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PBSO: In Lake Worth, more heroin demand leads to more gang activity (Lake Worth, FL): Years ago, when there were gang issues in Palm Beach County, members wore colors or had tattoos. You don’t see that as much anymore. “They learned that’s a good way to get into an investigation if you’re pledging an allegiance or are openly claiming to be a gang member,” Todd Baer, a captain with The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, told The Palm Beach Post.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 19, 2017

LPD youth summit to focus on gang violence (Lakeland, FL): In its ongoing efforts to fight gang violence, the Lakeland Police Department will hold a daylong youth summit Tuesday at the Lake Mirror Complex.
Source: News Chief    Date: July 17, 2017

Is gang activity bad in Lake Worth? PBSO captain to present numbers (Lake Worth, FL): Last month, Todd Baer, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s captain, emailed Lake Worth officials the results of the sheriff’s office’s recent gang unit task force operation .
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 14, 2017

Killing a rival got an alleged drug dealer life in prison (Bradenton, FL): An alleged drug dealer was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a rival dealer. Tavaris “40” Johnson, 29, was found guilty by a jury in March of second-degree murder with a firearm for the 2014 fatal shooting of Samuel Edwards, 29.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 14, 2017

Lakeland man wanted in connection with drive-by shooting that killed disabled teen (Lakeland, FL): The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting that killed a disabled 17-year-old boy.
Source: WFLA 8 News    Date: July 7, 2017

Teen dies after second run-in with gang violence in Lakeland (Lakeland, FL): A violent triple shooting in Lakeland Monday night left a disabled teenager dead. Deputies are calling this a gang-related shooting. The 17-year-old boy who died was already paralyzed from the waist down after a similar shooting that killed his little brother six years ago.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: July 4, 2017

Man claiming to be Latin Kings gang member arrested (Naples, FL): A Naples man who told Collier County Deputies that he was a Latin Kings gang member was arrested for trespassing on a residence.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: July 2, 2017

Massive Lake Worth undercover gang bust nets drugs, money, guns (Lake Worth, FL): Pistoleros. Exit 61. Spanish Cobras. Bloods. Names of exotic drinks? Hardly. All are gangs the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says are directly tied to an increase in shootings and violent crimes in Lake Worth in recent months.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 29, 2017

Prosecutors say Hudson directed gang members to kill witness (Jacksonville, FL): Several associates of a man on trial for murder, criminal conspiracy and several counts of tampering with a witness in what prosecutors said was an arranged killing of a witness to a previous crime testified Thursday under conditions that their faces, voices and names could not be made public.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 22, 2017

Gang revolt at Florida prison injures 7 corrections officers (Pensacola, FL): Tensions among gang members at a state prison in Florida’s Panhandle exploded Wednesday morning, as the inmates took over several dorms, injuring seven correctional officers, officials said.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: June 21, 2017

Sheriff determined to stop gangs (Palm Coast, FL): A video currently on Youtube shows drug gangs targeting three areas … Palatka, Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, and Sheriff Rick Staly is more determined than ever to eradicate the problem in Flagler County.
Source:    Date: June 19, 2017

1 dead in gang-related shooting in Miami Gardens, police say (Miami Gardens, FL): One person died Saturday night in a shooting in Miami Gardens, police said. The victim was shot in the passenger seat of a vehicle near Northwest 183rd Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue, Miami Gardens police said.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: June 18, 2017

Seven Arrested in Gang Related Riot (DeFuniak Springs, FL): A group of teenagers have been arrested, after a suspected gang related riot broke out at a Walton County Department of Juvenile Justice Facility. On Wednesday afternoon, members of opposing gangs began a fight, here at the Department of Juvenile Justice in DeFuniak Springs, causing a riot. Guards and deputies were immediately called in, to disrupt the fight in progress.
Source: WMBB News 13    Date: June 9, 2017

‘Cut Throat Committee’ gang founder sentenced to 10 years in prison (Jacksonville, FL): “Cut Throat Committee” gang founder Maurice Phillip Mitchell of Jacksonville was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after a gun was found in a minivan he crashed during a police chase last year in the Lackawanna area, according to the U.S. State Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: June 1, 2017

Community March helps to deter kids from joining gangs (Gainesville, FL): Spurred by concerns that juvenile street gangs are recruiting children — some as young as elementary and middle school students — the Gainesville Housing Authority and the Gainesville Police Department hosted “Uplifting the Community March,” an event to end juvenile gang violence and recruitment.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 21, 2017

One arrested, one sought in brutal gang beating (Gainesville, FL): Two men — described by Gainesville police as gang members — are accused of beating another male after an argument over a girlfriend. Other gang members joined in on the attack Wednesday evening in southwest Gainesville, police said, and one of the attackers tried eight times but failed to shoot the other person with a malfunctioning handgun.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 12, 2017

DeLand gang member gets 11 years for killing (DeLand, FL): A DeLand gang member who faced a possible mandatory life in prison for killing a man pleaded to a lesser charge and was sentenced on Thursday to 11 years in prison.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: May 11, 2017

Miami Street Gang: 14 Suspects Charged in Sweep (Miami, FL): Fourteen suspected members of a Miami street gang were charged with racketeering and related offenses on Wednesday following a joint sweep by local and federal law enforcement agencies. The arrests were the result of a two-year investigation. The gang allegedly operated out of the South Gwen Cherry Housing Complex in the Allapattah area of Miami.
Source: Miami Patch    Date: May 10, 2017

Gang feud puts City of Tampa in danger (Tampa, FL): A search warrant about a shooting earlier this year, obtained by ABC Action News, describes what appears to be a violent feud between two Tampa street gangs that has put several innocent lives at risk.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: May 9, 2017

Are there gangs in Cape Coral? (Cape Coral, FL): Fox 4 spoke with Cape Coral Police about gang activity in the city, Friday, after a teen was arrested for a drive-by shooting. 19-year-old Justus Pierce is facing attempted murder charges, after he was accused of carrying out a drive-by shooting on Northeast 15th Place.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: April 28, 2017

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