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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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Warrant roundup targeting gang "scourge" nets 119 felony arrests (Waco, TX): A five-day warrant roundup operation that wrapped up Friday netted 119 suspects in McLennan County, including many with gang affiliations, authorities said. “Operation Washout” rounded up suspects on outstanding state felony warrants for violent crimes, including capital murder and gang-related crimes, authorities said during a press conference.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: October 4, 2019

Bexar County Juvenile Probation awarded $230K federal grant to combat gang activity (San Antonio, TX): A hefty federal grant is going toward helping combat gang activity in Bexar County. The $230,000 grant was awarded to Bexar County Juvenile Probation, which focuses on getting youth away from gangs.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: October 3, 2019

Gang Members Identified by Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two members from dangerous gangs. Early Thursday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed he is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: September 25, 2019

Border Patrol arrest gang members (Rio Grande Valley, TX): Two alleged gang members from notoriously dangerous gangs have been arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol, they were both Salvadoran nationals. The most recent arrest of an 18th street gang member was by McAllen agents on Friday.
Source:     Date: September 23, 2019

Six suspected drug dealers arrested in undercover sting targeting troubled street corner (San Antonio, TX): Half a dozen suspected drug dealers are off the streets following an undercover sting operation Tuesday, marking the second major operation in the past year targeting dealers near Cattleman Square just west of downtown.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: September 19, 2019

El Paso Police work to inform public about West Texas gangs (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Police Department Gang Unit, the West Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG), the National Alliance of Gang Investigators (NAGIA) and the Texas Gang Investigators Association (TGIA) are joining forces. Together they seek to remind the community that Monday, September 16 is International Gang Awareness Day.
Source:    Date: September 16, 2019

City Leaders, Community Discuss Solutions to Stop Violence in Dallas (Dallas, TX): Community members and city leaders packed into the African American Museum of Dallas on Saturday to discuss proactive ways of to stop violence in the community.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: September 14, 2019

Austin PD Implements New Strategies to Tackle Downtown Crime Spike (Austin, TX): Austin’s new $4.2 billion budget fulfills the requests of public safety leaders to add 30 more police officers to the force. While there are still a number of vacancies in the department, police leaders argued the funding is still necessary to put toward other initiatives, like the new staffing changes in the downtown area command that began on August 1.
Source: Spectrum News     Date: September 13, 2019

17 gang members and associates arrested in central Texas (Gonzalez, TX): Federal, state and local authorities have arrested 17 members and associates of the Texas Syndicate in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation in central Texas announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, and Gonzales Police Chief Tim Crow.
Source: The Gonzalez Inquirer    Date: September 12, 2019

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender, MS-13 Gang Member (Eagle Pass, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass arrested a convicted sex offender and a confirmed MS-13 gang member this week. “Agents are making significant criminal arrests along the border and we’ll seek prosecution of these individuals accordingly,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “U.S. Border Patrol agents remain vigilant and committed to safeguarding our communities.”
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: September 12, 2019

Final arrest in Houston gang shooting that killed innocent man (Houston, TX): Nearly two years ago, a southeast Houston neighborhood was terrorized by four young men, all gang members according to detectives.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: September 11, 2019

Teen arrested in shooting that wounded one near El Paso High School (El Paso, TX): El Paso police gang investigators have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused in a shooting near El Paso High School last month.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 11, 2019

Wichita Falls PD: Liquor store owner gets in shootout with gang members invading his home (Wichita Falls, TX): A Wichita Falls man and his wife closed the liquor store they have owned 25 years like they normally do at 9 p.m. and drove home, only to immediately be faced with armed gang members invading their home through the garage, according to court documents.
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 11, 2019

Suspected Houston gang member pleads to gun charges from rap video (Houston, TX): A man pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to unlawfully possess a firearm as a felon after appearing in a music video promoting gangs in Houston, prosecutors announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 9, 2019

Texas Syndicate gang members arrested after meth, heroin bust (San Antonio, TX): Seventeen Texas Syndicate gang members living across Central Texas were arrested after federal authorities uncovered a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking operation, according to a news release.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: September 8, 2019

Third MS-13 gang member sentenced in machete slaying at Sam Houston National Forest (Houston, TX): The third of a trio of defendants was sentenced in Houston federal court Friday in the gruesome slaying of a former friend and fellow MS-13 gang member whose nearly decapitated body was discovered in Sam Houston National Forest six years ago.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 6, 2019

Last gang member gets prison in 2013 Texas machete slaying (Houston, TX): The last defendant in the 2013 gang-related machete death of a 16-year-old boy in a forest near Houston must serve more than 38 years in federal prison.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 6, 2019

Killer in Thanksgiving Day drive-by that left 10-year-old girl dead sentenced to 40 years in prison (San Antonio, TX): Emotions ran high during the sentencing hearing for Cody Gann, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison as part of a plea deal in the 2017 murder of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: September 6, 2019

HPD: Deadly shooting at downtown Houston apartment (Houston, TX): Police believe gang and drug activity are likely the motives behind a shooting inside a downtown Houston apartment building.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: September 4, 2019

Gang Member Pleads Guilty After Ballistic Database Links His Guns to Four Drive-By Shootings (Dallas, TX): A gang member involved in several drive-by shootings in Dallas pleaded guilty today to multiple gun and drug charges, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: September 3, 2019

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