. The task force has been a regular operation for about 20 years, teaming up various South Bay police agencies to check on known gang members.
Source: Mountain View Voice    Date: March 16, 2017

Five reputed gang members charged in violent crime spree (Hayward, CA): Five reputed Hayward gang members arrested this month in a large-scale police operation in Alameda County have been charged with violent crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and robbery and attempted murder, according to authorities and court documents.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: March 15, 2017

Gang member arrested on weapons charges, Fresno Police say (Fresno, CA): Police in Central Fresno have arrested an active gang member, 28-year-old Kenneth Haisch, while officers conducted a probation compliance check.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: March 15, 2017

Long Beach GRIP Money At Risk In Governor's Budget (Long Beach, CA): Money for some human trafficking services could cease at the end of 2017. The Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force (LBHTTF) announced last week that My Sister’s Keeper — funded through the California Gang Reduction and Intervention Program (CalGRIP) — would be losing its funding at the end of 2017 due to the governor not including it in his 2017-18 budget.
Source: Gazettes    Date: March 14, 2017

Boyle Heights youth, police seek end to violence through dialogue (Los Angeles, CA): Amid long-running tension in East L.A.'s Ramona Gardens, youth and police are turning to dialogue to improve relations and stem violence. The youth-led workshops began as a response to gang violence and heavy police presence and have since gained backing from some LAPD officials as an alternative way to build better community alliances.
Source: SCPR News    Date: March 14, 2017

Apparent gang graffiti threatens Watsonville police officer by name (Watsonville, CA): A Watsonville police officer was named in a death threat discovered as graffiti on a building along the 100 block of Beach Street on Sunday morning, officials said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: March 13, 2017

Santa Cruz teen gang member arrested on gun charge (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old Santa Cruz known gang member was arrested Saturday evening on a gun possession charge, Santa Cruz police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: March 13, 2017

Fontana saw increase in number of crimes in 2016 (Fontana, CA): The number of major crimes in Fontana increased during the year of 2016, according to statistics released by the Fontana Police Department. Overall, the number of Part One crimes went up from 5,089 in 2015 to 5,283 in 2016. The Police Department was concerned about an uptick in gang-related crime in 2016. There were two murders at local parks, and suspects were arrested in connection with both of those incidents (which were believed to be gang-related).
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: March 9, 2017

Deadly Shooting Highlights Gang Violence in Escondido (Escondido, CA): The fatal shooting of a woman caught in the crossfire of gang violence is shedding light on gang violence in the neighborhood, and how the community is dealing with it.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: March 9, 2017

Crossfire from gang shooting blamed in death of Escondido woman driving home from church (Escondido, CA): A stray bullet in a gang-related shooting killed a woman as she drove from church in southern California, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 8, 2017

Former Santa Maria gang member turns life around against all odds (Santa Maria, CA): Over the years we've heard of the gang violence in Santa Maria, sometimes murder. Every so often there's someone who rises from that lifestyle, who goes on to do great things.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: March 8, 2017

Santa Ana gang member found guilty in 2009 robbery, attempted murder (Santa Ana, CA): A 27-year-old gang member was convicted Monday of robbing a Santa Ana couple at gunpoint and unsuccessfully trying to shoot people in a case that dates back to 2009.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 7, 2017

Two Teen family members killed by gangs a decade apart, family says neither victim was in a gang (Bakersfield, CA): Police continue to search for the killer of an 18-year-old who died Thursday after he and his girlfriend were shot in bed with their baby between them. The family of the young man, Daleon Williams, is still in disbelief, as they say this is the second time they're burying an innocent teenager who's dreams and aspirations were taken away in seconds, when a gang member pulled the trigger.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: March 7, 2017

16-year-old shot after gang member mistook him for rival, police believe (Fresno, CA): A 16-year-old boy was shot in the lower back Monday after he was apparently mistaken for a rival by a passing gang member in southwest Fresno, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 6, 2017

LA Man Sentenced for Trafficking Meth to Street Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member with ties to the Mexican Mafia prison gang was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine to street gangs in the community of Bell Gardens.
Source: American Security Today    Date: March 5, 2017

Teen arrested in gang related shooting (Redding, CA): Redding Police investigators have concluded an investigation which started on December 6, 2016, after shots were fired into a home in a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: March 4, 2017

Hundreds of officers target Riverside street gang, arrest 8, recover weapons, drugs (Riverside, CA): More than 200 law enforcement officers took to Inland Empire streets recently as part of an operation targeting a violent Riverside street gang and resulted in the arrests of eight people, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: March 3, 2017

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