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Cville, Albemarle police to release gang comprehensive assessment (Charlottesville, VA): The status of gangs in Charlottesville and Albemarle County is becoming clearer. There are approximately 183 validated gang members in Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville. Homegrown gangs have been in the area for more than 20 years but there are also national gangs such as the Bloods, Crips, and MS-13.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: February 19, 2014

Ex-con working with youth to prevent gang violence (Richmond, VA): Some police departments are concerned about the growing number of gangs in Central Virginia. An ex-con is trying to prevent gang violence before it happens, but he says the community has a responsibility, too.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: February 19, 2014

Albemarle police address presence of gangs in county (Albemarle County, VA): In light of the recent gang-related arrests in connection to the death of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick and subsequent inquiries to our agency regarding gangs in our area, the Albemarle County Police Department would like to address the issue of gangs in our community.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: February 18, 2014

MS-13 gang member pleads guilty in Loudoun County attempted murder cases (Fairfax, VA): Edgar Benitez Hernandez, also known as "Shadow," 25, of the District of San Miguel, El Salvador, pleaded guilty earlier this week to two counts of using and discharging a firearm during attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: February 14, 2014

Police investigate potential witness intimidation in JCC armed robbery case (James City County, VA): James City County Police are working to squash the potential for gang activity that stems from a suspected witness intimidation incident last month.
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily    Date: February 12, 2014

MS-13 gang member pleads guilty in Va. double shooting that wounded pregnant teen (Loudoun County, VA): An MS-13 gang member from El Salvador pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges in connection with a 2008 double shooting in Loudoun County, admitting that he opened fire on a man and a pregnant teenager who he thought were members of a rival gang, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 12, 2014

Va. woman sentenced in 2008 gang killing (Newport News, VA): A Newport News woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for her role in a 2008 slaying that prosecutors say was part of gang activity.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: February 7, 2014

Police: Three suspects in Kevin Quick's death have gang affiliation (Waynesboro, VA): Three suspects arrested last night in the death of Kevin Wayne Quick now are accused of being affiliated with a criminal gang, authorities said today at a news conference in Waynesboro.
Source: The Goochland Gazette    Date: February 7, 2014

Two teens arrested for gang-related violence (Manassas, VA): Prince William County police arrested two teenagers who were involved in a fight that resulted into a stabbing Tuesday afternoon. The 17-year-old victim was standing outside of the mall near the court entrance when he a group of teenagers went up to him and said they were part of the MS13 gang according to police.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: February 5, 2014

Program helping keep teens out of gangs (Harrisonburg, VA): A mentoring program that keeps Latino teens in school and out of gangs may help keep your family safer. Raul works carefully on his stats homework. "I come from a family that no one has gone to college so me even finishing high school is a big step in education in my family," said Raul.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: January 30, 2014

Petersburg man linked by US to gang activity gets prison term for firearms, counterfeiting (Richmond, VA): A 27-year-old Petersburg man with ties to a gang has been sentenced to 9 ½ years in prison for possession of firearms by a felon and counterfeiting.
Source: The Republic    Date: January 3, 2014

Gang members charged with murder, racketeering (Newport News, VA): A federal grand jury has indicted seven people that prosecutors say are leaders of a violent street gang based in Newport News.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 18, 2013

Waynesboro School Board considers updating gang policy (Waynesboro, VA): The Waynesboro School Board is considering updating the policy governing gang activity in its schools. The school board established the policy after recognizing that gang activity is a problem in the community.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: November 13, 2013

Gang activity in the valley more prominent than you think (Harrisonburg, VA): Gangs have been around for decades but have recently made themselves known in the valley. But just how many gangs and gang members are here? The number of people linked to gang activity within the last five years is 1,063, according to the C.H.A.R.G.E. Unit of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: November 5, 2013

Newport News man gets 22 years in gang case (Newport News, VA): A 36-year-old Newport News man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for participating in a drug conspiracy and being an accessory after the fact to murder.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 23, 2013

Exploring a notorious gang's ties to Virginia (Commonwealth, VA): News4's Erika Gonzalez traveled 3,000 miles to find out how one police officer is exploring a notorious, world-wide gang's ties to the Commonwealth.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: October 8, 2013

"Fly Nation" gang members implicated in 10 regional robberies (Chesterfield, County, VA): Six local gang associates have been charged with robbing three McDonald's restaurants in Chesterfield County and one each in New Kent and Dinwiddie counties as part of a regional string of robberies that police said targeted 10 businesses in five localities.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: October 2, 2013

BTEC Criminal Justice two students learn about gangs in Virginia (Roanoke, VA): Gary Glore of the Gang/Security Unit at the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) spoke to the BTEC Criminal Justice 2 class on Monday Sept. 30. Lisa Assenet is the teacher of the class and is a former FBI agent. Glore presented some alarming facts about the growth of gangs in Virginia over the past three generations.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: September 30, 2013

Authorities expound on efforts to strengthen local anti-gang program (Albemarle County, VA): A $9,000 grant from the state Department of Criminal Justice Services is funding a new staff member to strengthen a local anti-gang program's community presence. Local and state officials met in Albemarle on Monday to formally announce the expansion of GRACE, Gang Reduction through Active Community Engagement.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: September 30, 2013

Gangs in Northern Virginia increasingly selling children for sex (Alexandria, VA): She was a month shy of her 17th birthday when the gang's leader approached her outside a Tennessee hotel, engaging her in playful banter. But soon "Chyna," as she would come to be known, was traveling up and down the Eastern Seaboard with the gangster and his friends, having sex with strangers for cash.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 29, 2013

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