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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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Franklin man sentenced for straw purchasing firearms for gang members, felons (Norfolk, VA): A Franklin man was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison for straw-purchasing several guns for Crip gang members, including felons and others planning to engage in gang-related shootouts.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: June 10, 2019

Teen on learner's permit drove into gang member's funeral procession — and was threatened with a gun (Southampton County, VA): Two days before Christmas 2017, a 15-year-old boy was out driving with his parents in Southampton County. He'd just received his learner's permit. But questions about turn signals and right of way disappeared when the driver merged into a funeral procession that, unbeknownst to him, was for a dead gang member.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 7, 2019

90 arrested in Richmond, Tri-Cities during weeklong gang enforcement operation by the U.S. Marshals (Richmond, VA): Ninety people were arrested from about a dozen different gangs during a weeklong enforcement operation by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to a release. Led by the Marshals, multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies worked around the clock from May 20 to May 24. The effort concentrated on known gang members in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas, the release said.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 6, 2019

Bloods gang member sentenced to 10 years for possessing firearm (James City County, VA): A James City County man and member of the Bloods gang will spend 10 years behind bars after firearms were found in his home.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3    Date: June 6, 2019

Louisa suspect sought to escape gang (Louisa, VA): A man who kicked in the door of a Buckner Road house did so as part of his effort to escape a gang, a prosecutor and his attorney said in court. Keith Saunders-Mallory, 18, of Bumpass, faces charges of breaking into a house to commit robbery and doing so as part of a gang. He was denied bond after a brief hearing in Louisa General District Court on May 23.
Source: The Central Virginian    Date: May 29, 2019

Feds: Williamsburg gang associate sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for firearm possession (Williamsburg, VA): A Williamsburg man was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday for possessing a firearm while possessing marijuana. John Lee Johnson, 25, was convicted of possessing a firearm while being a drug user and sentenced to five years in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: The Virginia Gazette    Date: May 29, 2019

Preliminary hearing gives glimpse into gang and drug activity in Stafford (Stafford, VA): Charges against one of the five people arrested on gang- and drug-related offenses following a police sting last year in a Stafford County motel parking lot were sent to a grand jury following a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: May 29, 2019

Body in 'Gang-Related' Killing Found in Fairfax Co. Park: Police (Fairfax County, VA): After more than a day of searching, police have found a body buried in a Fairfax County park. They believe the killing is gang-related. An investigative lead told police that there may be in the body in the woods of the Hybla Park area, Fairfax County police said at a news conference on Thursday. Police began sweeping the area on Wednesday, but were unable to find anything.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: May 23, 2019

Police start spring initiative to combat gangs in Fairfax County (Fairfax County, VA): Spring is here and so is a program to combat gangs in Northern Virginia. The Fairfax County Police are pushing forward with its springtime gang initiative.
Source: FOX 5 DC    Date: May 22, 2019

He lied about being a gang member and became an FBI informant. Then he killed a man. (Norfolk, VA): He was just trying to defuse a tense situation with a high-ranking gang leader, a Norfolk man testified. Instead, he said, he found himself over his head and afraid for his life.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 20, 2019

Danville Police, Crime Stoppers announce Gang and Violent Crime tip line (Danville, VA): The Danville Police Department in conjunction with Danville Crime Stoppers, a local non-profit organization, would like to announce a new partnership, the Gang and Violent Crime Tip Line.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 17, 2019

Norfolk man tried to break up a fight and was killed for it (Norfolk, VA): A 34-year-old man was shot dead by three gang members when he tried to break up a fight they were having, according to newly unsealed court documents.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 10, 2019

Leader of Nine Trey Gangsters Sentenced to Life in Prison (Norfolk, VA): A Norfolk, Virginia, man was sentenced today to three consecutive life terms plus an additional 40 years in prison for his leadership role in a racketeering conspiracy, multiple murders, multiple attempted murders and various drug and gun crimes, all as part of his leadership of the Nine Trey Gangsters Bloods gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: May 9, 2019

Danville PD, State Police increasing officer presence for safe summer (Danville, VA): Danville Police are partnering with Virginia State Police to make the streets safer. As it gets warmer, police want you to be enjoy activities in the city in peace and safely without crime. This past week Danville Police rolled out an initiative called "Safe Streets Southside."
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: May 7, 2019

Judge rules Danville jury pool will hear cases involving accused gang members (Danville, VA): Jurors who will hear the federal cases against accused members of the Rollin 60s Crips and Milla Bloods street gangs will be drawn from the Danville area — the ruling comes after a month of back-and-forth debate between defense attorneys and government prosecutors.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: May 7, 2019

Judge refuses to vacate life sentence in MS-13 gang murder (Alexandria, VA): A federal judge has refused to vacate the sentence of a northern Virginia gang member convicted of murder. Douglas Duran Cerritos was convicted in 2016 of ordering and participating in the murder of fellow MS-13 gang member Gerson Adoni Martinez Aguilar for disobeying gang rules.
Source: WTOP News    Date: April 28, 2019

Robbery by alleged gang member leads to 20-year sentence (Rustburg, VA): A man who prosecutors said vowed to put his gang “on the map” from jail will have to spend 20 more years behind bars from a January 2017 robbery.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: April 24, 2019

Lawyer ties violence in El Salvador to MS-13 murder case in Bedford (Bedford, VA): Members of the violent street gang MS-13 tried three times to recruit a man charged with capital murder in the death of a Lynchburg teen in what officials have said was a gang-related killing.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: April 23, 2019

Gang Member Sentenced for RICO Conspiracy and Attempted Murders (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for RICO conspiracy and multiple attempted murders on behalf of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a violent Bloods street gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: April 23, 2019

Gang defendant offers perjury plea in federal court (Roanoke, VA): One of the 20 federal defendants in the Danville gang racketeering case offered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court on Friday to a felony charge of lying to a grand jury.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: April 19, 2019

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