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JPD says catching gang, drug use early is key (Jacksonville, NC): While there are no “hardcore” gang members in the Onslow County area, there are some local “cliques,” according to the Jacksonville Police Department. An undercover detective, whose name is being withheld by request to protect his identity, spoke with counselors from Onslow County Schools Thursday afternoon to share tips for spotting gang and drug activity in students.
Source: The Daily News    Date: January 12, 2017

NC authorities nab 61 in 3-day operation, 19 still at large (Greenville, NC): Law enforcement agencies arrested 61 people and served 400 warrants in Eastern North Carolina as part of Operation Janus, a three-day initiative focusing on offenders with outstanding warrants, gang and drug violations.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: January 11, 2017

Greenville police, partnering agencies arrest 61 in ‘Operation Janus’ (Greenville, NC): Law enforcement agencies arrested 61 individuals and served 400 warrants, most in Greenville, as part of Operation Janus, a three-day initiative focusing on offenders with outstanding warrants, gang and drug violations.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: January 10, 2017

Four Arrested on Meth Charges in Lincolnton (Lincolnton, NC): 21-year-old Jessica Brittany Lane, 24-year-old Conway Glenn Storm Cook, 18-year-old Austin Shane McCutcheon and his twin brother, 18-year-old Levi Otis McCutcheon, were all arrested on drug charges by Officers in Lincolnton Tuesday (January 3). Cook and the McCutcheons are also suspected of being leaders in local street gangs known to law enforcement as the “700 gang” and the “Hyper Geek Squad”. Both gangs are hybrid subsections of larger gangs.
Source: WHKY 14 News    Date: January 5, 2017

NC gang member charged with raping, kidnapping college student (Wilimington, NC): A Wilmington man charged with kidnapping, rape and armed robbery is in the New Hanover County Detention Center.
Source: WNCN News    Date: January 2, 2017

Stories of the Year: Gang activity in Richmond County sparks formation of task force (Hamlet, CA): A rash of shootings within a two-month time frame in late spring had one detective thinking they were gang related. Lt. Randy Dover with the Hamlet Police Department first made his hypothesis public following two shootings at the Hamlet Food Mart. There were four shootings with a victim in the city limits between May 1 and June 20.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: December 31, 2016

Durham homicides, shootings still high in 2016 (Durham, NC): Forty-three people died at others’ hands in Durham in 2016, at least a 36-year high for the Bull City. That number could rise to 44 as police investigate the case of a man found dead Monday on the 900 block of Hale Street.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: December 30, 2016

Richmond County forms gang task force to combat growing problem (Richomon County, NC): Local and state law enforcement agencies, along with state and federal prosecutors, are coming together to tackle Richmond County’s growing gang problem.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: December 9, 2016

Community concerned after shooting into third home in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC): Another home in Salisbury was shot into multiple times, and neighbors are questioning if it’s gang-related and connected to the murder of 7-year-old A’yanna Allen.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: December 6, 2016

WPD requests new equipment in response to 'devastating' heroin epidemic, gang activity (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington City Council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that would appropriate more than $10,000 of NC Drug Tax Revenue to purchase new surveillance equipment for detectives to track movements and relationships of local drug dealers, users, and gang members. “This City’s heroin epidemic and gang activity has been devastating,” City Manager Sterling Cheatham wrote in a letter included in the agenda item’s supporting documents.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: December 2, 2016

Statesville Police say anti-crime programs have changed Southside for better (Statesville, NC): Sitting on her Wilson Lee Boulevard porch, Lizzie Smyers shakes her head at the passing boom of a car stereo. “They need to get rid of that, for sure,” she says. The topic is crime and police presence in the community, and Smyers, who’s lived in the area for more than 20 years, says things have gotten better.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: November 29, 2016

State lawmakers pass increased penalties for gang-related crimes (Raleigh, NC): On the one-year anniversary of a North Carolina father being shot and paralyzed by suspects police say are gang members, a state legislature subcommittee has approved a bill increasing penalties for gang-related crimes.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 29, 2016

Durham’s violent crime rate holds steady; property crime down 8 percent (Durham, NC): Homicides and robberies rose in the Bull City, even as overall violent crime remained virtually unchanged through the first nine months of the year, according to quarterly police statistics presented Monday night.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: November 23, 2016

Prosecutors seek to speed up Charlotte Blood gang member sentencing after discovery of ‘shank' (Charlotte, NC): Prosecutors asked court officials Wednesday to hurry up the sentencing of an accused Bloods gang member after the discovery of a shank and books at the jail.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 15, 2016

Gang leader gets life sentence for kidnapping Wake prosecutor's father (Raleigh, NC): A gang leader who masterminded the kidnapping of a Wake County prosecutor's father two years ago as payback for putting him behind bars was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison. Kelvin Melton, 51, was convicted in June of conspiracy, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and using a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: November 10, 2016

Gang Leader Gets Life in Kidnapping of Prosecutor's Father (Raleigh, NC): A violent gang leader will spend his remaining years in the country's highest-security prison after directing a botched kidnapping in which his underlings mistakenly grabbed the father of the North Carolina prosecutor who helped convict him, a federal judge said Thursday.
Source: ABC News    Date: November 10, 2016

Seven members of Bloods gang jailed on federal drug charges (Wilmington, NC): Seven people, alleged members of the Nine Trey gang, a Wilmington street gang affiliated with the Bloods, were jailed last month on federal drug trafficking charges, according to a news release Friday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 4, 2016

Charlotte-area MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison (Charlotte, NC): Two Charlotte-area MS-13 gang members were sentenced to life in federal prison Monday for murder, racketeering and other charges following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI.
Source: WJZY FOX 46 News    Date: November 1, 2016

2 MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison for murders (Charlotte, NC): Two MS-13 gang members were sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for their roles in separate murders. The two are among 37 MS-13 gang members named in a federal indictment involving racketeering conspiracy, firearms violations and murder and attempted murder charges. Twenty-nine of the gang members were previously sentenced.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: November 1, 2016

Several gang members arrested, bonds total more than $15M (New Hanover County, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is targeting gang members in response to increased gang activity. Several gang members have been arrested and charged in separate incidents over the past two months.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 21, 2016

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