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Youths indicted on gang charges in ex-NFL player assault (Chesapeake, VA): Four youths police say attacked former NFL player Ed Beard were indicted today on gang-related charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: February 8, 2012

Indictments returned against five suspected MS-13 gang members (Richmond, VA): A grand jury on Monday indicted five suspected MS-13 gang members on more than three dozen new charges in a vicious stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 7, 2012

Testimony begins in Hampton gang killings (Hampton, VA): When police found Thomas Needam III dead on his living room floor in 2010, his nine-year-old son was kneeling on the floor with his hands over his ears in a nearby room.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 7, 2012

Final arrest made in '07 Ashburn gang assault (Hamilton, VA): The last of 11 suspects wanted for a their alleged involvement in a gang-related assault that occurred in Ashburn more than four years ago is now in custody. Victor M. Hernandez-Suaza, 23, of Colombia, was arrested last Wednesday in Hamilton, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reported today.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: February 6, 2012

Officials warn of MS-13 gang activity in area (Richmond, VA) : An emerging presence in the Richmond area of MS-13, a notoriously violent national street gang, is raising concern among law enforcement officials as they investigate several violent incidents, including a stabbing in Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 3, 2012

Link seen between stabbing, national street gang MS-13 (Richmond, VA): Authorities are investigating a link between a brutal stabbing in Richmond last month and the national street gang MS-13. Law enforcement authorities have arrested five suspects in the Jan. 14 abduction and stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond. Police said Tuesday that multiple suspects stabbed the victim as many as seven times, but he survived.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 1, 2012

Three teenagers taken into custody connected to gang (Waynesboro, VA) : Three teenagers early morning on Monday. These three kids were connected with three others who stole allegedly stole a vehicle and led police on a chase through Augusta County on Jan. 19. All of the involved teenagers have self-identified as members of a local "homegrown" gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: January 30, 2012

Gang member who faced life freed after testimony (Richmond, VA): A longtime Richmond-area gang member whose testimony last week helped prosecutors win convictions and a recommendation of life in prison against the gang's leader walked free Thursday from the Henrico County Jail.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 27, 2012

Ivy Street gang member to be sentenced in murders (Newport News, VA): A member of the Ivy Street Gangstas is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Wednesday for his involvement in two drug-related homicides.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 25, 2012

Henrico jury find gang enforcer guilty of murder (Henrico County, VA): A Henrico County jury found a gang enforcer guilty on all counts for ordering a robbery that resulted in a murder, and recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 23 years.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 21, 2012

Heavy security for start of gang-related murder trial in Henrico (Henrico County, VA): Jury selection began this morning in Henrico County Circuit Court in a murder trial that is expected to reveal the inner workings of a local subset of the nationally known street gang called the Bloods.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: January 18, 2012

Teen and adult charged for gang-related robbery in Dulles (Dulles, VA): An Alexandria man and a Sterling teen have been charged in the New Year's Eve robbery of a Dulles hotel that investigators believe was gang-related.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: January 18, 2012

Reducing area gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Shortly after Albemarle County police announced they were investigating the possible infiltration of a new gang in the area, county and city police chiefs together addressed the need to curtail gangs by, among other approaches, limiting their recruitment appeal.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: January 17, 2012

Va. gang member sentenced for racketeering acts (Norfolk, VA): A leader of a Portsmouth gang has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 13, 2012

Police: Suffolk gang initiation led to attempted murder charge (Suffolk, VA): Police say three juveniles face attempted-murder charges in connection with a November gang initiation that was designed to kill someone.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 13, 2012

Gang member sentenced (Suffolk, VA): A member of a violent gang that operated in North Suffolk and Portsmouth was sentenced this week for a variety of gang charges, including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: January 13, 2012

Gang issues the focus of Newport News panel discussion (Newport News, VA): Andre Robinson, a senior at Warwick High School, said he's upset that at times gang mentality takes over schools and neighborhoods.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 12, 2012

Four juveniles in Suffolk plead guilty to gang charges (Suffolk, VA): Four juvenile members of a street gang that police say is responsible for mob attacks and assaulting police officers pleaded guilty Tuesday to a variety of gang-related charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 11, 2012

Top concerns are fatal wrecks and gangs (Albemarle County, VA): The area’s two top law enforcement officers said reducing Central Virginia gang activity and the number of fatal wrecks in Albemarle County were the chief concerns heading into the new year.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: January 11, 2012

Portsmouth gang member sentenced to life in prison (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two men during a home invasion.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: January 10, 2012

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