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 stabbed near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in suspected gang attack (Santa Cruz, CA): A 17-year-old was stabbed multiple times near the front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday night, according to police. The Watsonville teen was stabbed in his torso and shoulder and had a laceration across his face, according to Santa Cruz Police Deputy Chief Dan Flippo.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 15, 2018

Woodland man convicted of premeditated gang murder (Woodland, CA): Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on May 11, 2018 a Yolo County jury convicted 20-year-old Woodland man Christian ‘Kiki’ Rizo of a number of crimes that occurred on June 29, 2016, including, murder in the first degree, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, possessing a loaded weapon in a public place, and criminal street gang activity.
Source: Winters Express    Date: May 15, 2018

Thirteen-year-old boy accused of flashing gang signs and pointing realistic-looking BB gun at school bus (Bakersfield, CA): A report of a teen pointing a handgun at a school bus Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a 13-year-old male with a BB gun and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: May 15, 2018

Local attorneys clash over evidence in Oxnard gang injunction hearings (Oxnard, CA): Ventura County prosecutors and their public defender counterparts are arguing over the format of a hearing for individuals challenging their inclusion to Oxnard's two gang injunctions.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 13, 2018

Gang-related homicides on the rise in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): The number of gang-related homicides in Bakersfield is on the rise compared to the last couple years, according to the latest memo from Bakersfield City Manager Alan Tandy.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: May 12, 2018

Santa Maria Has Presence at Gang Prevention Conference (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria was well-represented at the 7th Annual Gang Prevention & Intervention Conference held in Los Angeles May 7-8. Mayor Alice Patino and Mayor Pro Tem Etta Waterfield were among a group of city staff who attended, as part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, to learn collaborative approaches and comprehensive solutions to violence.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 12, 2018

Police arrest two known Visalia Norteños gang members (Visalia, CA): Jose Ponce and Joshua Del Villar are in trouble. It started when Visalia's special enforcement detectives learned a known Norteño gang member had violated the terms of his probation.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 11, 2018

Judge Rules Juvenile Should Be Prosecuted In Adult Court For Alleged Gang Murder (Vallejo, CA): A Solano County Juvenile Court judge ruled today that a juvenile should be prosecuted in adult court for a Vallejo gang-related murder he allegedly committed in 2015.
Source: SF Gate    Date: May 11, 2018

3 dead, 5 injured after increase in suspected gang violence in San Diego (San Diego, CA): A Solano County Juvenile Court judge ruled today that a juvenile should be prosecuted in adult court for a Vallejo gang-related murder he allegedly committed in 2015.
Source: SF Gate    Date: May 11, 2018

A gang member killed a cop nine days after he got out of jail. Are California's justice reforms to blame? (Los Angeles County, CA): In the heated debate over California's efforts to slash its prison population, the case of Michael Christopher Mejia has become a political rallying cry. An admitted gang member, Mejia was charged last year with shooting two Whittier police officers – a crime the city's mayor and many in law enforcement saw as clear evidence of the failure of less strict sentencing laws.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 10, 2018

2 Arrested in Gang-Related Homicide Investigation in North Hills (Los Angeles, CA): Two people were arrested during a gang-related homicide investigation in North Hills Thursday morning, officials said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: May 10, 2018

Teen felon, gang member found with drugs, gun in Arroyo Grande neighborhood, police say (Grover Beach, CA): A known teen felon and gang member is back behind bars after Grover Beach police say he was found walking in an Arroyo Grande neighborhood early Thursday morning with drugs and a stolen gun.
Source: KSBY News    Date: May 10, 2018

Salinas gang member gets nine years for bank robberies (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison for robbing banks in Salinas, Seaside and Pacific Grove, according to the Department of Justice.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: May 10, 2018

Lengthy Prison Terms For Suspects In Gang-Related Attempted Murder (Santa Rosa, CA): Two Santa Rosa men were sentenced Tuesday to lengthy prison terms for a gang-related attempted murder of another man who helped police investigate a gang-related stabbing, Sonoma County prosecutors said.
Source: SFGate    Date: May 10, 2018

Coalition of community leaders address gang violence in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Local community and faith leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss the rash of suspected gang shootings in San Diego. Since Sunday, three men were murdered, five others injured, and residents are calling to end the violence. San Diego has more than 4,000 known gang members.
Source: KUSI News    Date: May 9, 2018

Santa Rosa gang members get long prison terms for attempted murder (Santa Rosa, CA): Two Santa Rosa Sureño gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Tuesday after pleading no contest last month to a 2016 attempted murder.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 9, 2018

Salinas Gang Member Sentenced To Over Nine Years In Prison For Multiple Bank Robberies (San Francisco, CA): Francisco Javier Marmolejo, aka “Blindy,” was sentenced to 114 months in prison today for robbing and conspiring to rob three San Francisco Bay Area banks, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 9, 2018

Gang member receives 332 years for role in Pasadena drive-by shooting (Pasadena, CA): A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 29-year-old Duarte gang member to 332 years to life in prison for his role in a Pasadena drive-by shooting where one woman was shot in the hand and another woman was wounded by flying glass, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: May 8, 2018

Police expert: Recent San Diego shootings likely related (San Diego, CA): A local police expert thinks the recent surge in gun violence in southeastern San Diego is the work of gangs. Kevin LaChapelle is a former El Cajon police officer who investigated gang crimes, now working as an expert in gang intervention.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: May 8, 2018

Gang members charged in 2-week crime spree that included Chula Vista killing, San Diego shooting (San Diego, CA): Three gang members accused of killing a man they mistook for an undercover police officer and shooting and paralyzing a 19-year-old woman during a two-week crime spree last month pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges in San Diego Superior Court on Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 7, 2018

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