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Officials probe gang ties to deadly Chesterfield mansion party (Chesterfield, VA): A multi-jurisdictional effort recently led to the arrest of seven men in connection with two homicides, and while police haven’t divulged a motive yet, they have charged all suspects with gang participation.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: October 21, 2016

Seven suspected gang members make their first appearances in court after arrest in 'mansion party' killings (Chesterfield County, VA): Seven alleged gang members, including one previously unnamed, made their first appearances in a Chesterfield County courtroom Friday morning after being arrested Thursday in the killings of two participants of an illegal “mansion party” last month attended by more than 300 people.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 21, 2016

Suspected gang members target one of D.C. area’s most prominent rappers (Fairfax County, VA): Suspected gang members forced their way into a studio used by one of the D.C. area’s most prominent rappers, beat a producer and then stole recording equipment, according to a newly unsealed search warrant in Fairfax County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 12, 2016

VCU receives $6 million grant to combat youth violence (Richmond, VA): Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded a nearly $6 million grant by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to fight youth violence in the city.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: October 6, 2016

Police hid gang-related nature of campus shooting from College of William & Mary, report says (Williamsburg, VA): After a shooting occurred within a thousand feet of several residence halls at the College of William & Mary – leaving a security guard with a bullet permanently lodged in his back – the campus police chief said it was “an isolated incident involving individuals in a dispute” and there was no imminent threat to campus.
Source: The College Fix    Date: October 5, 2016

Feuding for years, local gangs bring dispute to campus doorstep (Williamsburg, VA): The shots seemed to come from nowhere. Witnesses heard five of them, one after the other. Some were fired above the heads of those in the crowd. A few did damage to student housing. One struck a security guard in the back.
Source: The Flat Hat    Date: October 4, 2016

To catch alleged gang members, feds flew plane full of fake cocaine (Alexandria, VA): As the small plane landed at the Stafford, Va. airport, members of the Washington-area street gang had just arrived, federal authorities said. They watched as purported cocaine was unloaded, divvied up into two duffel bags and handed to people they thought were runners for a New Jersey drug ring.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 3, 2016

With 18-day crime spree, 4 gang members helped Portsmouth record 2015 as one of its deadliest years, feds say (Portsmouth, VA): Four members of a Portsmouth street gang were responsible for at least five homicides in December, according to court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 28, 2016

Who are the Nine Trey Gangsters? Here's how the Virginia-based gang works. (Portsmouth, VA): The Nine Trey Gangsters are a gang, or “set,” affiliated with the United Bloods Nation, according to court documents. Both were founded in 1993 in New York, with the Nation starting at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 28, 2016

Gang associates sentenced in Kevin Quick murder trial (Charlottesville, VA): A former associate and a former gang member of the 99 Goonz Syndikate have been sentenced for their role in the gang’s criminal activity, including the abduction and murder of Kevin Quick. Leslie Casterlow was sentenced in Charlottesville Federal court to 44 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release. Her sentence is just over 3.5 years behind bars.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: September 27, 2016

Gang members sentenced to life in prison for Cpt. Kevin Quick’s murder (Waynesboro, VA): Gang members convicted for the 2014 murder of Waynesboro Police Department reservist Cpt. Kevin Quick were sentenced in Charlottesville court Monday.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: September 19, 2016

Gang members sentenced Monday for murder of Kevin Quick (Charlottesville, VA): Four former members of the 99 Goons Syndikate will be sentenced on Monday in connection to the abduction and murder of Kevin Quick.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: September 19, 2016

Gang-Related Brawl in Manassas, Three Arrests: Police (Manassas, VA): Three suspects have been arrested in gang-related melee in which a 14-year-old victim was punched and kicked near Ashton Avenue and Rixlew Lane last Wednesday, according to Prince William County Police.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: September 6, 2016

Suspected Gang Member Charged in Knife-Point Robbery: Fairfax City Police (Fairfax, VA): A Fairfax man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing another man of money at knife-point, and Fairfax Police believe the suspect is a gang member.
Source: Fairfax City Hatch    Date: August 15, 2016

Two MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison for murders in Northern Va. (Alexandria, VA): Two members of the criminal street gang MS-13 were sentenced in federal court Wednesday to service life in prison for two murders and an attempted murder in Northern Virginia.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: August 12, 2016

This MS-13 member laughed when he recalled the killing. Now he’s going to prison for life plus 20 years. (Alexandria, VA): Jose Lopez Torres laughed when he recalled brutally stabbing to death a fellow gang member who begged for his life. “Spare my life, I’ll go very far away,” Torres recalled Nelson Omar Quintanilla Trujillo saying as a group of MS-13 members surrounded him in a Fairfax County park.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 10, 2016

Virginia Beach gang member pleads guilty to sex trafficking child (Norfolk, VA): A Virginia Beach man and member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty to charges of sex trafficking a child Wednesday. Court documents say that in the fall of 2015, 23-year-old Keiawn Demarco McDonald recruited a juvenile girl to engage in prostitution at several hotels in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: August 10, 2016

Loudoun deputies investigating gang-related, underage prostitution ring (Loudoun County, VA): The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Tactical Enforcement Unit is investigating an underage prostitution ring spanning Virginia, Maryland and D.C. ran by MS-13 members for the profit of the gang's leadership in El Salvador.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror    Date: July 26, 2016

Taking Back the Community: Summer jobs reducing crime in Newport News (Newport News, VA): Hundreds of teenagers are working this summer thanks to a Newport News program aimed at getting young people jobs and keeping them off the streets. Three years ago, STEP (Summer Training and Enrichment Program) was started. The program is designed to find teenagers between the ages of 16 and 24 summer employment.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: July 19, 2016

Taking Back the Community: Getting teens out of gangs and into jobs (Newport News, VA): Newport News city leaders are focused on getting teens out gangs and into jobs. Three years ago, the city started a program aimed at doing just that. They do this through the office of Youth and Gang Violence Prevention.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: July 18, 2016

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