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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Sentencing postponed in gang-related murder (San Fernando, CA): Sentencing of Nicholas Colletta, who was found guilty in November of first-degree murder in the gang shooting of Ivan Solis, was put off until next month.
Source: The Signal    Date: January 18, 2019

Planada man arrested after gang officers find drugs and cash at his home, police say (Planada, CA): A 42-year-old Planada man was arrested Thursday after officers reported finding illegal drugs and cash at his home, according to Merced police.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 18, 2019

Fresno police plan gang sweep after 12-year-old girl hit by stray bullet (Fresno, CA): Fresno police plan a new sweep against gangs after a girl, 12, was shot Wednesday night when a stray bullet flew into her home during a nearby gang disturbance.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 17, 2019

Man shot in local luxury apartment had role in sex trafficking gang (San Diego, CA): The man shot at an East Village luxury apartment building Monday had just finished a stint in prison for his role in a gang that ran a sprawling sex trafficking ring.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: January 16, 2019

Two gang members sentenced to life in prison following fatal shooting (Sacramento, CA): Two men have been sentenced to life in prison after a series of shootings – one that left two dead – in Sacramento and Citrus Heights in 2013.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 14, 2019

Gang-related shooting wounds 3 in Wilmington (Los Angeles, CA): Three men were expected to recover after they were wounded in a gang-related shooting in Wilmington over the weekend, authorities said.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: January 14, 2019

Judge allows presentation of gang evidence in Vallejo murder trial (Solano County, CA): After morning and afternoon testimony and presentation of evidence, a Solano County Superior Court judge ruled that the District Attorney would be permitted to introduce gang evidence in the murder trial of a Vallejo man charged with the 2017 fatal shooting of another Vallejo man.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: January 14, 2019

Santa Rosa man in serious condition after being stabbed in suspected gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man was in serious condition Sunday after he was stabbed in what police described as a gang-related attack.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 13, 2019

2 Men Accused In Valley Gang Related Shooting In Custody (Indio, CA): Two men accused of taking part in a gang-related shooting in Indio last year must stand trial on attempted murder charges, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: Palm Desert Patch    Date: January 11, 2019

Two Suspected Gang Members Arrested In I.V. Following Police Chase (Santa Barbara, CA): UC Police Department deputies arrested two “suspected criminal street gang members” in Isla Vista just after midnight on Friday following a vehicle chase and a confrontation with I.V. residents, police reported.
Source: Daily Nexus    Date: January 11, 2019

Trial begins for alleged gang members accused of conspiring to kill rival gang member (Long Beach, CA): A small party spilled into gang violence in a 2017 shooting in North Long Beach that left one man dead and his cousin severely injured, prosecutors said as trial began Friday for two of the men accused of pulling the trigger.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: January 11, 2019

Search for armed robbery suspect leads to arrest of armed gang member, police report (Fresno, CA): An armed gang member was arrested Wednesday by police investigating an armed robbery in southeast Fresno, Sgt. Adrian Alvarez reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 10, 2019

‘Jails To Jobs’ Helps Former Inmates Secure Employment (San Francisco, CA): Eric Muñoz is job hunting. But the formerly incarcerated San Francisco resident has had a big barrier to getting work: his tattoos, a 20-year-old reminder of a past he left behind long ago. Now Muñoz is getting his ink removed, with the help of Mark Drevno. “These tattoos themselves are the biggest impediment to getting a job,” said Drevno. “If you’ve got a visual, anti-social, or gang related tattoo, they are real job stoppers.”
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: January 10, 2019

A bereaved grandmother answers one of L.A.’s deadliest questions: ‘Where you from?’ (Los Angeles, CA): Across the street from an elementary school and next to a South Los Angeles church stands a towering yellow billboard emblazoned in large black letters with the last words Mark Leroy Tyree Jr. heard before he was shot and killed:
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 8, 2019

San Bernardino County gang prosecutor resigns after backlash over racist rants on social media (San Bernardino County, CA): Former San Bernardino County gang prosecutor Michael Selyem, who was suspended in the wake of his racist rants on social media that triggered a backlash from civil rights leaders, has resigned from the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 8, 2019

Felon with gun tried to assault arresting officers, Oxnard police say (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police allegedly found a loaded handgun concealed by a convicted felon during a combative arrest Monday, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 7, 2019

Operation Matador defendant to be extradited back to Ohio for federal prosecution (Santa Maria, CA): One of the men charged in the MS-13 case stemming from the 2016 "Operation Matador" sting must be extradited from California back to Ohio, where he faces federal offenses including conspiracy to commit racketeering and murder in aid of racketeering, before he can be tried in Santa Maria, according to a federal judge.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 4, 2019

Weekend shooting near Golden 1 Center that killed two was gang-related, police say (Sacramento, CA): The downtown shooting that killed two men and injured a man and a woman Sunday morning on K Street was gang related, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 3, 2019

New Head Of San Diego Gang Commission Looks Forward (San Diego, CA): It's a new year, and there's a new head of the Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, the city group that gives advice on how to decrease gang violence. Jesus Sandoval is a former gang member who became a pastor in City Heights in 2003. He uses what he calls a wraparound approach, working with a gang member and his or her family.
Source: KPBS News    Date: January 3, 2019

Second teen charged in alleged gang-related murder of Santa Maria man (Santa Maria, CA): A second teen has been charged in connection to the Nov. 2 shooting death of a Santa Maria man on West Bethel Lane, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 3, 2019

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