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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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WATCH: City Council Approves Grant Application for New Vehicles for Gang Suppression (San Angelo, TX): The San Angelo City Council held a virtual meeting Tuesday to conduct regular business. Due to COVID-19 they met on a video conference. The meeting began with a welcome by all of the council followed by a prayer from the Police Department Chaplin Pastor Ralph Dawkins.
Source: San Angelo LIVE!    Date: April 21, 2020

Police: Man found with drugs, violating Wichita Falls gang injunction order (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls police spokesman Sgt. Charlie Eipper said officers arrested Byron Locke, 30, after members of the WFPD Gang Task Force saw him driving shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, in the 5500 block of Professional Drive.
Source: Times Record News    Date: April 20, 2020

‘10 Most Wanted’ Offender Sentenced to 21 Years for Firearm Offense Under Project Guardian (Fort Worth, TX): A felon formerly on Texas’ 10 Most Wanted list has been sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison on a federal firearms charge, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 17, 2020

Police: Recent shootings connected to gang activity (Waco, TX): A 19-year-old man arrested Wednesday night after a drive-by shooting is believed to be connected to a string of shootings between two rival gangs in North and East Waco over the past two months, Waco police Officer Garen Bynum confirmed Thursday.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: April 16, 2020

Father, son arrested for gang attack on kids at Chamizal National Park (El Paso, TX): An El Paso father and son have been arrested on allegations they participated in a gang-orchestrated attack on children last week at the Chamizal National Park, police said Thursday.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: April 9, 2020

Salvadoran Gang Member Arrested In Arlington For Capital Murder In Dallas (Dallas, TX): Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested a Salvadoran man in Arlington who was wanted for capital murder. Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales, 25, is in the U.S. illegally and an active member of the 18th Street Gang, a transnational criminal organization, ICE explained in a news release Tuesday night.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: April 7, 2020

3 men charged with killing 16-year-old in Dallas park in apparent gang retaliation (Dallas, TX): Three men remained behind bars Tuesday in connection with the slaying of a 16-year-old boy in Dallas earlier this year in what was apparently gang retaliation.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 7, 2020

ICE Dallas arrests Salvadoran gang member wanted for capital murder (Dallas, TX): Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a Salvadoran man Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, who was wanted for capital murder. Jonathan Alexander Gonzalez-Rosales, 25, is in the U.S. illegally and an active member of the 18th Street Gang, a transnational criminal organization.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: April 7, 2020

Lufkin Police Arrest Three Men for Organized Criminal Activity (Lufkin, TX): Saturday night at 11:30, Lufkin Police officers were called to a Shell station at 3008 Atkinson Drive following a report of a group of men wearing masks and gloves in the parking lot – one of them waving around and racking a shotgun. The caller believed the men were going to rob the store. He also said he heard the men talking about “Crips,” and saw them throwing gang signs.
Source: Kicks 105    Date: April 6, 2020

Reward increased to $8,500 for Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive, a Texas Mexican Mafia gang member wanted for murder and organized criminal activity (Laredo, TX): The reward for 41-year-old Juan Carlos Marizcal, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April 2020.
Source:    Date: April 6, 2020

Sleeping gang member arrested in fiery SWAT incident, San Marcos police say (Austin, TX): According to the San Marcos Police Department, a known gang member with past violent offenses was arrested on Tuesday in a fiery car incident. Police responded around 9 p.m. to a call for an unconscious driver in a vehicle that was stopped at the intersection of Guadalupe Street and the west access road of Interstate 35.
Source: KVUE News    Date: April 1, 2020

Texarkana man held for drug, weapon charges wants out as trial on hold because of coronavirus (Texarkana, TX): A Texarkana man whose federal jury trial on drug and weapons charges has been delayed because of COVID-19 wants to be released from jail while his case waits out the contagion.
Source: Texarkana Gazette    Date: March 16, 2020

TAG: 2 wanted gang members arrested in Lubbock Wednesday (Lubbock, TX): On 03-11-2020 the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) located and arrested two Top 10 wanted gang members during separate operations (Walter Johnson 30 years of age and Zachary Jones 28 years of age).
Source:    Date: March 11, 2020

MS-13 gang member posing as Guatemalan migrant is captured in Texas (El Paso, TX): A known member of the violent MS-13 gang has been arrested in Texas, despite efforts to pass himself off as a Guatemalan migrant.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: March 9, 2020

Hopkins County Jury Sentences Alleged Gang Member To 20 Years In Prison On Firearm Charge (Hopkins County, TX): A Hopkins County Jury convicted a 29-year-old alleged gang member of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and sentenced him to the maximum allowable punishment on the charge Tuesday, local officials reported.
Source:    Date: March 4, 2020

Lufkin Police officially charge 17-year-old with attempted murder of gang member (Lufkin, TX): Lufkin Police have officially charged a Nacogdoches man with attempted murder after a shooting in front of the Lufkin Middle School on January 28. Davonsea Thomas, 17, remains in the Angelina County Jail on a $285,000 bond.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: March 3, 2020

Sheriff: East Texas Anti-Gang Center set to be operational later this month (Tyler, TX): The East Texas Anti-Gang Center is expected to be up and running by mid-March, according to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith. “We’re going to hit the ground running,” Smith said. “We’ve already got a lot of cases lined up between the different law enforcement entities. We have a plan of action.”
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: March 2, 2020

Man who challenged WF Gang Injunction Ordinance constitutionality imprisoned for evading arrest (Wichita Falls, TX): A man who challenged the constitutionality of the Wichita Falls Gang Injunction Ordinance 12 years ago is going to prison again for evading arrest. Franco Goyzueta, 31, was sentenced Thursday to two years prison for tampering with evidence, marijuana, and nine months for evading arrest.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: February 27, 2020

Collin County man gets 60 years for shooting at officers during high-speed chase in stolen car (Collin County, TX): A Collin County gang member has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting at police during a high-speed 2018 chase after a carjacking.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: February 25, 2020

Trial Begins For Desmond Jones, Man Charged In Connection To Shavon Randle’s Murder (Dallas, TX): The trial for a man charged in connection to Shavon Randle’s murder began Monday. Desmond Jones is one of four men accused of kidnapping and killing the 13-year-old in 2017. Prosecutors with the Dallas County District Attorneys Office told a jury of seven women and five men that Jones was connected to a violent South Dallas drug gang.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: February 24, 2020

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