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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Gangs in the valley (Roanoke, VA): Eighty percent of the murders committed in Halifax County are tied to gangs, according to Sheriff Wes Tripp. “When you have gangs, you’ll have weapons, drugs and murder,” Tripp said. “We’re trying to stay ahead of the gangs and awareness is very important.”
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: April 24, 2015

Holmberg: Gang trial underway in peaceful, historic Bowling Green (Bowling Green, VA): Gangbangers have shot bullets and spilled blood on the outskirts of quiet Bowling Green in Caroline County. Wednesday was day one of a two-day, malicious wounding trial involving the MOB-30 gang and their rivals, the YG (Young Guard) 4.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News    Date: April 23, 2015

Police Round Up Alleged Gang Members (Manassas, VA): Prince William County police arrested and charged six teenagers with gang activity after three recent robberies in the Manassas area.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: April 23, 2015

Fists and Facebook (Richmond, VA): The Richmond Public Schools and the city’s law enforcement have been grappling with an uptick in youth violence that led to a string of gang-related brawls earlier this school year, prompting lockdowns, arrests and increased security.
Source: Style Weekly    Date: April 21, 2015

Summer jobs offer experience, alternative to violence in Newport News (Newport News, VA): People with the City of Newport News hope that hundreds of summer jobs will offer young people more than just a paycheck. The Youth & Gang Violence Prevention Initiative is looking for the real payoff to be a life-shaping experience that will steer them away from violence.
Source: 13News Now    Date: April 21, 2015

Newport News offers youth violence prevention funding (Newport News, VA): The city's proposed budget for next year includes $1.1 million to combat gangs and youth violence, and organizations can apply for city grants to help in that effort. The city has seen 13 homicides so far this year, including the double slaying of two children, 13 and 17, earlier this month in the Southeast Community.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 20, 2015

Newport News offers youth violence prevention funding (Newport News, VA): The city's proposed budget for next year includes $1.1 million to combat gangs and youth violence, and organizations can apply for city grants to help in that effort. The city has seen 13 homicides so far this year, including the double slaying of two children, 13 and 17, earlier this month in the Southeast Community. That's nearly half as many as last year's 26 homicides.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 20, 2015

Man shot to death had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats, father says (Richmond, VA): The father of a man gunned down outside his North Richmond home early Sunday said his son had come to Richmond to avoid gang threats. “It was the Bloods, the Crips; I brought him to Richmond to get away from it,” Linval Angaroo said outside his home, just yards from a dried pool of blood where his son was killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: April 19, 2015

Dozens Arrested After Operation to Reduce Violent Crime (Roanoke, VA): Over 73 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals have been taken into custody in the Western District of Virginia as the result of a U.S. Marshals-led enforcement initiative. Numerous local law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Violence Reduction, or VR7, which was a six week long initiative.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: April 17, 2015

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful re-entry (Alexandria, VA): A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, who was previously deported to El Salvador on two occasions, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful re-entry after removal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted the investigation that led to the sentencing. They will remove him to El Salvador once he completes his prison sentence.
Source: ICE.gov     Date: April 17, 2015

Newport News residents want answers after gang violence (Newport News, VA): Residents and city officials say it's time to take action after the city has reached its 12th homicide this week. Community members are blaming city leaders for not doing enough to prevent this rise in crime.
Source: 13News Now    Date: April 8, 2015

Police Planning Anti-Gang Summer Camp (Albemarle County, VA): Gangs are growing in the Albemarle-Charlottesville region. A report from 2014 found at least 16 gangs with ties to the area, so local police departments are teaming up to prevent teens from joining.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: April 7, 2015

Police arrest Manassas teens in gang investigation after school fight rumors (Manassas, VA): Authorities announced the arrest of three Manassas teens Monday, closing a gang investigation at a Prince William County middle school that police said began with rumors of a fight involving weapons.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 6, 2015

Man gets life in three 2009 killings (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old Newport News man was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms plus 20 years for his role in the gang-related killings of three people, the culmination of a major law enforcement effort to crack down on the violent gang.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 22, 2015

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

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