Gang connections suspected in two Alexandria killings (Alexandria, VA):: Police on Wednesday said they had arrested or otherwise taken into custody several MS-13 members they believe are linked to the slayings of two young men found dead in Alexandria parks — crimes that authorities said were a chilling reminder of the gang’s violent rise in the region.
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 1/21/2016
 Trial set for 6 alleged gang members in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA)::  Six alleged gang members charged in an 18-count indictment are set for a jury trial in Norfolk federal court. The charges include racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering and robbery. The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning.
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 1/12/2016
 Attorneys for Quick defendants ask for charges to be dropped (Charlottesville, VA):  Defense attorneys for two of the six alleged gang members accused of killing a Waynesboro auxiliary police captain asked a judge on Monday to throw out several charges.
Source: The News Virginian   Date: 1/12/2016
 Franklin man gets 25 years on drug, gun convictions : NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Franklin man described by authorities as a gang leader has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug and firearms convictions.
Source: The Virginian Pilot  Date: 1/7/2016
 Gang member admits to prostituting 15-year-old to repay drug debt (Annandale, VA):: A 20-year-old Annandale man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sex trafficking of a minor, admitting as part of an agreement with prosecutors that he prostituted a teenager — with whom he had a sporadic sexual relationship — to pay back a drug debt, court documents show
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 1/7/2016
 4 guilty in connection with Mount Vernon gang-war deaths (Mount Vernon, VA):: Four men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spasm of gang violence in Mount Vernon that left three people dead in a matter of hours.
Source: The Journal News   Date: 1/29/2015
 Henrico, Chesterfield crimes point to notorious gang (Henrico County, VA): Right now investigators are checking to see if an alleged gang member is connected to crimes out of Henrico and Chesterfield
Source: WWBT 12 News   Date: 1/29/2015
 String of Roanoke fires may be the work of gangs, sources say (Roanoke, VA):: Fires intentionally set in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke may be related to gang activity, according to two sources familiar with a joint police and fire department investigation. Both requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation
Source: WDBJ 7 News   Date: 1/29/2015
 Alleged gang members arrested in Richmond drug sweep (Richmond, VA):: Six alleged members of a notorious street gang were in custody Thursday after a late night raid uncovered a cache of illegal street drugs inside a Richmond home, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News   Date: 1/20/2015
 Petersburg man linked by US to gang activity gets prison term for firearms, counterfeiting (Richmond, VA: A 27-year-old Petersburg man with ties to a gang has been sentenced to 9 ˝ years in prison for possession of firearms by a felon and counterfeiting.
Source: The Republic   Date: 1/13/2014
 Gang members charged with murder, racketeering (Newport News, VA): :  A federal grand jury has indicted seven people that prosecutors say are leaders of a violent street gang based in Newport News.
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 1/4/2014
 Guilty verdict in Richmond gang-related murder trial (Richmond, VA):: A verdict has been reached in a Richmond gang-related murder trial. After a three-day trial, a jury found Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello guilty of first degree murder, gang participation, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the 2011 killing of Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales near Pony Pasture.
Source: WWBT 12 News  Date: 1/28/2013
 Witness: Teen needed killing for gang 'letters' (Richmond, VA): Dour-faced Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello has barely said a word during his two-day gang-related murder trial this week. But if a Richmond Circuit Court jury convicts him today of the first-degree murder of a gang informant and other charges, it will likely be because Ramirez-Cabello talked too much.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch  Date: 1/28/2013
 Jurors in Richmond hearing gang murder trial of teenage suspect (Richmond, VA):: An alleged leader of a Latino gang received news without so much as a word being spoken that the slaying of a betrayer had been carried out in South Richmond in July 2011
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 1/28/2013
 Valley Bloods leader will serve over 14 years for gang activity : A Staunton man faces a long time in prison after taking a plea agreement in a gang-related assault case. 20-year-old Trey Aaron Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to four felony charges, including aggravated malicious wounding
Source: WVIR 29 News  Date: 1/28/2013
 Bloods leader gets 53 years for gang-related crimes (Augusta County, VA):: A Shenandoah Valley Bloods gang leader was sentenced Wednesday to 53 years in prison for felony gang participation, aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of the felony, and cocaine possession
Source: Augusta Free Press  Date: 1/28/2013
 Nine people arrested in gang-related shooting in Hopewell (Hopewell, VA):: Police have made several arrests after a shooting on Halloween in Hopewell - including the teen that was injured.
Source: WWBT 12 News  Date: 1/8/2013
 MS-13 gang enforcer sentenced in Richmond stabbing (Richmond, VA): An enforcer for the MS-13 gang who participated in a near-fatal, gang-related stabbing in Richmond last January was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 1/8/2013
 Gang member who faced life freed after testimony: A longtime Richmond-area gang member whose testimony last week helped prosecutors win convictions and a recommendation of life in prison against the gang's leader walked free Thursday from the Henrico County Jail.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch  Date: 1/28/2012
 Hampton murderer sentenced to two life sentences : A 24-year-old Hampton man was sentenced to serve two life sentences concurrently in prison for the 2007 slaying of John Henry Green and the 2009 slaying of Demareo Dontae Hardy. Andra G. Green pleaded guilty to the murders on Oct. 3, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia said. The two victims were killed during attempted drug robberies.
Source:  Date: 1/28/2012
 Va. gang member sentenced for racketeering acts : A leader of a Portsmouth gang has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.
Source:  Date: 1/13/2012
 Suffolk gang initiation led to attempted murder charge: Police say three juveniles face attempted-murder charges in connection with a November gang initiation that was designed to kill someone.
Source:  Date: 1/13/2012
 2 Alleged Gang Members Charged with Assaulting Police Officer: Two alleged gang members have been charged in Albemarle County after police say they assaulted an officer.
Source: NBC29.COM  Date: 1/7/2012
 Newport News Man Sentenced for Aiding and Abetting Gang Members : NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Kevin Vaughn, 24, of Newport News, Va ., was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for aiding and abetting an assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of a racketeering conspiracy, and aiding and abetting the discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Neil H MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith. Kevin Vaughn pled guilty on October 19, 2010
Source:  Date: 1/31/2011
 Gang member sentenced for conspiracy: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source:  Date: 1/20/2011
 The gang's all here:  What Smith is hearing from the Lynchburg Police Department is that there are perhaps 300 gang members in the city, at least by the official definition of that word.
Source:  Date: 1/11/2011
 Staunton man arrested, charged with participating in gang activity: STAUNTON — A Staunton man was arrested in connection with gang activity, including felonious assault of a minor.Eighteen-year-old Kenneth Leroy Wilkerson was arrested Saturday on charges of felonious malicious wounding and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: NEWS Leader.COM  Date: 1/11/2011
 Gang Member Gets 15 Years: HARRISONBURG - Two men identified as SUR 13 gang members, who robbed and beat a college student unconscious almost one year ago, received stiff prison sentences during a hearing Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court. Judge T.J. Wilson, before sentencing
Source: DRN  Date: 1/27/2010
 Virginia Beach plans gang prevention workshop: The Virginia Beach Police Department is planning to offer to a workshop for parents on the prevention of delinquency and gang activity.
Source: Daily Press  Date: 1/25/2010
 Who is watching your kids?: With the growth in population comes the growth in gangs, violence and crime. I wrote about gangs and how they have been infiltrating our community.
Source: Culpeper Star  Date: 1/25/2010
 Students get lesson on gangs, bullying: Culpeper fourth-graders are learning that both bullying and belonging to gangs are bad.
Source: Fredericksburg.Com   Date: 1/19/2010
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