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 convicts man in Walla Walla killings (Walla Walla County, CA): After deliberating four days, a Walla Walla County jury on Thursday convicted a gang member on two counts of first-degree murder in a Walla Walla shooting in 2015.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: October 27, 2017

Jurors Ponder Death For San Jacinto Gang Member Who Killed 3 (Murrieta, CA): Jury deliberations got underway Wednesday in the penalty trial for a San Jacinto gang member who fatally shot three men and tried to kill another because of their affiliations. Raymond Alex Barrera, 27, is facing either capital punishment or life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 slayings.
Source: Banning Patch    Date: October 26, 2017

Reputed gang member charged in 2011 Oakland killing (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member once named a suspect in the 2013 slaying of an 8-year-old girl, has been charged with a 2011 fatal shooting of a man in East Oakland whose case was part of a recent FBI stepped up effort about unsolved killings, according to authorities.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: October 25, 2017

Arrests made in north Visalia shooting case (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man who police say tried to kill a rival gang member is behind bars. The Monday morning shooting near MiCasita Tacos on Houston Avenue left detectives scouring the city for a gunman. Their break in the case came during a traffic stop just before midnight on Tuesday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: October 25, 2017

Man accused of killing woman during gang shootout could face death penalty (San Diego, CA): An alleged gang member accused of involvement in a shootout in Escondido that killed a woman driving home from church must stand trial on murder and other charges that could lead to the death penalty, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: October 25, 2017

UPD: Two teens arrested with semi-automatics, one allegedly a gang member (Ukiah, CA): Two teens were arrested after reportedly being found with semi-automatic handguns and ammo in Orchard Park Monday, one alleged to be a gang member by the Ukiah Police Department.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: October 24, 2017

Injured teen suspect stable after shooting involving Santa Ana gang detectives (Santa Ana, CA): An 18-year-old man was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana on Friday night after two gang unit detectives attempted to make contact with him and another male.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 20, 2017

3 Mexican Mafia Associates Plead Guilty: DA (San Diego County, CA): Three men accused of helping members of the Mexican Mafia pleaded guilty Friday to several charges linked to the criminal street gang, the San Diego County District's Attorney's office said Friday.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: October 20, 2017

Mayor's Task Force to discuss draft plan for reducing youth violence (Santa Maria, CA): A plan aimed at reducing gang violence, providing more opportunities for young people and helping incarcerated youth and adults return to the community is now available for the public’s review.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: October 20, 2017

Cathedral City police arrested 5 and seized 13 illegal weapons during a raid on a street gang (Cathedral City, CA): Five suspects were arrested early Thursday during a raid on a Cathedral City street gang. Operation Desert Wolf II targeted members of the Barrio Dream Homes gang, which is based in the Dream Homes neighborhood on the west side of the city. The operation, which kicked off 5:30 a.m., targeted members believed to be involved in violent crimes over the past two years, police said.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 19, 2017

Gang Members Charged with Infant’s Shooting Death (Los Angeles County, CA): Four alleged gang members have been charged in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Compton last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: October 19, 2017

Youth crime drops in Gilroy (Gilroy, CA): Youth crime in Gilroy has dropped almost 50 percent over the past three years, after an intensive school program funded by a $500,000 a year grant, according to a report by the South County Youth Task Force.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: October 19, 2017

‘Operation Desert Guardian’ nets over 800 arrests; illegal firearms, drugs and cash seized over summer (Hesperia, CA): Fresh off the heels of a successful crime sweep that netted hundreds of felony arrests, illegal firearms, and drugs throughout the High Desert, Sheriff John McMahon re-emphasized his commitment to curbing violent crime in the region.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 18, 2017

Suspected gang member shot in Pomona, refuses to talk to police (Pomona, CA): A 26-year-old suspected gang member was shot and wounded early this morning in Pomona but refused to talk to police about it.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: October 18, 2017

5 Arrested in Gang-Related Stabbing Last Month at Goleta Beach (Santa Barbara County, CA): Five people have been arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing that occurred last month at Goleta Beach County Park, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: October 18, 2017

East Bay Norteño murder conspiracy trial starts with debate over defendant’s intentions (Martinez, CA): A trial started Wednesday that prosecutors say will expose the Norteño gang’s secret conversations, murder plots, and attempts to bring drugs into Contra Costa County Jail.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: October 18, 2017

Suspected gang murderer of East LA teen girl found dead in Mexico (Los Angeles County, CA): A man who had been named as the fifth suspect in the 2002 abduction-murder of an East Los Angeles teenager was found dead in Mexico, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department revealed Tuesday.
Source:    Date: October 17, 2017

Police Say Gunfire at Banks Street Party Was Gang-Related (San Francisco, CA): In the aftermath of the gunfire that erupted during a party on the 200 block of Banks Street last Saturday/Sunday night, Capt. Joseph McFadden from SFPD’s Ingleside Station says the incident was gang-related and that witnesses at the scene have declined to cooperate with the investigation.
Source: Bernalwood    Date: October 17, 2017

Police Recover 76 Guns During Arrests of Gang Members (Fresno, CA): Dozens of guns have been taken off the streets of Fresno. The Fresno Police Department said these weapons could have injured or killed innocent people. It's all in an effort to put more gang members behind bars.
Source:    Date: October 17, 2017

Man Tagging Wall in South Bay Near Death After Stabbing by Rival Gang Member (San Diego, CA): A man putting up graffiti with his brother in the South Bay’s Nestor neighborhood was stabbed three times in the back and sustained life-threatening wounds when his brother’s ex-gang associates attacked the men, police said Tuesday.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: October 17, 2017

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