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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Racine man gets 5 years prison in gang-related shots-fired incident (Racine, WI): A Racine man was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for his involvement in a 2016 gang-related shots-fired incident.
Source: Racine Journal Times    Date: March 24, 2018

Gang activity in Vilas County becoming more prevalent (Vilas County, WI): The investigation into the recent murder of Lac du Flambeau resident Wayne Valliere Jr., has revealed heavy involvement in street gang membership. Vilas County sheriff Joe Fath told The Lakeland Times Wednesday the department's record system allows it to tag people who are members of or affiliated with a street gang.
Source: The Lakeland Times    Date: February 16, 2018

US Marshals seek 28-year-old Eric Wilkes, Racine drug dealer with ties to violent ‘Vice Lords’ gang (Racine, WI): U.S. Marshals say a Racine drug dealer, and former member of a violent gang, is once again breaking the law. Agents believe he may be changing his appearance to divert authorities.
Source: FOX6 News    Date: February 16, 2018

Madison police: Gangs now consider bar-focused 600 block of University Avenue part of their turf (Madison, WI): After a drive-by shooting in front of bars on University Avenue near the UW-Madison campus in 2012, some feared gangs were beginning to invade an area dominated by college students.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: November 25, 2017

City to receive $100,000 donation for anti-crime program (Milwaukee, WI): Bader Philanthropies is giving $100,000 to the City of Milwaukee for Ceasefire, a violence interruption program, officials announced Sunday.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: November 19, 2017

Latin King gang member gets 10 years (Burnett County, WI): Jack Garcia, 43, of Braham, Minn., was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years of initial confinement and five years of extended supervision for first-degree recklessly endangering the safety of a person, a class F felony. He is a known Latin King gang member accused of shooting a man in Siren in a methamphetamine-related crime on July 17, 2016.
Source: Leader Register    Date: October 25, 2017

Third teen charged in gang-related drive-by shooting in Racine (Racine, WI): A third teen has been accused of taking part in a gang-related drive-by shooting in Uptown last month. Dwight Person III, of the 900 block of Racine Street, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with first-degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct in connection with the July 18 incident.
Source: Racine Journal Times    Date: August 26, 2017

Cops: Three shot dead during drag racing event were gang members (Union Grove, WI): Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member, but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation, sheriff's officials said Monday.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 14, 2017

More charged in June shooting (Kenosha, WI): Two more people have been charged with what prosecutors allege was a gang-related shooting on June 29 that left a 24-year-old man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Source: Kenosha News    Date: August 3, 2017

Teen charged in gang-related shooting (Kenosha, WI): A 17-year-old Indian Trail High School student is being held in jail for what prosecutors believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Kenosha News    Date: July 24, 2017

Violent gang members arrested in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Officials with the Milwaukee Division of the FBI say an eight-month long investigation has resulted in 11 federal indictments of suspected gang members.
Source: WEEK TV News    Date: June 9, 2017

Street gang member allegedly hid loaded gun under bush, Madison police say (Madison, WI): A 16-year-old Madison boy who's in a street gang was being chased by police Friday before he allegedly hid a loaded handgun under a bush, telling police he carried the gun because there's a lot of shooting going on.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 5, 2017

Two Racine teens charged with gang-related attempted homicide (Racine, WI): Two alleged members of a gang have been charged with attempted homicide in an April shooting.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: May 8, 2017

Janesville crime continues downward trend (Janesville, WI): Janesville crime is down again. Police Chief Dave Moore released the city's 2016 crime statistics Thursday, calling a news conference and beginning his remarks with one troubling number: 12 people died from heroin overdoses last year.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: March 23, 2017

2 arrested in gang-related shootings at gas station, Madison police say (Madison, WI): Two men have been arrested and police are looking for at least one more suspect in the gang-related shootings of four men Feb. 19 at a gas station parking lot in Madison.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: February 27, 2017

Brazen gang suspected in carjacking spree (Milwaukee, WI): Several alleged members of a gang known for carjackings, high-speed chases and other crimes have been charged with 31 offenses in a case that illustrates the reckless and brazen methods employed by teen robbery crews in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: December 20, 2016

Milwaukee Police Department's Anti-Gang Unit Makes Several Arrests (Milwaukee, WI): Six felons were arrested that had guns and drugs on them by Milwaukee Police Department’s Anti-gang unit.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: November 11, 2016

Madison City Council accepts $750,000 grant to prevent youth violence on North Side (Madison, WI): The Madison City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $750,000 federal grant for preventing youth violence on the North Side. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will be distributed by the city to community organizations to reduce children’s exposure to violence, particularly gun and gang violence.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: October 19, 2016

Man Wanted by FBI in Milwaukee Turns Himself In After Gang Round Up (Milwaukee, WI): One of the two men wanted by the FBI after the gang round up has been captured in Southeastern Wisconsin. The man was wanted on federal charges for his alleged involvement in the Maniac Latin Disciples violent street gang is now in custody.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: October 7, 2016

Police: Gang Member Charged with Selling a Gun (Racine County, WI): Officers with the Southeastern Wisconsin Gang Task Force say a 30-year-old Racine man is facing a felony gun charge after selling a handgun to a confidential informant.
Source: Racine County Eye    Date: October 7, 2016

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