Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 31, 2010 at 8:14am —
Police identified a 14-year-old boy who was killed during a suspected drug-related robbery in a southeast Phoenix home early Saturday morning.
Frederico Aguilar, 14, was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Investigators believe Aguilar was just spending the night at the home and was not a target in the incident, Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired at a house on 47th Street,… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 31, 2010 at 8:09am —
Mexican authorities captured a legendary Texan on Monday who is accused of a bloody climb to the top echelon of one of the hemisphere's most powerful drug cartels.
Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as "La Barbie" for his looks, faces a slew of charges in Mexico, but also is wanted in the United States, where he has been indicted for smuggling thousands of pounds of cocaine into this… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 31, 2010 at 7:55am —
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- Gunmen killed the mayor of a town in the drug-plagued Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on Sunday in a region where suspected cartel hitmen recently massacred 72 migrants, the government said.
Hidalgo Mayor Marco Antonio Leal Garcia was the second mayor to be assassinated in the past two weeks in the area, which has become a battleground between the Gulf and Zetas cartels.
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 31, 2010 at 7:33am —
DETROIT - Body parts are found in a neighborhood on Detroit's east side. The human remains had been dumped at several spots on the same street. Police are trying to determine who did this and identify the victim.
"It's gruesome," said Alice Grant.
Gruesome doesn't begin to describe what people in a Detroit neighborhood discovered early Monday morning.
"He picked it up with a bag, (held) it up and said, 'Look what I…
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 31, 2010 at 7:15am —
It may look like any other afternoon along this busy shopping strip outside El Paso, Texas, with people walking in and out of stores and restaurants and traffic moving at a steady clip. But inside a particular establishment, one of our sources is waiting to buy nearly $20,000 worth of cocaine from a local gang member.…
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 31, 2010 at 6:47am —
Six Macon men and a juvenile have been charged with drug-related crimes in connection with a search warrant served in the 2900 block of Dalton Street.
Members of the Macon police gang unit and Superior Court probation officers conducted the search Tuesday and found 10 bags of powder cocaine, marijuana, a .40-caliber handgun and assorted gang-related items, according to a police news release.
Individuals arrested include: 19-year-old Karlos…
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 27, 2010 at 9:13pm —
FALL RIVER —
Three of the highest ranking members of Fall River’s Mafioso Street Gang have been indicted in connection with a previously unsolved 2005 double shooting outside the former Regatta night club on Davol Street, District Attorney Sam Sutter said Wednesday.
Michael Peralta, 28; Nigel Vaughn, 25; and Jared Robinson, 28, all formerly of Fall River, have been indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury, and each…
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 27, 2010 at 9:12pm —
STOCKTON - A 14-year-old boy beaten, kicked and stomped to death by at least seven others near Panella Park earlier this month drew the group's resentment because he wanted out of his street gang, the victim's relative told investigators.
Rin Ros died because his gang apparently wanted to "jump him out," according to a search warrant return that Stockton police Detective Mark Reynolds filed Monday at San Joaquin County Superior Court.… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 27, 2010 at 9:09pm —
Los Angeles - Four alleged members and associates of the Watts-based Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang were arrested on Tuesday on federal narcotics charges, capping a two-year investigation.
The arrests were the result of a series of indictments returned last week by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Nine defendants are named in the seven indictments, which allege some distributed crack cocaine and one was a convicted felon in… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 27, 2010 at 9:06pm —
The arrests were made as part of Operation Community Shield, an ongoing initiative by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations National Gang Unit.
ICE partners with other federal, state and local agencies to target transnational gangs.
Of the 102 individuals arrested, 29 are currently facing prosecution on state criminal charges. Three of the suspects arrested will be prosecuted for felony re-entry after deportation.
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 27, 2010 at 9:05pm —
A three-day crime spree in May led to the recent arrests by Metro Police of 10 suspected members of an all-female gang known as the Lady Maccz, who sport the color pink and use monikers and a hand sign.
Officer Dan Woodard said police have arrested 10 women, five of whom are juveniles, for charges that include conspiracy, robbery and burglary. One woman, 21-year-old Laquay Tate from Las Vegas, is still outstanding, he said.
Woodard said the string of events began May 14 when… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 27, 2010 at 9:03pm —
CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. - The investigation into a shootout in Chino Valley involving members of the Hells Angels and rival Vagos motorcycle gangs.
Neighbors reported a barrage of gunfire between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Department they received several phone calls of shots fired in the 2600 block of Yuma Drive around 12:15 p.m.
Chino Valley police detained several suspected motorcycle gang members when they arrived… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 24, 2010 at 12:10am —
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police arrested dozens of people and seized cash and drugs during an undercover heroin-trafficking investigation.
According to Sgt. Steve Carbajal, property detectives and patrol officers continue to arrest a number of residential burglary suspects in Tempe. A narcotics investigation dubbed "Dark Carnival" was implemented and confirmed that many of those burglary suspects were heroin users committing crimes to support their habit.
Detectives tracked the… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 21, 2010 at 10:59am —
Four arrested after Phoenix police seize AK-47s, marijuana
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 21, 2010 at 10:50am —
A 17-year-old has been arrested in the gang-related killing Wednesday of a 19-year-old in Adams Morgan, D.C. police said Saturday.
Robert Givens of Northwest Washington was arrested Friday and charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting of Sean Robinson near 17th and Euclid streets, police said.
Robinson, of the 1600 block of Euclid Street…
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 16, 2010 at 2:16pm —
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 16, 2010 at 2:12pm —
A dispute between members of two city street gangs may have led to the shootings that killed four people at a downtown restaurant over the weekend, reliable sources told The Buffalo News today.
And according to a prominent East Side pastor, police have been searching the city for one suspect -- a young man reportedly affiliated with a gang -- for more than 24 hours.
"I know the police have been searching for this young man, and I am trying through intermediaries to get him to… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 16, 2010 at 2:07pm —
TAMPA - The tractor-trailer was hauling avocados, limes, green peppers and cilantro from Texas when it was pulled over on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County.
But the produce was only there to mask the smell of the hidden narcotics, investigators said.
The ploy didn't fool a drug-sniffing dog.
The drug seizure came toward the tail end of a nearly two-year undercover operation into gang-related drug activity in the… Continue
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 16, 2010 at 2:05pm —
As children rode bicycles and played outside late yesterday afternoon in Egleston Square, a hail of gunfire pierced the air, striking five males.
The wounds were not life-threatening, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told reporters at the scene.
He said one victim had been shot in the chest, but he did not give details on the others. The victims ranged…
Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on August 16, 2010 at 2:02pm —