Gang-Related News Articles
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3 charged in gang-assault case in Rome (Rome, NY): Two men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the Nov. 28 assault of two people on Curtis Street, Rome police said.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch Date: December 5, 2016
Police Use 'Fake News' in Sting Aimed at California Gang (Los Angeles, CA): Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: December 3, 2016
County records show two armed robbery suspects also charged with participation in criminal street gang (Paso Robles, CA): County records show two men connected to a Paso Robles liquor store robbery were charged with participation in a criminal street gang. Police say 23-year old Isaac Ward Tabarez and 22-year old Elmer Resendo Quiterio of Paso Robles were identified as the suspects in an armed robbery at Wayside Liquor in Paso Robles on Nov. 12.
Source: KSBY News Date: December 2, 2016
WPD requests new equipment in response to 'devastating' heroin epidemic, gang activity (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington City Council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that would appropriate more than $10,000 of NC Drug Tax Revenue to purchase new surveillance equipment for detectives to track movements and relationships of local drug dealers, users, and gang members. “This City’s heroin epidemic and gang activity has been devastating,” City Manager Sterling Cheatham wrote in a letter included in the agenda item’s supporting documents.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: December 2, 2016
Man Wrongfully Arrested In Gang Probe Sues Lake County Authorities (Chicago, IL): A man arrested in a sweeping street gang racketeering investigation says he had nothing to do with illegal activity and he’s now suing.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: December 2, 2016
Suspect arrested in Holland gang-related house shooting (Holland, MI): According to a news release from the West Michigan Enforcement Team, police recently arrested a suspect connected to a gang-related reprisal shooting in southeast Holland on Jan. 17. Fias did not initially release the suspect's name, although the suspect will be arraigned in open court on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: December 2, 2016
Officers tackle rising violent crime with major drug seizures (Rockford, IL): Rockford saw 2,300 violent crimes last year. The most this century according to the Uniform Illinois Crime Report. And law enforcement says the problem can be traced back to two things, drugs and gangs. "All the violent crime that you see is all drug-related and gang related, and the more we work on it, the more we put a stop to all the burglaries, armed robberies, hold-ups, car-jackings, it's all interconnected," said Winnebago Co. Sheriff Gary Caruana.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: December 2, 2016
Danville Police seek juvenile on robbery, gang charges (Danville, VA): Melik Zydarius Smith, 17, is wanted by the Danville Police for robbery and gang participation charges. Police have warrants for Smith for two counts of robbery, two counts of criminal street gang participation, violation of probation and violation of conditions of release from detention, according to a Danville police news release.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: December 2, 2016
Reformed gang member among latest shooting victims (Portland, OR): The shooting was discussed at the Friday meeting of the Community Police Collaborative, where the most recent Gang Enforcement Team statistics were released. Antoinette Edwards, the chair of the forum and director of the Portland Office of Youth Violence Prevention, praised Davis as a 'caring young man' who is asking that his shooting not be avenged on his Facebook page.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: December 2, 2016
Firearms charges against man with alleged gang and drugs ties in Abbotsford (Abbotsford, BC): British Columbia’s anti-gang agency says a man allegedly involved in a conflict over drugs in Abbotsford has been arrested and charged with firearms offences.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 2, 2016
Prosecutors try to use 'beyond-the-grave' testimony at Hobos' gang trial (Chicago, IL): Chicago drug dealer Keith Daniels was secretly cooperating against leaders of the notoriously violent Hobos street gang in 2013 when he gave chilling testimony to a federal grand jury describing one gang member's disdain for police informants.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 2, 2016
Hamilton County district attorney asks for temporary gang injunction amid case disputes (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston asked a judge Wednesday to approve a "temporary" injunction that prohibits 31 men accused of being gang members from associating with each other in East Lake Courts.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: December 1, 2016
Chelsea gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder, cocaine charges (Boston, MA): An MS-13 gang member from Chelsea pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a rival gang member in Chelsea and cocaine distribution, according to the US Attorney’s office in Boston.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 1, 2016
Cousins to stand trial in north Tulsa shootings of two women (Tulsa County, OK): Two men will stand trial in the Aug. 5 shootings of two women during an argument in north Tulsa, a Tulsa County judge decided Wednesday. Assistant District Attorney Brett Mize said Wednesday evening that the cousins are members of a subset of the Hoover Crips street gang. Neither of the women testified during the preliminary hearing on Wednesday, but they are not associated with the group, he said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 1, 2016
Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016 (Chicago, IL): In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 1, 2016
How the MS13 Tried (and Failed) to Create a Single Gang in the US (Washington, DC): In July 2011, members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) attended a meeting organized in California by a criminal known as "Bad Boy." Among the invitees was José Juan Rodríguez Juárez, known as "Dreamer," who had gone to the meeting hoping to better understand what was beginning to be called "The Project."
Source: InSight Crime Date: December 1, 2016
No more gang terror! LA sues ‘epicenter’ owner (Los Angeles, CA): A man who owns a property described as the epicenter of gang activity in a South Los Angeles neighborhood is the target of a lawsuit announced Thursday by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: December 1, 2016
Frederick man sentenced to 16 years on attempted murder, gang charges (Frederick, MD): A Frederick man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a gang-related attempted murder during an emotional hearing Thursday in which the accused’s mother, and the mother of one of his victims, pleaded with the judge to consider her own role as a parent in passing sentence.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: December 1, 2016
Norteños leader convicted in 2006 killing (Santa Cruz, CA): Oscar “Baby Joker” Cabrera, a powerful Santa Cruz County Norteño gang kingpin, will face life in prison without parole in the shooting death of a 40-year-old man outside Watsonville more than a decade ago.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 1, 2016
Suspected Crips gang members plead guilty in cocaine conspiracy (Lubbock, TX): Today, Dequan Deshawn Willard, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: December 1, 2016
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