Danville has hired a North Carolina man to be the City's first youth and gang violence prevention coordinator. The program will be new for Danville. The city has adopted the model recommended by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,
An MS-13 gang member was sentenced to over three decades in prison for the brutal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl from Gaithersburg. Wilmer Sanchez Serrano was sentenced to 33 years in prison Friday for the death of Damaris Alexandra Reyes Rivas. He w
On a Thursday night last June, members of a violent street gang took 17-year-old Nickalas Lee to an apartment complex in northwest Roanoke so he could make amends for associating with an archrival gang.
Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by suspected gang members in March and then stuffed in the trunk of his vehicle before it was set on fire at Veterans Park, according to Prince William County Police. He was identified as Sa
The head of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force said 80 percent of gang recruitment is taking place in middle and high schools in the region. The task force is focusing on MS-13, as it describes Northern Virginia as a hub for the violent g
Shannon Sanchez had gotten away from MS-13. After hanging around with the gang in high school, she married and had four children. But as an adult, she fell back in with MS-13 and helped cover up a savage gang murder
Paul Taylor was once a legendary — and feared — street gang leader in Newport News. But after serving 23 years in prison for killing his best friend on Buxton Avenue in 1994, Taylor was paroled eight months ago. Now 49, he’s on a mission to keep youn
Six members of the violent MS-13 gang, some of whom lived in Leesburg, were convicted today in federal court for their roles in a vicious murder, kidnapping and extortion conspiracy in northern Virginia, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney
Carlos Otero Henriquez told a friend he was a member of the 18th Street gang. On Facebook, he posted photos of himself flashing his gang’s signs. When members of the rival MS-13 gang noticed, the 18-year-old from Leesburg, Va., was targeted for murde
Two Alexandria teens tied with gang activity are facing charges after a chaotic carjacking in Springfield Wednesday. Fairfax County Police believe the two suspects stole a Honda Accord from a Prince William County driveway in the morning.