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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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Police ID suspects after ‘gang-related’ shooting in Salt Lake (Salt Lake City, UT): Officials have identified two suspects after a Thursday morning shooting in Salt Lake City that police believe was gang-related.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: June 7, 2018

Charges: Fleeing gang member had drugs, guns, 100 rounds of ammo (South Salt Lake, UT): A documented gang member was charged Tuesday with leading police on a chase, crashing into another car, and being in possession of drugs, guns and ammunition.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 29, 2018

Gang member arrested for graffitiing cop cars, property (Spanish Fork, UT): Fingerprints on a can of spray paint lead to the arrest of a gang member in a felony graffiti case. Spanish Fork Police Department received a number of reports of graffiti throughout the night on April 27.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: May 23, 2018

MS-13 in Utah? Gang investigators say potentially, but influence is low (Salt Lake City, UT): The White House this week doubled down on comments made by President Trump about a violent gang called Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13; but does this group have influence on gangs in Utah? Lt. Mike Schoenfeld says MS-13's influence is not substantial in Salt Lake County, although there are individuals in the area who claim to be members of the group, he said.
Source: News4Utah    Date: May 22, 2018

With alleged leaders and distributors of GlenMob gang’s drug trafficking operation off Salt Lake County’s streets, police predict a decline in violent crime (Salt Lake County, UT): Months of surveillance on suspected high-profile members of a Salt Lake County gang led to the arrest of a dozen people on suspicion of drug trafficking — an operation authorities believe will improve countywide crime rates.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 19, 2018

Police link Salt Lake City man to fatal shooting of rival gang member through conversations he had in jail (Salt Lake City, UT): A Salt Lake County jail inmate implicated himself in the death of a West Valley City man after he told another inmate he’d killed someone and asked a family member during a recorded jailhouse phone call to lie about his whereabouts on the night of the homicide.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 17, 2018

Police identify children suspected of stealing guns for gang activity (South Jordan, UT): Thanks to a tip from the public, South Jordan Police have identified two teens suspected of stealing guns and ammunition. The 7th and 10th grade students at American International School of Utah were caught on surveillance video at Sportsman’s Warehouse May 12.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: May 16, 2018

Gang-related graffiti in Spanish Fork sparks investigation (Spanish Fork, UT): The Spanish Fork Police Department is looking for suspected gang members who vandalized at least seven sites and four vehicles in a west side neighborhood.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: April 28, 2018

Police: Salt Lake gang members are getting younger and younger (Salt Lake City, UT): Officials with the Salt Lake Area Gang Project say gang members in the greater Salt Lake area are getting younger and younger. Changing how they recruit members for their gangs, Utah officers are changing their tactics on prevention and enforcement.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: April 25, 2018

Ogden among pilot cities for Project Safe Neighborhoods (Ogden, UT): Ogden City is teaming up with federal agencies to crack down on its crime rate. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has chosen several cities across the country to be pilot cities in its new program called Project Safe Neighborhoods.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: April 19, 2018

Man convicted in 1996 gang killing granted parole (Draper, UT): A man who was 21 years old when he shot and killed a rival gang member, who he believed stole a half-ounce of marijuana, has been granted parole.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 19, 2018

Gang member arrested in drive-by shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): An 18-year-old gang member has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Salt Lake City earlier this week.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 5, 2018

Salt Lake man charged in gang-related killing of 16-year-old (South Salt Lake, UT): It only took 1 minute and 17 seconds for a random confrontation between two people who had never met each other to end in a murder, police say.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 22, 2018

Charges filed in wrong-color gang killing case (South Salt Lake, UT): A man accused in the shooting death of a 24-year-old South Salt Lake man at an early morning party — allegedly for wearing the wrong colors to a party — has been charged with aggravated murder.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 22, 2018

Video of Crips Gangster Shot Dead in Court As He Attacks Witness With Pen (Salt Lake City, UT): Authorities in Salt Lake city released footage on Monday from a federal courtroom that shows a U.S. marshal shooting dead a defendant as he attempted to attack a witness with a pen.
Source: Newsweek    Date: March 13, 2018

Utah man sentenced to prison for gang-related killing (Ogden, UT): An Ogden man charged with murder when he was 18 years old has been sentenced to prison for the gang-related killing.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 12, 2018

Utah man sentenced to prison for gang-related fatal shooting (Ogden, UT): A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for a fatal gang-related shooting in Ogden in 2016. Devin Brock Smith, 20, of Ogden, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life at the Utah State Prison for the May 6, 2016, slaying of 29-year-old Miguel Angel Rios.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 8, 2018

Taylorsville cemetery shooting ‘another flare up’ in ongoing gang violence problem, officials say (Taylorsville, UT): A shooting at a Taylorsville cemetery Saturday appears to be the latest flare up in an ongoing gang violence problem in Utah.
Source: Gephardt Daily    Date: March 7, 2018

Family requests max sentence for shooter in 2016 gang-related Ogden homicide (Ogden, UT): A 20-year-old Ogden man was sentenced to prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in January to a murder charge.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: March 7, 2018

Lawmakers launch anti-gang effort for Utah communities (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers at Capitol Hill are trying to figure out what action needs to take place to fight gang activity in Utah.
Source: ABC4 Utah    Date: March 2, 2018

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