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Police identify validated gang member as suspect in Saturday standoff in Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): The man who was arrested after barricading himself in an apartment at the Houston Moore Terrace Sunday has been identified as Justin Oliver, 28, of Leland.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 13, 2018

Murder of couple that shocked Charlotte lands 6 ‘Bloods’ gang members in prison (Charlotte, NC) : The 2014 double murder of a couple at the front door of their Lake Wylie home has resulted in six members of the United Blood Nation gang, also known as UBN or Bloods, being sentenced to prison terms ranging from 13 years to life.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 9, 2018

233 people were shot in Durham this year. When violence ‘hits home’ (Durham, NC): Brandon Norwood was tucked in his bed when a car came down his street, “shooting everywhere”. A bullet hit his apartment and went through the walls. “I woke up, and I seen a bullet on the floor in my room,” said Brandon, 10, a fourth-grader at C.C. Spaulding Elementary. “And I got scared.”
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: December 27, 2017

City granted permanent injunction against 720 street gang (Wilmington, NC): A three-year permanent injunction was granted Tuesday against alleged members of a notorious Wilmington street gang.
Source: StarNews    Date: December 19, 2017

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses (Raleigh, NC): United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CHRISTOPHER DARNELL EVANS, 28, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 13, 2017

2nd juvenile arrested after shot fired on High Point Central High campus; incident was gang-related (High Point, NC): A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shot fired on the campus of High Point Central High School Monday, according to High Point police.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: December 12, 2017

Alleged gang members accused of violating injunction (New Hanover County, NC): Nearly one month after the New Hanover County district attorney went to court and got a preliminary injunction against two dozen alleged gang members, two of them are now accused of violating that court order.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: December 11, 2017

Greensboro police: Gang violence sparked Monday's triple shooting (Greensboro, NC): Officers said gang violence led to a shootout on Monday afternoon that left three people hospitalized. Police Capt. Nathaniel Davis said that officers are in the very early stages of their investigation but know that the shooting, which he described as a gun battle, is gang-related.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: November 28, 2017

3 face gang-related charges after woman shot near Rocky Mount mall (Rocky Mount, NC): Rocky Mount police have arrested three men on gang-related charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday near Golden East Crossing mall.
Source: WNCN News    Date: November 22, 2017

Injunction bars NC gang members from meeting in public places (New Hanover County, NC): A New Hanover County Superior Court judge on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction against members of a Wilmington street gang which bars members from meeting up in public places. This legal action is aimed at curbing violence and other illicit activities associated with the gang.
Source: WNCN News    Date: November 17, 2017

ACSO charges third confirmed gang member (Newland, NC): The Avery County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the fugitive status of all persons located during the arrest of Milton Portillo Rodriguez that took place on Saturday, Nov. 4, according to a Nov. 8 ACSO press release.
Source: The Avery Journal Times    Date: November 8, 2017

Wilmington teen gets prison time for gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington teenager is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a gang-related shooting from last year.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 3, 2017

Can A Craft Brewery Solve Gang Violence? (Wilmington, NC): This spring about 60 local gang members – including top leaders of Wilmington’s main gangs – gathered on the couches at tech company Untappd’s downtown office and watched a PowerPoint.
Source: WilmingtonBiz    Date: November 2, 2017

Sheriff, schools start off GREAT (Halifax County, NC): Law enforcement and the schools are teaming up to help kids deal with gang, bullying and anger issues. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said his office and Halifax County Schools, led by Superintendent Eric Cunningham, sent School Resource Officer Diyrone Solomon to Miami for certification in the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, a step Tripp said is a step forward in helping the children of Halifax County.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: October 31, 2017

Wilmington gang member pleads guilty in officer-involved shooting (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington gang member is headed to prison for his role in an officer-involved shooting last year near the Creekwood community. According to the District Attorney's Office, Deshon Katkai Rucker, 20, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, breaking and entering, and felony larceny.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 27, 2017

Deputies assaulted in car stop involving validated Crips member (Wayne County, NC): A man police say is a validated member of the Crips street gang is facing charges after allegedly assaulting and injuring Wayne County sheriff's deputies who were arresting him for cocaine possession during a traffic stop Tuesday.
Source: Goldsboro News-Argus    Date: October 26, 2017

Police: Graffiti signifies gang activity in Hamlet (Hamlet, NC): Police say there is more than just a rash of shootings over the last 16 months to signal gang activity in the area. They also point to graffiti on buildings, street signs and even streets to show there is a problem.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: October 26, 2017

Police sweep nets 26 guns, 13 arrests (Rocky Mount, NC): A recent effort by Rocky Mount police to curb a spike in gang-related gun violence in the city has resulted in the arrest of more than a dozen people on weapons charges and almost 30 firearms being seized.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: October 24, 2017

Gang members found guilty of Lake Wylie murders, other killing (Charlotte, NC): Three years after Doug and Debbie London were gunned down in their Lake Wylie home, a federal jury closed the loop on the killings Friday, finding three Charlotte gang members guilty of murder and other crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 13, 2017

Greenville implements community policing unit to build trust with residents (Greenville, NC): When you see an officer, your first thought might be that there could be some trouble around. One police department wants to change that and create new perceptions that are more positive. Dorothy Daniels lives in an area of Greenville where crime was a common occurrence.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: October 11, 2017

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