Man with a rap sheet, gang ties gets jail for shooting (Accomack County, VA):: A Parksley man with gang ties and multiple criminal convictions since he was 16 was sentenced for yet another crime after shooting into an occupied car and threatening police who arrived on the scene.
Source: Delmarva Now   Date: 8/18/2015
 Lynchburg officials: 16-year-old died in gang, drug related shooting (Lynchburg, VA):: Lynchburg police say they are confident that the shooting death of a 16-year-old is connected to a series of other crimes.
Source: WDBJ 7 News   Date: 8/18/2015
 Court documents show Hampton home as hub of gang activity (Hampton, VA):: 10 On Your Side has looked even deeper into the violent history of a Hampton home. We’ve been uncovering new details in the story behind 404 Greenbriar Avenue since Monday, when police say the Hampton SWAT team searched the home for stolen guns and gang activity.
Source: WAVY 10 News  Date: 8/14/2015
 He mentored youths and won a college scholarship. Then he joined a gang. (Alexandria, VA):: Even by prosecutors’ account, Brien Hughes had seemingly beaten the odds. The son of a drug-addicted mother and absent father whose first brush with the law came at age 14 found an outlet in football and mentoring youths. He graduated from high school — he says with a 3.5 grade-point average — and won a college scholarship.
Source: The Washington Post   Date: 8/14/2015
 Newport News man to serve 30 years for gang activity, including shooting at James City home (Newport News, VA):: A Newport News man was sentenced Friday in federal court to 30 years in prison for engaging in gang activity, including shooting into a Williamsburg home, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Virginia Gazette  Date: 8/8/2014
 MS-13 gang member gets life plus 10 years for Richmond murder (Richmond, VA): A 21-year-old MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for his role in the slaying of another gang member in Richmond’s Pony Pasture area two years ago.
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch  Date: 8/5/2013
 Virginia SUR-13 gang member sentenced to prison for teen sex trafficking : AdvertisementToday, United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III sentenced SUR-13 gang member Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, 21, aka “Criminal” of Manassas, Virginia, to 10 years and four months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for the sex trafficking of a juvenile female in Northern Virginia. Jamaica plead guilty to the sex trafficking of a child on April 12, 2012.
Source:  Date: 8/18/2012
 Va. man sentenced in gang's prostitution ring; teen girls had been trafficked: ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Manassas man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his role in a gang-led prostitution ring that recruited high school girls who were threatened if they refused to participate. Twenty-eight-year-old Donyel Pier Dove pleaded ...
Source: Washington Post  Date: 8/18/2012
 Virginia court affirms motorcycle gang convictions:  federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed the convictions and prison sentences of five members of a violent motorcycle gang.
Source:  Date: 8/5/2012
 Attorney General talks about gangs, guns and the governorship: A favorite of conservatives and frequent target of liberals, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a remarkably soft-spoken man with many “opinions.”
Source: Goochland Gazette  Date: 8/18/2011
 Bounty Hunter Bloods gang member faces life sentence : Draindell Domonta Bassett Jr. pled guilty yesterday in a Norfolk, Virginia, federal courtroom to RICO charges including conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Bassett is a member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters, a clique of the Los Angeles-based Bloods.
Source:  Date: 8/18/2011
 Regional Gang Task Force in Major Eden Center Bust Here : A major gang bust went down in Falls Church's Eden Center last week. Over 60 law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, members of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force and including 20 from the City of Falls Church, swept into the center with 13 search warrants to confiscate over $1 million in cash and $250,000 in illegal gambling machines.
Source:  Date: 8/18/2011
 Suffolk police arrest 2 teens in effort to target gangs : SUFFOLK --18-year old Aaron Green and 18-year old Quashawn House were arrest for assault, drugs, guns and gang paraphernalia.
Source: WVEC.COM  Date: 8/15/2011
 Virginia Man Sentenced In Gang Slayings: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A Newport News man has been sentenced to six life sentences plus 60 years in prison for killing two people as part of gang activities.
Source: WRIC.COM  Date: 8/15/2011
 Regional Gang Task Force Announces Success Thwarting Eden Center Gang : A major gang bust went down in Falls Church's Eden Center last night. Over 60 law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, members of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force including 20 from the City of Falls Church, swept into the center with 13 search warrants to confiscate over $1 million in cash and $250,000 in illegal gambling machines
Source:  Date: 8/15/2011
 Greetings from Ocean View - Gang squad: In the 1980s they started to notice alignments, groups of boys in Norfolk calling themselves the "Coca-Cola kids" or the "Pepsi kids." Sgt. Randy Crank would later become the head of a unit. At the beginning, he wasn't allowed to use the word "gang," he said. "The more I got into it, the more I liked it."
Source: Virginia Pilot  Date: 8/30/2010
 Bounty Hunter Bloods gang member pleads guilty to homicide, racketeering : Twenty-two year old James Martin Harris, a/k/a “Bloody 45,” of Portsmouth, Virginia, pled guilty yesterday in Norfolk federal court to one count of racketeering and one count of possession of a firearm in a homicide. Harris entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge Jerome B. Friedman. Harris will be sentenced on November 9, 2010 and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Source:  Date: 8/11/2010
 ‘Gang-type’ graffiti vandalism reported in Virginia: VIRGINIA ��” Several garages were vandalized with what Virginia Police officials are calling “gang-type” graffiti late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the police department said 10 or more garages were “tagged” or spray-painted with graffiti in alley ways in the following areas: The 800 and 1000 blocks of 15th Street North; the 600 block of 13th Street North; and the 1000 block of 16th Street North.
Source: Mesabi News  Date: 8/27/2009
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