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Gang member wanted in NYC caught in Hazleton (Hazleton, PA): A 17-year-old Trinitario gang member wanted for attempted murder in Queens, New York, was taken in custody in Hazleton early Saturday morning, city Police Jerry Speziale said.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: January 14, 2018

'Cut Throat' Gang Member Arrested In Chesco Nightclub Killing: DA (South Coatseville, PA): A man with gang ties has been arrested for a September murder at a South Coatesville nightclub, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Dominic "Buddha" Poulson, 28, who has ties to the "Cut Throats" gang, will face first degree murder charges for the shooting death of Victor Wilson, authorities said.
Source: Montgomeryville Patch    Date: January 10, 2018

Gun violence rates fall in Erie (Erie, PA): The numbers are in: incidents of gun violence mostly dropped in the city of Erie in 2017. Erie police believe the first two Unified Erie “call-ins,” which were launched in 2017 with the goal of diverting young people from criminal activity, have been successful in helping to stem some of the violence that has plagued the city over the past several years.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: January 7, 2018

After his arrest, Latin Kings gang member has mom deal his drugs, guns, police say (Allentown, PA): After he was locked up on gun and drug charges last month, a Latin Kings gang member gave his mother instructions on how to distribute the remaining drugs and guns he had kept hidden in their Allentown home, according to court records.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 5, 2018

York City gang members get prison time (York, PA): Two members of York City's "Southside" gang were sentenced to prison time for their roles in the gang.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 23, 2017

In three South Philly police districts, ‘focused deterrence’ cuts shooting rate by third (Philadelphia, PA): A program known as “focused deterrence” led to a 35 percent drop in shootings in three South Philadelphia police districts where city authorities tested the program, according to a new study from Temple University. Over the two-year study starting in 2013, however, researchers also found that the crime-intervention strategy had nearly no effect on gang-related violence.
Source: WHYY     Date: December 23, 2017

Federal judge sentences York gang member to life in prison (York, PA): One of the originators of the "Southside" gang in York was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday, according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: December 12, 2017

Gang-related evidence highlighted as Erie homicide case goes to jury (Erie County, PA): Deliberations resume on Friday in the case against Marquis Knight, who is arguing self-defense in the 2016 fatal shooting of Allen Basham on West 26th Street. Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri cited gang-related activity on Thursday in his closing argument, the latest example of prosecutors detailing gang activity in Erie in court.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: December 8, 2017

It's 'kill or be killed,' says man sentenced for alleged gang attack (Lehigh County, PA): “The lifestyle of the streets is the lifestyle of the streets. It’s either kill or be killed.” A Lehigh County judge on Monday said those words — allegedly uttered by a man who admitted shooting at another man on an Allentown street, spraying bullets into residents’ homes — encapsulated the crimes that are plaguing the city this year.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: November 20, 2017

Another York City gang member going to federal prison (York, PA): Another purported member of York City's Southside gang has been sentenced to a lengthy term in federal prison for gang activity, but — unlike the gang's two leaders — he avoided a life sentence.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: November 16, 2017

Double shooting in Allentown found to be gang-related homicides (Allentown, PA): The investigation into the double shooting that left two men dead in Allentown was found to be a gang-related dispute.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: November 8, 2017

Second York City gang leader gets life in prison (York, PA): Another leader of York City's "Southside" gang will spend the rest of his life in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday, Oct. 25, that Marc "Marky D." Hernandez, 32, a leader of "Southside" as well as a member of the "Bloods," was sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and drug-distribution conspiracies.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: October 26, 2017

Life in prison for York's Southside gang leader on drug and racketeering charges (York, PA): The leader of York's Southside gang was sentenced to life in prison on drugs and racketeering charges by a federal judge, according to a news release Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: October 25, 2017

Feds charge 13 in alleged W. Philly drug gang war (Philadelphia, PA): Thirteen people were charged Thursday with participating in a 2013 shooting war between two West Philadelphia drug gangs that left one man dead, another critically wounded, and a bystander shot and wounded.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: October 19, 2017

Arrest made in fatal July 4th shooting of Allentown teen (Allentown, PA): Investigators allege a member of the Bloods street gang fatally shot a teenager in the back this summer after a fight concerning the victim’s girlfriend.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: October 18, 2017

Police make another arrest in Trinitarios drug network (Allentown, PA): Allentown police have arrested another member of the Trinitarios street gang accused of dealing heroin, cocaine and marijuana for months in the area of North Penn and West Tilghman streets.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: October 17, 2017

York County gang leader sentenced to life in prison (Harrisburg, PA): The US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Tuesday that the 32-year-old leader of a York street gang, Rolando "Mico" Cruz Jr. has been sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: October 4, 2017

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

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