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Waterbury Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin (Hartford, CT): John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that, FELIX COLON, 21, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 8, 2019

Waterbury man with suspected gang ties sentenced to federal prison (Waterbury, CT): One of several suspected gang members arrested during a coordinated raid last year was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Friday for his role in trafficking heroin in the city.
Source: Republican-American    Date: February 8, 2019

Police: gang revenges eviction (Bridgeport, CT): When two local women tossed out their male roommate because of his gang activities police said they didn’t expect he would come back with friends. Police said they arrested three members of the MSB gang after they broke into the victim’s home and assaulted them.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: January 17, 2019

New Haven keeps homicides low in 2018 (New Haven, CT): The city’s crime reports look drastically different from the start of the decade when homicides peaked at 34 in one year. Last year, New Haven recorded its lowest homicide rate in the past 50 years and the city has managed to maintain lower numbers in 2018 through partnerships between police and community, officials said.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: January 2, 2019

4 known gangs in Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT): Police said 18-year-old Tajay Chambers and three younger friends were out hunting a rival gang when they shot and killed 12-year-old Clinton Howell. Chambers and his friends never found members of the Blitz Gang, known as the “BGs,” and Howell was not affiliated with any gang, but Bridgeport has been home to several gangs of various sizes.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: December 31, 2018

‘Gang hunter’ arraigned in murder of 12-year-old (Bridgeport, CT): They were out hunting members of the “BGs” -the Blitz Gang. Police said 18-year-old Tajay Chambers, 16-year-old Alexander Bolanos, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old had never met the members of the supposed rival gang. They had only traded insults on Facebook and Snapchat.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: December 26, 2018

Bridgeport cops on unrelated shootings: ‘these kids, they don’t care. It’s so disheartening.’ (Bridgeport, CT): In one week, juveniles were arrested in connection with two unrelated shootings — one fatal, one not — that involved two minors from the same family.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: December 26, 2018

Four innocent bystanders were caught in crossfire between rival Crips gang members in downtown Denver (Denver, CO): A deadly shootout Monday in downtown Denver was a battle between rival street gangs, who have been battling for the past year over control of criminal activity, according to a federal court affidavit.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 21, 2018

Unsubstantiated rumors of gang initiation at Toads spread (New Haven, CT): Rumors of a gang initiation targeting the popular nightclub Toad’s Place spread on Saturday night of Halloween weekend. New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman asserted that the rumors were false.
Source: Yale Daily News    Date: October 29, 2018

Cops call it ‘catch and release’: Juvenile crime on the rise in Connecticut (Fairfield, CT): Fairfield Police Officer Don Matejek didn’t know right away, but he was about to handle another night of combating rising juvenile crime. He maneuvered his police SUV toward the car that had flashed its high beams at him at 4 a.m. Alone on patrol, on alert for car thieves that have plagued the town of coastal, multimillion dollar mansions, Matejek thought perhaps it was a newspaper deliveryman, given the pre-dawn hour Oct. 8.
Source: Republican-American    Date: October 27, 2018

Police to charge suspected Waterbury gang members with murder (Waterbury, CT): A trio of suspected gang members will face charges in connection to the double homicide of two suspected rivals who were gunned down last year on a busy street.
Source: Republican-American    Date: October 16, 2018

Police to charge suspected Waterbury gang members with murder (Waterbury, CT): A trio of suspected gang members will face charges in connection to the double homicide of two suspected rivals who were gunned down last year on a busy street.
Source: Republican-American    Date: October 16, 2018

New Haven man pleads guilty to gang violence (New Haven, CT): Local 21-year-old Dejuan Ward, also known as “Hot Boi,” pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to racketeering and firearm charges stemming from his role in a violent street gang, according to a press release from John H. Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 5, 2018

Bridgeport hip-hop artist produces film to discourage gang violence (Bridgeport, CT): A Bridgeport musician is working to build awareness about gang violence in hope of saving lives. Chad Newton has produced a short film about the subject, which he hopes will discourage membership in gangs.
Source: News 12 Connecticut    Date: October 4, 2018

Federal Authorities: Hartford Latin King Members Kidnapped, Tortured Victim (Hartford, CT): Five Latin King gang members were charged Tuesday after a federal investigation found they kidnapped and tortured a man and forced him to call his father to beg for ransom money, according to a grand jury indictment.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 4, 2018

3 New Haven men plead guilty to gang-related violent crimes (New Haven, CT): Three alleged New Haven street gang members pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Friday to attempted murder, firearms and drug-trafficking charges, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney John H. Durham.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: September 28, 2018

Waterbury Police pursuit of alleged gang members results in crash (Waterbury, CT): A police pursuit led to an Acura crashing into the living room of a home on North Main Street on Monday morning. Police arrested three suspected gang members after the crash, which heavily damaged a home at 2179 N. Main St.
Source: Republican-American    Date: September 24, 2018

“Chewie” Killed, Then Struck A Deal (New Haven, CT): After murdering four people, should a gang’s enforcer receive a lighter sentence for turning in other members who participated in the bloodshed? U.S. District Court Judge Janet C. Hall was faced with that dilemma Wednesday in her Church Street courtroom as she weighed the fate of a killer who turned the tables on one of New Haven’s deadly Red Side Guerrilla Brims.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: September 20, 2018

New Haven man admits to gang shooting, racketeering (New Haven, CT): A member of the Goodrich Street Boys, a violent drug gang, admitted he sold drugs and was involved in two city shootings including walking up to a downed victim and shooting him in the head, federal officials said in a release.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: September 17, 2018

Waterbury police arrest "known gang member" on gun charges (Waterbury, CT): An alleged Waterbury gang member was arrested earlier this month after an investigation into shots fired back in January.
Source: WTNH News 8    Date: August 30, 2018

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