Nine face federal indictments in Capt. Quick murder case (Charlottesville, VA):: Nine people now face federal charges in relation to being involved in a violent gang connected to the kidnapping and murder of Captain Kevin Quick. Authorities say the new charges highlight a growing problem in Virginia: gangs doing business where you'd least expect them.
Source: WWBT 12 News  Date: 5/27/2014
 Nine Trey gang members sentenced to prison (Alexandria, VA):: Three Nine Trey gang members were sentenced to prison terms in Virginia federal courts this week. "These defendants and their fellow gang members threatened the safety of our communities by committing acts of violence, dealing drugs, and dehumanizing women through prostitution by force and coercion," U.S. Attorney Dana Boente said.
Source: FairfaxNews  Date: 5/27/2014
 Police arrest five in Manassas street gang crack down (Manassas, VA):: Manassas police have arrested five people affiliated with the Bloods street gang -- including a 15-year-old boy -- on 94 charges ranging from rape to robbery.
Source: Inside NoVa   Date: 5/27/2014
 County not immune to gang-related crime (Goochland: Addressing a crowd during a press conference on May 16, shortly after eight individuals with gang ties were indicted in connection with the murder of WaynesboroReserve Police Capt. Kevin Quick, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo didn't mince words.
Source: The Goochland Gazette   Date: 5/27/2014
 Fifth alleged gang member nabbed in Waynesboro (Waynesboro, VA):: Police said a man arrested Friday in Waynesboro is associated with the Sureno 13 street gang. The Waynesboro Police Department said Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, had been an ongoing target for the department in its investigation of the gang.
Source: The News Leader   Date: 5/5/2014
 Police official: Gang membership declining in area (Winchester, VA):: The reappearance of Kweli Uhuru as a defendant in a case being investigated as a gang-related death comes six years after he admitted, as part of a plea agreement, to being a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Northern Virginia Daily   Date: 5/5/2014
 Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering, firearm charges (Newport News, VA):: A 27-year-old man who prosecutors said admitted to being a member of a Newport News gang pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to racketeering and firearm charges
Source: Daily Press   Date: 5/5/2014
 Another charged in investigation into Kevin Quick's death (Goochland, VA):: A fifth person faces gang-related charges linked to the death of a Waynesboro reserve police officer. Media outlets report that 23-year-old Kweli Uhuru of Front Royal is charged with felony gang participation. Uhuru also is known as Travis Leon Bell.
Source: WDBJ 7 News   Date: 5/5/2014
 Cville, Albemarle police chiefs speak out on gang activity (Charlottesville, VA):: Ask most kids and they'll tell you - yes, there are gangs at school. It's an issue that the schools either decline to address or use specific language to deflect - saying there's no gang activity there, but not addressing the bigger issue.
Source: WVIR 29 News   Date: 5/5/2014
 Richmond-area MS-13 gang leader convicted of ordering two teens to kill one man, attack another (Richmond, VA): A federal jury has convicted the leader of a Richmond-area MS-13 gang for ordering two teenagers to shot a man as part of a gang initiation and to attack another man.
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 5/31/2013
 Federal jury selected in Richmond gang slaying trial (Richmond, VA): :  jury was seated this afternoon in the federal trial for Jose A. Bran, a suspected local leader of the MS-13 street gang accused of ordering a teenager killed in Richmond
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 5/17/2013
 Police shed light on gangs (Hopewell, VA): : It can be something as simple as the color of a hat, a backpack, beads around someone's neck or a tattoo. All these things can be used to identify a gang member
Source: The Hopewell News   Date: 5/17/2013
 Man arrested in the Valley is facing aggravated murder charges in El Salvador (Harrisonburg, VA): : Police say a man arrested in the Valley will go back to El Salvador to face aggravated murder charges.
Source: WHSV 3 News   Date: 5/17/2013
 Teen subpoenaed after tip given anonymously (Richmond, VA): A 16-year-old boy was subpoenaed to testify in a racketeering and murder case involving the MS-13 street gang as a result of his grandmother’s call to an anonymous crime tip hotline in 2011
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 5/1/2013
 Investigators still looking for more "Goonz Gang' members: Investigators say they're still looking for "several" members of the infamous "Goonz Gang."Police believe the gang was responsible for dozens of home invasions between 2008 and 2010, targeting mostly drug dealers.
Source: WSLS 10  Date: 5/1/2013
 W.Va. police receive criminal gang training (Wheeling, WV): Authorities from Virginia traveled to the Friendly City to help train officers about criminal gang activity. Wheeling police said the problem isn't bad now and they want to keep it that way.
Source: WTOV 9 News   Date: 5/1/2013
 2007 beating death leaves scars on East Ocean View:  A trail of petty theft and violence lay scattered on the pavement of the hidden parking lot.
Source:  Date: 5/15/2012
 GMU students design anti-gang video games for kids: For those who see no upside to offering a Computer Game Design major at George Mason University, Thursday brought a pleasant response: The rollout of three intelligent, immersive video games for kids that show them how people start in gangs, how they can work their way out, and what happens when you stay in.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 5/8/2012
 'Sovereign citizen' charged in combative traffic stop:  Hanover man associated with the sovereign citizen movement has been charged with five misdemeanors during a traffic stop in Staunton on Friday.
Source: The News Virginian  Date: 5/18/2011
 Combating gangs with education: Informational session details local groups: WAYNESBORO — Lewis Coles, 16, of Waynesboro admits he has been asked to join gangs
Source: News  Date: 5/20/2010
 Gang graffiti spray-painted on town building: Gang graffiti, also known as “tags” that mark territory, is appearing in Floyd County, but area law enforcement officials and national gang experts disagree on the origin of spray-painted signs.
Source:   Date: 5/3/2010
 MS-13 gang member sentenced to death in N.C.: A federal jury in North Carolina has handed down the first death sentence against a member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang, another milestone in the national and Washington area crackdown targeting the gang known as MS-13, Justice Department officials said Thursday.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 5/3/2010
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