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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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Known gang member sought after jumping bail, HPD says (Houston, TX): Houston police said they are asking the public for help locating a fugitive. Jaydaniel Martinez is a documented gang member from the Rosewood neighborhood in northeast Houston, police said.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: August 14, 2018

Federal documents: Central Lubbock shooting part of feud between gangs (Lubbock, TX): A July 10 shooting that injured an 18-year-old woman stemmed from a feud between rival street gang members, according to federal documents filed in connection with a weapons charge against an 18-year-old man, who said he was the gunmen’s intended target.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: August 9, 2018

3 MS-13 gang members sentenced in brutal 2015 slaying (Houston, TX): Three MS-13 gang members have all been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the murder of a man in November 2015, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: August 8, 2018

Sheriff talks anti-gang unit and how they're trying to stop gangs in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): The new Anti-Gang Center has taken on more cases, trying to put an end to the gang-related crimes in the South Plains area. The unit has been operating for a little over six months now, and already law enforcement in the area is seeing the benefits of the law agencies joining forces to combat gangs.
Source: KAMC News    Date: August 8, 2018

Leader of popular Houston rap label, The Sauce Factory, responds to ‘gang' accusations (Houston, TX): The leader of a popular rap label responded to accusations that his label is actually a documented gang. The Sauce Factory, or TSF, has been described in state court documents as “known for criminal activity” and in federal court documents as a “documented gang” that “in addition to their gang activities, TSF is a known rap group with an online presence and following.”
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: August 8, 2018

5 documented gang members with over 118 prior charges accused of pharmacy burglary, HPD says (Houston, TX): Houston police said five documented gang members from northeast Houston worked together to burglarize a southwest Houston pharmacy on Aug. 6. The five men were caught after leaving the area, police said. They were found in possession of numerous tools used in the burglary, including a heavy-duty grinder, pry bars, a crowbar and bolt cutters, according to police.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: August 6, 2018

Wichita Falls PD: Man threatened pregnant girlfriend with gun after assault (Wichita Falls, TX): A documented gang member is accused of threatening his girlfriend who is eight months pregnant with a gun after an argument that reportedly turned physical.
Source: Times Record News    Date: August 6, 2018

Border Patrol arrests MS-13, Paisas gang suspects on Texas border near El Paso (El Paso, TX): The U.S. Border Patrol recently arrested an alleged pair of MS-13 and Paisa gang members accused of illegally crossing the Texas border in the El Paso area, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 2, 2018

Two with gang ties sought after botched theft at local Family Dollar (Waco, TX): Police say they’re looking for two men with gang ties and lengthy records in connection with a botched shoplifting earlier this month at a Waco Family Dollar store during which one of the suspects fought with an officer who was trying to arrest him.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: August 1, 2018

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests five gang members and two criminal aliens (Edinburg, TX): Over the weekend, U.S. Border Patrol Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested one 18th street gang member, four MS-13 gang members, and two criminal aliens. On Friday, Weslaco agents apprehended an adult male Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed he is an 18th Street gang member.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: July 30, 2018

Man indicted, accused of stabbing rival gang member in North Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 27-year-old man this week after he was arrested in connection with a stabbing earlier this month at a north Lubbock trailer park.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: July 26, 2018

Border Patrol Agents Make Separate Arrests of 2 Gang Members, Sexual Predator (Falfurrias, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested two members of the 18th Street gang and a U.S.citizen convicted of being a sexual predator at the Falfurrias station this week.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: July 25, 2018

Border Patrol arrests three MS-13 gang members over the weekend (Texas): Three members of the MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang were arrested near the border over the weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: July 24, 2018

LPD addresses recent uptick in violent teenage crime (Lubbock, TX): There's been several shootings recently and most of them have involved teenagers. Lubbock Police said the recent trend of violent teen crime is alarming, even to them. "We've made arrests in virtually every one of these cases," said Chief of Lubbock Police, Greg Stevens. He said most of the crimes are gang and drug related, but they're doing their best to solve the problem.
Source: KLBK News    Date: July 24, 2018

Border Patrol Continue To Arrest Gang Members and Criminal Aliens (Edinburg, TX): Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested a member of the 18th Street gang, a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) member, and several criminal aliens.
Source:     Date: July 23, 2018

MS-13 gang member arrested at South Texas checkpoint (Hebbronville, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested an MS-13 gang member at a checkpoint near Laredo Saturday. According to a news release, a group of six tried to avoid the checkpoint on foot near Hebbronville.
Source: WWMT Channel 3 News    Date: July 22, 2018

Gang graffiti vandal identified after defacing town homes, police say (Houston, TX): Houston police identified a teenager who allegedly scrawled gang graffiti on almost a dozen town homes in southwest Houston. The HPD Gang Squad identified him from a homeowner’s surveillance video Channel 2 News aired on July 2. And police say when it’s gang graffiti, it’s more than just a nuisance -- it could be a call to violence.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: July 19, 2018

Border Patrol Arrest Gang Members and Child Sex offenders (Edinburg, TX): Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and 18th Street gangs. On July 12, agents apprehended a Honduran national near Falfurrias, Texas. His records checks revealed that the subject is a confirmed Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.
Source:     Date: July 17, 2018

Police: 15-year-old charged with murder in Lubbock 18-year-old’s shooting death (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock police detectives arrested a 15-year-old male early Sunday in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man late Friday in Southeast Lubbock.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: July 15, 2018

Dallas feds say they busted violent MS-13 gang members who attacked rivals with machetes and shotguns (Dallas, TX): It was a right of passage for the young men: maim or kill a rival gang member, according to prosecutors. In the case of one North Texas MS-13 cell, that meant using shotguns, sledgehammers and even machetes - their weapon of choice, prosecutors said. On Friday, federal authorities in Dallas announced the arrests of seven local MS-13 gang members and associates on charges that include racketeering, attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 13, 2018

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