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Akron man pleads guilty to being street gang member (Akron, OH): An Akron man admitted Monday to being part of the Hazel Block street gang, the second time a member of that gang has been convicted in the last two months.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: May 2, 2016
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Three gang members to prison for armed robbery (Sandusky, OH): Three Sandusky gang members are headed to prison for robbing a man at gunpoint last summer. All three were sentenced for their crimes at the Erie County Court of Common Pleas last week, while the fourth and final suspect is still awaiting his trial date.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: May 2, 2016
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Gang member takes plea deal, likely to get 4 years (Toledo, OH): Days before his trial, a member of the Cherrywood street gang entered Alford pleas Friday to felonious assault, robbery, and participating in a criminal gang.
Source: The Blade    Date: April 30, 2016
http://www.toledoblade.com/...

Gangs a growing problem in Montgomery County (Dayton, OH): Local gangs are behind several car thefts and violent crimes across the Miami Valley, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The four gangs identified as causing the most trouble are “2hunnid”, “4way”, Uptown” and “OffMain”.
Source: WDTN 2 News    Date: April 12, 2016
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Trial begins for 5 alleged members of gang 'homicide squad' (Columbus, OH): Jury selection is set to begin in the trials of five alleged trigger men for a decades-old central Ohio gang. Prosecutors say they are members of the Short North Posse's "homicide squad," responsible for 11 of 14 murders tied to the group. They're among 10 remaining people who have refused to strike plea deals with the government.
Source: SF Gate    Date: April 3, 2016
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Graffiti reports investigated (Findlay, OH): The Findlay Police Department is investigating a rash of spray-painting incidents in multiple areas of the city. Buildings, cars and street signs have been spray painted in black graffiti with various words and symbols, including some related to the Latin Kings gang, according to the department.
Source: The Courier    Date: March 30, 2016
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Heartless Felon charged in Warrensville Heights killing police say was payback for barbershop slayings (Warrenville Heights, OH): A 24-year-old Garfield Heights man and suspected member of the Heartless Felons was indicted Friday on a murder in a shooting that investigators have said was motivated by revenge for a triple killing.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 25, 2016
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Cleveland man accused of using AK-47 in gang-related shooting arrested (Cleveland, OH): Housing police arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting up a home and several cars with an AK-47 as part of an ongoing feud between two East Side street gangs.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 17, 2016
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Shedding Their Colors (Toledo, OH): Violent crimes shake up Toledo neighborhoods and innocent bystanders are getting killed in the path of gunfire. Often times the ones pulling the trigger are those involved in gangs. In a special report, 13abc's Brigette Burnett spoke with a former gang member who shared how easy it was to get in and how he got out.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News    Date: March 17, 2016
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Anti-Violence plan announced before Spring Break (Columbus, OH): While Linden-McKinley High School Senior Maurice Fountain feels protected in the classroom, when he leaves the safety zone of his school, he lives in fear. "There's a lot of gang activity, nobody should be in the streets, because you do not know who you are going to run into," said Maurice.
Source: WTTE FOX 28 News    Date: March 16, 2016
http://myfox28columbus.com/...

Cleveland teen injured in East Side gang shootout (Cleveland, OH): A 16-year-old Cleveland boy was injured Sunday when he was caught in the crossfire of an East Side gang shootout, police said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 14, 2016
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Slain child caught in crossfire of feuding gangs (Columbus, OH): The shooting that claimed the life of 7-year-old De’Ontae Fisher on March 4 was part of a gang war that has simmered for months and erupted in retaliatory violence that police believe is behind at least one other homicide.
Source: Columbus Dispatch    Date: March 13, 2016
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Convicted gang member hid gun from police after Akron fatal shooting, police say (Akron, OH): A convicted Akron gang member is accused of hiding a gun from homicide detectives after removing it from the car of a man killed in a shooting.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: March 10, 2016
http://www.cleveland.com/...

Gang member found guilty of murder and assault (Franklin County, OH): A Franklin County jury convicted a 19-year-old man Friday of a deadly shooting outside a Far East Side shopping plaza. Nishawn Glenn-Coulverson was found guilty of murder and two counts of felonious assault in the March 20 death of 21-year-old Esak Gemeraw.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: March 4, 2016
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Heartless Felons gang member gets max prison term (Cleveland, OH): A 17-year-old was sentenced to 11 years in prison for an assault in which he didn’t even throw a punch, but prosecutors said his criminal record and affiliation with the notorious Heartless Felons gang warranted the harsh punishment.
Source: The Independent    Date: February 29, 2016
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Man shot by Cleveland security guard accused of being West Side gang member (Cleveland, OH): A man shot by a gas station security guard last week after police said he fired gunshots at passing cars is accused of being part of a West Side gang. DeShaun Larkin, 23, was charged Sunday with felonious assault in connection with the shooting. A court date has not yet been set.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 28, 2016
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Initiative could have 'chilling effect' on gangs (Cincinnati, OH): Among the 15 men facing federal gun charges as part of an anti-violence initiative announced Tuesday is 25-year-old Alvin Palmer, who court documents say has gang ties and has served two separate prison sentences.
Source: The Enquirer    Date: February 17, 2016
http://www.cincinnati.com/...

Self-proclaimed Heartless Felons gang member robs Cleveland man (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police gang detectives are investigating after a man was attacked and robbed by a man who claimed to be a member of the Heartless Felons gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: February 8, 2016
http://www.cleveland.com/...

Police look to battle 'hot spots' for crime with violence reduction strategy (Cincinnati, OH): There are signs of hope in parts of Avondale after the new crime-fighting strategy was unveiled by Cincinnati police Monday.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: February 1, 2016
http://www.wlwt.com/...

Law enforcement panel educates public about gang problems (Euclid, OH): Residents concerned about gang violence need to speak up and be proactive to combat the problem, law enforcement officials said Wednesday night. "I don't want to say we have a gang problem in Euclid; we have a gang problem in Northeast Ohio," Euclid Sgt. Dan Novitski told an audience gathered at the Euclid Public Library.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: January 20, 2016
http://www.cleveland.com/...

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