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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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Four Arrested in Police Operation Targeting Shooting Suspects (Los Banos, CA): On July 14, 2018, Los Banos police officers responded to the 200 block of G Street for a report of shots fired. Two rival gang members were targeted by Carlos Torres, 20, of Los Banos in at least two separate shootings.
Source: The Paper    Date: July 26, 2018

Oceanside men get decades-long prison sentences for shooting death of teen girl (North County, CA): Two gang members convicted in an ambush shooting that killed a teenage girl on an Oceanside playground were given decades-long prison sentences Wednesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 25, 2018

Gang members sentenced for killing teen on rival turf (Vista, CA): Two gang members convicted of murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl at a park in rival territory in Oceanside were sentenced Wednesday to 65 years to life and 57 years to life in state prison, plus 27 years.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: July 25, 2018

Four people arrested, guns seized in separate Los Banos shooting investigations (Los Banos, CA): Los Banos police on Wednesday arrested four people while investigating recent separate and unrelated shooting cases, officers said in a statement.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 25, 2018

Santa Paulan found guilty of attempted murder in 2015 gang-related shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A 25-year-old Santa Paula man was found guilty of attempted murder in connection with a gang-related party bus shooting in 2015, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 24, 2018

Two gang members convicted for Citrus Heights double homicide may face life in prison (Citrus Heights, CA): Two gang members have been convicted for a 2013 double homicide on Birdcage Street in Citrus Heights, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 23, 2018

Suburban teen acquitted in South Los Angeles gang killing (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man was acquitted Monday for his alleged role in a gang-related killing in South Los Angeles last year when he was a senior at a suburban high school.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 23, 2018

Oxnard City Council decides to seek community input on gang injunction hearings (Oxnard, CA): As statewide court rulings challenge the legality of gang injunctions, Oxnard police has proposed a city ordinance that the department's top brass believes upholds the constitutional rights of individuals served with the civil orders.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 23, 2018

Judges crack down on illicit inmate cellphones (Sacramento, CA): Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections officials.
Source: KPVI Channel 6 News    Date: July 23, 2018

Documented gang member arrested in Coachella for possession of narcotics (Coachella, CA): The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force arrested a Coachella man after conducting a vehicle stop in Coachella Thursday evening for possessing illegal drugs. 19 year old Miguel Navarro was arrested for possession of narcotics while armed and possession of narcotics for sale.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: July 21, 2018

Anti-gang task force makes 86 arrests and identifies suspects who were allegedly involved in murder of wife of then-Mexican Mafia member (San Bernardino County, CA): A special anti-gang task force has made 86 arrests in the past four months and has also identified suspects who are allegedly connected to the shooting death of the wife of a then-Mexican Mafia member, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Source: Fontana Herald News    Date: July 20, 2018

Council Seeks More Input About Gang Injunctions (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard City Council postponed taking action and changing its gang injunction ordinance July 17, as the group decided to take more time to engage the community with the help of the Oxnard Police Department.
Source: Tri County Sentry    Date: July 20, 2018

Fallbrook gang members sentenced for random, deadly attack (Vista, CA): A trio of Fallbrook gang members convicted of second-degree murder last year in an apparently random attack on a stranger received lengthy prison sentences at the Vista courthouse on Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 20, 2018

MS-13 defendant from Virginia enters not guilty plea (Santa Maria, CA): Jose Wilfredo Abarca Soriano, a suspected MS-13 gang member who was extradited in June from Virginia, made his first court appearance Friday with his co-defendants and pleaded not guilty.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: July 20, 2018

Second defendant takes plea deal in 2014 Guadalupe Dunes murder case (Santa Maria, CA): A second defendant has taken a plea deal in the 2014 Javier Limon murder case, the day after his co-defendant pleaded guilty. Arturo Granados was ready to go to trial next month along with his two co-defendants Bryan Rios and Joseph Morales at Santa Maria Superior Court, but pleaded guilty Thursday morning to second-degree murder, special gang enhancements, and will be sentenced to 19 years in state prison on Sept. 10.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: July 19, 2018

LA Seeks Injunction Against Feds Over Sanctuary State Policy (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles wants a federal court to block the Justice Department from imposing conditions on law enforcement grants, arguing in court papers Thursday that the city is being cut off from funding for refusing to help enforce federal immigration laws.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: July 19, 2018

5 men charged in San Bernardino slaying of Mexican Mafia member’s wife (San Bernardino, CA): Five men police call gang members have been charged in the San Bernardino shooting death of a wife of a Mexican Mafia member, authorities said on Wednesday, adding that the killing was orchestrated behind bars and one of the accused has since been slain.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 18, 2018

Teen stabbed in fight with gang members in Tustin (Tustin, CA): A teenager suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen while fighting with some gang members Wednesday in Tustin. A family member took the boy to a hospital, where he was treated after being cut with an “unknown solid object,” said Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: July 18, 2018

Homegirl Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope (Los Angeles, CA): In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 17, 2018

PPD arrest three gang members on gun charges (Porterville, CA): The Porterville Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on a vehicle in the 1000 block of North Indiana Street and contacted three occupants inside the vehicle who were identified as Cristal Montoya, Aliyah Cabeje, and Santiago Alvarado.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: July 17, 2018

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