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Gang member tied to man who tried to run down Bismarck officer denied release to halfway house (Bismarck, ND): A drug conspiracy co-defendant, tied to the attempted running over of a Bismarck police officer earlier this year, was denied release to a halfway house by a federal judge on Wednesday, March 14.
Source: West Fargo Pioneer    Date: March 15, 2018

Local law enforcement actively combating gang activity in the Valley (Fargo, ND): We don't hear much about it but we do know that there's gang activity in the Valley. Authorities say they are actively tracking around 425 gang members or violent criminals, and yesterday they announced the arrests of 79. A third of those arrested were confirmed gang members.
Source: Valley News Live    Date: December 1, 2017

Suspected MS-13 Gang Member Captured in Williston (Willinston, ND): A man suspected of belonging to one of the world's most notorious street gangs has been captured in Williston. 39-year-old Concepcion Carcamo-Portillo was taken into custody Wednesday evening by Border Patrol Agents from the Grand Forks sector.
Source:    Date: November 20, 2017

Street Crimes Task Force assures locals of work being done to combat gang activity (Fargo, ND): Law enforcement from the metro area's "Street Crimes Task Force" say there is a concentrated effort to keep pressure on gangs in our community.
Source: WDAY 6 News    Date: July 27, 2017

Growing gang presence in F-M metro (Fargo, ND): Police are busy with a steady steam of gang activity in Fargo-Moorhead. The Metro Street Crimes Unit was primarily created to fight gangs. It's connected the Latin Kings to a kidnapping last year, and says another gang was involved in a drug raid this March.
Source: WDAY 6 News    Date: December 22, 2016

Fugitive task force, street crimes unit team up to nab gun, gang suspects (Fargo, ND): During the past seven weeks, a joint effort by the Metro Street Crimes Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force netted 26 arrests involving people wanted for gun offenses, or people known to be associated with gangs who also had active felony warrants.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: December 20, 2016

Bond set at $2 million for suspect in Minot fatal shooting (Minot, ND): Bond has been set at $2 million cash for a man charged with murder in what authorities say was a gang-related fatal shooting in Minot.
Source: WDAZ 8 News    Date: September 29, 2016

Post-oil boom, drug prices fall in oil patch as gang trafficking increases (Dickinson, ND): The Bakken oil boom may be over, but people on the front lines of fighting crime in western North Dakota say drug trafficking is worse than ever. The price of drugs is dropping and an influx of out-of-state gangs are intensifying the problem, a lead agent with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation says.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: July 2, 2016

Police in Minot say the suspect in a gang-related fatal shooting in November has been arrested in Las Vegas (Minot, ND): Police in Minot say the suspect in a gang-related fatal shooting in November has been arrested in Las Vegas.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: July 1, 2016

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

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