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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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Illegal immigrant arrests increase in Wyoming (Cheyenne, WY): Illegal immigrants living in Wyoming and Colorado are being arrested and deported at a rising rate. Since President Trump took office at the beginning of the year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 2,535 and arrested 2,746 illegal immigrants in Wyoming and Colorado. That’s about 20-percent more than in 2016, according to statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Source: KGWN 5 News    Date: December 6, 2017

Gang Affiliation Questioned (Cheyenne, WY): Were they just a group of friends that got into a fight on the night of October 4th? Or as the defense is arguing, an organized gang that threatened Phillip Sam, leading him to fear for his own life? "Having a common name or identifying sign or symbol whose members or associates individually or collectively engage in, or have been engaged in, a pattern of of criminal street gang activity," said Lt. Nathan Buseck, defining gang activity.
Source: KGWN 5 News    Date: August 21, 2015

Mills man faces three charges after alleged gang-related decapitation threat (Casper, WY): A Mills man who allegedly threatened to cut off a woman’s head if she didn't join his gang pleaded not guilty to three charges in Natrona County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: February 18, 2014

Casper Police Department focuses on gang prevention in 2014 (Casper, WY): In the very early morning hours of April 14, two young men walked into Casper’s Moonlight Liquors and Lounge. One robbed the clerk at gunpoint while the other acted as a lookout.
Source: Casper Star-Tribune    Date: January 14, 2014

Gang awareness topic at WMCI committee meeting (Torrington, WY): Gang awareness in Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Corrections was discussed during the fall quarterly meeting of the Prison Community Partnership Committee Wednesday. The video presentation, "Gang Awareness for the Wyoming Department of Corrections and Wyoming," was given by Lt. Seth Norris, a staff member at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution at Torrington.
Source: Star-Herald    Date: September 23, 2012

Gang member arrested in CFD shooting (Cheyenne, WY): A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with a July 23 gang-related shooting near Frontier Park. Elijah Algiene, 20, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: September 8, 2012

Gang member arrested in CFD shooting (Cheyenne, WY): A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with a July 23 gang-related shooting near Frontier Park. Elijah Algiene, 20, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: September 8, 2012

FBI wants info about tattoos (Cheyenne, WY): The FBI is looking for information from law enforcement agencies nationwide about tattoos and the meanings behind them. The FBI Biometric Center of Excellence requested information recently about any current databases containing tattoo/symbol images, their possible meanings, and possible gang, terrorist or other criminal organization affiliations.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: August 15, 2012

Gang activity draws police (Cheyenne, WY): The Cheyenne Area Gang Enforcement team is putting an ear to the ground. It has positively identified 109 gang members living in Laramie County and is in the process of researching 67 more.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: September 27, 2010

Teens charged with first 'gang member felonies' seek plea deals (Wyoming): It made a big splash earlier this month when Wyoming authorities held a press conference to trumpet the news: Kent County's first-ever charges of "gang member felonies" were being brought against two teens accused of firing a gun into a crowd outside Lee High School, injuring a 15-year-old girl.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: July 19, 2010

Fighting graffiti: Cops have new tool in battle against spray paint (Cheyenne, WY): The Cheyenne Police Department demonstrated new equipment Monday designed to fight graffiti. In an alley between West 17th and 18th streets downtown, officers painted over graffiti with a compressed air paint sprayer that made quick work of covering the spray-painted scrawls with gray paint.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: June 29, 2010

Bill aimed at nixing gang scare tactics moves to House floor (Cheyenne, WY): Legislation to outlaw patterns of criminal street gang behavior advanced out of a House committee Monday. House Bill 20 would make intimidation a crime when it is used by gangs to harass victims or recruit new members.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: February 15, 2010

Suspect who allegedly tried to rob taxi driver, teen may have gang ties (Cheyenne, WY): A man with possible ties to a Sure?o street gang was arrested Friday morning after an attempted robbery of a 14-year-old Johnson Junior High student with a high-powered rifle.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: October 18, 2008

Cheyenne Frontier Days cracks down on gang culture (Cheyenne, WY): In an effort to prevent fights between rival gangs, local police and staff at Cheyenne Frontier Days do not allow gang paraphernalia into the ticketed areas of the rodeo and carnival.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: July 24, 2008

Gangs: Dealing with them here (Cheyenne, WY): This is the second in a two-part series about street gangs in Cheyenne and Wyoming. It details what authorities are doing to prevent the spread of such groups and what communities can do to combat the problem.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: June 11, 2008

Gangs are for real (Cheyenne, WY): It's Roman numerals scrawled with ink across the knuckles or arms of young men. They've grown up here and have been in and out of the county jail.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: June 10, 2008

Gang link disputed in local stabbing (Cheyenne, WY): The family of a man stabbed in an altercation early Saturday in his Cheyenne home said they did not know the four suspects arrested in connection with the fight.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: May 14, 2008

Graffiti related to gangs found (Cheyenne, WY): Gang-related graffiti found here over the weekend has police worried that it may be retaliation stemming from two prior shootings or from a home invasion, Lt. Mark Munari said.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: April 1, 2008

Bill targets gang activity (Cheyenne, WY): The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office arrested more than a dozen suspected members of the notorious Surenos 13 gang on burglary and drug charges in January.
Source: Jackson Hole Star-Tribune    Date: February 26, 2008

Meth's new market (Reservation, WY): Natasha Washakie has lived the depths of addiction to methamphetamine and come back up. She's seen friends trade sex for meth. She's seen one get her own children hooked on the drug, which among its side effects suppresses the appetite.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 6, 2005

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