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Two Short North Posse Members Plead Guilty To Gang-Related Charges (Columbus, OH): The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a gang known as the Short North Posse has terrorized Central Ohio for 30 years. On Friday two gang members pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges that could send them to prison for the rest of their lives.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: January 15, 2016

Akron man charged in cat kicking now accused of being part of Hazel Block street gang (Akron, OH): An Akron man accused of kicking a cat and shooting someone in separate incidents now faces a gang charge. Roy Hill, 21, is charged with participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony. He's accused of being a Hazel Block gang member. The charges were filed Monday.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 10, 2015

JPark gang member guilty of murder, drive-by shooting (Cleveland, OH): A Common Pleas Court jury today convicted Demetrius Keith for the Aug. 7, 2014, murder of 19-year-old Arturio Young, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: November 19, 2015

The risks of street gangs recruiting kids (Columbus, OH): For Lyendai Brown life revolves around his three-month old daughter. "It's all about being a father, kids are life changers," Brown said. Just a few years ago, Brown's life revolved around crime and the streets. "Selling drugs, I have ended up carrying weapons, those weapons have been used on me," Brown said.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: November 16, 2015

Ohio inmates mentor local children, warn them about the dangers of gang violence (Cleveland, OH): Ohio inmates teamed up with a local church to mentor children about the dangers of gang violence.
Source:    Date: November 13, 2015

Mother, three sons charged in Cleveland gang investigation (Cleveland, OH): More than 20 people, including a mother and three of her sons, are accused in a string of gun violence carried out in the name of three East Side street gangs tied to the Heartless Felons, police officials said Friday.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 13, 2015

Cleveland police announce gang arrests (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police have arrested and indicted 10 people in relation to recent gang activity in the Broadway-Fleet area of the city. At a Friday afternoon press conference, law enforcement officials said those arrested are "violent members" of gangs in each of those respective neighborhoods, along with a gang in Maple Heights.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: November 13, 2015

Youngstown convicted gang member indicted on murder charge (Youngstown, OH): A Youngstown man already in prison has now been indicted for a homicide five years ago.
Source: WKBN 27 News    Date: November 12, 2015

Evidence of Drugs, Gang Activity in Maleki Parker's Home (Dayton, OH): Investigators in the shooting death of Maleki Parker say they found evidence of drugs and other crimes inside the home where the child was shot to death.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: November 11, 2015

Cleveland police arrest sixth suspect in deadly downtown shooting (Cleveland, OH): The last of six suspects in a gang-related shooting in the heart of Downtown Cleveland is behind bars.
Source:    Date: November 11, 2015

4 plead guilty to murder in drug, gun case in central Ohio (Columbus, OH): The government says four men have pleaded guilty to murder as an investigation continues into gang-related violence in central Ohio. The four are accused of being members of the Short North Posse, a gang with 2-decade-old roots in and around Columbus.
Source: WOWK 13 News    Date: November 5, 2015

More than 50 people, mostly Cleveland gang members, connected to Northeast Ohio car thefts, break-ins (Cleveland, OH): The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday that more than 50 people are charged in a series of car thefts, robberies and break-ins across the region.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 5, 2015

Large Crackdown Targets 52 Alleged Gang Members Across Cuyahoga County (Cuyahoga County, OH): Law enforcement personnel arrested more than two dozen alleged gang members across Cuyahoga County today, with warrants out on 20 others. Prosecutors say they’ve been involved in a string of crimes across Cleveland’s West Side, including Parma, Avon Lake, Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Township, Lakewood, and Strongsville.
Source: ideastream    Date: November 5, 2015

Akron gang member arrested with loaded gun, police say (Akron, OH): A Hazel Block street gang member was arrested Tuesday with a loaded gun, according to police. Jerry Jefferson, 20, is charged with participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony. He also faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon as a felon and obstructing justice.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 4, 2015

Experts struggle to explain rise in Cleveland gun violence (Cleveland, OH): Why such a big rise in shootings in Cleveland? Is gang activity up? Are Facebook and Twitter to blame? Poverty? Drugs? Or just a statistical aberration? Experts say it's difficult to pinpoint why the city has seen a 40 percent increase in gun homicides and a 33 percent rise in felonious assault shootings through the first nine months of this year compared with the same period a year ago.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: October 29, 2015

3 men, teen girl arrested after suspected gang-related shootings in Canton (Canton, OH): Detectives arrested three young men and a teenage girl after one of the men was found hiding in another’s attic after a suspected gang-related shooting Tuesday night.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: October 28, 2015

School officials say threats, gang fight at Meadowdale was isolated (Dayton, OH): Officials with Dayton Public Schools said it has made a change in policy after an incident at Meadowdale High School involving a bomb threat. Four students were arrested last week after the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a gang-related fight began during a bomb threat evacuation.
Source: WDTN 2 News    Date: October 26, 2015

Police arrest five in assaults tied to Elyria gang (Elyria, OH): Elyria police have five suspects in custody, including four juveniles, after two robberies last week.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: October 22, 2015

Gang member sentenced for killing teen over movie choice (Cleveland, OH): A member of the BBE 900, a violent gang on Cleveland’s west side, has been sentenced to 31 years in prison, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said Wednesday.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: October 21, 2015

Reputed Cleveland gang member gets life for 2014 killing (Cleveland, OH): A 21-year-old reputed gang member was sentenced to serve life in prison for the shooting death of a 47-year-old man at a Cleveland corner-store last year.
Source: WOWK 13 News    Date: October 16, 2015

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