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 in custody after bloody gang attack at Gilroy park (Gilroy, CA): A Gilroy teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a violent attack last month in Las Animas Park in which two people were seriously injured by a group of rival gang members wielding baseball bats and knives.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 14, 2004

El Salvador enlists U.S. to fight gangs (California): Police in El Salvador are establishing better contacts with their counterparts in California to gain leverage against gangs involved in smuggling, extortion and other crimes in both nations, officials said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: October 13, 2004

Authorities arrest gang member after standoff from roof (San Diego, CA): Police blocked off a Southcrest neighborhood for several hours yesterday after a robbery suspect fleeing officers broke into an unoccupied South 39th Street house, climbed onto the roof and refused to come down.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 13, 2004

Shots fired in gang clash (Union City, CA): Police are investigating a string of gang-related crimes in which shots were fired at a man's car, a teenager was hit with a tree stake, and a boy was struck twice with a hatchet.
Source: The Argus    Date: October 12, 2004

Salinas boy, 17, wounded in shooting (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old boy was in serious condition Monday night after he was shot several times near Oldtown Salinas. The boy told police that he was walking from the Oldtown area toward the 100 block of Villa Street a little after 8 p.m. when a green compact car with tinted windows pulled up beside him.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 12, 2004

LA neighborhood mourns 14-year-old gunned down on bicycle ride (Los Angeles, CA): Friends and neighbors accompanied a grieving mother on a vigil walk in memory of her 14-year-old son, who was shot and wounded by suspected gang members as he rode his bicycle and then killed with many more gunshots as he apparently begged for mercy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 12, 2004

Trial set in bank heist (Lancaster, CA): Four reputed Los Angeles-area gang members accused of robbing a Palmdale bank at gunpoint and fleeing after a dye pack exploded were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on robbery charges.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 12, 2004

Street-gang enhancement tossed in rooftop burglary case (Riverside County, CA): Several defendants in a case connected to a high-profile rooftop burglary ring could face less jail time if convicted because a street-gang enhancement filed by the Riverside County district attorney's office has been thrown out.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: October 9, 2004

Teen injured in foot in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): Two teenagers were shot at while they were walking Thursday, according to Salinas police reports. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were walking near Linwood at Rainer drives in Salinas at 3:50 p.m. when a brown sedan pulled up next to them and a passenger fired shots, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 8, 2004

Manteca pulls plug on rapper over gang fears (Manteca, CA): The artist Rappin' 4 Tay's appearance at tonight's Manteca Recreation youth dance has been canceled at the request of Manteca Police.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: October 8, 2004

Program aims to limit influence of gangs (Mountain View, CA): Even before a junior at Los Altos High School was killed last month in a gang-related shooting, referrals to the Mountain View Police Department's gang-prevention program had skyrocketed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 7, 2004

Alleged gang member arrested for death at Indian reservation (Riverside, CA): An alleged gang member has been arrested for the death of a teenager whose body was found on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Authorities claim 19-year-old Gary Lyons of Banning shot and killed 18-year-old Sylvia Olmos of Desert Hot Springs two months ago.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 6, 2004

Police: Stabbing victim to survive (Fremont, CA): Police still are seeking the men who attacked and stabbed two other men Saturday night as they walked their dog near the Centerville Community Center.
Source: The Argus    Date: October 5, 2004

Police suspect gang in stabbing (Fremont, CA): A Fremont man remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after he and a friend were stabbed multiple times as the two walked their dog near the Centerville Community Center, police said Sunday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: October 4, 2004

Santa Ana man, 22, is fatally shot (Orange County, CA): A Santa Ana man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Friday night, police said Saturday. No arrests have been made.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 3, 2004

Police crack whip on local gang (Pleasanton, CA): A joint operation involving the Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore police departments resulted in the arrests of nine local gang members Thursday morning, officials said.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: October 1, 2004

Two will join to try to curb violence (Oceanside, CA): After eight shootings since Aug. 31 – two of them fatal – religious leaders from across the city are partnering with police to try to stop the cycle of gang violence.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 1, 2004

Community breaks ground for new job training center (Pacoima, CA): Community leaders broke ground Wednesday on a job training center, which they said will offer a "beacon of light" for teens and young adults at risk of joining gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 29, 2004

Los Altos student's death called gang-related (Mountain View, CA): As grief counselors comforted students at Los Altos High School on Monday, authorities said the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old junior who attended the school was preceded by 10 years of violence in Mountain View between rival Mexican-American gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 28, 2004

Program aims to keep kids gang-free (Pomona, CA): Middle school is the hunting ground for older gangsters looking to recruit younger ones, which is why Police Chief James Lewis wants to reach those children before it is too late. The Pomona Unified School District in conjunction with the Pomona Police Department will launch a new program called GREAT - Gang Resistance Education and Training - on Thursday with just that goal in mind.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: September 28, 2004

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