Gang-Related News Articles
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Prosecutors: Teen killed because sister was dating rival gang member (Chicago, IL): An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a rival gang member whose sister was dating someone in the accused man's gang, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 20, 2016
Police looking for possible gang members in murder on Gulf Freeway (Houston, TX): Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department need help in identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Geovanni Rios.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: July 20, 2016
Bethlehem council considers anti-graffiti ordinance (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday backed a law that aims to prevent graffiti and remove it more quickly after properties do get tagged.
Source: The Morning Call Date: July 20, 2016
San Diego West Coast Crips Gang Member Gets Life in Murder, Sex Trafficking, Robbery Enterprise (San Diego, CA): West Coast Crips gang member Wilbert Ross was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to life in prison for his role in a racketeering enterprise involving execution-style murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego.
Source: San Diego Patch Date: July 20, 2016
Oak Den residents say gang-related shooting shows bigger neighborhood problem (Ogden, UT): An Ogden family said Tuesday’s early morning violence is a sign of their neighborhood’s growing insecurity. Police reported a gang-related shooting of a 37-year-old man at around 1 a.m. at the intersection of 23rd Street and Monroe Boulevard.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: July 20, 2016
Jackson Police address public concern amid recent violence in the city (Jackson, MI): Gang violence is real and can be problematic and right now, it’s the reality facing the city of Jackson. That’s why officials from the Jackson Police Dept. hosted a community discussion Wednesday night to answer questions about incidents that have happened within the last couple of weeks.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: July 20, 2016
HPD arrest 10 in weekend gang roundup (Hattiesburg, MS): With rumors of gang violence circulating on social media this past weekend, several local law enforcement agencies calmed concerns by saying the threats were not credible. The Hattiesburg Police Department was one of those agencies, and they spent the weekend pushing proactive policing.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: July 20, 2016
Judge sees hope in alleged gang members (Easton, PA): Bethlehem police say Tyrik Adams and Patrick Price are gang members who robbed a drug dealer during a dangerous set-up in which he was stabbed in the chest with a knife.
Source: The Morning Call Date: July 20, 2016
Police working to keep kids from joining gangs (Austin, TX): Juvenile gangs are a problem in Austin, and police departments in the city are working to prevent kids from joining criminal gangs in the first place.
Source: KVUE News Date: July 20, 2016
Youth inmates riot at overcrowded, gang-ridden Burnaby 'super-jail' (Vancouver, BC): Overcrowding and an increased number of rival gang affiliates at B.C.’s youth “super-jail” likely contributed to a rampage that lasted six hours and caused extensive damage at the Burnaby youth detention centre Tuesday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 20, 2016
Utah man sent to prison for 2009 wrong-house homicide (Salt Lake City, UT): A man tied to the shooting death of a woman after he and others entered the wrong house while looking for rival gang members was sentenced to prison Wednesday for his role in the crime.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 20, 2016
Hammond man plans guilty plea in gang-related shooting (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man intends to plead guilty to firing a gun during a drug deal in August 2015 when he was an alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang, according to federal court records.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: July 20, 2016
Man Beaten, Stabbed in Gang Attack Outside Linda Vista Library (San Diego, CA): A 22-year-old man was beaten and stabbed Tuesday in what likely was a gang-related attack outside the Linda Vista Public Library.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: July 20, 2016
Details Released on Gang-Related Heroin, Cocaine Rings, 14 Arrested (Riverhead, NY): Standing before a table piled high with cash and six kilos of heroin and cocaine, a loaded shotgun and handgun, and gang-related magazines, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said 14 have been arrested and charged in the takedown of two major East End drug rings with Bloods gang affiliations — with 40 additional arrests of resellers and runners expected.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: July 19, 2016
Taking Back the Community: Summer jobs reducing crime in Newport News (Newport News, VA): Hundreds of teenagers are working this summer thanks to a Newport News program aimed at getting young people jobs and keeping them off the streets. Three years ago, STEP (Summer Training and Enrichment Program) was started. The program is designed to find teenagers between the ages of 16 and 24 summer employment.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: July 19, 2016
Police fired upon at gun shop (Marietta, GA): Three people — all confirmed Bloods gang members — were arrested Tuesday following an hours-long SWAT standoff in which shots were fired at police officers responding to a report of a break-in at a Marietta gun store.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 19, 2016
Gang member gets more 10 more years for murder, shootings (Buffalo, NY): Kasiem Williams is already serving time for the murder of Virgil Page. A judge punished him again Tuesday, this time for his involvement in the killing of Eric Morrow and eight attempted murders.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 19, 2016
Provincial government aiming to cut down Kelowna youth crime (Kelowna, BC): With a newly announced grant, the Province of British Columbia is funding a program to help prevent young people from getting involved in crime in the Okanagan. The program will go over life skills like assertiveness, boundary-setting, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Source: KelownaNow Date: July 19, 2016
Fresno gang sweep leads to 17 arrests; drugs, firearms seized (Fresno, CA): Standing alongside several state and federal agents Tuesday afternoon, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer announced that 17 gang members, including leaders of Malos Hechos and the Bulldogs, had been arrested in a joint law enforcement operation. Officers also seized 45 firearms and 80 pounds of methamphetamine during the operation.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 19, 2016
2 charged with murder, gang participation (Bakersfield, CA): Two alleged gang members were formally charged Tuesday with murder. Wendell Scott, 24, and Albert Montelongo, 30, are suspected of shooting Saddam Muslih Ali, 25, Saturday night on 8th Street.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: July 19, 2016
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