Gang-Related News Articles
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Police arrest members of Fresno-based Fly Boys gang in recent shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested six gang members since Thursday and recovered three handguns and ammunition related to an uptick in shootings over the past two months.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: September 23, 2016
MS-13 gang member convicted of 2014 Falls Church murder (Falls Church, VA): A federal jury Thursday convicted Douglas Duran Cerritos, 20, of Falls Church for his role in a murder in Northern Virginia, prosecutors announced in a news release. Cerritos and six other members of the criminal street gang MS-13 killed Gerson Adoni Martinez Aguilar, “for breaking gang rules,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Source: Inside NoVa Date: September 23, 2016
Reading man admits to attempted murder of rival Pottstown gang member (Norristown, PA): A Reading man and lead member of a violent Pottstown-area drug-related gang is on his way to state prison after he admitted he attempted to kill a rival gang member during a gun battle in Lower Pottsgrove.
Source: The Mercury Date: September 23, 2016
Gang members get life in prison in RICO case (San Diego, CA): Two San Diego men were sentenced in federal court Thursday to life in prison for their roles in a slew of gang-related crimes, including a half-dozen murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking of a minor.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: September 23, 2016
Santa Maria police talk gangs after recent murder (Santa Maria, CA): The arrest of a 17-year-old for a stabbing murder is again bringing up the issue of gang violence. Back on the 10th, a man was killed in what is believed to be a gang related incident.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: September 23, 2016
Casa Grande PD: Detective assigned to state’s gang task force (Casa Grande, AZ): The Casa Grande Police Department has agreed to assign one of its detectives to an Arizona task force investigating gang activity. With the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday night, the department plans to assign a detective to work under the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission on a full-time basis.
Source: Casa Grande Dispatch Date: September 22, 2016
Suffolk Police Announce Increase Patrols, New Initiatives in Brentwood Following Recent Murders (Brentwood, NY): Police have announced at a conference on Wednesday several initiatives they are planning on taking against gangs in the Brentwood area following the recently death of two teenage girls and discovery of two skeletal remains in the area.
Source: West Islip Patch Date: September 22, 2016
Eight people accused of forcing addicts into prostitution with Kilby Street gang (Worcester, MA): Eight people are now facing charges that they were involved with a Kilby Street gang prostitution ring that preyed on heroin addicted women.
Source: The Republican Date: September 22, 2016
OTZ gang members under investigation for threatening witnesses (Cleveland, OH): Members of a Cleveland street gang targeted by police and prosecutors in May are now being investigated on suspicion of threatening witnesses, according to police records.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: September 22, 2016
Man suspected in freeway shooting is gang member with violent history (Salt Lake City, UT): An ongoing dispute between rival gangs put motorists on a busy freeway during rush hour traffic at risk when one group opened fire on the other, police say.
Source: Deseret News Date: September 22, 2016
Leader of Savannah gang sentenced to over 20 years in Federal prison (Savannah, GA): The man at the head of a highly organized Savannah gang that operated out of Cuyler Brownsville was sentenced in Federal court. Evidence presented at the trial of Shavar Spence, a/k/a “Veezy” was the leader of the “Clock Gang Muzik Group 12:30” or “CGMG.” The gang was an armed drug trafficking organization that operated in two locations of Cuyler Brownsville.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: September 22, 2016
Crown wants 15-year sentence for gang killing (Winnipeg, MB): Morgan Van Bone was supposed to be the trigger man in the killing of a gang rival but at the last minute backed out and left the task to a teen co-accused.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: September 22, 2016
D.A. Pinkston to file petition to create "Safety Zone" in East Lake (Chattanooga, TN): The office of Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston says Pinkston, along with Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher, Chattanooga Housing Authority Police Chief Felix Vess, and others, will hold a news conference on Monday to announce the filing of a petition "to abate certain gangs as a nuisance and to create an East Lake Safety Zone.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: September 22, 2016
Former Gang Leader Speaks To Kids In OKC (Oklahoma City, OK): Seeworth Academy is nestled in the fields of Northeast Oklahoma City near N.E. 122nd and Kelly Ave. It is a long way from the streets of Los Angeles. It’s one of three schools 60-year-old Michael Concepcion, former founder of the notorious Crips street gang, came to visit to share his story.
Source: KWTV News 9 Date: September 22, 2016
'Mama Darkside' sentenced in Two Six street gang case (Hammond, IN): A Gary woman was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison for helping to run drugs for her son, who was a reputed high-ranking member of the Two Six Nation street gang, federal court records show.
Source: The Times Date: September 22, 2016
San Jose police officer connected with ‘Gang of Thrones’ operation arraigned, no plea (San Jose, CA): A San Jose police officer accused of illegally accessing confidential police records and being an accessory after an assault to help a gang investigated in the Police Department’s “Gang of Thrones” operation was arraigned Thursday in a San Jose courtroom.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: September 22, 2016
Man indicted in case involving bomb, gang ties (Columbiana, AL): A 24-year-old Calera man has been indicted on multiple drug charges, and charges against his father have been sent to a grand jury in a case allegedly involving a bomb scare and ties to the “Gangster Disciples” street gang.
Source: Shelby County Reporter Date: September 22, 2016
Alleged Richmond gang leader convicted in 2012 killing (Martinez, CA): The alleged leader of a West Contra Costa street gang was convicted of murder and gang charges Wednesday in connection with a 2012 shooting.
Source: Eaat Bay Times Date: September 22, 2016
Life sentences in federal gang case (San Diego, CA): The prosecution of a violent group of San Diego gang members ended Thursday with life sentences for two of its members. Marcus Anthony Foreman and Jermaine Cook were the last to be sentenced in San Diego federal court for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, drug trafficking and robbery.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 22, 2016
Gang members plead guilty to double slaying (Gaston County, NC): Two area gang members pleaded guilty to killing a Lake Wylie couple with ties to Gaston County. Jamell Lamon Cureton, 24, and Malcolm Jarrel Hartley, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday killing Douglas and Deborah London at their Lake Wylie, S.C., home in 2014.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: September 22, 2016
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