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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Alleged gang members beat man, steal car (San Diego, CA): A group of men wielding knives allegedly followed a man back to his Cholla Creek home and stole his car early Tuesday morning, San Diego police said. Three men in a GMC Yukon flashed gang signs at the victim as they drove next to his white Neon around 3:25 a.m., Sgt. Diane Wendell said.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: September 14, 2004

Gang-related East Village shooting injures man (San Diego, CA): A man was wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting in East Village, San Diego police said today. Three men approached the victim in the 500 block of 17th Street around 11:30 p.m. yesterday and mentioned a street gang, Sgt. Bob Dare said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 13, 2004

El Camino High football player shot in the neck while driving (Oceanside, CA): As gang violence simmers in the hot summer's end in North County, one of the bullets this weekend hit a star football player with a bright future.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 13, 2004

Armed man ready for gang, but plan backfires (San Rafael, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested after flubbing a pistol draw in San Rafael and shooting himself in the buttocks, authorities said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: September 11, 2004

Police arrest teen of suspicion of attempted murder (Tulare, CA): Tulare juvenile sustained head injuries in a street fight late Thursday night and then he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The 17-year-old juvenile, whose name was withheld because of his age, was also taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a knife.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register    Date: September 11, 2004

Gang task force discusses graffiti (Simi Valley, CA): The large, spray-painted mural under the Highway 118 overpass in Simi Valley depicted a groaning teenage boy clutching his head with one hand and a bottle of booze with the other. The graphic image carried an artist's touch.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 9, 2004

Two wounded in Redwood City shooting (Redwood City, CA): A couple of young men from Redwood City are recovering from gunshot wounds today and the police are looking for their assailant, who apparently mistook the victims for members of a rival gang late Wednesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 9, 2004

Oxnard man challenges gang order (Oxnard, CA): Putting Oxnard's newly imposed gang injunction to a crucial test, a college student testified Tuesday that he has been wrongly accused of gang membership and asked a judge to exempt him from the court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 8, 2004

Police gang unit investigates shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police suspect gang violence is behind the point-blank shooting of a man on a street in Memorial this weekend.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 6, 2004

Police task force looks for gangs on Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Darting into a dark driveway, Jesus Gonzalez Lopez didn't spot the cops on the San Mateo street until the SWAT-trained team spilled out of unmarked cars to surround him. The suspected burglar, sporting the blue-dot tattoos of the Surenos gang, emptied his pockets of contraband: methamphetamine and ceramic spark plug parts handy for shattering car windows.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 5, 2004

Barstow gang activity on upswing (Barstow, CA): The boy in the red-hooded sweatshirt swaggered lazily down the street. He returned Detective Joe Silva and Detective Chris Kirby's questioning stares with a sidelong glance as their unmarked patrol car crept down Fredricks Street on Monday night.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: September 5, 2004

Three arrested for gun possession, gang charges (Salinas, CA): Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit arrested three men on gun possession charges Friday evening.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 5, 2004

Gang member held in 2 assault cases (Chula Vista, CA) : An 18-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a pregnant woman and trying to kill a 15-year-old boy in separate Aug. 19 attacks, police said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 4, 2004

City weighs anti-gang law (Santa Clarita, CA): City officials have been asked by the county to draw up a local version of an anti-gang loitering ordinance as an additional deterrent to crime within Santa Clarita's boundaries. Sheriff's officials are quick to say gang activity is far from prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley, but they like the idea of having a law to enforce if they need it.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 3, 2004

Three teens jailed in fatal gang-related shooting (Vista, CA) : Two teenagers were behind bars and facing murder charges Thursday for an Oceanside shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead and two other people wounded, authorities reported.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: September 2, 2004

Gang rivalry behind shooting (Vacaville, CA): Bad blood between rival gang members was the motivation behind a shooting Monday in Vacaville, authorities said Tuesday. "This was precipitated by manner of dress and mannerisms of those involved," said Vacaville police Sgt. Jeff Van Gorden.
Source: The Reporter    Date: September 1, 2004

Police identify shooting victim (Salinas, CA): The man killed Saturday morning was asked what gang he was affiliated with before he was shot in the head, Salinas police said Monday. Juan Gomez-Raya, 20, was repairing the brake light of his modified Honda at about 1 a.m. outside 1149 Pacific Ave. when an unidentified 18- to 20-year-old man approached him, said Salinas police Sgt. Vince Maiorana.
Source: The Californian    Date: August 31, 2004

Long Beach man fatally shot during fundraiser (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old Long Beach man was fatally shot and two others were wounded Saturday night at a fundraiser for a day-care center, police said Sunday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 30, 2004

Violent turf wars shatter our calm (Yuba County, CA): Not many years ago, gang members in the Mid-Valley often were satisfied to mark their territory with a can of spray paint. Increasingly, the cans are being traded in for guns used in drive-by shootings in which targets are not only houses but other moving vehicles.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: August 29, 2004

New injunction targets LA's 38th Street gang (Los Angeles, CA): An injunction has been put in place targeting one of the city's oldest street gangs, Police Chief William Bratton and other city officials announced Wednesday. The preliminary injunction against the 38th Street Gang, which dates back to the 1920s, was approved last week by Superior Court Judge David Yaffe.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 26, 2004

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