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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

‘Folk Nation’ gang suspect sought in connection with weekend shooting (Rowan County, NC): The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Charlotte man who allegedly shot someone five times Saturday near China Grove. The victim survived.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 20, 2016

Wilmington gang member pleads guilty to gun charge (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member from Wilmington is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a firearm charge. According to the District Attorney's Office, Terry Hooper, 29, entered a guilty plea in New Hanover County Superior Court Monday for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 11, 2016

Gang members plead guilty to double slaying (Gaston County, NC): Two area gang members pleaded guilty to killing a Lake Wylie couple with ties to Gaston County. Jamell Lamon Cureton, 24, and Malcolm Jarrel Hartley, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday killing Douglas and Deborah London at their Lake Wylie, S.C., home in 2014.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: September 22, 2016

NC gang member charged after police-involved shooting (Wilmington, NC): A validated gang member is in the New Hanover County Detention Center on a $1 million bond after a police-involved shooting with a Wilmington Police Department detective Wednesday.
Source: WNCN News    Date: September 8, 2016

Police and community unite to limit and clean gang graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Police are tracking gang graffiti in several Charlotte neighborhoods. Experts say there has been a surge in summer months, but now there is a way for community members to report it through a service called Code Enforcement.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: August 31, 2016

Durham Officials Hope to Replicate a Raleigh Gang Truce (Durham, NC): Police chief Cerelyn "C.J." Davis made her way to the front of a quiet meeting room inside the Criminal Justice Resource Center on East Main Street. "Can I touch you?" she asked a man in a black T-shirt. He was sitting hunched over in his chair, focusing on the meeting's speakers, who were talking about their past lives in gangs.
Source: Indy Week    Date: August 17, 2016

NC man sentenced to up to 7 years for gang-related shooting (Elizabethtown, NC) : A 25-year-old man was sentenced to five to seven years in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Monday for his role in a gang-related shooting in January.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: August 16, 2016

Durham’s violent crime rate levels off; property crime down 12 percent (Durham, NC): For the first time in nearly three years, violent crime in Durham remained virtually unchanged, according to six-month crime statistics presented Monday night.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: August 16, 2016

McCrory pledges help to curb Goldsboro gang violence (Goldsboro, NC): Gov. Pat McCrory and the Governor’s Crime Commission are pledging support as authorities work to combat gang violence in this community rattled by eight gang-related killings this year.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: August 7, 2016

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