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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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T.O. police suspect trio robbed boy (Thousand Oaks, CA): Three men were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and gang-related activity Friday, according to the Thousand Oaks Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 30, 2005

Graffiti busting uphill task (Santa Clarita, CA): An increase in graffiti in the last couple of months, particularly in Canyon Country and Newhall neighborhoods, is keeping volunteer removal teams busy and sheriff's gang units on alert, authorities said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 30, 2005

Public help sought in finding fugitive (San Diego, CA): The FBI is asking the public for help in finding a fugitive wanted in connection with drug sales after he eluded a law-enforcement roundup of suspected members of the Mexican Mafia.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 29, 2005

Prison guard among 37 arrested after 2-year probe (San Diego, CA): A prison guard was among 37 people who have been arrested after a two-year undercover investigation of the Mexican Mafia prison gang and its street-gang associates in San Diego, the FBI said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 28, 2005

Man shot, killed by errant bullet in Hayward (Hayward, CA): An apparent innocent bystander became Hayward's first homicide victim of the year Wednesday night when he was shot by at least one stray bullet as he came outside to check out a loud disturbance on the street between rival gang members, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 27, 2005

Mission residents air fears of escalating crime (San Francisco, CA): Residents of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood pleaded to the city's Police Commission Wednesday night for more officers to combat growing quality-of-life problems along with violence like a double homicide this weekend.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 27, 2005

Sales-tax proposal for cops gains (Los Angeles, CA): In a tenuous victory for Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton's plan to hire 1,200 officers, a divided City Council moved forward Wednesday with plans to place a one-half percent citywide sales-tax increase on the May 17 mayoral runoff ballot.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 27, 2005

Arrests made in Modesto school gang graffiti case (Modesto, CA): With the help of students, Modesto police received a major break Thursday in a widespread gang graffiti case at a Modesto high school.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: January 27, 2005

Turf war frustrates Visalians Police crack down on graffiti vandals (Visalia, CA): Walls and fences — along housing developments, parks and businesses — are more colorful these days in Visalia. But the bursts of color aren't exactly seen as a good thing, residents and police say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 27, 2005

Witnesses identified for injunction trial (Oxnard, CA): Those challenging an Oxnard gang injunction have identified hundreds of potential witnesses for a trial set to begin by the end of February.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 25, 2005

Three S.J. men arrested in fatal stabbing (San Jose, CA): Three San Jose men have been arrested in connection with the slaying of the city's first homicide victim of 2005, but authorities are releasing little information about the case.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 25, 2005

Officers scour Ceres for gang members (Ceres, CA): Officers from several Stanislaus County and state law enforcement agencies swept through Ceres on Sunday, making arrests for weapons, drugs and vehicle violations, and documenting gang members.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 25, 2005

Six charged with planning gang killings (Vista, CA): Six men who prosecutors say are members of a North County gang pleaded not guilty yesterday to accusations they plotted to kill one or more of their rivals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 25, 2005

No room for gang turf, says Palmdale (Palmdale, CA): City officials took the first step toward enacting an ordinance aimed at blocking gangs from establishing "turf" - taking control of a neighborhood to sell drugs or intimidate residents.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 25, 2005

Man who fled gang violence is killed (Santa Ana, CA): Julio Cesar Ramirez moved to Santa Ana to escape the violence and gangs of "ghetto life" in Los Angeles, then later convinced his family to follow him, his sisters said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 24, 2005

Two men are shot, killed (Orange County, CA): Two men have been killed in apparently unrelated but gang-involved shootings, Santa Ana police said Saturday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 23, 2005

14 gang members arrested in drug raids (Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, CA): Fourteen members of a violent North County drug gang were arrested Thursday during early-morning raids in Vista, Oceanside and Escondido, culminating a yearlong operation that uncovered a murder plot, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 22, 2005

Oceanside seeks to coordinate efforts (Oceanside, CA): The City Council hopes to coordinate all the various efforts to thwart gang activity here so they're more effective.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 21, 2005

Two more slain in growing gang war (Sacramento, CA): War between Sacramento-area Asian gangs escalated Wednesday night as one man was killed when more than 30 rounds were fired into a south Sacramento home while adults and children watched television.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 21, 2005

22 students arrested in gang brawl (Visalia, CA): Twenty-two students were arrested during a gang fight Wednesday at Charter Alternatives Academy School near Visalia.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: January 21, 2005

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