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501 arrested as part of 3-month anti-gang operation in Houston area (Houston, TX): Federal authorities in conjunction with several Houston-area law enforcement agencies arrested 501 people during a three-month-long operation aimed at reducing violent gang crime.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: December 10, 2019

El Paso woman among suspects arrested in operation targeting Mexicles gang in Juárez (El Paso, TX): An El Paso woman was among more than a dozen suspected Mexicles gang members and associates arrested in a police operation last week in Juárez.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 10, 2019

Border Patrol arrest sex offenders, gang members (Harlingen, TX): Border Patrol agents are continuing to make arrests in the Rio Grande Valley. The first arrest was made on Saturday by McAllen agents working in Hidalgo, Texas. A Salvadorian national was arrested after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, officials learned that he had a previous arrest in Indiana for sexual misconduct with a minor.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 29, 2019

Northside Crip Gang Member Arrested In Connection To Teen Killing, Charged With Capital Murder (Fort Worth, TX): A 23-year-old man accused of killing a 17-year-old during a carjacking is in custody at the Tarrant County Jail. Nelson Viera, 23, faces a charge of capital murder in the shooting death of Josiah Orozco of Dallas at a Studio 6 Motel in Fort Worth.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: November 26, 2019

Police arrest second teen on capital murder charge in South Waco gang slaying (Waco, TX): A second teenager was arrested Tuesday on a capital murder charge in the slaying of a 17-year-old during what police called a gang-related robbery in South Waco.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: November 21, 2019

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Transnational Organized Criminal Gang Member (Del Rio, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a member of a known criminal gang, from El Salvador, Nov. 19. “Transnational Criminal Organizations are looking for any way they can to penetrate the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Fortunately, in this case, our agents were able to apprehend this gang member safely without further incident.”
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: November 21, 2019

North Texas MS-13 gang member sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for brutal ambush machete attack (Dallas, TX): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for his role in a brutal machete attack at a park just outside Dallas, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: November 18, 2019

Dallas Police Create Program In Attempt To Reduce Gang Violence (Dallas, TX): A new program called "ceasefire" will try and reduce gang violence in the city of Dallas. Stats show 50-75% of the murders in the city have been committed by less than 1% of the population. Those doing the killing are often gang members.
Source: KRLD 1080 News    Date: November 12, 2019

Houston Tries to Banish Sex Workers (Houston, TX): In August 2018, the mayor of Houston—flanked by the Houston Police Department chief, county attorneys, city council members, and several blown-up photos mounted on easels—announced an “unprecedented step” to combat prostitution in a small area well-known for it: They would sue.
Source: Slate    Date: November 11, 2019

1 injured in gang-related shooting, Fort Worth police say (Fort Worth, TX): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting in Fort Worth. Authorities say the shooting occurred Friday evening near Hervie Street and Libbey Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene they found a male who had been shot.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: November 8, 2019

CCPD spearheads multi-agency operation to arrest suspected gang members (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police department announced they were the tip of the spear in leading a multi-agency operation that lead to over several suspected gang members.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: November 6, 2019

Waco to build multi-agency anti-gang hub with state funding (Waco, TX): Waco will be the latest Texas city to form a criminal justice hub dedicated to finding and stopping organized crime. The city received a $1.5 million Texas Anti-Gang grant to create the hub, where 10 to 15 Waco detectives who already participate in anti-gang work will coordinate with state and federal authorities tackling the issue from a regional perspective, Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt said.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: November 5, 2019

Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang members (Harlingen, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested two MS-13 gang members in two separate incidents last week. The first arrest was made on Wednesday when McAllen agents working in Mission, Texas arrested a Salvadorian national whose criminal record checks confirmed that he is a MS-13 gang member.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 4, 2019

Warrant: Teen arrested in capital murder tried to rob former gang member (Waco, TX): A Waco teenager was arrested Tuesday on a capital murder charge after he killed another teen in a botched gang-related robbery in September, an arrest affidavit states.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: October 30, 2019

Three suspected gang members caught during Bryan break-in (Bryan, TX): Three suspected gang members were caught breaking into a Bryan home on Tuesday morning. Authorities say a witness saw the men breaking into the apartment on Wilde Oak Circle around 11:00 a.m.
Source: KBTX-TV3    Date: October 30, 2019

Houston’s most wanted gang members and the heinous crimes they're accused of (Houston, TX): They’re documented gang members, and they’re all wanted for violent crimes, police say., a Houston-based anti-gang organization, assists police with blasting the faces of gang members who are currently on the run for some of the most heinous crimes, including murder. Some have been on the run for more than 10 years.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 28, 2019

Arrests show patterns of gang activity in Greater Waco (Waco, TX): The recent “Operation Washout” warrant roundup has shed some light on the nature of gang activity in the Waco area, which is in line for a state anti-gang task force. The multi-agency operation that ended Oct. 4 netted 119 people on felony charges, including 22 said to be affiliated with 10 different locally operating gangs.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: October 26, 2019

Ballistics database helps bring Houston gang war into focus (Houston, TX): Kenneth Roberson’s lyrics chronicled the gang violence he saw in his hometown of Houston. “Momma’s crying, son is dying on this crime scene,” he rapped. Those words became prophetic as the aspiring artist was killed during a September 2018 drive-by shooting that left his mother, Yvonne Ferguson-Smith, heartbroken.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: October 23, 2019

US Marshals searching for man with known gang ties in Central Texas (Austin, TX): Adrian Rangel, 35, is wanted for violating his supervised release. He spent five years in prison for felon in possession of a firearm then started having problems this past May.
Source: KEYE CBS Austin    Date: October 23, 2019

16-year-old girl shot in gang-related incident in southwest Houston, police say (Houston, TX): A 16-year-old teenager was shot early Thursday in what police believe was possibly a "gang-involved" incident, according to the Houston Police Department.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 10, 2019

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