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Danville sees a steady drop in crime over the last few years (Danville, VA): Danville has been seeing a steady drop in crime over the last few years. So for this year, major crimes have dropped by 21 percent compared to last year. WDBJ7 asked the captain of the investigations unit what has lead to these yearly drops in crime rates.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: June 30, 2020

Roanoke murder case advances without death penalty, and with a possible plea (Roanoke, VA): Prosecutors plan to seek life prison terms rather than the death penalty for two Roanoke men accused of murder and other crimes while alleged members of a street gang.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: June 29, 2020

Gang leader sentenced to 27 years for racketeering, role in 2016 shooting in Danville (Danville, VA): The leader of the Milla Bloods street gang teared up Friday as he apologized to the court and family members of Christopher Lamont Motley, who was shot to death in 2016 during an ambush meant for a rival gang leader.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 28, 2020

MS-13 Members Sentenced to Prison for Violent 2018 Attack (Alexandria, VA): Two MS-13 members were sentenced today to over a combined 28 years in prison for their roles in a December 2018 shooting and stabbing that occurred in Four Mile Run Park. “Yes, Northern Virginia has a gang problem,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 19, 2020

Member of Petersburg gang gets 71 months in prison for gun possession, just five months after pleading guilty in shooting (Petersburg, VA): A member of the High Society Hit Squad, a gang responsible for “pushing poison through the veins of Petersburg,” was sentenced to serve six years in prison for possessing a firearm just five months after he pleaded guilty to shooting a man who is now paralyzed for life.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 19, 2020

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Role in Armed Robbery (Alexandria, VA): A Maryland man pleaded guilty today to driving three men associated with MS-13 who had just committed an armed robbery away from the scene of the crime. “MS-13 is a transnational gang of vicious thugs that primarily preys on people and businesses in our nation’s vibrant immigrant communities,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Members of those communities should feel confident, as demonstrated today in court, that members and associates of MS-13 that commit violent acts here will be held accountable.”
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 18, 2020

Petersburg gang member sentenced to nearly six years in prison (Richmond, VA): A member of a Petersburg gang was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for having a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. According to court documents, Daekwon Castelle, aka Dae Stackcz, 22, a member of a Petersburg gang called High Society Hit Squad, or H$2X, was arrested in Sept. 2019, just five months after he pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding involving a firearm, and was released from state custody.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: June 18, 2020

Two men and teenage boy arrested in Loudoun Couny for alleged MS-13 gang violence (Leesburg, VA): Three suspects have been apprehended by Leesburg, Va. police after three separate incidents over the weekend determined to be related to the violent street gang known as MS-13.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: June 16, 2020

10 alleged gang members arrested for Norfolk shooting that left woman seriously injured (Norfolk, VA): A number of local law enforcement departments arrested 10 alleged gang members in connection with an April shooting that left a woman seriously injured in Norfolk.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: June 12, 2020

Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program to help reduce crime in Roanoke, Danville, Lynchburg (Roanoke, VA): Agencies and nonprofits can now apply for grants to fund programs to help reduce violent crime in Roanoke, Danville, and Lynchburg. United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced Wednesday, June 10 that his office’s plan to make available $178,759 in grant funds to help improve offender intervention and rehabilitation efforts in three areas of the Western District of Virginia.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: June 10, 2020

Unsealed search warrant shed more light on unsolved Fredericksburg homicide (Fredericksburg, VA): A series of recently unsealed search warrants shows that Fredericksburg police have been investigating multiple suspects in connection with the Sept. 23 slaying of 34-year-old Deontay Towan Brown.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: May 19, 2020

Norfolk police chief calls on "adult leadership" to help end gun violence (Norfolk, VA): Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone wants the public to understand the story behind every shot fired in the city. "You can’t ignore the data and I think data typically gets people into moving to do something than to talk about it.” What he hopes the data his department has collected over the last several years will do is move people to take collective responsibility in the fight against gun violence.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: May 11, 2020

Hampton to immediately ramp up patrols and enforcement in wake of homicides and uptick in crime (Hampton, VA): A spate of crime Hampton — including two homicides in the last week ― has officials rethinking enforcement strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning immediately, Hampton police will go back to enforcing minor infractions and misdemeanors, some of which had been scaled back over the past two months, Chief Terry Sult said Monday during a news conference.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 11, 2020

Portsmouth Police search for man wanted on gang participation warrants (Portsmouth, VA): Portsmouth Police are searching for a man wanted on several criminal warrants, including gang participation.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: May 6, 2020

21-year-old who went by name 'shoota' pleads guilty in case involving multi-year Danville gang war (Danville, VA): In a tired voice, the defendant repeatedly answered the judge’s questions about his understanding of the federal racketeering and murder case, the charges and the nature of his plea deal.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: April 29, 2020

U.S. Marshals capture wanted Eastern Shore Gang Member in Pocomoke City (Norfolk, VA): A Bloods gang member on the run from attempted murder charges in Accomack County since March 25 was captured on Thursday, April 23, in Pocomoke City.
Source: WMDT 47 News    Date: April 27, 2020

Gang member sought by U.S. Marshals for illegal firearms activity (Norfolk, VA): U.S. Marshals are reaching out to the public to help them track down a gang member who is wanted on several firearms charges. Authorities say Akail Allen, 20, is wanted on multiple charges related to several incidents around Hampton Roads over the past couple of weeks.
Source: 13News Now    Date: April 24, 2020

U.S. Marshals capture Eastern Shore gang member wanted on attempted murder charges (Accomack County, VA): A Bloods gang member wanted on attempted murder charges in Accomack County was captured Thursday in Maryland, according to the United States Marshals.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: April 23, 2020

Roanoke police still investigating murder of young boy (Roanoke, VA): It's been almost a week since a young boy was shot and killed in Roanoke City. No one has been arrested for the crime. Many of you have lingering questions about what happened that night. We took those questions to Roanoke's new chief of police Thursday.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: April 16, 2020

U.S. Marshals: Bloods gang member on the run from attempted murder charges in Accomack County (Norfolk, VA): U.S. Marshals are trying to track down a Bloods gang member allegedly on the run from attempted murder charges in Accomack County. Robert “RJ” James Northan Jr., 34, was last seen nearly three weeks ago. Reports say he is likely hiding out on the Eastern Shore of Virginia or Maryland.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: April 13, 2020

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