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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Annandale is hit with gang graffiti (Annandale, VA): Annandale residents awoke yesterday to find their Fairfax County community blanketed with gang graffiti, and police said they will increase patrols, post "No Trespassing" signs and help organize a Neighborhood Watch program to attack the recurring problem.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 13, 2005

Gang busters in Hampton Roads, Part 2 (Hampton Roads, VA): The lights of Interstate 64 flickered off the blue Honda Civic, illuminating the five teenagers inside. Bottles of stolen beer tilted to thirsty lips – Coronas just smuggled out of a Food Lion in the pockets of baggy pants.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 4, 2005

Gang busters in Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA): A warning has come from the feds. An FBI informant says MS-13, a notorious street gang with ties to El Salvador, recently issued an order for its members to kill someone - anyone - wearing a badge in Hampton Roads.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 3, 2005

Report urges broad-based effort to stop the spread of gangs (Fairfax County, VA): The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently received a report on gang prevention that outlined recommendations and accomplishments regarding the county's efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 30, 2005

NN man finds his fence defaced (Newport News, VA): William Craig had toiled for hours last week erecting a stockade face for his backyard. On Friday, Craig returned home from work to learn vandals spray-painted graffiti across one side.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 25, 2005

14-year-old gang member barricades friends in home (Sterling, VA): The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office said a barricade situation with a known 14-year-old gang member in Sterling ended without incident June 23.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: June 24, 2005

Kilgore announces anti-gang proposals (Richmond, VA): Republican Jerry Kilgore said Monday that if he is elected governor he will urge legislators to eliminate the "trigger man" requirement from the capital murder statute so gang leaders who order subordinates to kill can be put to death.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 20, 2005

Police suspect gang activity after 20 cars spray painted (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County police say it looks like a local gang spray painted about 20 cars in Springfield early Saturday.
Source: WJLA 7 News    Date: June 20, 2005

Panel reviews plan for Va. gang listing (Virginia): Prosecutors seeking to lock up street-gang members would have a new tool at their disposal under a measure being considered by the State Crime Commission.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 16, 2005

Fairfax examines anti-gang vigilance (Fairfax County, VA): Several weeks before a vicious machete attack in the Lynbrook neighborhood, a resident filed a complaint about crowding and suspicious activity at a house there.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 7, 2005

MS-13 suspected in attack (Springfield, VA): A group believed to be members of a violent street gang, at least two of them wielding machetes, chased and then slashed an 18-year-old Springfield man Sunday night, an attack that Fairfax County police did not disclose until it was revealed in court documents yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 3, 2005

Alleged gang member charged in car thefts (Stafford County, VA): An apparent gang member has been arrested in connection with a rash of vehicle thefts and break-ins in Stafford County.
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: May 25, 2005

Accused check scam gang indicted by federal grand jury (Roanoke, VA): Eleven members of a Mexican gang, including nine illegal aliens, have been charged with defrauding a bank out of more than $40,000 by using fake IDs made with picture cell phone images, federal authorities said Friday.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 20, 2005

N. Va. sheriffs outline anti-gang strategies (Virginia): Juan Pacheco stood before the television cameras and reporters, pulled on a white doctor's coat and slung a stethoscope around his neck.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 19, 2005

Gang funding in question (Loudoun County, VA): Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson joined with sheriffs from Winchester and Clarke County on Tuesday to urge Congress not to cut $160 million from anti-gang and juvenile justice funds.
Source: Loudoun Connection    Date: May 18, 2005

Officials fear spread of gang activity from Washington (Rappahannock County, VA): On the fringes of Northern Virginia, and a little beyond, gang activity flares up only occasionally and without much violence, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 15, 2005

City officials back anti-gang measure (Richmond, VA): Richmond police yesterday publicly identified nearly two dozen gangs in the city, including trace elements of three nationally known gangs: the Crips, Bloods and MS-13.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: May 14, 2005

Youth shot, beaten in fatal attack in Fairfax (Fairfax, VA): A teenager was shot, beaten and fatally wounded in Fairfax County last night in an attack that had many of the earmarks of a gang conflict.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 10, 2005

Leaders hope to start club to help Smithfield youths (Smithfield, VA): More than a year ago, an 8-year-old boy died in his bed after he was struck by a stray bullet from what police suspect was a gang battle outside an apartment complex in this small town.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 14, 2005

Police ward off groups, gangs or not (Roanoke, VA): When Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins told the city council last week about the ganglike activity of a Roanoke group, it was the first time in his seven years as chief that he has made such a comparison.
Source: Roanoke Times & World News     Date: April 10, 2005

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