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Bloods gang members caught with guns in Stafford (Stafford, NJ): Two men, later identified as members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested Sunday after a resident of the Ocean Acres section called police on their behalf after denying their request to come inside his home and use the phone, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: March 23, 2009

Hospital told how to identify and handle gang members (Englewood, NJ) : Photographs of handkerchiefs in primary colors, hats, jerseys, necklaces with distinctive marks — all were flashed on a screen behind Raymond Vonderheide, a senior officer with the State Parole Board, as he addressed a crowd of nearly 100 on the telltale signs of gang membership.
Source: The New York Times    Date: March 13, 2009

As homicides fall in Newark, drug trade rolls on (Newark, NJ): Some of the most successful drug products sold in this city carry the brand names Hot Sauce, Good 'n' Plenty and Diesel. They're not found on the shelves of the local CVS or Rite-Aid stores, but are sold by entrepreneurs with nicknames like Scarface and Spider.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 16, 2009

Drug probe results in 75 arrests (Somerset County, NJ): Seventy-five people were arrested and more than $10,000 worth of cocaine, heroin and other drugs were seized in raids over the weekend that Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said resulted in the largest number of individuals his office has ever charged in a single drug and gang investigation.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 10, 2009

Gangs branching out to NJ's suburbs (Trenton, NJ): Street gangs continue to branch out from New Jersey's cities to the suburbs. The FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment shows there are between two and three gang members for every 1,000 people in the state.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 9, 2009

Join gang or be killed (Bridgeton, NJ): Police have charged two city residents, including a 17-year-old boy, with plotting to kill a man who had repeatedly refused to join their street gang.
Source: The Bridgeton News    Date: February 4, 2009

Attorney general homes in on gangs (New Jersey): While wearing a locator bracelet as a condition of his parole, Burlington City resident Ronald "Bang Boy" Kinston allegedly ran a gun- and heroin-distribution ring as a leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: January 30, 2009

NJ authorities bust alleged Bloods drug ring (Newark, NJ) : State and local authorities say they have busted a drug ring that allegedly took over the area around a Newark barbershop to conduct business.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: January 29, 2009

Drug, gang raid under way across Morris County (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County Prosecutor's Office, as well as officers from 18 federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies, swept through several Morris County towns today, as well as locations in Essex County, making numerous arrests and seizing narcotics belonging to suspected illegal drug distributors and gang members, authorities announced.
Source: Daily Record    Date: December 12, 2008

NJ anti-gang crackdown arrests more than 1,800 (Trenton, NJ): More than 1,800 suspects have been arrested as part of New Jersey's statewide anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: December 9, 2008

Five more arrested in ongoing gang drug probe (Essex County, NJ): An investigation into the drug activity of the Crips and the Bloods gangs in Essex County and elsewhere resulted in five arrests yesterday, bringing to nine the number of suspects rounded up so far in the year-long operation, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: December 5, 2008

Nine reputed gang members arrested in drug bust (Newark , NJ): Nine reputed gang members who authorities say were involved in drug and handgun sales and violence throughout New Jersey have been arrested, state and federal officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 4, 2008

Cell phones in prison mean business as usual for gangs (Trenton, NJ): The blue-ribbon booty inside the state's 14 prisons is the same wonder tool that people on the outside increasingly cannot live without -- the cell phone.
Source: Daily Record    Date: November 30, 2008

Authorities: Gang crackdown in Camden yields results (Camden, NJ): In the past six months a special operation targeting gang and other violent offenders in the Camden area resulted in more than 300 arrests, 40 gun seizures and thousands in cash and narcotics, officials announced on Wednesday.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: November 27, 2008

East Orange gang crackdown spurs arrests of 32 suspects (Orange, NJ): Targeting mainly members of a violent Bloods street gang, East Orange police have spent the past five days raiding city locations and arresting people on a variety of gun-running, drug trafficking and other criminal charges, Police Chief Ronald Borgo said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 26, 2008

Raids net suspects in heroin sales ring (New Jersey): Continuing a statewide effort that has targeted guns, gangs and violent crime, authorities yesterday arrested more than a dozen people accused of taking part in a large-scale heroin distribution ring spread across Union, Essex and Hudson counties.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 21, 2008

Pastors give insight into gang problem (Vineland, NJ): Criminal street gang activity in Cumberland County appears to be tamped down compared to a year ago, according to some pastors with reason to know.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: November 20, 2008

Nurses get primer on gangs (Camden, NJ): The scenarios were hypothetical, but the implications were real. Officers from the New Jersey State Parole Board's Street Gang Unit explained gang signs, colors, clothing and codes to about 25 medical personnel from Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden on Wednesday because it could save their lives.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: November 20, 2008

Weehawken police interrupt suspected gang recruitment meeting and walk away with 'valuable' notebook (Hamilton Park, NJ): Authorities believe they seized a notebook containing valuable information about the Bloods street gang organization and membership when Weehawken police broke up a suspected recruiting meeting in Hamilton Park on Friday, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: November 19, 2008

Investigation shows gang leaders continue activity in prison (New Jersey): Imprisoned leaders of the Bloods street gang - with the help of corrupt corrections officers and staff as well as visitors - are remaining in control of the criminal organization through the use of cell phones smuggled into New Jersey's state prisons and county jails and by manipulating prison phones, State Commission of Investigation agents said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 18, 2008

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