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 Hopewell police say armed robbery was gang initiation :  Police in Hopewell have charged two men and a juvenile in the gang-related armed robbery of a local convenient store. On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., the three males - one armed with a rifle - entered the 7-Eleven store at 2311 Oaklawn Blvd. Police say one robber held the clerks at gunpoint while another demanded the clerk open his cash register.
Source: The Progress-Index   Date: 11/8/2012
  
 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: 11/8/2012
  
 'Insane Clown' culture considered gangs by FBI, growing in Va: The cult following behind a popular clown-culture rap group has caught the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a recent report, which says elements of the group engage in organized criminal activity.
Source: wtop.com  Date: 11/2/2011
  
 Editorial: Of teenagers and gangs: It’s not new that teenagers are involved in gangs. But that doesn’t make it any easier to stomach that an Osbourn High School student’s life came to a halt, or that another man, only 19 himself, suffered a beating and a stab wound. And all of this in Manassas over two days last weekend.
Source: INSIDENOVA.COM  Date: 11/30/2010
  
 Former gang member tells how she recruited young girls into becoming prostitutes: In an exclusive for Only on Seven, ABC 7's Gail Pennybacker interviews "Anna," a girl who says she helped gang members recruit younger Northern Virginia girls into the gang life, turning them into prostitutes, drug mules, and gun runners.
Source: TBD  Date: 11/26/2010
  
 Suspects in fatal stabbing of Miguel Hernandez, 15, may be linked to gang feuds: Targeted stabbings in Manassas on Friday and Saturday - one fatal - appear to be linked to disputes between two rival Hispanic gangs, violence that has spurred investigations by local police and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force
Source: Washington Post   Date: 11/23/2010
  
 Third arrest made in alleged murder-for-hire plot: Luis Manuel Nunez, 28, and David Olonzo-Marcus Powell, 23, both of Virginia Beach, are also behind bars and facing a number of charges for their alleged roles in the crime, which police say involved gangs, narcotics trafficking and interstate firearms smuggling.
Source: Tidewater News.com  Date: 11/23/2010
  
 Study: Region Saw Gang Activity Go Down: Though graffiti tagging and weapons in schools still remain problems, gang activity as a whole throughout Northern Virginia has been on the decline.
Source: loudouni.com  Date: 11/24/2009
  
 'Dump Squad' member sentenced to 40 yrs: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A 25-year-old member of the "Dump Squad" gang was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for his role in committing "numerous acts of violence", according to a release sent to WAVY.com.
Source: Wavy.com  Date: 11/24/2009
  
 Maryland has become a haven for illegal alien gangs…more on the way : The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force just released a report which claims that due to tougher laws and a concerted effort by law enforcement, many illegal alien gangs are leaving Virginia for the safe havens of Maryland
Source: Examiner.Com  Date: 11/24/2009
  
 MS-13 Gunman Sentenced 80 Years for Attempted Murder in Reston: Dennis L. Gil Bernardez, 33, of Landover, Md., the gunman in an MS-13 shooting, was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for attempting to murder rival gang members on Oct. 6, 2008, at a park near homes in Reston. His accomplice, Jose M. Aguilar Orantes, 18, of Reston, who provided the firearm, was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the attempted murders.
Source: Reston Connection  Date: 11/24/2009
  
  
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