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Pawtucket man accused of trafficking crack cocaine (Providenec, RI): Jaheem Benton, 26, of Pawtucket, an alleged member of the YNIC street gang, has been ordered detained in federal custody for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine. Benton was arrested Wednesday by members of an ATF Task Force consisting of federal and local law enforcement agents and officers who have been investigating for the past several months Benton’s alleged gang and drug trafficking activities.
Source: The Valley Breeze    Date: November 6, 2015

Alleged gang member to serve 18 years for shooting rival's mother (Providence, RI): A purported member of the Burnside street gang was sentenced Friday to serve 18 years in prison after admitting to shooting a rival's mother in the face.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 16, 2015

Providence detective testifies killing was not gang-related (Providence, RI): Providence Detective Angelo A'vant told jurors Monday that Francis Rodriguez was not a member of the C-Block gang at the time of his shooting death May 2, 2014. Rodriguez had, at some point, been a member, but A'vant said he learned from speaking with friends, family and C-Block members themselves that was no longer the case.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: October 5, 2015

Cranston man accused of murder, admits to gun, drug charges (Providence, RI): A Cranston man who authorities say is a YNIC gang member has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he was trafficking cocaine and heroin.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: September 17, 2015

Cranston Police Arrest Gang Member for Dealing Drugs, Possessing Stolen Handgun (Cranston, RI): A gang member who was selling cocaine and MDMA, or molly, out of a Pontiac Avenue apartment in Cranston is now being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions, the state prison, after a police investigation that netted drugs, cash and a stolen .357 handgun.
Source: CranstonPatch    Date: September 8, 2015

Gang suspect escapes from police on South Side, crashes after chase in East Providence (Providence, RI): An alleged gang member, who was chased by police, crashed and rolled a stolen car at a Route 195 exit, injuring himself and his passenger.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 10, 2015

Police, on the hunt since June, arrest gang member Gibson, aka 'Lil Gibby' (Providence, RI): A gang member wanted since June on gun charges and suspected in gunfire last week surrendered to Providence police late Saturday night.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 10, 2015

Suspect wanted in gang-related shooting in Providence 'armed and dangerous,' police say (Providence, RI): A gang member sought by police this summer on gun charges is now suspected of shooting at rival gang associates in Elmhurst late Thursday night.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 7, 2015

Providence police say gang member tried to impersonate nonviolence worker during questioning (Providence, RI): A gang member is accused of impersonating a street worker to get into the Providence police detective bureau and listen as detectives questioned a teenage witness about the recent murder of an Army veteran.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 28, 2015

Police search apartment complex for known gang member (Providence, RI): Providence Police deployed a SWAT unit off of Westminster Street in an attempt to catch a known gang member who was seen in the area.
Source: WPRO 630    Date: July 17, 2015

Newport Police Arrest Gang Members with Heroin and Loaded Guns in Hidden Compartment (Newport, RI): Newport police made yet another major drug dealing arrest Wednesday when three members of Providence’s C-Block street gang were stopped after crossing the Claiborne Pell Bridge with 28 grams of heroin, three loaded handguns and two digital scales in a hidden compartment in the trunk.
Source: Newport Patch    Date: July 10, 2015

Police net 30 gang members for drugs and guns (Providence, RI): For the second time in four months, the collaborative efforts of the Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative, a wide-ranging collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement and federal and state prosecutors who are targeting violent crime and violent criminals in urban neighborhoods of Rhode Island, has resulted in state and federal criminal charges being brought against numerous individuals.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Two Providence teens charged in possible gang-related shooting (Providence, RI): An 18-year-old man and 17-year-old boy are charged in a drive-by shooting on Route 195 that the police say may be related to an ongoing feud between street gangs in the city. The feud between the South Side and East Side gangs flared up over the weekend, after the murder of 22-year-old Kevin Mann outside Pasha hookah bar early Friday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 20, 2015

Two men charged in Providence drive-by shooting (Providence, RI): Two men are accused in a drive-by shooting in South Providence last week that left a fellow gang associate wounded.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 14, 2015

Convicted felon, alleged leader of Providence gang sentenced to 14 years for carrying loaded gun (Providence, RI): A purported leader of the YNIC street gang was sentenced Tuesday to serve 14 years in prison and found to be an habitual offender for possessing a loaded .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun without a license.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: May 5, 2015

Second man charged with murder in 2013 Providence gang fight (Providence, RI): Nearly two years after a Providence man died in a gang-related fight outside an Elmwood gas station, the police have charged a man with his murder.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 30, 2015

Cranston man admits to role in gang-related murder (Providence, RI): A 21-year-old Cranston man admitted Wednesday to participating with three associates in a gang-related murder last October outside the Chad Brown housing complex.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 23, 2015

Providence teen to serve two life sentences for Christmas Eve gang murder in Pawtucket (Providence, RI): A Providence gang member who was just 17 when he ambushed and killed a gang rival in a Pawtucket housing project on Christmas Eve 2013 has been ordered to serve to two consecutive life sentences.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 3, 2015

Providence teen to serve 2 life sentences for gang murder (Providence, RI): A Providence gang member, who was just 17 when he ambushed and killed a gang rival in a Pawtucket housing project on Christmas Eve 2013, has been ordered to serve two consecutive life sentences.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 3, 2015

Man with gang ties arrested in weekend shooting in Cranston (Cranston, RI): Police say a suspect with ties to a Providence street gang has been arrested in a weekend shooting at a Cranston mini-market that left another man injured.
Source: WPRO 630    Date: March 31, 2015

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