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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: cleveland.com    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

City gang roundup charges 15 (Toledo, OH): Toledo police announced Thursday charges against 15 people they said operated within the city’s Smith Park Blood street gang. During a news conference at the downtown Safety Building, city and federal officials detailed a three-year investigation into what they called one of Toledo’s most violent gangs.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 16, 2015

Cleveland gang member sentenced to life for aggravated murder (Cleveland, OH): Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced Thursday that Cutthroats gang member Robert George has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of 47-year-old Brian Montgomery.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: October 15, 2015

Accused gang member found guilty of aggravated murder (Cleveland, OH): A man prosecutors say is a member of the Cutthroats gang was found guilty Friday of fatally shooting a father and wounding his son outside a convenience store last summer.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 9, 2015

Cincinnati Police Have New Strategy To Reduce Violence (Cincinnati, OH): Just a week ago five people were shot in Evanston in what Interim Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac called "a senseless act." Just around the corner on Fairfield there was a double homicide. Police say those crimes have now been solved.
Source: WVXU News    Date: October 5, 2015

Cleveland police find no credible gang threat on social media (Cleveland, OH): With 4 children shot and 3 of them passing away in the last month in Cleveland, residents and officials are aware that something must change.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: October 3, 2015

3 recent slayings, including death of Major Howard, tied to Cleveland street gang (Cleveland, OH): Investigators believe three recent Cleveland killings are tied to a street gang that law enforcement sources say is at war with a neighboring group on the city's East Side.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 2, 2015

Threats of gang violence lead to increased police presence at John Adams High School (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police officers stepped up patrols outside John Adams High School Friday after learning about gang violence threats. A source told newsnet5.com the threats surfaced on social media earlier this week and said there are known gang members who attend the Cleveland high school.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5    Date: October 2, 2015

2 members of local gang get prison for holdups (Toledo, OH): Two Toledo gang members have been sentenced to prison for robberies and other offenses they committed as Smith Park Bloods.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 1, 2015

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