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60th Street's struggles (Philadelphia, PA): Lorice Mitchener was making her way around 60th and Market Streets on Jan. 6 when a nervous inner voice spoke up, reminding her - with a little urgency - to be aware of her surroundings.
Source: Daily News    Date: January 14, 2016

Teens at the root of York gun violence (York, PA): There won't be a future generation if kids keep shooting other kids, said Stephanie Perry, who was walking to her home in the 600 block of East Princess Street on Monday afternoon. Kids are messing up their lives, said the 51-year-old, who has lived in York all her life. And to address the violence, people must come together more than they have been, said Perry.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: January 12, 2016

Accused Pottstown gang member jailed in lieu of high bail (Norristown, PA): A former Pottstown man, recently released from jail after serving time for drug dealing, is back behind bars after a judge set high bail for him while he awaits trial for his alleged role in a drug-related gang war that was crushed last May.
Source: Daily Local News    Date: January 11, 2016

Gang banger gets more time in the slammer (Allentown, PA): Gang members in Lehigh County are being put on alert: If you do the crime, you'll have to do more time. The District Attorney's Office had its first "gang enhancement sentence" this week.
Source: WFMZ 69 News    Date: January 7, 2016

Allentown gang member 'Vicious Brim' gets enhanced sentence for attack (Allentown, PA): An Allentown gang member's beefed up sentence this week for assaulting a juvenile who flashed a gang sign is proof that the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center is making an impact, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 7, 2016

Police in Dauphin County warn of recent gang violence (Steelton, PA): In the next couple weeks, Steelton Borough police say they will be sending out special details to try preventing a recent rash of gang violence. Police warn that Steelton teens are being "jumped" by gang members from south Harrisburg.
Source: WHP 21 News    Date: December 31, 2015

Data the latest tool in Lehigh County's fight against gangs (Lehigh County, PA): For investigators battling gangs' criminal activity in the Lehigh Valley, the latest tool they're using is more akin to Facebook than a notebook. Lehigh County's Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center's system helps keep tabs on the 30 gangs in the county -- including the Bloods, Crips and Trinitarios -- as well as each of the 70 subsets.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: December 27, 2015

Lehigh DA touts enhanced gang-tracking computer system (Allentown, PA): About 30 criminal gangs are active in Lehigh County, selling drugs on Allentown's streets and trafficking prostitutes in county hotels. Law enforcement officers know a lot about these gangs thanks to the county's Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center, a high-tech computer system that allows detectives to collect, analyze and share information on a secure Internet portal.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: December 21, 2015

Federal jury convicts 2 men of supplying heroin to Pittsburgh street gang (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal jury Friday convicted two men of supplying heroin to the East Hills Bloods street gang in Pittsburgh. Richard Bush, 52, of East Hills and Mayank Mishra, 35, of Shaler each face up to a life sentence when U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentences them April 6.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: December 18, 2015

How York City crippled a criminal empire (York, PA): A two-year probe into York City’s Southside gang that led to federal indictments against 21 purported gang members also led to a noticeable, if short-term, decrease in the amount of violent street crimes in York City, York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 8, 2015

York City's police chief says another gang will be subject of federal probe (York, PA): Members of York City’s Parkway, Westside and other gangs might have breathed a collective sigh of relief when city and federal investigators bypassed them and went after the Southside gang in a massive two-year racketeering and drug-dealing investigation that culminated in 12 convictions and eight guilty pleas.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 8, 2015

Twenty purported Southside gang members await federal sentencing (York, PA): A federal jury in Harrisburg on Nov. 16 convicted 12 purported Southside gang members of offenses including racketeering and drug trafficking, following a 7½-week trial.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: December 8, 2015

Man threatens to have gang members come for victim, cops say (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man is facing assault charges after police say he held his girlfriend down inside a closet and threatened to to have Latin King gang members come after her.
Source:    Date: November 23, 2015

Plans to combat violent crime in York, elsewhere (Harrisburg, PA): The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Wednesday a “renewed strategy” for reducing and preventing violent crime in select cities. Those cities include York, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport and Harrisburg.
Source: York Daily Record    Date: November 19, 2015

'A message of justice,' Southside Gang members convicted in federal drug, racketeering case (York, PA): Twelve members of the Southside Gang in York are facing federal prison sentences after a jury in Harrisburg convicted them of crimes including racketeering and drug offenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source:    Date: November 17, 2015

Complaints prompt drug raid, arrest in Easton's West Ward (Easton, PA): Acting on six months of neighborhood complaints, the Easton police Special Response and Vice units early Thursday arrested a 24-year-old West Ward man and will charge him with drug crimes, police Lt. Matthew Gerould said.
Source:    Date: November 12, 2015

More feds helping local police, chamber told (Hazleton, PA): The Federal Bureau of Investigation has more of a presence in Hazleton and the county than it ever has, and that Hazleton is getting a central court to make it easier on local police to process criminal arrests, two county law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Standard Speaker    Date: November 11, 2015

Federal trial winding down for 12 alleged York City gang members (York City, PA): You don't have to call York City's Southside a gang or crew, federal prosecutor Michael Consiglio told jurors — you could alternately call the group a "mutual protection society" or "mutual benefit society."
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: November 6, 2015

Latino gang 20G remembered as neighborhood protectors (Philadelphia, PA): Weekends in the Philadelphia neighborhood where Gilberto Gonzalez grew up meant waking in the morning and going to sleep at night to music. In a nearby park, the men in the 20G gang would beat drums and sing songs from their Puerto Rican homeland. It was almost as if the gang wanted to let residents know that they were on guard duty.
Source: Metro    Date: October 21, 2015

‘Dangerous’ Texas gang member charged with providing false ID, public drunkenness (Wilkes-Barre, PA): A Texas gang member flagged as “dangerous” was charged Friday with public drunkenness and providing a false ID to law enforcement after officers observed him stumbling at Coal Street Park.
Source: Times Leader    Date: October 12, 2015

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