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Street Crimes Unit combats F-M gangs after launching last year (Fargo, ND): "The turf of our metro area belongs to the citizens of our community. The 99%." That statement, made by Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, came a year ago and sent a message about the goal of area law enforcement at a major announcement.
Source: WDAY 6 News    Date: May 12, 2016

Year after formation, Street Crimes Unit remains zeroed in on gangs, not heroin (Bismarck, ND): The leader of a metrowide anti-gang task force says the recent rash of opioid overdoses has not altered the unit's priorities. At least 10 people have died from apparent fatal overdoses in Fargo-Moorhead in 2016, deaths police believe are linked to heroin or fentanyl, a synthetic opiate. Despite that, the multi-jurisdictional law enforcement unit formed last spring remains primarily focused on combating gang activity.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: May 7, 2016

Fargo police: Gunshot reports up 63 percent; gangs may be to blame (Fargo, ND): Police here say they're getting 63 percent more reports of gunshots this year than this same time last year. Police believe gangs are behind many of them, but can't point the finger at them for every call.
Source: INFORUM    Date: April 23, 2016

Street Crimes Unit: Police Say Spike in Drugs Related to Gang Activity (Fargo, ND): The metro street crimes unit launched almost one year ago and police have been keeping busy. It's no doubt the street crimes unit is staying busy. Just last week, six people were arrested during a raid on a south Fargo home.
Source: KVRR FOX News    Date: March 14, 2016

Alleged Fargo gang member sentenced in retaliatory tattoo burning (Fargo, ND): An alleged Latin Kings gang member accused of burning someone who tried to leave the gang has been sentenced to a year in prison.
Source: INFORUM    Date: January 20, 2016

Police Say Minot Murder Was Gang Violence (Minot, ND): Sunday's fatal shooting in Minot was a case of rival gangs facing off and further violence is possible in retaliation for the killing, according to one of the Minot Police detectives investigating the case.
Source: KX News    Date: December 4, 2015

Appeals court rejects argument by member of oil patch gang (Bismarck, ND): A member of a violent North Dakota oil patch drug gang who blamed his angry outbursts in court on a traumatic brain injury has lost his appeal in federal court.
Source: WDAY 6 News    Date: December 2, 2015

Gangs Becoming a Problem in N.D. (Cass County, ND): If you thought gangs weren't a problem in North Dakota-- you thought wrong. Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney says the gang activity being seen across the state is not only in the west. Street gangs and motorcycle gangs can be seen in the east too. At the Association of Counties meeting today county officials were able to learn a little more about the signs of gang activity and how to put a stop to it.
Source: KX News    Date: October 27, 2015

Police: Man assaulted/burned after breaking Latin Kings gang rules (Fargo, ND): Fargo Police say they believe broken gang rules led to the kidnapping and beating of a fellow Latin Kings gang member.
Source: WDAY 6 News    Date: September 3, 2015

Alleged Fargo gang member charged with drug possession (Fargo, ND): A member of alleged Fargo gang Lic Squad was charged Friday with possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
Source: INFORUM    Date: July 31, 2015

Gang activity suspected (Fargo, ND): King Patterson said he was headed to a prayer meeting on a recent Friday when he stopped by Carmen Berry's house in south Fargo. Patterson, 40, had been to the house dozens of times, but this visit stood out because of who else showed up.
Source: The Jamestown Sun    Date: May 11, 2015

For months, Fargo gang information was withheld from city hall (Fargo, ND): Former Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes withheld information about a recent surge in criminal gang activity from his superiors in city hall. Interim Police Chief Dave Todd tells KFGO News that police first identified the problem in March, 2014. Todd says he shared the information with city leaders the following January 30, a few weeks after he was appointed to take over the department in the wake of Ternes' resignation.
Source: KFGO News    Date: May 7, 2015

What defines a gang? (Fargo, ND): The Metro Area Street Crimes Unit, recently formed to quash what police describe as an upsurge in gang activity here, is faced with the sometimes tricky task of determining what is a gang and who is a gangster.
Source: INFORUM    Date: May 3, 2015

Fargo police persistent in pursuit of gangs (Fargo, ND): On any given afternoon at Countryside Trailer Court, you'll find kids riding bicycles, dribbling basketballs and laughing on trampolines. Several dilapidated mobile homes and junk-filled yards mar the landscape but, other than that, this neighborhood in south Fargo is like most others.
Source: The Jamestown Sun    Date: April 20, 2015

"Lic Squad" Says They Are Not A Gang, Claiming Police Targeting (Fargo, ND): A mom, with children in the “Lic Squad” says her boys are a music group, not gang members. Members of the “Lic Squad” say police are targeting them. Yesterday, we told you about a new street crime unit trying to clean up local gang activity.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: April 10, 2015

Stopping gang activity becoming full-time job for some of region's officers (Fargo, ND): Eliminating gang activity is going to be a full-time job for six officers from the police departments in Fargo and West Fargo, and the Cass County and possibly Clay County sheriff's departments, as part of a street crimes law enforcement unit launched earlier this month.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: April 9, 2015

A Winning Approach for Parents to Deal with Gang Activity in the Valley (Fargo, ND): Some as young as 14 are getting swept up into gang activity. A problem happening right here in the Valley. Authorities says that's not surprising because young teens tend to need to feel a sense of belonging and this is unfortunately, one way.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: April 9, 2015

Ex-Air Force captain who led violent gang gets 25-year sentence (Minot, ND): A former officer at Minot Air Force Base convicted of leading a violent gang has been sentenced to 25 years at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Source: Stars and Stripes    Date: February 7, 2015

Missileer who ran 'violent street gang' gets 25 years (Minot, ND): A Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, missileer whom the Air Force said was the leader of a violent street gang that arranged for the exchange of money for sex with underage girls, distributed drugs and gave alcohol to teenagers was sentenced in December to 25 years in prison and a dismissal, the Air Force said Friday.
Source: Air Force Times    Date: February 2, 2015

Shooting shows gang presence in North Dakota (Dickinson, ND) : Gang members from Bakersfield, Calif., have a violent presence in western North Dakota, according to federal and state court documents.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: December 23, 2014

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