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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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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

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

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