Crime Scene: Gangs

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Virginia MS-13 member accused of sex-trafficking teen girls

The indictment Wednesday is the fifth in recent months charging MS-13 gang members with trafficking young girls

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Authorities: MS-13 gang leader ran underage prostitution ring

Rances Ulices Amaya, 23, also known as “Blue” or “Murder,” was charged with sex trafficking.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Guilty plea for Va. gang leader

A leader of a Portsmouth gang has pleaded guilty for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/26/2011

MS-13 gang member to be sentenced in murder

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/20/2010

2 arrested in teen's death

A 15-year-old boy walking home from Osbourn High School in Manassas was stabbed and killed Friday afternoon, police said.

By William Wan  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Gun, gang-fighting grants in Md.

The U.S. Justice Department is giving more than $300,000 to help fight gun crimes and gang activity in Maryland. The agency will present the grants to six local agencies and the Maryland attorney general's office Friday in Frederick....

By the Associated Press  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Gang members arrested in NoVa

Immigration authorities have arrested 30 alleged gang members and associates in Northern Virginia, all but one of them foreign nationals, and charged them with an array of crimes, including entering the United States illegally, federal officials said. The three-day operation...

By Washington Post editors  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/09/2010

Gangs teamed to terrorize 3 Va. cities, indictment says

Eight people face gang-related charges that accuse them of terrorizing neighborhoods in three Virginia cities. A 108-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Norfolk includes charges of racketeering, murder, attempted murder, and firearm and drug crimes.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/06/2010

Md. House votes to make prosecuting gang members easier

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved legislation to make it easier to prosecute gang members. The House voted 111-28 on Tuesday for the measure....

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 01/11/2010

MS-13 gang out to 'kill, rape and control': FBI agent

Special Agent Robert G. Saale, FBI agent in charge of a squad of agents who investigate gangs and violent crime in Northern Virginia, recently sat down with The Crime Scene to discuss the region's gang problems. His top focus, he...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:10 AM ET, 01/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/08/2010

People 'want to be safe in their homes': Video

In this video by The Post's Hamil Harris, a former gang member involved in tackling gang issues and state and county representatives speak about the new $2.7 million joint county gang initiative between Prince George's and Montgomery counties....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)