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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Jury gets 2017 Vallejo murder case with gang allegations (Fairfield, CA): After a monthlong trial in Solano County Superior Court in Fairfield, following final arguments by attorneys, the judge on Wednesday handed the jury the case of a 22-year-old Vallejo man charged with the 2017 fatal shooting of another Vallejo man, a crime with gang allegations.
Source: The Reporter    Date: February 6, 2019

Gang violence is ravaging Azusa, here’s what the city is doing about it (Azusa, CA): For the past three weeks, Azusa police have worked to reduce the gang-related violence seen in the city in recent months. The violence has largely taken place in Atlantis Gardens — a cluster of about 40 buildings near Rockvale and Alosta avenues, according to an Azusa Police Department statement.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: February 5, 2019

Judge denies defense's request to dismiss charges in MS-13 gang trial (Santa Maria, CA): A judge on Tuesday struck down a request to dismiss indictment charges made by attorneys representing defendants believed to have ties to the transnational gang MS-13, citing what he ruled to be sufficient evidence used to support the charges and special allegations.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 5, 2019

Ten Dog Pound gang members in Fresno sentenced to federal prison for murder conspiracy (Fresno, CA): A member of the notorious Dog Pound gang in Fresno was sentenced Monday 11 years and six months in federal prison for conspiring to murder rival gang members in aid of racketeering and for using interstate commerce for prostitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 5, 2019

DA, defense rest in 2017 Vallejo murder trial with gang allegations (Fairfield, CA): After 17 days, including the jury selection process and legal motions, attorneys on Tuesday rested their cases in the Solano Superior Court trial of a 22-year-old Vallejo man charged with the 2017 fatal shooting of another Vallejo man, a crime, police say, that bears all the signs of gang violence.
Source: The Reporter    Date: February 5, 2019

Member of Westside Crips Criminal Street Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Drug Trafficking, Sex Trafficking and Other Violent Crimes (San Diego, CA): Westside Crips gang member William McKinley Bright today became the last of 12 defendants to plead guilty, admitting that he participated in a racketeering conspiracy involving narcotics trafficking, sex trafficking and other violent crimes.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 5, 2019

Attorneys for MS-13 defendants ask court to dismiss charges (Santa Maria, CA): Attorneys representing defendants believed to have ties to the transnational gang MS-13 argued Monday that some of their murder and gang charges should be dismissed, claiming that a portion of evidence was inadmissible.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: February 4, 2019

3 Men Shot Multiple Times In Suspected Gang Related Shooting in Southeast Fresno (Fresno County, CA): Fresno police are investigating after three men were shot near Calwa. Police responded to the area of Cedar and Burns avenues Monday evening. Officers tell us the three men were standing on the sidewalk, outside of their homes, when a car pulled up. The men exchanged words with the people inside the car, police say it got violent and someone inside the vehicle fired several rounds.
Source:    Date: February 4, 2019

Some LAPD Gang Officers Faulted for Investigative Stops (Los Angeles, CA): An audit of the Los Angeles Police Department’s gang unit found several instances when investigative stops or searches of suspected gang members last summer appeared to be legally unjustified or outside of LAPD policy.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: February 4, 2019

Man with gang ties gunned down in East Central Fresno identified (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Officials say 22-year-old Andrew Valdez suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and died at the scene.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 2, 2019

Trial begins for alleged Santa Paula gang member accused of killing bystander in gunfight (Santa Paula, CA): The murder trial began Friday for an alleged Santa Paula gang member accused of getting into a gunfight that led to the death of an innocent bystander in 2014.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 1, 2019

Merced gang members, felons arrested after police find firearms in car, house, officers say (Merced, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested after they were found with firearms, police said. Officers with the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit stopped a vehicle at about 11:46 a.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of East Gerard Avenue, according to a news release.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 31, 2019

Border Patrol arrests Sureño gang member (Calexico, CA): Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon, 42 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry, suspected of illegally entering the United States.
Source: KYMA 11 News    Date: January 31, 2019

Statewide human trafficking operation nets 22 arrests, 7 rescues in Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara County, CA): A total of 339 people were arrested and 48 suspected victims rescued during a statewide human trafficking operation that took place over three days last week and involved participation from multiple local law enforcement agencies, including the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Lompoc and Santa Maria police departments.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: January 31, 2019

Prosecutor Says Reputed Gang Members Are Guilty Of Murder (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County prosecutor on Thursday asked jurors to find four reputed gang members and associates guilty of murder for the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in East Oakland in broad daylight in 2016.
Source: SFGate    Date: January 31, 2019

Police: Shooter in Concord murder joined with MS-13 to get back at dad, a rival 18th St. gang member (Martinez, CA): A man accused of shooting an Olympic Continuation High School student to death was trying to impress elders in the notorious MS-13 gang, in part because he wanted to get back at his father who was part of a rival gang, according to police testimony.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 30, 2019

How Fresno Police's "zero tolerance" citywide gang sweep led to 76 felony arrests (Fresno, CA): A 10-day sweep meant Fresno police officers flooded the streets citywide to tackle gang violence head on. "We have places throughout the city that have experienced spikes in street gang activity and violence and that's been in every district in Fresno," said Lt. Steve Card.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 30, 2019

Dystiny Myers’ brother sentenced to prison for gang-related drug robbery (San Luis Obispo County, CA): The younger brother of a Santa Maria teen who was brutally murdered in 2010 will serve nearly 14 years in state prison for the armed robbery of a marijuana delivery courier in December 2017.
Source: The Tribune    Date: January 30, 2019

Loaded gun found inside the wall of a Fresno home belonging to gang members, police say (Fresno, CA): A gun was found in the wall of a home during a probation compliance check, according to a Fresno Police Department news release.
Source:    Date: January 30, 2019

Three more found guilty in connection to gang shooting at Tulare grocery store (Tulare, CA): Three more people were found guilty Friday in connection to a 2015 gang shooting at a Tulare grocery store. Paul Castro, 22; Isaiah Castro, 20; and Gonzalo Gonzalez Jr., 21, were found guilty in Tulare County Superior Court for crimes committed at a Foods Co. A jury found Paul Castro guilty of three counts of attempted murder for shooting a store employee and a customer in the chest May 6, 2015.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 29, 2019

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