Gang member sentenced for killing two Newport News teens : A member of the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” in Newport News will serve an 83-year prison sentence for his role in a 2008 double murder.
Source: WAVY 10 News   Date: 7/30/2015
 Leader of Imperial Gangsta Bloods pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges (Norfolk, VA):: The "godfather" of a violent gang based in Portsmouth pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he distributed large quantities of heroin during the past two years while waging war with a rival crew.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot   Date: 7/30/2015
 Enfield murder ‘gang-related’ (Enfield, VA: Following the arrest of another suspect in the June 22 shooting death of Enfield resident Jarshamel Jaleek Cambridge, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp told The Daily Herald on Friday the murder was gang-related.
Source: The Daily Herald   Date: 7/21/2015
 Affidavit: Franklin man member of ‘Red Stone Rydahs’ gang (Franklin, VA):: In Norfolk Federal Court Friday, a Franklin man was charged with distributing 100 grams or more of heroin, distribution of heroin, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm
Source: WAVY 10 News   Date: 7/21/2015
 Former gang members remove tattoos to break from past (Prince William County, VA):: When he ran the streets of Manassas Park as a member of the Sur 13 gang, Mario Velasco wore the tattoo on his left hand with pride. He was 16 when he had a set of rosary beads etched into his skin — the beads, long part of the iconography of the Catholic faith, often have special meaning for members of Latin American street gangs
Source: The Washington Post  Date: 7/14/2015
 Roanoke Police, residents talk about gangs (Roanoke, VA):: Gangs are something Virginia has been working to fight for years. The topic recently surfaced again in our region after investigators say members of the 99 Goon Syndikate, which is affiliated with the Bloods street gang, were involved in the gang-related slaying of reserve Virginia police officer Kevin Quick
Source: WSLS 10 News   Date: 7/17/2014
 Fourth suspect charged in Middlesex shooting (Middlesex County, VA):: Another suspect has been charged in the double shooting in Middlesex County on July 5, according to police. According to the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, the fourth suspect, Kendrick Jarrell, 27, of Shacklefords, was arrested July 10 and charged with malicious wounding and street gang participation in a predicate criminal act.
Source: Daily Press   Date: 7/17/2014
 Update: Hampton jury finds man guilty of homicide (Hampton, VA): :  Getting members of a local street gang to turn on one another was the key to making arrests in the homicide of Thomas Needam III, a detective testified Thursday. "Everything fit like a puzzle, the only thing that didn't fit was who fired the gun," Hampton Police Detective John Baer testified
Source: Daily Press   Date: 7/17/2014
 Court testimony: Accused Hampton gang leader's order preceded homicide (Hampton, VA):: Prosecutors said Wednesday that though Shavis Holloman didn't pull the trigger in 2010, he used his position as a gang leader to cause the homicide of a Hampton man.
Source: Daily Press   Date: 7/17/2014
 FBI lists more than 90 gangs in Virginia (Roanoke, VA):: The FBI reports there are 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members criminally active in the U.S. The State of Virginia is no exception. Gene Ballance, the Vice President of the Virginia Gang Investigators Association says gangs and gang members are everywhere
Source: WSLS 10 News   Date: 7/17/2014
 Va. man pleads guilty to assault charges in street fight that resulted in death: An alleged member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Monday in Prince William County Circuit Court to two counts of assault and battery after beating a man he overheard “disrespecting” another gang member.
Source: Washington Post  Date: 7/8/2013
 Gang fight leads to child neglect case (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk Police found young children living in deplorable conditions while serving a search warrant Tuesday. Officers were called to the downtown area on June 5 for a report of a fight. That investigation led officers to Kimberly Shanqua Shelton, 20, who police say assaulted another woman as a gang initiation.
Source:  Date: 7/8/2013
 Teen gets 34 years in Richmond gang-related killing of 18-year-old (Richmond, VA): A Richmond Circuit Court judge today sentenced a teenager to 34 years in prison for murdering another teen in what authorities have described as a gang-initiation slaying.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 7/8/2013
 Teen committed to juvenile detention in gang-related rape of girl in Chesterfield (Chesterfield County, VA) :  A 17-year-old associate of an MS-13 gang member will spend the next 3˝ years in juvenile detention for raping a Chesterfield County girl at the point of a machete after the gang member encouraged the attack, raping her first.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch   Date: 7/8/2013
 Gang letters confiscated from Newport News brothers charged with murder: Two brothers were actively trying to recruit for a street gang while in jail awaiting charges for homicide, according to court records.
Source: Daily Press  Date: 7/31/2012
 Police Release Info on ZOG Gang: Albemarle County Police are releasing more information on a new gang in Albemarle County. The chief of police says Zoo of Goons (ZOG) has an active criminal history. We also have details about where the group operates and how they communicate.
Source: NBC29.COM  Date: 7/5/2011
 Virginia awarded federal funds for Project Safe Neighborhoods: Virginia will receive two federal grants totaling $261000 for a project designed to reduce gun and gang crime. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner
Source:  Date: 7/23/2010
 Indictment unveils biker gangs in Petersburg: Biker gangs in Petersburg? This has to be a bad joke.
Source:  Date: 7/21/2010
 Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Virginia, Many Face Immigration Violation Charges: FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. - Thirty suspected gang members and their associates are behind bars and off the streets of northern Virginia.
Source:  Date: 7/21/2010
 Two Bounty Hunter Gang Members Plead Guilty to Racketeering and Firearms Charges: NORFOLK, VA—Arous John Phillips, a/k/a AJ, 23, and Eric Drandell Ward, a/k/a Lil E, 29, both of Portsmouth, Va., pled guilty today in Norfolk federal court to one count of racketeering and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Phillips and Ward entered their guilty pleas before United States District Judge Jerome B. Friedman.
Source: United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia  Date: 7/16/2010
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