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'Brick Squad' street gang fingered for drug and firearms crimes (Cleveland, OH): An indictment targeting members of a street gang based in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood was unsealed Wednesday. The 39-count indictment is the result of a months-long investigation by Cleveland police, the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives working in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. It charges four members of the "56 Bricks" or "Brick Squad" gang.
Source: Cleveland 19 News    Date: October 19, 2016

Elyria drug gang investigation nets 17 more arrests — 48 total so far (Elyria, OH): Authorities have arrested 17 more people in connection with the Elyria Police Department’s operation targeting an organized drug gang in Lorain County, according to Capt. Christopher Costantino.
Source: The Morning Journal    Date: October 17, 2016

Documents outline family feud in 2 Hamilton shootings (Hamilton, OH): Feuding families, ties to a street gang and a $5,000 payment were all part of two fatal shootings this summer in Hamilton, according to court documents obtained Thursday by the Journal-News.
Source: Journal-News    Date: October 6, 2016

OTZ gang members under investigation for threatening witnesses (Cleveland, OH): Members of a Cleveland street gang targeted by police and prosecutors in May are now being investigated on suspicion of threatening witnesses, according to police records.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 22, 2016

Former gang member throws party to help reduce crime (Columbus, OH): A gang intervention social worker who once worked with a city-of-Columbus program to reduce gang violence is inviting residents and people involved in criminal activity to a party this Friday. The goal of the party is to get young people off the streets.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 24, 2016

Man sentenced in fatal gang-related shooting (Columbus, OH): The second of two defendants accused in the fatal shooting of a fellow teen more than three years ago in a South Linden alley was convicted and sentenced to prison on Wednesday.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 24, 2016

Short North Posse enforcer admits to racketeering in plea deal (Columbus, OH): When Shane McCuen opened his door in Zanesville in 2008, he became the latest victim of one of central Ohio's deadliest gangs.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: August 17, 2016

Boy, 15, shot in the leg while riding bike, police say crime was gang related (Cleveland, OH): In one of several shootings over the weekend, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg while riding his bike, according to Cleveland police.
Source:    Date: August 15, 2016

Cleveland hip-hop artist among seven charged in gang sting (Cleveland, OH): Seven Northeast Ohio men, including an aspiring rapper and a high school basketball standout, belong to a street gang that investigators believe is behind a string of gun violence in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, according to a newly unsealed indictment.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 15, 2016

Last 3 accused Ohio gang members reject pleas, head to trial (Columbus, OH): The final three defendants accused of crimes committed as members of a violent central Ohio gang have rejected plea deals and will go to trial.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 7, 2016

Men arrested in Lakewood traffic stop connected to Heartless Felons, violent crimes, prosecutors say (Cleveland, OH): Two of four men arrested during a routine traffic stop have been connected to the Heartless Felons street gang and several violent crimes, prosecutors said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 7, 2016

Gang member kept from ‘Street’ activity (Portsmouth, OH): The conviction of a Columbus gang member in one of the highest profile cases in several years has been upheld by the Court of Appeals. Thomas O. Smith, 27, of Columbus, an alleged member of the 22nd Street Bloods, was convicted by a Scioto County Common Pleas jury after a four-day trial held in February 2015 for his participation in a heroin trafficking operation, which involved smuggling heroin and cocaine from Columbus to Portsmouth.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times    Date: July 26, 2016

Convicted gang member faces more charges in 2010 Youngstown murder (Youngstown, OH): A Youngstown man accused of a 2010 homicide is facing additional charges. Prosecutors say Frankie Hudson, Jr. took part in a gang-related robbery and murder when he was still a juvenile. He was indicted in November of 2015 for the murder and had been in prison for convictions related to being in the H-Block gang.
Source: WKBN 27 News    Date: July 14, 2016

Community collaborates to combat youth violence (Mansfield, OH): The culture of violence underlying the lives of young people in the city of Mansfield is not something the community takes lightly. According to Mansfield Police Chief Ken Coontz, most violent crime offenders are between the ages of 16 and 26 years old. Within that group, the vast majority of offenders are minorities. And many are often involved in gang-related activity.
Source: Richland Source    Date: July 13, 2016

Another Short North Posse defendant pleads guilty; three remain for trial (Columbus, OH): A Short North Posse member pleaded guilty Thursday, leaving only three remaining defendants from the gang.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: July 7, 2016

Local Gang Member Sentenced On Racketeering Charge (Columbus, OH): A member of the Short North Posse gang has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Source: WCBE 90.5 FM News    Date: July 1, 2016

4 suspected gang members arrested (Lorain, OH): Four people with known gang affiliations were arrested and additional six were charged following an investigation from the Lorain Police Department’s Community Impact Unit.
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram    Date: June 29, 2016

13 suspected gang members, associates arrested in Lorain (Lorain, OH): A Lorain County grand jury returned an indictment against several suspected gang members and associates that police think are responsible for a spike in violent crimes in the Lorain during the past several months.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 28, 2016

Final JPark gang member sentenced for killing woman during gang-retaliation shooting (Cleveland, OH): A member of Cleveland's JPark gang will spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman during a gang-retaliation attempt.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 27, 2016

Stark at-risk youths get blunt message (Canton, OH): Recognized as "people of influence" within their circle of associates, 10 teenagers sat through about an hour of blunt and graphic warnings Friday from criminal justice officials and social service workers regarding possible consequences of affiliating with criminal gangs.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: June 24, 2016

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