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Horry County police to meet with Loris community to help fight drug, gang issues (Horry County, SC): Horry County police are working to build trust in the communities they serve. They’re looking to form relationships through face-to-face meetings to help fix neighborhood problems. So police are encouraging people to participate in a meeting this week. It’s an increase in drug and gang problems that have police holding a third community meeting with the people of Loris.
Source: WMBF News    Date: March 13, 2017

Lake City sees increase in gang violence, police plan to crack down (Lake City, SC): One city in Florence County is working to protect people from gang violence. Police Chief Kipp Coker says “homegrown” gangs, or gangs formed in rural areas, are causing problems in Lake City, but his department has a plan to make sure residents are safe.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: March 6, 2017

Gangs-activity ‘a growing problem’ in Loris area (Horry County, SC): Gang activity -- and what to do about it -- in Loris and surrounding areas is the focus of a renewed effort by local law enforcement. During a meeting this past week, Sgt. Lynn Baker, an investigator with the Horry County Police Department, talked about the colors, clothing, and signs used by gang members in the area.
Source:    Date: February 27, 2017

13 arrests made in 2-year operation in Horry County, neighboring areas (Conway, SC): To eliminate the heroin epidemic that’s plaguing Horry County and surrounding areas, police say they need to target the big drug traffickers. In a press conference Thursday morning, several law enforcement agencies came together to announce the results of a two-year investigation hunting down those alleged dealers.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 23, 2017

Two-year investigation into North Charleston drugs, guns and gangs yields 42 suspects (Charleston, SC): North Charleston Assistant Police Chief Reggie Burgess knocked three times on the lectern in front of him and held up three fingers, one for every mother who was shot on New Year's Day 2014.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 22, 2017

Loris leaders, residents serious about combating drug activity (Loris, SC): If the size of the crowd on hand for a recent meeting is any indication, a lot of people are concerned about the drug problem in and around the Loris area.
Source:    Date: February 20, 2017

Bond denied for Marlboro County men charged in gang-related killing (Marlboro County, SC): Bond was denied Friday morning for Jamarcus Sellers, 27, Brenton Davis, 26 and James Monroe Brown, 27, on charges of accessory before and after the fact of murder in the death of James Henderson, 28.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 17, 2017

Sheriff Asks for More Officers to Combat Gangs (Kershaw County, SC): In Kershaw County, a spike in gang member arrests have led Sheriff Jim Matthews to ask county leaders for more money for additional officers. “We do not have the manpower to deal with this. We barely have enough man power to deal with our regular routine, criminal activity and so forth,” Matthews explained. “I'm hoping it will awaken some of our council members and the public as well to the problem of gangs, and cause them to give us what we need to begin the process of dealing with this before it gets out of hand.”
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: February 14, 2017

Sheriff’s Office has eye on gangs (Jasper County, SC): Jasper County’s growth brings with it economic opportunity and mobility, but it also brings an increase in crime – and Sheriff Chris Malphrus has an eye on gang-related crime. “Gang violence in Jasper County is at a minimal, compared to our surrounding areas,” he said. “We do have some gang issues. Noticing that it’s not as bad as other areas, we’re going to try to hit that off in the beginning.”
Source: Jasper County Sun Times    Date: February 14, 2017

Fighting gang problem is a top priority for new Greenville County Sheriff (Greenville, SC): We're taking a look at gang activity in the Upstate. Specifically, in Greenville County. We're told, gangs are here, and they are causing serious trouble. In fact, gang members have been linked to crimes ranging from murder, to drug and human trafficking. We spoke with Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis about the issue. “We've got about roughly 1,200 identified gang members.”
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: February 13, 2017

3-day gang training conference underway in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Monday is the first day of the South Carolina Gang Association’s annual training conference. The three-day conference brings together law enforcement officials from across the state to discuss new ways of identifying gang members and their crimes.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 13, 2017

Police share tactics, data, technology at gang investigators conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): Law enforcement divisions across the state are doing what they can to help curb violence and crime in South Carolina neighborhoods, and one way they're doing that is by working with different law enforcement agencies.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 13, 2017

Law enforcement sees progress, but still problems in dealing with gangs (Columbia, SC): The head of the law enforcement coalition battling gangs in the Midlands says they are still a serious problem, but their membership is on the decline. The Midlands Gang Task Force grew out of long-standing efforts by the Richland County Sheriff's Department to crack down on the growth of gang activity, and those comments follow concerns from Kershaw County's top cop that gangs seem to have migrated into his jurisdiction.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: February 10, 2017

Midlands sheriff is seeing gang activity 'we have not seen before' (Kershaw County, SC): Just weeks ago, Kershaw County sheriff's deputies initiated a high-speed chase on I-20 through Kershaw County. "One of our traffic officers on I-20, you know, saw a car coming down running 105 miles an hour. He got in behind it. It was reported stolen out of Richland County,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews. Matthews said at least one gang member was inside.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: February 9, 2017

Special meeting being held Monday to tackle local drug and gang issues (Horry, SC): Finding ways to combat the drug problems in Loris will be the focus of a special meeting that will take place Monday night.
Source:    Date: February 8, 2017

After gang related arrests Aiken Public Safety says it takes a community (Aiken, SC): It started at South Aiken, where a fight between rival gangs led to 3 people being shot. Then a shooting on Reid Drive, also gang related. "It has escalated into more sophisticated, more violent action with this behavior," Aiken Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco said.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 8, 2017

1 arrested, 1 on the run after Symposium Ultra Lounge shooting (Greenville County, SC): A man has been arrested after a shooting at a nightclub that left one dead and another in the hospital.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: February 8, 2017

Public Safety says South Aiken shooting gang related (Aiken, SC): It was a town hall meeting at South Aiken High for parents to hear more about possible changes to Aiken County Public schools, but some parents just wanted to hear about safety after last Friday's shooting. "There have been some concerns in the past about copycat incidents and things like that," April Bransome-Gorton said, a parent at South Aiken High School.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 6, 2017

Police working to curb signs of gang-related activity in Aiken (Aiken, SC): A large percentage of recent shooting incidents and acts of violence that have occurred in the City of Aiken have been gang-related, and local law enforcement – with the help of state and federal agencies – are working to address those problems, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco on Monday.
Source: The Aiken Standard    Date: February 6, 2017

New Police Chief plans to stamp out Lake City gang activity (Lake City, SC): Lake City’s new police chief took the post just over a week ago and is already outlining strategies to prevent crime, beginning with tackling the city’s gang problem. Chief Kipp Coker, who is originally from the Pee Dee area, replaced Interim Police Chief John Kelly on Jan. 23.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 2, 2017

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