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Reno police: Drive-by shooting gang-related (Reno, NV): Two occupied homes were fired at over the weekend in a drive-by shooting, Reno police said. Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related. The Reno Police Department’s Gang Unit was still investigating Monday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: September 28, 2015

5 indicted in May gang-related killing (Las Vegas, NV): Five people have been indicted on murder charges in connection with a gang-related shooting that left a 24-year-old man dead, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: July 15, 2015

Students participate in gang resistance program (Douglas County, NV): The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office sponsored the 2015 Summer G.R.E.A.T Program. Over the course of two weeks, 20 seventh-grade students from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and 20 seventh-grade students from Carson Valley Middle School participated in the DCSO Summer G.R.E.A.T program.
Source: The Record-Courier    Date: July 9, 2015

Las Vegas Police Take On 20,000 Gang Members (Las Vegas, NV): In Southern Nevada, about 20,000 people identify themselves as gang members. That’s about six of every 1,000 Nevada residents. That puts Nevada in the top five states for the number of gang members, according to the FBI.
Source: Nevada Public Radio    Date: June 25, 2015

Metro Police confirm a rise in gang-related crime (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police confirm a rise in gang-related shootings this year over last year. According to Lt. Sasha Larkin of Metro’s Gang Unit, there have already been 67 gang shootings this year. But she says gang-related incidents overall are down about 9%.
Source: KSNV MyNews3    Date: June 15, 2015

Another arrested in May fatal gang shooting (Las Vegas, NV): Metro arrested a fourth person on Saturday in connection with what they said was a gang-related shooting that left a 24-year-old man dead, Clark County Detention Center logs show.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: June 14, 2015

Las Vegas home to roughly 20,000 street gang members (Las Vegas, NV): The Las Vegas Valley is home to more than 300 street gangs, a number law enforcement officials say is growing as members ditch loyalties and create new groups. Roughly 20,000 gang members — or 6 for every 1,000 Nevada residents — live in the valley, according to the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: June 8, 2015

Inside the Gang Unit: Fighting Gang Crime (Reno, NV): In Washoe County, the Gang Unit has one goal: bring down the drug crime and violence caused by street gangs. "We try to be proactive and drive through as many gang neighborhoods that we know so we can see as many different people as we can and so the community can see the cars," a deputy with the gang unit said.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Why Kids Choose A Gang Life (Reno, NV): There are more than 70 active gangs in the Reno/Sparks area, and you may be surprised to learn that many of the members are under the age of 18.
Source: KOLO 8 News    Date: May 20, 2015

ICE arrests 22 Las Vegas gang members, associates (Las Vegas, NV): Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates, including 22 individuals from the Las Vegas area, were arrested during Project Wildfire, a nationwide six-week operation targeting transnational criminal gangs, according to a news release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Source: KSNV MyNews3    Date: April 8, 2015

Man gets 30 to 75 years for Strip shooting, denies guilt (Las Vegas, NV): While he continued to deny his guilt, Robert Jackson, convicted of shooting a woman celebrating her bachelorette party and three other people on the Strip, asked a judge Wednesday for a sentence of two to 7½ years behind bars.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: February 18, 2015

Police suspect stabbing death of teenager is gang-related (Las Vegas, NV): Police say a teenager is dead after being stabbed during a fight on the side of a road in northeastern Las Vegas. Las Vegas Police said Monday they suspect the incident was gang related and no suspects have been identified.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: February 16, 2015

Gang leader gets prison time in violent racketeering case (Las Vegas, NV): A street gang leader was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that involved the cold-blooded slaying of a neighborhood security guard more than a decade ago. Markette Tillman, 31, a member of the Playboy Bloods, also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release after prison.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 20, 2015

Gang member admits to fatally shooting pimp outside Las Vegas strip club (Las Vegas, NV): A reputed gang member has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a pimp outside a Las Vegas strip club. Christopher Mallett, a known member of the Rolling 60s Crips, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the slaying of 28-year-old Antonio Logan outside the Crazy Horse III nightclub on Russell Road, according to court records.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 16, 2015

Regional Gang Unit Continues Prevention Efforts (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit is doing all it can to prevent gang crimes from happening here. They patrol the Reno-Sparks areas daily to check for graffiti and talk to neighbors. It is all in an effort to try to keep people from joining gangs and hopefully get existing members out of them.
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: December 24, 2014

Reno elementary school 'hit hard' with graffiti (Reno, NV): A Reno-area elementary school was vandalized over the weekend, the Washoe County School District said. Splattered eggs and inappropriate graffiti decorated Jessie Beck Elementary School over the weekend, principal Ruth Williams said in a phone interview Tuesday.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: December 2, 2014

Man injured in suspected gang shooting in north valley (Las Vegas, NV): A man is hospitalized after a suspected gang shooting in the northern valley Wednesday morning.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: November 5, 2014

Washoe schools get grant for anti-violence program (Reno, NV): The Washoe County School District has received a $973,000 federal grant for anti-violence programs, nearly a year after a deadly schoolyard shooting rampage in the Reno suburb of Sparks.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 27, 2014

Police seek vehicle in possible Sparks gang shooting (Sparks, NV): Sparks police are looking for a vehicle involved in a possible gang shooting Monday night that hospitalized two men.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: August 27, 2014

Football helps former gang member gain his focus (Las Vegas, NV): Antonio Bellows is a man on a mission, ready to bid Las Vegas goodbye and start over in California. The 18-year-old recent Rancho High School graduate has a spot waiting on Shasta College's football team in Redding, Calif., and a planned course load in criminal justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: August 3, 2014

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