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Suspected Crips street gang hangout part of Saturday police search in Danville (Danville, VA): An anonymous caller told Danville police that a house on Girard Street had been used for “gang initiations” for the Crips street gang.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: May 24, 2017

Much of Gang Prevention and Intervention Starts in the Community (Manassas, VA): Facing a disturbing rise in gang violence, police say enforcement is only part of the problem. Prevention and intervention is important, too, and much of that starts in the community.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: May 23, 2017

2 gang members plead guilty to their roles in 4 murders, shootings (Norfolk, VA): Two gang members pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in four murders and multiple shootings.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: May 23, 2017

Virginia Outreach Program Tries to Prevent Children From Joining Gangs (Manassas, VA): An outreach program in Virginia is trying to prevent Hispanic kids from joing gangs by giving the place where they can study, play and hang out after school.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: May 22, 2017

MS-13 gang member in Md. accused of killing girl said she 'would see her in hell' before stabbing her 13 times: FBI (Fairfax County, VA): A 17-year-old member of the notorious MS-13 gang accused of murder in Maryland told the 15-year-old victim she "would see her in hell" before stabbing her 13 times, an FBI agent testified.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 12, 2017

Suspected gang members arrested for Norfolk homicide (Norfolk, VA): Three suspected gang members are now facing charges in connection with a homicide last month. U.S. Marshals assisted the Norfolk fugitive squad, gang squad and homicide division in the investigation.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: May 12, 2017

20-year-old sentenced to two years in prison for shooting at rival gang members’ family home (Williamsburg, VA): A 20-year-old New Kent man will serve two years in prison for shooting at a Williamsburg house in what police called a gang-related incident.
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily    Date: May 11, 2017

ICE Arrests 11 MS-13 Gang Members in Fairfax County (Falls Church, VA): Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has made 1,378 arrests across the country, including 11 MS-13 gang members at a Falls Church stash house in Fairfax County. The operation concluded last weekend and targeted gang members involved in drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.
Source: KingstownePatch    Date: May 11, 2017

US Attorney General must decide to seek death in gang case (Norfolk, VA): Four gang members allegedly involved in the killing five people in Virginia could face the death penalty. But federal prosecutors say they still need approval from Washington, D.C. to seek capital punishment.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: May 10, 2017

Bedford Supervisors approve $72,000 to combat gang violence (Bedford County, VA): Gang violence is a focus of one county's funding this budget season. Bedford County Supervisors approved a $72,000 request Monday night for a new deputy and new equipment to address the issue.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: May 8, 2017

Court records: Manassas boys attacked by South Side gang members after school (Manassas, VA): Four members of the South Side street gang assaulted two high school students and shot one in January in the parking lot of the Manassas Mall in an attempt to target rival gang members from MS-13, court records say.
Source: Fauquier Times    Date: May 7, 2017

Facts about MS-13 in Maryland, Virginia (Virginia): MS-13 gang violence has been a growing problem in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha has roots in El Salvador and a network stretching across the US and Latin America. Montgomery County, Md., has experienced about 16 gang-related homicides in the last two years, according to Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy. Increasingly, MS-13 is on the radar.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: May 4, 2017

Erasing Gang Memories, One Laser Prick At A Time (Prince William County, VA): Before plastic surgeon Carol Shapiro begins removing tattoos from her patient, Juan, with a laser scalpel, she tries to get across to him how painful the process will be.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News    Date: May 4, 2017

Danville police remain focused on stopping gang activity (Danville, VA): Danville police continue to be focused on putting an end to gang activity in the city. Late last year, the department began increasing its efforts to crack down on gang activity and has continued the increased attention to the problem through the beginning of this year.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: May 4, 2017

Bedford supervisors delay sheriff's bid for new deputy (Bedford, VA): The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking the board of supervisors to fund a new deputy position to focus on gangs. The sheriff’s office requested an additional $73,000 from the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget to fund the position.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: April 25, 2017

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

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