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Newport News gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for his involvement in the Black P-Stones gang.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: April 21, 2017

Charges withdrawn against 3 of 7 alleged gang members in Chesdin Landing 'mansion party' killings (Chesterfield County, VA): Chesterfield County prosecutors withdrew all charges Wednesday against three of seven young alleged gang members linked to an illegal “mansion party” Sept. 4 that ended in the shooting deaths of two young partygoers.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 19, 2017

Bedford police: Town has gang presence; residents should be educated, not alarmed (Bedford, VA): The town of Bedford has been dealing with gangs since 2005, police told town council this week. During a Bedford Town Council work session, Bedford Police Lt. Shannon Walker said the Bedford Police Department began seeing gang activity in town in 2005 and since then has done everything it can to identify them.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: April 12, 2017

3 runaway girls returned to their homes after investigation of MS-13 member (Fairfax County, VA): Three runaway teenage girls have been returned home after an investigation that began with Fairfax County police looking into death threats allegedly made by a member of the MS-13 gang.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 10, 2017

Officials address gangs in Lynchburg area (Lynchburg, VA): There are more than 40 identified gangs in Lynchburg, and MS-13, a criminal gang made up mostly of Salvadoran nationals or first-generation Salvadoran-Americans, as well as other Central and South American immigrants, was not one of them until last week, Sgt. Gary Fink, with the Lynchburg Police Department, said Tuesday.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: April 5, 2017

Lynchburg Police: Gang activity on the decline locally despite recent murder (Lynchburg, VA): At one time the outside walls at Damita Rosser's College Hill apartment complex were covered with gang-related graffiti. When it was painted over, more would show up. Rosser said that has not been the case recently.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 5, 2017

Lynchburg police interact with students to combat gang activity (Lynchburg, VA): There's a rule at Heritage High School every student must follow: no gang-related clothing or symbols are allowed. School Resource Officer Ronnie Coleman is trained to spot offenders. "It throws up a flag for me to keep an eye on that kid, maybe reach out to them a little more and do some positive interaction with the student," Coleman told WDBJ7.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 4, 2017

MS-13 gang member went to local schools (Campbell County, VA): One of the recently detained MS-13 gang members attended a local Campbell County Schools last year. Victor Rodas, 19, is charged in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Wood. He is now being held in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Farmville Detention Center.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: April 4, 2017

Bedford sheriff to present "plan" for tackling gangs, following Wood murder (Bedford, VA): A small memorial sits along Roaring Run Road, marking the spot where Raymond Wood was found dead one week ago. "The situation that manifested itself last week has given me concern," Sheriff Mike Brown told WDBJ7 Monday.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 3, 2017

Police charge eighth suspect in alleged gang-related slaying (Manassas, VA): Prince William County authorities say an eighth suspect has been arrested in an alleged gang-related slaying. Twenty-seven-year-old Dimas Misael Canales Santos of Hyattsville, Maryland, turned himself in Friday to Prince George’s County police. He was charged with murder and conspiracy.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 1, 2017

Northern Va. leaders detail plans to fight local gang activity (Annandale, VA): With the recent increase in gang-related crimes in the D.C. region, several local leaders mapped out their plans on how to combat that rise Wednesday night.
Source: WTOP News    Date: March 30, 2017

Murder suspect, alleged gang associate arrested in Bedford County (Bedford County, VA): A murder suspect with alleged ties to the MS-13 gang was arrested in Bedford County Tuesday. Jose Coreas-Ventura was arrested on a murder warrant from Montgomery County, Maryland.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: March 30, 2017

Public concern about gangs: ‘Where are we okay? Where are we not okay?’ (Fairfax County, VA): Cooper Jessup summed up what many residents appeared to be wondering after hearing about three dead bodies found in Fairfax County in recent weeks, plus a surge of other violent crimes linked to increased gang activity in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 30, 2017

More are accused in MS-13-related killings in Virginia, Maryland (Prince William County, VA): Police in Virginia and Maryland have identified additional suspects in separate MS-13-related killings, part of a wave of recent violence tied to the resurgent street gang.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 30, 2017

Immigration officials detain 2 men amid Bedford County murder investigation (Bedford, VA): Two men from El Salvador, who were detained earlier this week in Bedford County, are being held in a Farmville jail by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: March 30, 2017

With gang recruitment increasing, Fairfax police say crime is up in every district (Fairfax County, VA): With gang recruitment increasing inside Fairfax County Public Schools, assaults and other types of violent crimes have also been on the rise in every police district in the county, police officials told the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 21, 2017

Hundreds attend gang forum (Suffolk, VA): More than 200 people came out to a community forum on gangs and violence Saturday at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. The family of Quantez Russell, who has been missing under suspicious circumstances for 16 months, sponsored the event.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: March 18, 2017

Teen brutally killed in woods was taunted by gang members (Fairfax County, VA): A Virginia teen whose body was found in the woods last month was taunted by people with known ties to the MS-13 gang, a search warrant obtained by WDCW revealed.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: March 8, 2017

ICE: 6 suspects in Northern Virginia gang-related murder cases face deportation (Fairfax, VA): ICE agents have started the very beginning stages of the deportation process for four of the ten suspects being held on charges related to gang activity, and the abduction and murder of Damaris Alexandra Reyes, the 15-year-old Gaithersburg girl whose body was found in Fairfax in February.
Source: WDCW 50    Date: March 6, 2017

Fairfax Co. Police Chief calls gang murders 'brutal and savage' (Fairfax County, VA): As police continue to investigate the discovery of human remains in a Fairfax County park, Col. Edwin Roessler joined FOX 5 to talk about the impact of gangs on the community.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: March 6, 2017

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