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Social media used for gang recruitment (Prince William County, VA): Virginia authorities are dealing with two MS-13 gang-related murders they believe are connected, and it involves those three missing teen cases we reported on much of last week. Thursday, a Prince William County Police spokesperson also confirmed a 21-year-old male killed had been lured to a location online.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: February 24, 2017

Probe discovers ‘anticipation of a gang-related confrontation’ in Danville (Danville, VA): Police arrested six people and recovered firearms, drugs and cash following an investigation Thursday night where Danville officers learned individuals were armed in “anticipation of a gang-related confrontation.”
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 24, 2017

Portsmouth police arrest 9 members of ‘Swag Over Everything’ street gang (Portsmouth, VA): Eleven members of the Portsmouth street gang “Swag Over Everything” are facing a total of 89 charges. Police say nine members were arrested on Thursday.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 24, 2017

Newport News gang member sentenced to 24 years in prison (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison for his involvement. 25-year-old Justin Brown was also sentenced to five years of supervised release conspiracy to engage in racketeering as a member of the Black P-Stones gang.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 24, 2017

Danville Police Recover Stolen Guns From Gang Members (Danville, VA): Danville Police say stolen guns that would have been used for gang violence have been recovered. Investigators say three men and a woman were gathered on the porch of an abandoned building on West James Street violating an alcohol ordinance.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: February 24, 2017

Six arrested in MS-13 killing tied to other cases in Va. (Fairfax County, VA) : Six people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old man in Prince William County, one in a web of recent cases connected to the MS-13 gang in Northern Virginia, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 23, 2017

Three suspects in Va. gang murder snagged in Newtown (Newtown, VA): Two men and a 17-year-old boy wanted in a gang-related murder of a 21-year-old man in Prince William County, Va., were arrested Wednesday afternoon after authorities tracked them to a construction site in Newtown where they were working as laborers.
Source: Delaware County Daily Times    Date: February 23, 2017

Virginia gang-related murder suspect arrested in Stroudsburg (Stroudsburg, VA): A fifth suspect wanted in what authorities call a gang-related murder in Virginia was arrested Thursday afternoon, about an hour after barricading himself in the laundry room of the EconoLodge in Stroudsburg.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: February 23, 2017

Richmond schools works with students and parents on gang issues (Richmond, VA): Richmond Public Schools said it’s “Family and Community Engagement” (FACE) office works with students on gang issues. Over the past two years, they have presented assemblies and parent workshops. When gang activity is suspected, “FACE” works with Richmond Police to make parents aware.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Local man offering free gang tattoo removal in exchange for community service (Richmond, VA): Tattoos are a major part of gang identification, which can be an issue for someone trying to break free from the gang lifestyle. One local man is offering those getting out of jail a free tattoo removal in exchange for community service.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Richmond Sheriff says gang activity is reaching dangerous levels (Richmond, VA): Richmond’s sheriff, C.T. Woody, has spent his career fighting the war against gangs. He says after decades of falling gang activity in our area, it’s reaching dangerous levels again.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Danville Police execute four search warrants this week related to gang crime crackdown (Danville, VA): Danville Police say they've executed four search warrants since Monday to crack down on gang related crime after threats against the department.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Former gang members recall gang life, want to steer others away from gangs (Richmond, VA): Three former gang members shared their stories with 8News about their lives on the streets and how they hope to convince others to steer clear of gangs.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

‘Inactive’ Bloods member wants to rid neighborhood of gangs (Richmond, VA): Several gang members have opened up to 8News from behind bars. Damian King said he is currently an “inactive” member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Newport News gang associate sentenced to 25 years in 2010 murder (Newport News, VA): An associated of the Black P-Stones gang in Newport News is facing 25 years for a 2010 murder. Authorities say Chadrick Lard, 26, pleaded guilty to the murder in December 2015.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 16, 2017

Member of Newport News gang ‘Thug Relations’ sentenced to 40 years (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for his role in crimes connected to a street gang known as “Thug Relations.”
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 16, 2017

10 charged in connection with killing of 15-year-old Md. girl (Fairfax, VA): Nine people have been arrested and charged in connection with gang activity and the disappearance of a 15-year-old Gaithersburg girl, who was found dead in a Virginia industrial park on Saturday.
Source: WTOP News    Date: February 15, 2017

For Danville police, more precautions with threats (Danville, VA): Danville Police Department officer D.C. Ferguson was flagged down by a resident Monday afternoon, and she told him she saw something unusual. A woman sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with no license plates in the parking lot of the Family Dollar on South Main Street. Ferguson could have addressed the situation himself but he took precaution and called backup.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: February 14, 2017

Va. police: Death of teenage girl, two other cases may all be gang-related (Fairfax County, VA): The killing of one teenage girl and the disappearances of two others who have since returned home may all be connected and may be gang-related, Fairfax County police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 14, 2017

Police: Fairfax gang member arrested in rape of 15-year-old (Fairfax County, VA): After searching for him since November, police on Monday found and apprehended a man who is the suspect of a rape that was committed back in July last year.
Source: WDCW 50    Date: February 13, 2017

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