Gang-Related News Articles

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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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2 Texas Mexican Mafia Members Guilty in 2014 Officer Death (San Antonio, TX): Two more Texas Mexican Mafia gang members face life in prison over the 2014 fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer outside a San Antonio tattoo shop he co-owned.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 7, 2017

Closing arguments expected in trial of 2 gang members accused of ambushing officer (Balcones Heights, TX): Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in the trial of two Texas Mexican Mafia members accused of gunning down Balcones Heights police officer Julian Pesina.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 4, 2017

Gang unit caseload doubles (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related cases in El Paso has more than doubled in a year. KFOX14 Investigates obtained data from the El Paso Police Department showing the gang unit’s caseload has seen a dramatic increase.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: November 3, 2017

City Council approves Texas Anti-Gang Center of Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): The Lubbock City Council passed a resolution allowing the city to step up its efforts to curb gang violence on Thursday.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: November 2, 2017

Spike in gang activity leads to creation of task force in Garland (Garland, TX): A spike in gang activity — from fights to criminal mischief to graffiti — has forced police officials here to create a task force to battle the issue. And they say it might lead to a permanent police gang unit.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: November 1, 2017

Reward increased to find MS-13 gang member who is Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive (Houston, TX): The reward for a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and MS-13 gang member has been increased for information leading to his capture during the month of November.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 1, 2017

SAPD getting extra help from DPS to battle violence, gangs (San Antonio, TX): 2016 was a violent and dangerous year for San Antonio, with double-digit growth in violent crime. However, help is on the way. Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday, he's directed DPS to help SAPD combat violence and gang activity.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: October 30, 2017

Seguin PD busts home linked to 74 Hoover Crips gang; arrests three men (Seguin, TX): The Seguin Police Department arrested three men after obtaining a search warrant for a home linked to the 74 Hoover Crips gang. After an extensive investigation, on Oct. 19 the Special Crimes Unit obtained a search warrant for a home in the 500 block of Avenue C in Seguin.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: October 24, 2017

Victim of MS-13 Gang Violence Speaks Out (Weslaco, TX): The Rio Grande Valley is no stranger to the gangs and violence from Central America. In the month of October alone, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a handful of Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 members in the area, but the problem doesn't start at the U.S.-Mexico border; it starts in in the south, in Central America.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: October 17, 2017

7-year-old, 3-year-old caught in the middle of gang-related shooting, police say (San Antonio, TX): A 7-year-old child shot in the jaw and a 3-year-old child grazed by a bullet are expected to be okay following a shooting on the East Side on Tuesday night.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: October 17, 2017

Two gang members, sex offender arrested by Border Patrol (Edinburg, TX): Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested three immigrants with criminal records and gang ties over the last week, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: The Monitor    Date: October 16, 2017

Boys & Girls Club Program Helps Broker Truces With Fort Worth Gangs (Fort Worth, TX): The City of Fort Worth is moving forward with plans to help stop gang violence in the city by supporting a Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth program designed to give young gang members and community youth alternatives.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: October 12, 2017

Gang-related aggravated assault cases up from last year (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related aggravated assault cases has increased since last year, according to the El Paso Police Department.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: October 6, 2017

Gang member gets life for shooting at Waco police officer (Waco, TX): A Waco gang member with an extensive criminal record who shot at a Waco police officer in 2014 was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: October 5, 2017

Austin gang members face charges in 2015 killing of 16-year-old, feds say (Austin, TX): Federal authorities on Wednesday slapped several members and associates of the Dove Springs Gangstas with federal charges related to the death of 16-year-old Darian Longoria in 2015.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 4, 2017

Gang Unit makes seven arrests in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): Patrol operations by the El Paso Gang Unit resulted in the arrests of seven men in separate traffic stops. Police say the gang unit as been actively looking for wanted persons and patrolling various parts of the city to reduce gang activity.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Border Patrol arrests convicted felons, gang members near Texas border (Kingsville, TX): In the span of a week, Border Patrol agents across Texas arrested five documented gang members and convicted felons trying to cross the border, according to a news release from the agency.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 26, 2017

Three arrested during gang unit roundup (El Paso, TX): Three were arrested during patrol operations by the El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit. 29-year old, Jermaine Cruse, was arrested after a traffic stop for expired Texas registration. Cruse was found to have twenty-one outstanding traffic warrants. He was booked on the outstanding warrants.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: September 20, 2017

Waco ISD officer marks 5 years teaching life lessons (Waco, TX): Bell’s Hill Elementary School student Tommy Deleon wants to be the example other students can look up to, and he knows that starts with how he treats others, he said.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: September 19, 2017

S. Texas ICE deports MS-13 gang member wanted in El Salvador (San Antonio, TX): South Texas ICE say that a Salvadoran member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, wanted for aggravated homicide, was deported Thursday by ICE's agents and Enforcement and Removal Operations.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: September 15, 2017

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