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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

Suspected New York gang member arrested in St. Lucie County, facing murder charges (Fort Pierce, FL): A New York man accused by federal authorities of murdering rival gang members was arrested this week in St. Lucie County.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: August 18, 2017

Jacksonville police using new intervention strategy to crack gangs, curb gun violence (Jacksonville, FL): It is one of the newest strategies in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arsenal to muzzle the gun violence that helped drive many of the 85 homicides so far this year. It’s resulted in about 1,500 arrests and the seizure of almost 300 guns in the past year, plus dented violent gangs.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: August 18, 2017

Fort Myers Police Department Gang Suppression Unit wins awards (Fort Myers, FL): After years of denying the city of Fort Myers' gang problem, the police department has been awarded for going after them. The Florida Gang Investigator's Association named the Fort Myers Police Department's Gang Unit the Florida Gang Unit of the Year.
Source: The News-Press    Date: August 11, 2017

UCF grad: From street gang to law school (Orlando, FL): When UCF graduate Angel Sanchez starts law school in Miami this week, it will be a strange sort of homecoming. After all, the last time he lived there, he was a 16-year-old gang member being sentenced to 30 years for attempted murder.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 11, 2017

Neighborhood gangs: Violent, dangerous and growing in Escambia County (Pensacola, FL): Juston Donson laid in the front yard with a gunshot wound to the head for close to 90 minutes before he was found.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: August 5, 2017

Deputies arrest man on drug charges; has ties to street gang (Fort Myers, FL): Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man with ties to the Haitian street gang Zoe Pound on Thursday night.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: August 4, 2017

Teen accused in fatal shooting of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon arrested for battery on inmate (Jacksonville, FL): The teen accused of fatally shooting 22-month-old Aiden McClendon in an apparent gang-related incident now faces a new charge from behind bars that may be connected to gang activity as well.
Source:    Date: August 1, 2017

Bradenton gang member facing new charges (Bradenton, FL): A documented gang member who was released two years ago from prison following a racketeering conviction is now facing new charges after deputies say he was caught driving a stolen car.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: August 1, 2017

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

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