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Police to work with FBI to stem area drug sales (Johnstown, NY): The city police department is improving ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stem the local illegal drug trade, a police official told the Common Council Monday at City Hall.
Source: The Leader-Herald Date: July 19, 2017
SC wants to house juvenile inmates closer to their homes (Columbia, SC): The best way to keep youthful offenders from winding up behind bars again is to get them an education and a job, according to the state’s juvenile justice chief.
Source: The State Date: July 19, 2017
Attorney General calls for battle with gangs, drugs (Minneapolis, MN): In a Twin Cities appearance United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that violent crimes and drug trafficking is on the rise in the nation, and called on prosecutors to aggressively battle street gangs.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: July 18, 2017
Meridian quadruple drive-by shooting an act of gang retaliation (Meridian, MS): A drive-by shooting near the Highway Village Apartments earlier this month was an act of gang retaliation that wounded four innocent bystanders at a birthday party, police said.
Source: The Meridian Star Date: July 18, 2017
Gang member gets no bail in fatal stabbing (Boston, MA): A teen MS-13 gang member who is illegally in the country was charged yesterday with murder in the brutal stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy whose body was found in December in a marsh in East Boston — one of a series of teen killings linked to the violent gang in Eastie.
Source: Boston Herald Date: July 18, 2017
Lawsuits filed against gangs, seeking money and property (Kankakee County, IL): Kankakee County State's Attorney Jim Rowe on Monday announced plans to "dismantle the gang networks," saying he's going after them in civil court.
Source: Daily Journal Date: July 18, 2017
Alleged "Ponds Army" Gang Member Sentenced (Indianapolis, IN): An alleged member of the “Ponds Army” gang was sentenced to a year on home detention Friday after pleading guilty to one count of dealing narcotics.
Source: WIBC News Date: July 18, 2017
Murder case involved gang, prostitution rings (Wilkes County, NC): Two Winston-Salem residents pleaded guilty in late June in Wilkes Superior Court to charges arising from the June 24, 2014, killing of a Ronda man. The crime was related to prostitution rings and a gang in Winston-Salem, said Assistant District Attorney Leigh Bricker, who prosecuted the cases for the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot Date: July 18, 2017
'Beefing,' bad blood, guns in Asbury Park: Dead End trial (Freehold, NJ): There was "a lot of beefing'' going on in Asbury Park in late 2013 and early 2014, Latoria Butler said. So, her boyfriend at the time, Altyreek Leonard, had two guns, a black one and another one that was silver and black, Butler said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: July 18, 2017
Police: Brockton gang member found with 17 grams of fentanyl (Brockton, MA): An alleged city gang member who was arrested four months ago on drug charges was found with a large amount of fentanyl Saturday night, police said.
Source: Enterprise News Date: July 18, 2017
Virginia reps call for funding to fight Beltway gang violence : Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R.) says a first-hand experience on a police ride-along reinforced her commitment to increasing funds for the northern Virginia regional gang task force.
Source: The Hill Date: July 18, 2017
11 arrested in drug, gang investigation of The Hill in Vancleave, sheriff says (Jackson County, MS): A drug-trafficking investigation has led to 11 arrests involving alleged gang activity at The Hill, a Vancleave area known for years for illegal drug and property crime arrests.
Source: Sun Herald Date: July 18, 2017
Marin DA: Novato murder suspect wanted aide slain (Marin, CA): A gang leader who allegedly killed a Novato teenager tried to arrange the murder of one of his own henchmen, authorities allege.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: July 18, 2017
3 suspected gang members arrested in Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): Three suspected gang members were arrested early Saturday in Des Moines after police found one of them with methamphetamine and an assault rifle, court records show.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: July 17, 2017
McNamara: Methods to combat gangs changing (Utica, NY): During the trial of a man accused of the attempted murder and kidnapping of another man in January, a Utica police investigator outlined his belief that the parties involved could be gang members. The investigator, Aaron Donaldson, testified that in Utica gangs tended to be neighborhood friends who become involved in violence and narcotics and evolve into gangs.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch Date: July 17, 2017
18-year-old alleged New Bedford gang member sentenced to prison (New Bedford, MA): An 18-year-old alleged gang member was sentenced to three to five years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal firearm charges last week. Jovaughn Lopez, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to a multi-count indictment charging him with carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm and defacing the serial number of a firearm.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: July 17, 2017
Christopher Pattillo, 18, convicted of first-degree murder in Topeka drive-by killing (Topeka, KS): Christopher Shawn Pattillo lowered his head, shaking it from side to side, after jurors convicted him Monday of felony first-degree murder in the drive-by Topeka shooting death of a 20-year-old man in 2016.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: July 17, 2017
Suspected gang member charged in teenager’s 2016 death in East Boston (Boston, MA): A suspected gang member who authorities allege stabbed a teenager to death near the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in 2016 appeared briefly Monday in East Boston Municipal Court to face a charge of murder.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 17, 2017
Police investigating N. Charleston gang activity find stolen gun, drugs (North Charleston, SC): Authorities investigating citizen complaints about gang activity in North Charleston led to the arrest of seven people and the confiscation of a stolen gun and drugs.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: July 17, 2017
Montgomery County’s Lead Prosecutor Alarmed by Growing Gang Violence (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County’s elected leaders, law enforcement and prosecutors gathered Monday to share concerns about a recent increase in gang violence.
Source: Bethesda Magazine Date: July 17, 2017
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