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Affidavit: Suspects Lied About Gang Affiliations (Evansville, IN): An alleged gang member recently indicted on criminal recklessness charges turned himself in early Tuesday morning after a felony perjury warrant was issued for his arrest. According to the probable cause affidavits associated with the cases, many of the alleged gang members lied during grand jury proceedings in March.
Source:     Date: May 24, 2016

Hanover School Board considers gang policy (Cedar Lake, IN): Per new Indiana statute, the Hanover School Board of Trustees is expected to adopt a criminal gangs and criminal gang activity policy in June.
Source: The Times    Date: May 23, 2016

Special Report: Police are grappling with gangs all over Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN): 21Alive spent time with Fort Wayne's Gang and Violent Crime Unit, and they told us all about the groups on our streets right now. They're selling drugs, selling guns and recruiting our kids. The violence isn't confined to just one area of town.
Source: WPTA 21Alive     Date: May 20, 2016

Special Report: Saving kids from the clutches of Fort Wayne gangs (Fort Wayne, IN): The Renaissance Pointe YMCA on Bowser Avenue is in the heart of what many consider to be “gangland” in Fort Wayne. Not far from here, three young men were shot execution style inside a vacant house. Just blocks away, a teenage girl with a promising future was caught in crossfire between two rival gangs. Her life extinguished at just 17.
Source: WPTA 21Alive     Date: May 20, 2016

Leaders Hope Gang Truce Sparks Long Term Change (Evansville, IN): Members from two of Evansville's most prominent and notorious gangs formally announced a 30 day cease fire Friday morning with the expectation the truce continues beyond day 31. Members of the Savage Life and Wagg Block gangs, which had been feuding for years, believe the cease fire can not only inspire other gangs to do the same, but also prevent young kids from joining gangs in the first place.
Source:     Date: May 20, 2016

Will it Hold: Rival Evansville Gangs Reach Truce (Evansville, IN): Evansville's growing gang problem takes center stage Friday, as two sides of a bloody back-and-forth agree to give peace a chance. The news of an apparent truce is welcome to city leaders in the trenches trying to stop the violence.
Source:     Date: May 19, 2016

Former Candidate Calls for Gang Cease Fire (Evansville, IN): Two of the most prominent gangs in Evansville call for a cease fire days after gunfire ripped through a local bar. Four people were wounded, but none of the injuries were life-threatening. On Wednesday night, former Indiana State Representative candidate Henrietta Jenkins told Eyewitness News there is a truce in place between the Wagg Block and Savage Life gangs. Also, a 30 day cease fire will extend to all gangs participating.
Source:     Date: May 18, 2016

Teen sentenced in connection to South Bend toddler's shooting death (South Bend, IN): It was by far the toughest of all the sentences handed out in connection with the April 2014 shooting death of a two-year-old South Bend boy. Tyre Bradbury was ordered to spend 90 years in prison for his convictions on murder and gang related charges.
Source: WNDU Channel 16 News    Date: May 16, 2016

Hammond men with gang ties sentenced in S'ville burglary (Crown Point, IN): Two men with ties to the Aztec Souls street gang were sentenced Friday after admitting to breaking into a Schererville home.
Source: The Times    Date: May 14, 2016

FWCS, board review gang, transfer policies (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne Community Schools officials and school board members Wednesday tackled updating district policies on gang-related activity, transfer students and bullying.
Source: The Journal Gazette    Date: May 5, 2016

Trials set for Hammond man charged in gang-linked shootings (Crown Point, IN): An alleged member of the Latin Counts street gang is scheduled to stand trial in three cases stemming from an ongoing feud between two gangs in Hammond.
Source: The Times    Date: May 3, 2016

Hammond man charged in 2014 gang shooting death (Hammond, IN): Federal attorneys have charged a Hammond member of the Latin Kings with killing someone, this time in a shooting death that took place in a Hammond bar in August 2014.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 29, 2016

25-year-old Hammond man indicted in gang case (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man was indicted Monday on a federal charge alleging he used a firearm while working with the Latin Kings street gang, federal court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: April 26, 2016

Gang Policy in Vigo County Schools (Vigo County, IN): The Vigo County School Board heard the first reading on a gang policy for Vigo County Schools Monday night. The Indiana Department of Education issued a model policy to deal with gangs and sent it to every district in the state.
Source: WTWO NBC 2    Date: April 25, 2016

Shootings on decline in South Bend through first quarter of 2016 (South Bend, IN): Shootings in South Bend decreased by about 20 percent through the first quarter this year, and those that involved gang activity dropped by 40 percent, according to the latest police statistics. Through the end of March, 12 people had been injured or killed in shootings, compared with 15 during the first three months of last year. Of the shootings this year, six involved people with gang affiliations, compared with 10 such incidents in 2015.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: April 22, 2016

Busted: Gang that 'terrorized' Butler-Tarkington (Indianapolis, IN): Nine suspected gang members and associates who "terrorized" a north-side neighborhood while trafficking drugs and firearms throughout the city were arrested this week, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: April 21, 2016

'Put the guns down' – SBPD continues to target gang gun violence (South Bend, IN): As the heat rises there's fear more criminals will be packing heat. The South Bend Police Department is working to prevent gun violence before it begins, by specifically targeting gang members.
Source: WSBT 22 News    Date: April 20, 2016

EPD: Photos surface showing known gang members calling for a stop to violence (Evansville, IN): An unprecedented move, calling for an end to gang violence in Evansville, but it's who's leading the march that's baffling authorities. Authorities say they found social media pictures showing prominent gang members, calling for an end to the violence.
Source: WAVE 3 News    Date: April 12, 2016

Does Goshen have a gang issue? (Goshen, IN): Here in this city that has managed to refine and reinvent its image over the past two decades with a thriving downtown arts scene, there remains an undercurrent that is not easy to see and not comfortable to talk about. “I think back in the 1990s (gang activity) seemed more prevalent than it is now,” said Goshen Police Chief Wade Branson during a recent interview with The News.
Source: The Goshen News    Date: April 9, 2016

Teen found guilty of criminal gang enhancement in toddler's death (South Bend, IN): Normally after a verdict, the trial is over. But that wasn't the case with Tyre Bradbury. On Thursday night, a jury convicted the 17-year-old of murder in connection to the 2014 shooting death of 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr.
Source: WNDU Channel 16 News    Date: April 1, 2016

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