Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Newport News man sentenced to life in prison on gang-related murder charges (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old Newport News man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 20 years on murder, racketeering and other charges in connection to his participation in a local gang.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 19, 2015

Reston gang members charged with human trafficking (Manassas, VA): Three individuals from Reston and a fourth man with no fixed address, all of whom police say are either members or associates of the MS-13 street gang, have been arrested under various charges including gang recruitment and human trafficking.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: March 11, 2015

Student charged in gang-related robbery at middle school (Hampton, VA): Hampton police arrested a 14-year-old boy after a robbery at Jefferson Davis Middle School on Tuesday.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: March 11, 2015

Police: Violent Gang Initiation in Manassas Led to Four Arrests (Manassas, VA): A violent November incident in Manassas involving the street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) led to the arrest last week of four alleged members following a three-month investigation, according to Manassas police.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: March 3, 2015

Prince William man, gang member, pleads guilty to multiple violent acts (Prince William County, VA): Abdur Roland, a Prince William County resident, pled guilty today to counts of robbery, use of a firearm in a crime, and being in possession of a firearm with a felony record. Roland was involved in gang activity, and used the name “Boo” in his gang dealings, and has been linked to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Potomac Local News    Date: February 19, 2015

Newport News teen indicted by grand jury in double homicide (Newport News, VA): An 18-year-old was indicted this week by a Newport News grand jury in the shooting deaths of two teenagers.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 11, 2015

Loudoun man charged with capital murder in 2009 Lansdowne attack (Loudoun County, VA): The man investigators believe was the ringleader of a brutal attack that left a Virginia man dead and his wife clinging to life is facing capital-murder charges, the Loudoun County prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 10, 2015

10 arrested in connection with 3 assaults in Suffolk (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk police have made several arrests following the investigation of three separate assaults on a student – two of them happened at King’s Fork High School.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: February 5, 2015

4 guilty in connection with Mount Vernon gang-war deaths (Mount Vernon, VA): Four men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spasm of gang violence in Mount Vernon that left three people dead in a matter of hours.
Source: The Journal News    Date: January 28, 2015

Henrico, Chesterfield crimes point to notorious gang (Henrico County, VA): Right now investigators are checking to see if an alleged gang member is connected to crimes out of Henrico and Chesterfield.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: January 27, 2015

String of Roanoke fires may be the work of gangs, sources say (Roanoke, VA): Fires intentionally set in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke may be related to gang activity, according to two sources familiar with a joint police and fire department investigation. Both requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Alleged gang members arrested in Richmond drug sweep (Richmond, VA): Six alleged members of a notorious street gang were in custody Thursday after a late night raid uncovered a cache of illegal street drugs inside a Richmond home, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 8, 2015

New trial date set in Newport News gang-related double homicide (Newport News, VA): A new trial date has been set for an accused gang member charged with killing two teenage boys in 2008.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 26, 2014

Caroline prosecutes gang-related cases (Caroline COunty, VA): Cases against three adults and six juveniles accused of being part of rival gangs in Caroline County are moving forward. Ten felony charges against 20-year-old McCartha “MJ” Stevens of Bowling Green were certified to a grand jury Tuesday in Caroline Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: December 24, 2014

Task force, hotline aim to fight gang violence (Halifax, VA): After hosting a successful awareness summit in October, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp is spearheading a task force with other local law enforcement department heads that is charged with combatting local gangs.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: December 21, 2014

Gang member gets 2 life terms for murdering teens (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man, and member of a Peninsula street gang, was slapped with not one, but two life prison sentences for a double murder in 2008. Friday morning, Newport News Circuit Judge David Pugh imposed a jury recommended sentence on Marcus Williams. Beforehand, he referred to Williams’ crimes as “cold, calculating, heinous, and horrific.”
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: December 12, 2014

Third arrest made in Henrico gang crackdown (Henrico, VA): A third man is under arrest in connection with a gang crackdown in Henrico County following several violent home invasions. 21-year-old Trevon Baker is charged with hazing, gang participation, and gang recruitment.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: December 9, 2014

Two teens sought in Manassas gang stabbing (Manassas, VA): Police are searching for two teen-agers in a gang-related stabbing in the Manassas area this week.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: November 28, 2014

After Clover Hill fight, police say gangs not a problem (Chesterfield County, VA): The arrests of several students last week on gang-related charges after an incident of mob violence in a county high school shocked and alarmed the community, but much of the shock may have been due to the “gang” label. Such incidents, police say, are rare in county schools.
Source: Chesterfield Observer    Date: November 26, 2014

Gang Member Loses Bid to Have Sentences Tossed (Richmond, VA): A gang member serving two consecutive life sentences for conspiracy to commit murder to raise his standing in the organization lost his bid to have those sentences thrown out.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: November 26, 2014

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