Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang member with loaded revolver arrested in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A known gang member is off the streets, after Watsonville Police officers found him with a revolver Tuesday.
Source: KION 46 News Date: December 6, 2016
3rd of 3 fugitives captured in St. Louis drug gang investigation (St. Louis, MO): The third of three people wanted in a federal investigation into a St. Louis drug gang was arrested late last month in Arizona, the FBI said Tuesday. Brian Knight, of Phoenix, was arrested by U.S. marshals there on Nov. 28. Federal authorities allege he was a drug courier for a violent St. Louis gang leader. Authorities said they caught up with Knight based on tips from the public.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: December 6, 2016
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
Federal murder trial begins for reputed Hartford gang member (New Haven, CT): A federal trial is underway for a reputed Hartford street gang member charged with gunning down a Windsor man in 2011. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Arthur Stanley, known on the street as “Wiggs,” was looking to improve his standing in the West Hell gang when he shot 23-year-old Keith Washington.
Source: WTNH News 8 Date: December 5, 2016
Former Denbigh High School security officer and gangster convicted of racketeering and murder charges (Newport News, VA): A gangster was convicted Monday by a federal jury on charges of racketeering conspiracy, including acts of murder, attempted murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and other charges.
Source: WTKR NewsChannel 3 Date: December 5, 2016
Comment about gang can’t be used as evidence, court rules (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco man, charged with taking part in the murder of the man who allegedly dragged a teenage relative into prostitution, won a federal appeals court ruling Monday barring evidence that he told a jailhouse deputy he was part of a gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 5, 2016
Prosecution wraps up its case in Hobos gang trial (Chicago, IL): It was Labor Day week when prosecutors first kicked off the federal racketeering trial of six alleged leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 5, 2016
Triple fatal shooting in Baltimore linked to BGF gang (Baltimore, MD): A triple shooting that left three men dead in West Baltimore Sunday night has ties to the Black Guerilla Family gang, Baltimore Police said Monday.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: December 5, 2016
Authorities spent 25 years dismantling Short North Posse gang (Columbus, OH): When a jury decides the fate of the last Short North Posse defendant this week, it likely will close the books on a murderous gang that dominated the lives of many for 25 years and left at least 20 people dead.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: December 5, 2016
Rosemont man pleads guilty to shooting, killing Des Plaines boy, 14 (Cook County, IL): A Rosemont man pleaded guilty Monday to shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy in a gang-related incident and will spend the next 28 years in prison.
Source: Chicago Tribune 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
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