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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Teen who killed Norfolk rapper, gang leader VilleBoy Ant will serve 5 years (Norfolk, VA): Two years ago, Anthony “VilleBoy Ant” Sinclair was gunned down in a Norfolk parking lot, the death of the prominent gang member and rapper sparking fears of a renewed gang war.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: September 3, 2019

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty in Connection with Gang-Related Assault (Alexandria, VA): An MS-13 gang member pleaded guilty today for his role and participation in a violent gang-related assault of a victim with multiple bats. “The reasons for this callous and violent crime were as senseless as the brutality of the assault itself,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 29, 2019

Louisa man guilty of gang-related break-in (Louisa, VA): A man pleaded guilty on Aug. 26 to breaking into a Buckner Road house to end his gang membership.
Source: The Central Virginian    Date: August 26, 2019

Book details spiritual battle for gangs (Danville, VA): The city of Danville’s coordinator for youth services and gang violence prevention has written a book that provides churches and faith-based organizations with an understanding of the motives and origins of gangs from a Christian perspective.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: August 20, 2019

Man pleads guilty to MS-13 gang activity surrounding Lynchburg teen's murder (Lynchburg, VA): One of the six men facing charges in connection to the death of Lynchburg teen Raymond Wood pleaded guilty to three charges in court today. Juan Hernandez, 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count of gang participation, one felony count of accessory after the fact to capital murder and one misdemeanor count of accessory after the fact to abduction.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: August 16, 2019

Multiple people charged in connection with gang-related slaying of Fairfax County teen (Fairfax County, VA): One man has been charged with murder and at least two others with concealing a dead body in connection with the gang-related slaying of a 16-year-old boy whose remains were found buried in a fresh grave in a Fairfax County park in May.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 14, 2019

To stem killings, GOP lawmaker wants to boost violence intervention programs in Virginia (Richmond, VA): Taking cues from other states and cities that have implemented them, Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, wants Virginia to establish more programs that encourage people to leave violent lifestyles in order to curb shooting deaths.
Source: Virginia Mercury    Date: August 12, 2019

32 gang members arrested during locally coordinated Operation Washout (Norfolk, VA): The United States Marshals Service, in cooperation with local police departments and sheriff’s offices from across Hampton Roads, arrested 32 people during a three-day initiative known as Operation Washout.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: August 9, 2019

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced in Connection with Assault (Alexandria, VA): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced today to more than five and a half years in prison for his leadership role and participation in a violent gang-related assault of a victim with multiple baseball bats.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 9, 2019

Falls Church MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced for ‘Violent Assault’ in Local Park Last Year (Falls Church, VA): An MS-13 gang member from Falls Church was sentenced today for his role and participation in a violent assault of a victim with multiple baseball bats.
Source: Tysons Reporter    Date: August 9, 2019

Man pleads guilty in Roanoke gang case (Roanoke, VA): One of four alleged Roanoke gang members awaiting trial on racketeering charges pleaded guilty Wednesday. Chauncey Dion Levesy struck an agreement with federal prosecutors that capped his maximum time behind bars at 20 years. He was returned to jail to await sentencing next year.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin    Date: August 7, 2019

Danville's gang violence prevention coordinator hopes to educate the public with his new book (Danville, VA): Danville Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator, Robert David, hopes his new book, Gangs Vs. Kingdom: Battle for the Next Generation, will educate people on how gangs operate and spread.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: July 30, 2019

Select charges dropped against defendants in Danville's federal racketeering cases (Danville, VA): Judge Michael F. Urbanski granted motions Tuesday to drop select charges against defendants in the federal racketeering cases against accused members of Danville’s Rollin 60s Crips and Milla Bloods.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: July 25, 2019

FCPD attributes recent gun violence to gangs (Fairfax County, VA): To Wilfredo Torres, Midieast Studios represents opportunity, a place for people to escape and express themselves through music. Once a music artist himself, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native moved with his family to Alexandria and opened up the recording studio on Telegraph Road 15 years ago in the hopes of helping young people pursue their passion.
Source: The Fairfax County Times    Date: July 19, 2019

17 charged in tri-county drug sweep (Mecklenburg, VA): A drug sting operation across three counties has resulted in indictments against 17 suspects on drug and weapons charges and the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, cocaine, pharmaceutical narcotics, and numerous firearms. The investigation also led to charges of child neglect and distribution of drugs near a school.
Source:    Date: July 17, 2019

Court docs: Man accused of sex trafficking carries history of gang involvement, family abuse (Williamsburg, VA): Two women who police believe were victims of sex trafficking said they were bound and gagged in a York Street hotel room before their alleged captor, a 29-year-old man, left the hotel, according to court documents.
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily    Date: July 15, 2019

Collateral damage: In Danville's gang wars, Nitaya Adams, 16, was the youngest to die (Danville, VA): Friends and family talk about 16-year-old Nitaya Adams’ wide smile, distinctive laugh, and rejoinders — how she adopted “ballout” as a nickname, even though she hardly ever touched a basketball.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: July 13, 2019

To curb gang violence, Fairfax Co. police want parents to monitor kids’ social media (Fairfax County, VA): After three gang-related shootings over three days in Fairfax County, Virginia, last week, the police chief said parents can help with their investigations by monitoring their children’s texting and social media accounts.
Source: WTOP News    Date: July 12, 2019

Fairfax County police have linked a shooting spree to gangs and a recording studio. That has angered some black residents. (Fairfax County, VA): Two masked men leaped from a black car and unleashed a barrage of bullets at another vehicle in broad daylight at a strip mall in Fairfax County’s Rose Hill on July 2 , surveillance video shows. The targets fired back, before both cars sped off.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 12, 2019

NAACP criticizes Fairfax Co. Police over 'gang' label for recent shootings (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County chapter of the NAACP is criticizing the Fairfax County Police department's handling of recent shootings which left five people injured. They happened at a playground and a business parking lot.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: July 12, 2019

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