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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Reputed MS-13 drug dealer found guilty in 2001 murder of teenage runaway (Los Angeles, CA): A drug dealer for the Mara Salvatrucha street gang was found guilty Thursday of murdering a 13-year-old runaway whose nude body was found by a hiker in Elysian Park in 2001.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 1, 2018

Salinas man gets 17 years for shooting rival gang members, racketeering (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member has been sentenced to more than 17 years for racketeering and firearms crimes, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California reported Wednesday evening.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 28, 2018

Oakland ex-gang members sentenced for assaulting cop, shooting rival in 2013 (Oakland, CA): Three members of an Oakland gang were sentenced to prison Wednesday in federal court for their roles in the attempted murder and assault of a police officer and a rival gang member, officials said.
Source: SFGate    Date: February 28, 2018

Dozens charged in alleged North County gang gun and drug networks (North County, CA): A longtime investigation into gang networks trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and guns throughout North County culminated Wednesday in indictments against 37 people — from street dealers to mid-level managers to cross-border smugglers, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 28, 2018

Yuba County men arrested in alleged gang shooting (Yuba County, CA): Two alleged gang members are in Yuba County Jail, accused of firing shots into an Olivehurst residence Sunday night.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2018

Norteño Gang Member Sentenced To 17 Years And Six Months In Prison For RICO Conspiracy And Use Of Firearms (San Jose, CA): Julian Ruiz was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using or possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The sentence was handed down earlier today by the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Judge.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 28, 2018

Fresno Police say 60 percent of 2018 shootings are gang related (Fresno, CA): Fresno State students react to the officer involved shooting that happened right across the street from campus Tuesday night. Two suspects in the shootings are still on the loose. Police say the shooting appears to be gang related.
Source:    Date: February 28, 2018

Merced police arrested a gang member, they said. Here's why (Merced, CA): A man described as a gang member by police was arrested after being found with a gun on Wednesday, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 28, 2018

150 arrested in Northern California immigration sweep; ICE official says others eluded authorities after Oakland mayor's 'reckless' alert (Oakland, CA): Federal agents arrested more than 150 people suspected of violating immigration laws during a three-day sweep across Northern California, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 27, 2018

4 shootings in SE Fresno over the weekend, not related but share common element, police say (Fresno, CA): Counselors at Tioga Middle School and 14-year-old Nena Ouch is still in the hospital after Fresno Police say the eighth-grader was shot while watching television Saturday afternoon.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 26, 2018

Napa County relaunches Taboo Tattoo to remove problematic ink (Napa Valley, CA): When Jose De La Cruz sat down in a conference room at the county’s administrative offices Monday morning, it was hard to miss the large California state bear tattooed on his right cheek.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: February 26, 2018

After evading police gang members are found with two guns and drugs (Fresno, CA): Two gang members were arrested early Sunday morning after evading police and being found with two guns and drugs, Fresno police said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 25, 2018

Homicide rates drop in many of the Bay Area’s largest cities last year (San Francisco, CA): The gunmen walked into the Richmond church wearing masks.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2018

3 men arrested in connection to gang war in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): Patrick Dixon, Japae Monson, and Jovonte Moton, three men in connection with on-going gang violence across the city have been arrested while Fresno police continue to search for additional suspects.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 24, 2018

3 Accused Of Murder In Deadly 2017 Gang Shooting In Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): Three people, including one teenager, have been arrested in connection with a high-profile shooting that left one person dead and injured four others.
Source: CBS 13 Sacramento    Date: February 23, 2018

Fourth suspect in deadly Fox Theater stabbing turns himself in, police say (Bakersfield, CA): The fourth suspect in the Fox Theater stabbing, Heralcio Ugues, turned himself into police Friday afternoon, according to Bakersfield Police.
Source: 23ABC News    Date: February 23, 2018

Trump accuses California police of being soft on street gangs, and cops fire back (Los Angeles, CA): President Trump on Thursday accused California law enforcement of being soft on street gangs and suggested he might pull immigration agents out of the state, prompting a strong rebuke from local officials who said the president doesn't understand their war on gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 22, 2018

Amid juvenile crime spike, South Bay officials work to meld compassion and deterrence (San Jose, CA): A spike in juvenile crime in the South Bay last year spurred some local officials, led by the San Jose police chief, to wonder aloud whether Juvenile Hall was being seen as a revolving door by young people committing serious and violent crimes, contributing to higher numbers in assaults, carjackings, and home burglaries.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 22, 2018

Six more indicted after gang raids in Woodland (Woodland, CA): Six more defendants have been indicting following “Operation Silent Night,” a multi-agency raid that swept up 31 gang members.
Source: The Reporter    Date: February 22, 2018

Gang sweeps aim to reduce gang and gun violence in the city (Bakersfield, CA): Two gang sweeps in the last the last two months have landed 46 gang members behind bars. Police said the goal is to reduce gang and gun violence in the city.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: February 21, 2018

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