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Officials: Jail officer tried to take phone to gang member (Hammond, IN): A former Lake County Jail officer is accused of taking $400 from a woman to provide a cellphone to an alleged Latin Kings member being held at the county lockup.
Source: The Times    Date: February 8, 2016

Alleged Latin King member takes plea deal (Hammond, IN): A Merrillville man will face no more than 20 years in prison for his role in the Latin Kings street gang if a judge accepts his plea agreement, U.S. District Court records show. Jason C. "Midnight" Brown, 21, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and attempted murder and cooperate with the U.S. attorney's office.
Source: The Times    Date: January 27, 2016

Evansville man sentenced on federal firearms charge (Evansville, IN): An Evansville man who police have said was a leader in the local L.A. Zombies gang — "L.A." standing for Linwood and Adams avenues — was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison Monday in U.S. District Court on a firearms charge.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: January 25, 2016

Muncie teens sentenced in gang shooting (Anderson, IN): Their participation in gang-related violence has resulted in lengthy prison terms for two Muncie teenagers. Donald Trent Johnson Jr. and Brandon Allen Bilbrey, now both 17, were arrested last March in connection with a drive-by shooting on Anderson's west side. One of the bullets fired struck an Anderson youth in the hand.
Source: The StarPress     Date: December 20, 2015

Two Six gang member sentenced to 4 years in prison (Hammond, IN): A Gary man was sentenced to four years in prison for trafficking illegal drugs while working for the Two Six Nation street gang. Paul Henry “Big Brock” Brock II, 28, must spend three years on supervised release after he leaves prison, U.S. District Court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: December 18, 2015

2 members of ‘Block Burners’ gang agree to plea deals (Indianapolis, IN): A member of the so called “Block Burners” gang has now been sentenced, and another had his charges dismissed. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers took down the majority of the gang in a raid this summer.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: December 18, 2015

UPDATE: Murder suspect accused of plot from behind bars (Crown Point, IN): A murder suspect's January trial date was canceled Thursday after the Lake County prosecutor's office announced it was filing charges accusing him of conspiring to kill witnesses in the case.
Source: The Times    Date: December 17, 2015

Officials earn award for work on Imperial Gangsters case (Hammond, IN): Two federal prosecutors, ATF and FBI special agents, and an East Chicago police officer have received a Justice Department award for their work on the Imperial Gangsters street gang case.
Source: The Times    Date: December 11, 2015

Family Supporting of Murder Suspect; EPD Notices Younger Gang Members (Evansville, IN): Vanderburgh County prosecutors filed formal murder charges against the 17-year-old accused of gunning down a rival gang member in late November. Carltez Taylor, 17, faces formal charges of murder and attempted murder for his alleged role in the death of 17-year-old Javion Wilson. Mayes, who also goes by Carltez Mayes, has pleaded not guilty.
Source:     Date: December 8, 2015

Police: Gangs target kids as young as middle school (Evansville, IN): The recent shooting death of a 17-year-old boy allegedly by the hand of a fellow teenager in Evansville is an example of why it's important that the community ultimately wins the ongoing battle against city gangs, Evansville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Cullum said earlier this week.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: December 3, 2015

Police: Fatal Saturday shooting was gang-related (Evansville, IN): The teenager accused of killing a fellow 17-year-old this weekend in Evansville is now in jail. Evansville police told reporters that information from witnesses who were with Javion Wilson when he was shot Saturday morning while walking in the 900 block of West Michigan Street was used to quickly identify the suspected killer — Carltez J. Taylor, 17, who also goes by the name Carltez Mayes.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: December 2, 2015

Alleged gang member admits targeting pair linked to brother's homicide (Hammond, IN): An East Chicago man accused in two shootings targeting people who previously had been charged in his brother's homicide pleaded guilty last week in a federal street gang case, court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: December 2, 2015

Los Angeles pastor visits Indy, talks youth and ending violence (Indianapolis, IN): As the 10 Point Coalition works to ‘break the silence’ in Indianapolis, Rev. Charles Harrison says the way a Los Angeles pastor is healing his community, might work here.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: December 2, 2015

Alleged leader of Dark Side Two Six street gang takes plea deal (Hammond, IN): The alleged leader of East Chicago's Dark Side Two Six street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal racketeering and murder charges, court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: November 27, 2015

Final co-defendant in sweeping Latin Kings case pleads guilty (Hammond, IN): The last of nearly two dozen Latin Kings members and associates charged in several federal indictments pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: November 27, 2015

Amanda Blackburn case: Murder suspects have gang ties (Indianapolis, IN): Back in 2009, they called themselves the FAM Gang. It was a gang comprising at least a dozen teens living on the city's North and Northwest sides. Police noted at the time that one of the ways to enter the gang – the initials stood for Forever After Money, but it also referred to FAMily Untouchable — was to rob someone.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: November 24, 2015

Gang members accused of selling drugs from Gary house (Gary, IN): Two purported members of a street gang are accused of selling cocaine out of a house in Gary, according to a probable cause affidavit. Both Sean "Demon" Yancey and Jose "Sly" Sanchez have been ordered held without bail pending detention hearings set for Monday.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: November 19, 2015

Alleged Latin Kings leader from Hammond faces federal drug, robbery charges (Hammond, IN): An alleged high-ranking member of the Hammond Latin Kings has been charged in federal court with selling large amounts of cocaine and marijuana and robbing other drug dealers.
Source: The Times    Date: November 18, 2015

Alleged Hammond gang leader charged with dealing drugs (Hammond, IN): The alleged leader of a Latin Kings faction in Hammond already charged with beating a rival gang member has admitted to dealing large amounts of drugs and guns, according to a court filing.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 14, 2015

G.R.E.A.T. Program is great at St. Stanislaus School (East Chicago, IN): Fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade classes at St. Stanislaus School are participating in the Gang Resistance Education And Training program, a six- to 13-week violence prevention program taught by Sgt. Jose Rivera from the East Chicago Police Department.
Source: The Times    Date: November 8, 2015

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