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Police seek public’s help to stop violence (Salisbury, NC): Police are asking for the community’s help in stopping a rash of gang violence in Salisbury. On Sunday, the Salisbury Police Department announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a recent uptick in violence and shootings that have been linked to gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 22, 2015

Gang violence on the rise in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC): Gang violence is up in another one of our local cities. Weeks ago it was Charlotte. Now Salisbury authorities alerting the public to this rise in violent crime.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 21, 2015

Sheriff, police chief announce partnership following string of shootings (Salisbury, NC): A string of recent, gang-related shootings will result in staffing changes within two of Rowan County’s law enforcement agencies. The Salisbury Police Department on Sunday announced it was partnering with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to combat crime within the city limits as a result of a “recent uptick in violent crime.”
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: September 21, 2015

Local pastors meet to offer solutions for gang violence (Charlotte, NC): The leaders of some of the largest churches in Charlotte met Thursday, hoping to come up with some concrete solutions to help stop the gang violence that has grown over the past year in Charlotte.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 17, 2015

Extra Police to Patrol "Troubled" Neighborhood after Teenager Brawl (High Point, NC): Extra police will be noticed in certain neighborhoods in High Point, following a large brawl Wednesday afternoon. Police said about 40 teenagers and one adult were involved in the fight, although when police arrived on scene, many fled the area.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: September 16, 2015

Student arrested at Broughton H.S. on gang-threat charge (Raleigh, NC): Police arrested a 17-year-old at Broughton High School in Raleigh on Monday morning, charging that he had threatened to hurt a 15-year-old for withdrawing from a gang.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: September 15, 2015

Former Gang Members, Police Team Up to Stop Violence (Charlotte, NC): There are still no arrests in a rash of shootings over Labor Day weekend. Twelve shootings in all killed five people, including a 7-year-old boy. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police called the shootings "gang-like."
Source: TWC News    Date: September 14, 2015

Violence erupts in Charlotte, CMPD sticks to their guns (Charlotte, NC): With violence erupting in the Queen City the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is sticking to their guns. "Continue to be assertive and aggressive going after the right people," said Police Chief Kerr Putney.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: September 13, 2015

Former gang members trying to bring positive change to Charlotte communities (Charlotte, NC): Dozens of people gathered in the Tuckaseegee Recreation Center Sunday for the eighth ‘Cops and Barbers’ event hosted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The event designed to bring members of the public and police together lasted over two hours.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: September 13, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to selling heroin near child care center (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man pleaded guilty in court Thursday to several heroin charges, including possession with intent to sell heroin within 1,000 feet of a child care center.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: September 11, 2015

Grim statistics behind Charlotte-Mecklenburg homicides (Charlotte, NC): For the last few days, much of Charlotte has been focused on homicides. Labor Day weekend saw five homicides in a two-day period, including the tragic death of a 7-year-old during a birthday party. Police say they believe those killings are gang-related, and several victims were innocent people caught in the crossfire.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 9, 2015

Police chief: Charlotte weekend shootings 'gang-like' (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says Labor Day weekend shootings that left five people dead involved retaliation between at least two gangs.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 8, 2015

Putney: Police suspect gangs in weekend shootings in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney on Tuesday said a violent Labor Day weekend in which 12 people were shot and five people killed – including a 7-year-old boy – stemmed from retaliatory shootings between gangs.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 8, 2015

Feds release new documents in MS-13 probe around Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Documents released Thursday in the sweeping criminal investigation of a reputed Latino gang in Charlotte reveal new details of the federal probe.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 27, 2015

Gang-related Wake murder case goes to jury (Raleigh, NC): Jurors went behind closed doors Thursday to begin deliberations in a murder trial that offered a glimpse of gang life and a somber reminder of a family forever altered by gunmen reportedly on a retaliation mission, but at the wrong address.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 27, 2015

Officers address gang problems (Surry County, NC): When Lieutenant Randy Shelton was hired as jail administrator, gangs were a topic of conversation while interviewing with Sheriff Graham Atkinson.
Source: The Mount Airy News    Date: August 25, 2015

New strategies for Kinston Gang Unit (Kinston, NC): Kinston’s Gang Unit is implementing new ways to keep gang members off the streets. They say they learned valuable information at a gang conference and can now use those strategies in the field.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: August 24, 2015

Man testifies that he drove accused gunmen to Garner duplex (Raleigh, NC): When two masked gunmen entered the home of Jose Samual Flores Mendoza and his wife, Maria Saravia Mendoza, early one January morning in 2013, their intention was to scare two people from testifying in a pending Wake County assault case, a key witness for the prosecution testified Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 20, 2015

Portraits of family life, gang life in Garner murder trial (Raleigh, NC): A man who lived in the duplex next door to Jose Samuel Flores Mendoza and Maria Saravia Mendoza was awakened on Jan. 5, 2013, to a loud noise and the scary crumbling of a wall dividing the two Garner homes.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 19, 2015

Laurinburg Police Chief says he won't let gangs take over his city (Laurinburg, NC): Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams said he's determined to get rid of criminal street gangs in his city. He said they're causing problems in certain areas of the community, including the North Laurinburg area.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: August 19, 2015

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