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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Sunnyside man guilty of laundromat stabbing, now faces 10 years (Yakima, WA): A Sunnyside man faces up to 10 years in prison for stabbing a man attempting to leave a laundromat with his two young daughters. Police say Jose Pedro Linares, 27, asked the man if he was a gang member and then stabbed him in the back when he denied any gang connection. Police said the victim had no gang ties, while Linares was a documented member of a Lower Valley gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 19, 2017

Guilty plea in Yakima man's 'gang-related' jailhouse murder gets nearly 87 year sentence (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man deserved no mercy for brutally stabbing to death a fellow inmate at the Yakima County jail, the victim’s family said Wednesday as the defendant was given an effective life sentence for the murder.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 19, 2017

State agrees to pay $3M to family of boy shot by gang member in 2010 (King County, WA): The state Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old Skyway boy shot in the back by a known gang member on community supervision.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 15, 2017

Man wanted in Tacoma gang killing arrested (Tacoma, WA): A man wanted in connection with a fatal Tacoma stabbing last April was arrested Thursday night, according to jail records.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: April 13, 2017

Spate of gun violence this week rattles King County communities (King County, WA): Four fatal shootings and a woman grazed in the head. Seattle and South King County has seen a spate of violence this week that has left police searching for a possible connection and neighborhoods worried for their safety.
Source: KOMO News    Date: April 13, 2017

Man sentenced to 5 years in 2014 drive-by shooting (Clark County, WA): A Norteño gang associate who shot at the wrong home while, police say, he was trying to exact revenge on a gang rival was sentenced Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to five years in prison.
Source: The Columbian    Date: April 12, 2017

Puyallup Tribal Police officer’s gang prevention program puts students first (Puyallup, WA): Puyallup Tribal Police officer Allan Gerking has lived his life with one simple goal in mind: to serve his community. This goal manifested, in part, in the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program that Gerking brought to Chief Leschi Schools more than a decade ago.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 29, 2017

Police Chief Talks Gangs, Guns In Everett, WA (Everett, WA): With 19 “gun shots fired” calls between December 6th and March 15th in Everett, Police Chief Dan Templeman is expressing increasing concern over gang related crimes and gang involvement in shootings. On March 8th Templeman talked with the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee about what his department is doing in relation to gang activity.
Source:    Date: March 24, 2017

Wanted Yakima gang member caught trying to re-enter country (Yakima, WA): Police say a Yakima man suspected of assaulting of a 13-year-old girl was arrested while re-entering the country from Mexico earlier this month.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 23, 2017

Man fatally stabbed in Tacoma for gang initiation; 3 now charged (Tacoma, WA): Two more men have been charged in the death of a man believed to have been stabbed as part of his friend’s gang initiation.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 8, 2017

12-year sentence for driver in gang-related slaying (Everett, WA): The mother of a young gang member wept as she sought mercy for her teenage son Monday at his sentencing for his role in a 2015 murder.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: March 7, 2017

Man convicted of first-degree murder in gang-related shooting (Everett, WA): An Everett man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday for a 2015 gang-related shooting, but the jury apparently was unconvinced that prosecutors had proven he pulled the trigger.
Source: Herald Net    Date: March 3, 2017

Day of deadly gang-related shooting detailed at murder trial (Everett, WA): A south Everett teenager testified Monday that he and other gang members were hunting for rivals in the hours before 17-year-old Anthony Camacho was gunned down outside a party in 2015.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 28, 2017

Gang graffiti hits Tri-Cities and rural areas with new drug trends (Tri-Cities, WA): A never-ending cycle of criminal behavior still an issue in our area. Police say gangs and drugs are tied together as they deal with a whole new threat. The Benton County Gang Team gave KEPR an inside look to exclusive evidence of a drug trend new to authorities.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: February 20, 2017

Testimony begins about gang-related killing of Everett teen (Everett, WA): A Snohomish County jury was told to listen for lies Wednesday as testimony began about the 2015 gang-related killing of a south Everett teen.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: February 16, 2017

Yakima police seek gang member accused of assaulting girl (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are seeking tips about the location of a Yakima man accused of assaulting a girl. Juan Acevedo-Giron, 22, is charged in Yakima County Superior Court with indecent liberties, second-degree assault, felony harassment, unlawful firearm possession and violation of a protection order.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 14, 2017

Testimony at attempted murder trial offers glimpse into gang code (Walla Walla, WA): For Diego Bante-Rivera, much of the hot summer day last year was rather uneventful. He decided to “chill” with gang homies on a trip to Fishhook Park on the Snake River.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: February 10, 2017

Gang member sought in assault case not found after Roosevelt Avenue standoff (Yakima, WA): A suspect sought in connection with a sexual assault investigation was not located after Yakima police surrounded a Roosevelt Avenue home for several hours Thursday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 9, 2017

Spokane schools, city receive federal grant to coordinate response to gang activity (Spokane, WA): The City of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools will receive more than $260,000 in Department of Justice grant money to “enhance gang prevention.” The money will allow the school district, the city, and police to work more closely with other community organizations involved in gang suppression. That collaboration will be known as the Gang Free Spokane Project.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: February 5, 2017

Yakima County gang court fizzles after little success (Yakima, WA): Jump started by a $300,000 grant, Yakima County courts embarked five years ago on an ambitious program intended to deter youths from gangs and set them on a more promising path.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 28, 2017

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