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MS-13 gang enforcer sentenced in Richmond stabbing (Richmond, VA): An enforcer for the MS-13 gang who participated in a near-fatal, gang-related stabbing in Richmond last January was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: December 12, 2012

Nine people arrested in gang-related shooting in Hopewell (Hopewell, VA): Police have made several arrests after a shooting on Halloween in Hopewell - including the teen that was injured.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 2, 2012

Teen shot in Hopewell, police investigate gang tie (Hopewell, VA): A teenager is in the hospital after he was shot twice in a gang-related crime. Now, Hopewell police are working with Virginia State Police to combat what they're calling a gang problem.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 1, 2012

Hopewell police say armed robbery was gang initiation (Hopewell, VA): Police in Hopewell have charged two men and a juvenile in the gang-related armed robbery of a local convenient store. On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., the three males - one armed with a rifle - entered the 7-Eleven store at 2311 Oaklawn Blvd. Police say one robber held the clerks at gunpoint while another demanded the clerk open his cash register.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: October 17, 2012

Alleged gang member indicted in 2008 murder (Newport News, VA): A boyfriend and girlfriend from Newport News are facing charges related to gang activity that includes the murder of an 18-year-old man in 2008.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 15, 2012

MS-13 member arrested for alleged child sex trafficking (Alexandria, VA): Police say a Prince George's County man was arrested on Thursday for his alleged role in a child sex trafficking ring run by the street gang, MS-13.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: October 5, 2012

Valentine Bloods gang leader sentenced to nine years in prison (Richmond, VA): The leader of the Valentine Bloods gang in Virginia - which has a presence in Petersburg - was sentenced to nine years in prison when he entered an Alford plea to three counts of soliciting murder and three counts of felony gang participation while already in prison.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: October 2, 2012

Va. leader of major street gang sentenced (Lunenburg, VA): An inmate described by authorities as the Virginia leader of a major street gang has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ordering fellow gang members killed.
Source:    Date: October 1, 2012

Gang member gets four years for probation violation (Loudoun County, VA) : A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge sentenced imposed a suspended sentence on an 18th Street gang member after finding the man had violated the terms of his probation.
Source: AshburnPatch    Date: September 26, 2012

Anti-gang initiative brings training to western Virginia (Roanoke, VA): No corner of Virginia is immune to gang violence, and the age at which young people are recruited as gang members is dropping. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivered that troubling message at a training session Tuesday morning in Roanoke.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: September 18, 2012

How they did it: Crips lured high school girls into prostitution (Fairfax, VA): The story of how a violent street gang lured vulnerable Fairfax-area girls into prostitution is a chilling one for any parent, and is another reason why parents need to keep a close eye on their kids' involvement with social networking websites.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: September 17, 2012

Possible gang violence highlights growing problem for neighborhood (Charlottesville, VA): Albemarle County police found one man unconscious in the Southwood Mobile Home Park last week, following what police are calling a "possible gang-related assault". Two arrests have been made as police continue investigating, but it's not doing much to ease neighbors growing fears of violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: September 10, 2012

Wentwood Lane shooting related to gang activity (Prince William County, VA): The two men accused in the Wentwood Lane shooting that left one victim with a shattered spine and the other victim with a shattered leg bone have now been charged with gang participation, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police.
Source: LakeRidge-OccoquanPatch    Date: September 1, 2012

Suspected Wentwood shooters charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Police have placed additional charges of gang participation against two men charged in connection with a double shooting in Woodbridge this week.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: September 1, 2012

Testimony spotlights violence of MS-13 gang in Richmond (Richmond, VA): Courtroom testimony on Monday shed new light on a Richmond-area group of MS-13 gang members that's described by authorities as so violent that new members must kill to get into the club.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 28, 2012

SUR-13 gang member sentenced for sex trafficking Virginia teen (Manassas, VA): Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, also known as "Criminal," 21, of Manassas, was sentenced yesterday to 168 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for the sex trafficking of a juvenile female in Northern Virginia.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: August 10, 2012

Hopewell gang member sentenced for Tasing two employees during robbery (Hopewell, VA): A teenage member of the Latin Kings street gang will spend more time in prison than he has been alive after being sentenced to 21 years for gratuitously shocking two store employees with a stun gun during a robbery that netted $500.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: August 3, 2012

Chesterfield teen pleads guilty to gang-related murder (Richmond, VA): The MS-13 gang leader was outraged when he heard that members of his crew had been hanging out with Osbin Noel Hernandez-Gonzales, a reputed member of a rival street gang, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 31, 2012

Gang letters confiscated from Newport News brothers charged with murder (Newport News, VA): Two brothers were actively trying to recruit for a street gang while in jail awaiting charges for homicide, according to court records.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2012

MS-13 gang member pleads to illegally re-entering U.S. (Fairfax County, VA): Salvador Portillo, 30, a citizen and national of El Salvador and member of the MS-13 street gang who was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Fairfax County, pled guilty today to illegally re-entering the United States after he was previously deported.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: July 26, 2012

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