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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

Last member of Corna Sto Boys street gang charged in federal court sentenced to 20 years (Portsmouth, VA): The last of five men charged in federal court with dealing crack cocaine for the Corna Sto Boys street gang was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 15, 2016

Sterling gang member pleads guilty to organizing mob attack with Dominion High students (Loudoun County, VA): A Sterling member of MS-13 recently pleaded guilty to arranging a mob assault with students from Dominion High School.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror    Date: July 13, 2016

Gang member sentenced for sex-trafficking of a minor (Alexandria, VA): Ismael Mendez owed his friend Derek Mantilla $1,800, and Mantilla wanted his money. “I don’t care if you have to put your broad on the block to pay me back,” Mantilla texted Mendez in the fall of 2014. So Mendez, a 20-year-old living in Annandale, persuaded his 15-year-old girlfriend to prostitute herself until his debt was paid off.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 8, 2016

Officials report a rise in violent and brutal MS-13 related crimes in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): The MS-13 gang is well-known for committing violent and brutal crimes. And those crimes have been increasing across the D.C. region. David LeValley, special agent in charge at the FBI's Washington Field Office, saw the rise of MS-13 nearly 10 years ago, followed by a lull two years later after law enforcement cracked down.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: June 30, 2016

Police nab alleged gangster tied to New York ‘Bloods’ (Chesterfield County, VA) : A North Chesterfield County man is being held without bond after being charged with several gang-related offenses. Anthony Eric Dandridge Jr., 22, of the 6400 block of Planet Road, is scheduled to appear in General District Court on June 30 on felony charges of using force to keep someone in a gang, participating in a criminal gang and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Source: Chesterfield Observer    Date: June 29, 2016

Man Pleads Guilty in Gang-Related Park Death (Fairfax County, VA): A Virginia man pleaded guilty Thursday to the gang-related stabbing death of a man at a popular park last year, police said.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: June 24, 2016

Two plead guilty Alexandria murders linked to MS-13 (Alexandria, VA): Members of the MS-13 street gang stabbed a fellow gang member to death in an Alexandria park last fall to keep him from testifying about the group’s criminal activity, according to documents filed in court Thursday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 23, 2016

Members of Newport News street gang convicted of multiple murders, robberies (Newport News, VA): Three members of a Newport News street gang, “Thug Relations,” were convicted by a federal jury Monday of multiple murders, robberies and other crimes. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, “Thug Relations” was a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence, including five murders, numerous drug robberies and shootings.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: June 20, 2016

Norfolk police hold gang prevention and anti-bullying forum (Norfolk, VA): The city of Norfolk is working to keep kids out of gangs, and trying to spread the message before summer vacation.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: June 19, 2016

Virginia Beach rap group also part of huge drug distribution ring, feds say (Virginia Beach, VA): In a music video posted on YouTube, Chesapeake resident Ronald “Grams” Yarborough and his crew rap his fans through the finer points of making crack cocaine. More than 1,200 people have watched as baking soda, strainers and plastic baggies flash on the screen.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 15, 2016

FBI asks for help locating man wanted in Norfolk on federal drug charges (Norfolk, VA): The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted on federal drug charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 14, 2016

Reports: Police take down MS-13 gang members in Virginia (Leesburg, VA): Police were swarming a Leesburg, Va. neighborhood early Friday morning at Cherry Lane and Apple Tree Drive, NE. ABC7 New's Jennifer Donelan learned that the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Leesburg City Police, FBI, and ATF were conducting a MS-13 gang take down.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: June 8, 2016

Making Your Mark: Fighting gangs (Norfolk, VA): He calls it "his calling". Norfolk Police Detective Rodney Williams is serious about keeping kids away from gangs. "Our hope for the streets is that we finally bring some peace to the streets and get the gang violence under control," Detective Williams said.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 8, 2016

Virginia Beach gang member gets 12-plus years for child sex trafficking (Virginia Beach, VA): A 23-year-old Virginia Beach gang member was sentenced Friday to more than 12 years in prison for sex trafficking a child. Cordario Marcell Uzzle, a member of the Bloods gang, pleaded guilty Feb. 19. According to a news release, Uzzle, along with other gang members, prostituted a 16-year-old girl who had run away from foster care for two weeks in fall 2015.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 3, 2016

Four gang members plead guilty to Sonic shooting (Newport News, VA): The fourth gang member, accused in a 2015 shooting, plead guilty, Tuesday. The shooting took place at a Sonic restaurant, in June of 2015.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: May 31, 2016

Pretrial hearings approach for alleged 'Triple M' gang members (Alexandria, VA): Fourteen alleged members or associates of an Alexandria gang have been named in an eight-count indictment, but the document tells the tale of a much wider circle that used intimidation, violence and cash to try to keep its members free from the clutches of the legal system.
Source: The Town Talk    Date: May 21, 2016

Gang identification training prepares law enforcement on the Southside to combat gang violence (Danville, VA): There could be more to graffiti than just the writing on the wall. It's one way that officers can identify gang activity. The Virginia Gang Investigators Association partnered with the Attorney General's Office for the training Wednesday in Danville.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: May 18, 2016

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