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ICE arrests 87 foreign nationals in Nevada enforcement operation (Las Vegas, NV): Federal immigration officers apprehended 65 foreign nationals in and around Las Vegas last week, including convicted drug traffickers and known street gang members. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation yielded an additional 22 arrests in Reno, the agency said Monday.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: May 16, 2016

Metro asks for help to curb increasing violence (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas police Sgt. Jose Hernandez is feeling the pressure. He’s running out of time. He wants to engage east valley high school students about gangs. This year. During end-of-year testing. With all the bureaucracy involved in getting access to the students, Hernandez was slightly worried he wouldn’t get the program launched this year.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: April 30, 2016

Lombardo: Surge in violent Las Vegas crime ‘keeps me up at night’ (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police officers arrived at a southwest valley construction site early Wednesday to find the body of a security guard who had earlier been reported missing by his employer.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: April 28, 2016

Expert blames Las Vegas crime increase on breakup of Metro’s gang unit (Las Vegas, NV): A California gang expert disputes claims by the valley’s top cops that this year’s spike in violent crimes was caused by an influx of gang members from Southern California. The problem is the decision by Las Vegas police to decentralize its gang enforcement unit, according to Wes McBride, a retired gang detective with decades of experience in Los Angeles and the executive director of the California Gang Investigators Association.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: April 19, 2016

Law enforcement holds gang conference (Reno, NV): The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with surrounding counties, hosted a three day gang conference in Reno for Northern Nevada agencies to get together and discuss new gang trends and ideas.
Source: Nevada Appeal    Date: April 6, 2016

Las Vegas sees rise in violent crimes due to police shortage and California gangs (Las Vegas, NV): A 14-year-old girl fended off two home invaders last month in a shootout in a Vegas Valley suburb, picking up her stepfather’s pistol after they were both shot. On a recent Monday in Las Vegas, five separate armed robberies took place over a four-hour span. In one instance, a victim was pistol-whipped while he and his girlfriend were held hostage in their home.
Source: The Guardian    Date: March 31, 2016

Suspect arrested 3 years after apparent gang shooting (Las Vegas, NV): In November 2012, Edwin Clark and his girlfriend, then eight-months pregnant, were walking through an apartment complex on their way to buy a TV.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: March 3, 2016

FBI busts Las Vegas gang members in drug trafficking investigation (Las Vegas, NV): FBI agents have arrested reputed leaders, members and associates of the longtime Gerson Park Kingsmen gang in a major undercover drug trafficking case. Twelve defendants, including alleged gang leader Reggie Pratt, 35, were charged in four federal drug indictments unsealed Wednesday. A 13th defendant was indicted separately on a firearms charge.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: March 2, 2016

Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded in suspected gang-related shooting (Las Vegas, NV): One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday night at a bus stop in the southeast valley, according to Metro Police. Police don’t know what instigated the shooting, but it is believed to be gang related, Metro Lt. Dan McGrath said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: January 28, 2016

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

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