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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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Cape Coral Police say gangs are not an issue (Cape Coral, FL): After Saturday's incident at the Golden Corral on Andalusia Boulevard, Cape Coral Police tell Four in Your Corner that gang activity isn't an issue.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: January 12, 2018

FBI Arrests Fugitive Believed to Have Criminal Gang Ties (Jacksonville, FL): FBI Jacksonville division Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer on Thursday said Rahmon D. Allen was arrested Wednesday in Jacksonville. Allen was wanted for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in a distribution enterprise associated with two criminal street gangs.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: January 11, 2018

Possible gang activity at Cape Coral restaurant (Cape Coral, FL): Cape police were called to the Golden Corral restaurant on Andalusia Boulevard to investigate after a kitchen worker said a man flashed a gun to him. The restaurant worker admitted he was affiliated with the "Bloods," and the man who showed the gun was wearing that gang's common symbol -- a red bandana.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: January 9, 2018

Alleged Lake Boyz member now cooperating with state attorney's office, court records show (Collier County, FL): One of the men accused of being a Lake Boyz member has agreed to help prosecutors in the case against the alleged gang.
Source: The News-Press    Date: January 6, 2018

Confessions show how MS-13 gang members killed two in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): A decade or so before he killed two men, a quiet boy sat in a South Grade Elementary School art classroom learning what he could before ties to the international gang MS-13 would dictate his future.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: December 7, 2017

Glynn County partners in 'Street Crimes Unit' to go after gang activity (Jacksonville, FL): Gangs, drugs and shootings. Glynn County in South Georgia says they’ve seen an increase in all three and are creating a new street crimes unit. That unit will consist of Glynn County Sheriff's office, Glynn Police and Brunswick Police.
Source: First Coast News    Date: November 28, 2017

PBSO says gang members arrested in killings linked to MS-13 (Lake Worth, FL): Ties to the MS-13 gang inspired Victor Fuentes and five teenagers to rob Hispanic men across Lake Worth. But it was a “demon,” the 20-year-old El Salvador citizen said, that made him pull the trigger and kill two men.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: November 17, 2017

Targeting MS-13 means overlooking victims' immigration status, chief says (Lake Worth, FL): Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Chief Frank DeMario told reporters Central American members of the feared MS-13 gang are targeting undocumented workers.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: November 17, 2017

Long-term investigation dismantles Jacksonville gang PCE (Jacksonville, FL): Saying a “reign of terror” has come to an end, Sheriff Mike Williams announced the sweeping arrest of 10 members of Problem Child Entertainment, a ruthless gang he said masked itself as a music group but was involved in robberies, shootings, drugs and murders.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: November 16, 2017

I-TEAM: Gang arrests include 3 connected to murders (Jacksonville, FL): An undercover investigation of gang members involved in Jacksonville murder cases has netted at least 10 arrests for racketeering, including men being charged in connection with high-profile murders, including the 2016 drive-by killing of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon and July's shooting death of Glen McNeil Jr.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: November 15, 2017

Miami-Dade's Violent Gang Culture Targets Youth (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade's police officers are working to clean up the streets from gang violence. One gang member spoke to NBC 6 about his experience.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: November 15, 2017

Gang leader sentenced in 2015 murder (Fort Walton Beach, FL): The former head of a local gang and marijuana distribution operation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the 2015 death of a Crestview teenager, State Attorney William Eddins announced Monday.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: November 14, 2017

TPD, LCSO stop potential gang fight at North Florida Fair (Tallahassee, FL): A 15-year-old has been arrested, accused of attempting to pull a gun on a Tallahassee Police officer after being escorted out of the fair. The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office released a joint press release Monday detailing the incident.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: November 13, 2017

U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Gang Member Near Orlando (Harmony, FL): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Orlando Station arrested a subject affiliated with both the Sureños and the California-based Barrio Lazaro Cardenas street gang last week for being in the United States after previously deported.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: November 7, 2017

Deputies investigating gang symbols tagged across Carrollwood community (Hillsborough County, FL): The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating gang symbols that are scattered across a Hillsborough County community.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: October 20, 2017

Vandals tag cars, homes with gang symbols in Carrollwood (Tampa, FL): Whipping out the paint cans and brushes and painting parts of his house is not what Glenn Alexander had planned for his Thursday afternoon. “It was a star like that with a six in it across my whole hood and right here on this side all the way down,” said Alexander.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: October 19, 2017

Former correctional officer charged in gang-related criminal conspiracy (Live Oak, FL): A former Suwannee County correctional officer has been arrested after she admitted to sneaking in contraband for an inmate she had a sexual relationship with.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: October 6, 2017

In deposition, Fort Myers police detective tells why and how department went after Lake Boyz (Fort Myers, FL): The violence was relentless. Seven people shot one bloody September day. The shooting spree began midday and went well into the Fort Myers night. That day was a microcosm of a bloody 2015, when at least 13 people were gunned down on city streets. Most of those deaths have gone unsolved.
Source: The News-Press    Date: October 6, 2017

ASO: Known gang member abducts longtime girlfriend (Gainesville, FL): A Gainesville gang member was arrested early Saturday morning after deputies said he abducted his longtime girlfriend at gunpoint from the car of the victim’s friend, according to an ACSO arrest report.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: September 17, 2017

Known gang member arrested in St. Lucie County (Fort Pierce, FL): A known gang member is behind bars on several charges in St. Lucie County. The Sheriff's Office received a tip about 24-year-old Demota Lee Ward, wanted for probation violation, and moved in to arrest him in Fort Pierce when he bailed from a car.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: August 31, 2017

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