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Straight talk enlightens community about gang life (Greenville, NC): More than 75 Greenville residents got first-hand information about gang life in Greenville on Tuesday evening from an unexpected guest — a gang member.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: March 15, 2017

CMPD arrests 28 in 'gang-like' violence roundup (Charlotte, NC): Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced they’ve arrested 28 people and have removed 20 firearms from off city streets after an agency crackdown on two rival groups.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: March 8, 2017

How gang members could be using emojis (Charlotte, NC): If you use emojis in your text messages and social media posts, you might want to be careful how you use them. Channel 9 anchor Stephanie Maxwell learned that some of them have a secret meaning that parents might not know about, even those who are trying to keep an eye on their children and how they're communicating.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: March 1, 2017

Feds: Raleigh street gang imposed fear through violence (Raleigh, NC): When 16-year-old Adarius Fowler was killed in a drive-by shooting on North Tarboro Street a week before Thanksgiving in 2008, residents pleaded with police, city leaders and each other to bring peace to their neighborhood.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: March 1, 2017

Bill would increase penalties for gang-related crimes (Burlington, NC): The Gang and Violent Crimes Unit at the Burlington Police Department investigates gang members and the violent crimes they usually commit. Sgt. Drew Gerringer, with the unit, says there has been somewhat of an increase in those violent crimes over the past year.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: February 21, 2017

Gang-related incident involved rifle in the park (Bessemer City, NC): Playing in a city park came to a halt when a man was beaten and nearly shot Monday night. Parents scooped up their children and ran for shelter as a violent fight broke out on the basketball courts of Bessemer City Park shortly after 7 p.m.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: February 21, 2017

Bloods gang member found guilty of killing rival gang member in Greensboro (Greensboro, NC): Jurors found a Greensboro man affiliated with the Bloods gang guilty on Thursday in the 2015 shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: News & Record    Date: February 20, 2017

Ten charged with being members of violent Raleigh street gang (Raleigh, NC): Federal prosecutors say 10 members of a violent street gang who operated east of downtown Raleigh have been indicted on racketeering charges and other related offenses, including the murders of two rival gang members in 2008 and 2009.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 15, 2017

Ten Alleged Members and Associates of Bloods Gang Indicted for Federal Racketeering and Other Related Offenses (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that ten alleged members of the Black Mob Gangstas/Donald Gee Family (BMG/DGF) Raleigh-area Bloods street gang, including its leaders, have been indicted in Raleigh, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and related offenses.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 13, 2017

Police: California gang member selling drugs in N.C. (Lincolnton, NC): Local police say a California gang member has been selling drugs in Lincoln County. Police began watching Ryan Joseph Gutierrez after getting complaints from area residents. Working with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Lincolnton Police pulled over a car at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Hubbard Street.
Source: Shelby Star    Date: February 9, 2017

Second gang member charged in Castle Street armed robbery (Wilmington, NC): A second validated gang member has been charged in connection with an armed robbery on Castle Street last month. Tykeke Monte Hines, 18, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 9, 2017

Durham County turns to national model to “Cure Violence” (Durham, NC): More than 50 people gathered recently to learn about a new Durham initiative to reduce violence by treating it like a disease. “It frames this issue totally different when you look at it as a public health issue and preventing premature death and disabilities, using the same format that we use for the other infectious diseases that we deal with,” said Gayle Harris, Durham County’s public health director.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 7, 2017

Accused gang member, murder suspect arrested in Charlotte​ (Charlotte, NC): Authorities arrested a man that federal prosecutors say was involved with a violent gang out of Raleigh. Demetrius Toney, 24, is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County jail. A federal grand jury in Raleigh indicted Toney in late January. Several others have been charged in the case but their names are currently redacted in court documents. ​
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 6, 2017

9 Investigates: An inside look at how feds took down MS-13 in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): More than 30 members of a violent street gang called MS-13 are in prison for committing crimes including murders and robberies across Charlotte. Homeland Security gave Channel 9 exclusive access to its investigation, revealing what it took to dismantle MS-13, and how it still tracks gangs across Charlotte today.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 3, 2017

Gang members arrested during Cleveland County break-in (Cleveland County, NC): Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies arrested two gang members from Gastonia during a break-in at a building in Lawndale this week. The gang members are accused of firing a 12 gauge shotgun to blast open a window to enter the building in the 4700 block of Fallston Road (N.C. 18) on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: February 2, 2017

Gang Members Arrested On Multiple Charges (Lawndale, NC): Deputies arrested two gang members Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a business on Fallston Road. Deputies say they responded to a breaking and entering call around 1:20pm and located the suspects still on scene. Jaylan Ross and Javees Camp, who were determined to be ‘validated’ gang members by investigators, had used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot out a door window to gain entry, according to reports.
Source: WCCB Charlotte    Date: February 2, 2017

Wilmington police report lowest crime numbers in 24 years (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Tuesday the number of crimes reported in 2016 was the lowest in 24 years, according to the WPD's internal statistics. Those numbers could change after N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation audits are completed.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 31, 2017

Raleigh mom fears gang responsible for daughter's disappearance (Raleigh, NC): A Raleigh teen has been missing since Monday, and her mother said she worries that gang members are responsible for her disappearance.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: January 27, 2017

District Attorney, law enforcement push for tougher gang laws (New Hanover County, NC): A push for tougher gang laws by District Attorney Ben David in New Hanover County has gang detectives on its side. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, in 2016 there were between 20-40 known working gangs in New Hanover County. The Sheriff's Office said it couldn't give an exact number, but estimates there are hundreds of validated gang members in the area.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 25, 2017

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

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