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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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The new gang threat: Hybrid Gangs (Columbus, OH): Forget the typical gang colors and gang graffiti. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says traditional gangs are now becoming hybrid gangs. “So it's really not the Bloods and Crips no more,” says Deputy Tyler McDowell who works Community Relations in the sheriff’s office.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: November 15, 2017

Cleveland street gang found fertile ground for opioid operation in rural Ohio (Cleveland, OH): Ninety miles separate Cleveland from Columbiana County but insatiable appetites for opioids and cash forged a connection between the two places - a pipeline that funneled more than 1.3 million doses of heroin, fentanyl and other lethal drugs into the rural community.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 9, 2017

Cleveland-based gang members among 100 indicted in Southeastern Ohio heroin, fentanyl ring (Cleveland, OH): Three men who investigators identified as members of the Cleveland-based "Down the Way" street gang led a 100-member drug dealing ring that trafficked enough heroin, fentanyl and cocaine to kill everyone in 12 counties in southeastern Ohio, authorities said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 7, 2017

Prosecutor: Two Bloods gang members indicted on 46 charges in Franklin County (Columbus, OH): The Franklin County Prosecutor says two alleged members of the Bloods gang have been indicted on 46 counts.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: November 7, 2017

Suspected gang member accused of killing man, setting van on fire in East Cleveland (East CLeveland, OH): Detectives on Thursday arrested a suspected gang member who is accused of shooting a man to death in Cleveland, driving the man's van to East Cleveland and setting it on fire.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 2, 2017

Gang member guilty in 'cold-blooded, cowardly' murder of East Cleveland teen girl (Cleveland, OH): A 20-year-old Maple Heights man who belongs to a nationally affiliated street gang was found guilty on Wednesday of aggravated murder and other charges in the August 2016 death of 17-year-old Breanna Fluitt.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 1, 2017

Toledo brothers, gang members sentenced in shooting that left one dead (Toledo, OH): Two Toledo brothers and gang members were sentenced to prison Tuesday for shooting at a man who is now charged with the murder of their friend.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 17, 2017

Jury finds woman not guilty of murder, hung on drug ring involvement (Youngstown, OH): A Mahoning County grand jury has reached a verdict in the case of an accused female gang member reportedly involved in the illegal drug trade.
Source: WKBN 27 News    Date: October 6, 2017

Purported 'Cincinnati White Boys' gang member gets life sentences in 2 slayings (Hamilton, OH): A man who authorities say was a member of a gang called the Cincinnati White Boys has been sentenced to consecutive life sentences for two slayings last year. Twenty-nine-year-old Doug Best cried and apologized as he was sentenced Tuesday in southwest Ohio's Butler County.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer    Date: October 4, 2017

Cleveland men raped, shot and doused in gasoline in Heartless Felons attack, police say (Cleveland, OH): Three suspected members of the Heartless Felons are in custody after they doused two men with gasoline, tied them up and then raped one and shot a third man, according to police.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 2, 2017

Middletown police make arrest before possible retaliation shooting (Middletown, OH): Drey Lewis was arrested last night at his Grand Avenue residence because police “had information he was going to go out and shoot people in retaliation,” Middletown police Lt. Jimmy Cunningham told this news outlet.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: September 29, 2017

Police: Weapons, drugs found after gang-related Middletown shooting (Middletown, OH): Middletown police said a Thursday morning shooting on the 3600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard was gang related. When police arrived on scene they found a man named Christopher Lewis had been shot multiple times. They said Christopher Lewis had also been shot earlier this month at the Third Base Cafe.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: September 28, 2017

15 Gang Related Arrests In Cleveland In Recent Weeks (Cleveland, OH): The city of Cleveland's Gang Impact Unit has been busy over the past few weeks. The unit has arrested 15 people, and is still seeking four people wanted on felony warrants. The 15 people arrested were wanted for crimes ranging from low-level drug offenses to murder.
Source: Cleveland Patch    Date: September 22, 2017

Cleveland police raid nets suspected member of LME gang (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland police gang-unit raid on an apartment in the city's Central neighborhood led to the arrest of a 22-year-old suspected member of the LME street gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 21, 2017

Mayor Frank Jackson's gang-violence update; arrests made, weapons seized (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the city's Gang Impact Unit and other law enforcement agencies have arrested multiple individuals and taken weapons off of city streets connected to gang activity and gun violence.
Source: WOIO 19 News    Date: September 21, 2017

Heartless Felons gang member charged after police pursuit in Parma, police say (Parma, OH): A member of the Heartless Felons gang led police on a chase before crashing into a tree, police say.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 15, 2017

Tremont crime: Heartless Felons' gang member receives decades-long prison sentence (Tremont, OH): A Cleveland Heights man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for committing six Tremont carjackings that date back to the summer of 2015, according to U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.
Source: WOIO 19 News    Date: September 12, 2017

Man gets life without parole for gang shooting that killed 7-year-old boy (Columbus, OH): The judge called it the worst murder he’s seen in his more than 12 years on the bench. Marctarius Grace, trying to take revenge against a rival gang member, indiscriminately fired as many as a dozen shots into a car parked outside a Near East Side convenience store on March 4, 2016.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: September 11, 2017

Border Patrol agents arrest two MS-13 gang members in northwest Ohio (Cleveland, OH): U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two members of the notorious MS-13 gang last week in separate incidents near the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton, authorities said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 5, 2017

Youth PTSD can perpetuate cycles of violence, Children's Hospital doctor says (Cincinnati, OH): Dr. Victor Garcia has seen a 300 percent increase in the number of children with gunshot wounds since he started work at Cincinnati Children's Hospital's trauma ward, he said at a City Council committee meeting Tuesday.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: September 5, 2017

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