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 found guilty in 2008 double slaying; jury recommends two life terms (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was found guilty in the slayings of two teenagers shot dead on 35th Street six years ago, with the jury recommending he get two life terms plus 23 years.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 18, 2014

Matoaca teen committed to juvenile corrections until 21 for carjacking of VSU student (Chesterfield County, VA): A documented member of the Bloods street gang who has been in trouble with the law since age 11 was reluctantly given a break by a Chesterfield County judge on Thursday for his role in last year’s abduction and carjacking of a Virginia State University student, who jumped from his moving vehicle out of fear of being killed.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: September 18, 2014

Carjacking, gang trial begins in Chatham (Chatham, VA): Dontey Ramone Pannell’s new trial began Monday morning in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court. Pannell, 26, is charged with attempted carjacking and participating in gang activity.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: September 15, 2014

Louisa man pleads guilty of gang-related charges in Quick murder case (Charlotesville, VA): A third defendant arrested in connection with the January abduction and murder of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Wayne Quick pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Charlottesville today to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering.
Source: The Central Virginian    Date: September 12, 2014

Newport News man gets 21 years in gang case (Newport News, VA): A 26-year-old man was sentenced today to 21 years and three months in prison for crimes committed as a member of the Black P-Stone gang.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 11, 2014

Gang leader sentenced in Norfolk murder (Norfolk, VA): A former Bounty Hunter Bloods leader will serve 18 years in prison for the murder of a 23-year-old Norfolk man.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 10, 2014

Newport News gang threat letter confiscated (Newport News, VA): A letter from an inmate threatening to harm members of a rival gang was recently confiscated by police. Authorities say the letter was written by Stephen Tolliver, who is in jail on a malicious wounding conviction, according to an affidavit for search warrant filed in Newport News Circuit Court.
Source: Daily Press    Date: September 9, 2014

Gang member, inmate sentenced in plot to abduct and kill warden (Abingdon, VA): A gang member and his associate, an inmate at a different prison, were both sentenced this week for their roles in a plot to abduct and murder the warden of Keen Mountain state prison.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier    Date: September 5, 2014

Recent Virginia Graffiti Incidents Cause Trouble and Expense for Community (Alexandria, VA): In the last month, two Virginia towns have been vandalized by graffiti. According to Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, Inc., graffiti is such a common sight, that many people no longer stop to think about the consequences of these types of incidents and the long-term effects they have on a community.
Source: Digital Journal    Date: September 5, 2014

Suspect denied bond in Quick slaying case (Charlottesville, VA): Halisi Uhuru, one of several suspects arrested in connection with the abduction and slaying of an off-duty Waynesboro reserve police officer, told a federal judge Thursday that he wanted bond so he could care for his ailing mother and brother in Danville.
Source: The News Leader    Date: September 4, 2014

Police investigate murder in Falls Church; neighbors fear crime is gang related (Falls Church, VA) : Fairfax County Police say the man whose body was found in a Falls Church parking lot early Monday was murdered, and that the incident may be a random crime.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: September 2, 2014

Albemarle applying for problem-oriented policing grant (Albemarle County, VA): Surge in gang-related violence in Albemarle County has the Police Department ready to fight back. A new unit targeting gangs could soon be a reality, but a federal grant is needed to make it happen. It's called problem-oriented geographical policing, and the Albemarle County Police Department says it could dramatically change how it manages gang-related and violent crimes.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: August 25, 2014

In Newport News, police focus on high-profile members, prevention to address gang problem (Newport News, VA): A recent spike in youth violence and perceived gang crime has generated calls for action to take criminals off the streets. At a forum in June that brought together leaders and experts from Newport News and Hampton, officials said targeting gang members is a priority, in addition to tackling youth violence not necessarily tied to gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: August 24, 2014

Four more suspects arrested in Contreras killing in Manassas (Manassas, VA): The four men wanted in the killing of a Manassas man on Sunday have all been arrested, bringing the total to six people charged with the gang-related murder.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 22, 2014

Danville police investigate possible gang activity (Danville, VA): Danville Police said eight people face charges of prohibited street gang activity in connection to an attack of a 49 year old man. Police said the incident happened August 7 near the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: August 21, 2014

Gang suspect has day in court (Waynesboro, VA): A man associated with the Hispanic gang "Surenos 13" pleaded no contest in Waynesboro Circuit Court to a charge of methamphetamine possession on Thursday morning.
Source: The News Virginian    Date: August 21, 2014

Manassas City Police arrest two in gang-related homicide; four suspects remain on the loose (Manassas, VA) : Manassas City Police announced Wednesday that the murder of a 26-year-old man over the weekend was not random and may be gang-related.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: August 20, 2014

Eight arrested in assault; many face street gang charges (Danville, VA): Eight people — including a juvenile — have been arrested by the Danville Police Department and charged in an Aug. 7 assault against a 49-year-old man.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 20, 2014

Gangs not a 'problem' in Pittsylvania County (Pittsylvania County, VA): Criminal street gangs can be found everywhere in the United States — and Pittsylvania County is no exception. Sgt. Gerald Ford of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is hesitant to call it a "problem" — because he feels the county has a firm grasp on it — but he said there is most definitely a gang presence in Pittsylvania County.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 17, 2014

U.S. Marshals search for gang member 'Loverbutt' (Petersburg, VA): An alert you need to hear about; a career-criminal the U.S. Marshals call a "menace to society." His name is Javaad Fisher but he's better known by the street-name "Loverbutt." Don't be fooled, agents say he is extremely dangerous.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: August 13, 2014

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