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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Teen gang member arrested after shots fired in Oakdale park (Oakdale, CA): A 17-year-old known criminal street gang member was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of firing a handgun in an Oakdale park, police said.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 5, 2018

Highland Park gang member gets 20 years in prison for racially motivated killing in 1999 (Los Angeles, CA): A Highland Park gang member, who spent more than 15 years on the run, was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars for the unprovoked murder of an innocent motorist whose killing was part of a deadly anti-black pact among gang members that used violence, intimidation and harassment to force blacks out of the mostly Latino neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 4, 2018

Apparent gang attack leaves two men dead in East LA (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were fatally shot in an apparent gang-related attack in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles, a deputy said Sunday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 3, 2018

Father and son gang members arrested by MAGEC unit (Fresno, CA): A father and son are behind bars. 35-year-old Robert Valdez and 19-year-old Robert Valdez Jr. are both Bulldog gang members, according to Fresno Police.
Source:    Date: May 31, 2018

Gang Member Charged with Trying to Rob Jurupa Man (Riverside County, CA): A parolee accused of trying to rob a man at gunpoint in Jurupa Valley was charged Thursday with attempted armed robbery and other offenses.
Source:    Date: May 31, 2018

Two gang members plead guilty to Boyle Heights firebombings (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal civil rights and racketeering violations for firebombing the homes of black residents in Boyle Heights four years ago in an effort to drive them out of the defendants' Latino gang territory.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 31, 2018

Activists demand San Francisco city attorney end gang injunctions (San Francisco, CA): Members of several San Francisco community groups hand-delivered a letter to the office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Wednesday demanding an end to the city’s gang injunction program.
Source: SFGate    Date: May 30, 2018

Madera County SIU makes arrests in sweep (Madera, CA): The multi-agency Madera County Special Investigations Unit conducted an enforcement operation May 24 in Chowchilla in response to a recent increase in gang violence.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: May 30, 2018

Santa Cruz gang participant arrested with loaded gun, police say (Santa Cruz, CA): A convicted felon and Norteños gang participant was arrested Wednesday morning in Santa Cruz on suspicion having a loaded firearm in a vehicle’s glove box, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 30, 2018

Some suspects shown during Fresno Police conference on Fresneck Crackdown were not actually arrested (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department is providing a clarification on their investigation and arrests of members of the Fresneck gang. During a press conference on May 24 police announced a major crackdown on the gang. Chief Jerry Dyer stated a grand jury had indicted nine of the members.
Source:    Date: May 29, 2018

Garden Grove man charged with vandalizing Santa Ana mural honoring Mexican-American war veterans (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old alleged gang member was charged with felony vandalism on Tuesday for spray-painting graffiti over a mural honoring Mexican-American war veterans in a Santa Ana neighborhood.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 29, 2018

Decline in number of arrests and guns seized for BPD gang unit following massive operations against local gangs (Bakersfield, CA): A year-to-date comparison of arrests, guns seized and field interviews by the Bakersfield Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit shows a steep drop in comparison with the two prior years, a decline the BPD says is due in part to resources put into two massive operations that resulted in the arrests of 78 local gang members.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: May 28, 2018

Man suffers gunshot wound to neck in drive-by shooting in Pacoima (Pacoima, CA): A man shot in the neck Sunday afternoon was expected to survive, as police searched for the whoever pulled the trigger from inside a car that fled onto the nearby freeway. Police believe the mid-afternoon shooting was gang related, said Sgt. Fred Cueto of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: May 27, 2018

DA report: Juvenile crime continues rising in Santa Clara County (Santa Clara County, CA): For a second straight year, juvenile crime rose in Santa Clara County, with the increase blamed in part on a prolific violent teen robbery gang targeted by multiple police crackdowns, according to a new report from the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 27, 2018

Three men arrested on suspicion of being involved in gang activity (Bakersfield, CA): Deputies arrested three men Friday at Pioneer Park on suspicion of being involved in gang activity. Jasper Reyes, 34, was arrested after officers found a "dirk or dagger" on him.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: May 26, 2018

Police: Feud between rival Berkeley gangs sparked April shootings, 2 men charged (Berkeley, CA): Investigations into back-to-back gang-related shootings on Russell and Mabel streets, on the same chilly mid-April night, led to felony charges this week against two young men with West Berkeley Waterfront gang ties, authorities report.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: May 25, 2018

Suspected gang member from Merced arrested with stolen gun, police say (Merced, CA): A 22-year-old Merced man, who police described as a known gang member, was arrested recently after investigators found a stolen handgun and ammunition at his home, the Police Department reported Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 25, 2018

Thinking they were Rival Gang Members, He Killed Them (Santa Clara County, CA): The suspect sat through a trial for two separate deadly shootings. In both incidents, thinking they were rival gang members, 24-year-old Balam Eugenio Gonzalez shot and killed them.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: May 25, 2018

Twenty-three Defendants Charged in Drug Indictments (San Diego, CA): Twenty-three defendants were charged in five indictments unsealed in federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”), distribution of cocaine and cocaine base, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, and money laundering.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 25, 2018

Gang sweep leads to gunfire in Azusa; no injuries, officials say (Azusa, CA): A Pomona police SWAT team exchanged gunfire with occupants of a house Thursday morning while serving a search warrant on a suspected gang member during a multiagency sweep in Azusa on Thursday morning, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 24, 2018

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