Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Allentown police make drug arrests linked to Trinitarios gang (Allentown, PA): Authorities in Lehigh County said they arrested three members of the Trinitarios street gang following a extensive drug investigation in the area of North Penn and West Tilghman streets in Allentown.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: September 14, 2017

Easton police raid homes, garage, seize drugs, arrest six (Easton, PA): Easton police on Wednesday morning raided two homes and a garage, arrested six people and seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana and a car during two separate drug investigations.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: September 13, 2017

Prosecutors highlight gangs in Unified Erie push (Erie, PA): The anti-violence initiative has led prosecutors to present evidence of defendants’ gang affiliation, including social media posts and video, in court.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: July 23, 2017

Pottstown gang member re-sentenced for ‘reign of terror’ (Norristown, PA): While not backing off his finding that a Reading man engaged in a “reign of terror” during a war between rival gangs in Pottstown, a judge nonetheless reduced the man’s minimum sentence slightly as part of a new sentencing scheme.
Source: The Mercury    Date: July 21, 2017

Monroe inmate beaten for opposing gang’s control of jail phones, police say (Monroe County, PA): Seven Monroe County Jail inmates have been accused in the May 23 prison melee of punching, biting and kicking that investigators say began when one inmate challenged a gang’s control of jail phones.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 17, 2017

Police: Gang member charged in Bethlehem attempted homicide (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem police charged a “Brim Bloods” gang member with attempted homicide in a shooting Friday afternoon that injured a man when he fell and struck his head on the sidewalk.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 10, 2017

Federal inmate sentenced for gang related assault (Scranton, PA): An inmate will serve an additional 57 months in prison after assaulting a rival gang member while incarcerated. Johnny Biggs, 38, was sentenced on June 15 to 57 months to run consecutive to his current sentence by District Judge Malachy Mannion.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: June 19, 2017

2 gang members admit to 2013 murder of Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): In a surprise move, two gang members on Friday admitted their roles in the shooting death of an Allentown teenager almost four years ago.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: June 16, 2017

Attorneys rest in case of gang assassin charged with killing guard (Scranton, PA): The capital murder case against gang assassin Jessie Con-ui was years in the making. But testimony that will decide his guilt took less than two days to deliver to the jury.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 6, 2017

Defense attorney admits gang assassin is guilty ‘beyond all doubt’ in guard’s killing (Scranton, PA): In the face of “overwhelming” evidence of guilt, gang assassin Jessie Con-ui’s defense team started his murder trial Monday with a seldom-used tactic — saying he is responsible for murdering a correctional officer.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: June 5, 2017

6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly (Philadelphia, PA): Two rival female teen cliques went at it in a pair of brawls Wednesday night in West Philadelphia that resulted in the hair of one teenager being set on fire and six teens being arrested.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: March 23, 2017

US prosecutor: ‘Retaliatory shootings’ related to Erie gangs (Erie, PA): A routine court hearing provided a rare glimpse at the landscape of local gangs Wednesday, when a federal prosecutor said gangs from the city's east and west sides have engaged in "retaliatory shootings" during an "ongoing beef."
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: March 16, 2017

West Pottsgrove man jailed for illegal gun sale to gang member (Norristown, PA): A West Pottsgrove man, described by authorities as an associate of a Pottstown gang member, is headed to state prison for the illegal transfer of a firearm to that gang member.
Source: The Mercury     Date: March 15, 2017

Pottsgrove gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Norristown, PA): A Montgomery County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gunfight with a rival gang member.
Source: Reading Eagle    Date: February 2, 2017

Montco gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder (Montgomery County, PA): Devon "Cream" Vogelsang, a member of the Pottstown gang Brothas from Anotha, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder and related offenses, prosecutors said.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: January 31, 2017

Pottstown gang member draws prison for bar assault (Norristown, PA): His face inked with numerous tattoos that prosecutors say show his allegiance to a violent gang, a Pottstown man learned he’s headed to prison for taking part in the “brutal” assault of a man during a disturbance at a borough bar.
Source: The Mercury    Date: January 13, 2017

Pottstown gang member jailed by feds on drug, gun charges (Pottstown, PA): During the same week that some of his gang associates earned decades in prison, a Pottstown man involved in that violent gang and drug activity in the borough was sentenced in federal court to 15 years behind bars.
Source: The Mercury    Date: January 13, 2017

Bethlehem man gets up to 15 years in double shooting (Easton, PA): A Bethlehem man who participated in a gang-related double-shooting in which two teenagers were wounded pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder, receiving a sentence of 71/2 to 15 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 6, 2017

Heroin dealer who tattooed fellow gang members gets time in federal prison (Philadelphia, PA): The mystery of the origin of the name Tat-Gang, a network of 11 individuals who sold heroin and other drugs in Lycoming County and the surrounding areas between 2011 and 2014, has been solved.
Source: Sun-Gazette    Date: December 23, 2016

Bethlehem gang shooter accused of punching, spitting blood on guard (Bethlehem, PA): A Bethlehem teenager who shot a rival gang member eight times last January allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at Northampton County Prison while awaiting trial.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 20, 2016

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