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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Men in two cities hurt in gang-related attacks (Oxnard and Fillmore, CA): Two gang-related incidents, one in Oxnard and one in Fillmore, left two men hospitalized Wednesday, one in critical condition, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 29, 2005

Supes OK countywide gang squad (Redwood City, CA): San Mateo County supervisors agreed Tuesday to spend more than $500,000 on a new countywide investigations unit to go after gang leaders.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: September 28, 2005

Santa Cruz police say weekend shooting sign of growing gang problem (Santa Cruz, CA): Police in Santa Cruz say a double shooting this weekend is a sign of a growing gang problem in the city.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: September 27, 2005

Study: Gang injunctions provide short-term relief to communities (Irvine, CA): Gang injunctions provide short-term benefits, including calming residents' fear of confrontations with gang members, according to a study released Monday by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, and University of Southern California.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 26, 2005

Woman is killed when caught in crossfire of gang shootout (Sacramento, CA): A 26-year-old woman was shot to death early Saturday and a man remained hospitalized after they apparently were caught in the crossfire of warring gangs in a south Sacramento parking lot.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 25, 2005

New gang game plan brews (San Mateo County, CA): Faced with a mounting gang problem throughout San Mateo County, officials plan to spend more than $1 million fighting back with an entirely new investigative unit including increased law enforcement, a dedicated prosecutor and a more strategic effort to quell street violence.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: September 23, 2005

Sheriff unveils beefed up gang patrol (Sacramento County, CA): The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's new motorcycle unit rolled onto the streets of south Sacramento on Thursday evening aiming to put a dent in the gang activity and violent crime that has made the area one of the county's most dangerous.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 23, 2005

Gang blamed for violence upsurge (Richmond, CA): A notorious Richmond street gang known as "the 20s" is to blame for a rash of violence in the city that dates back to April, police said Thursday as they intensified their search for a key suspect in recent crimes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 23, 2005

Teenager shot dead while riding motorcycle (Richmond, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Richmond on Wednesday as he rode a small motorcycle on a neighborhood street, and police said the slaying is related to a series of violent crimes, including this week's killing of a man in a car stereo store near police headquarters.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 22, 2005

Richmond police after gang suspect in shootings (Richmond, CA): Swift on the heels of the city's 29th homicide of the year, Police Chief Terry Hudson said Wednesday that arresting a notorious gang suspect linked to several local shootings was his department's new top priority.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 22, 2005

Attorneys offer free advice to alleged gang members (Vista, CA): Several North County criminal defense attorneys are offering to provide free legal advice to alleged gang members named in a civil gang injunction that restricts their activities in Vista, attorneys said Wednesday.
Source: North County Times    Date: September 21, 2005

Police say Monday gunbattle in Bayview District was gang-related (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police say a gunbattle in the city's Bayview district that left one man dead and three others wounded was gang-related.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: September 20, 2005

Richmond cops seek 'triggerman' (Richmond, CA): Police announced Tuesday they are seeking a 20-year-old parolee in connection with several recent shootings and homicides.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 20, 2005

Santa Ana police investigate slaying for gang links (Santa Ana, CA): An 18-year-old man died Saturday after being shot once in the head in a possible gang-related attack, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 19, 2005

Principal: Gang violence spills onto LHS campus (Lompoc, CA) : Lompoc High School principal Art Diaz testified in Superior Court Friday that gangs are a serious problem on his campus, intimidating and beating up other students.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: September 18, 2005

County seeks gang database (Redwood City, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office may create a clearinghouse for gang-related information to help combat growing gang violence.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: September 17, 2005

Police investigate suspected gang shooting (San Diego, CA): Gang detectives are investigating a Wednesday night drive-by shooting in Valencia Park in which a man was wounded as he walked on a sidewalk.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 15, 2005

Two men stabbed in alleged gang-related incident in T.O. (Thousand Oaks, CA): Two 20-year-old men stabbed in a gang-related incident in Thousand Oaks were in stable condition Wednesday, Ventura County Sheriff's Department officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 15, 2005

Authorities searching for owners of thousands of stolen tools (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Authorities are looking for the owners of more than 31,000 tools stolen from construction sites and equipment rental businesses over the last few years.
Source: The Tribune    Date: September 14, 2005

Bicyclist fatally shot in alleged gang attack (Anaheim, CA): A 23-year-old bicyclist was shot and killed after several men asked whether he was in a gang, Anaheim police said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 13, 2005

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