Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has made 1,378 arrests across the country, including 11 MS-13 gang members at a Falls Church stash house in Fairfax County. The operation concluded last weekend and targeted gang members involved in drug trafficki
Four gang members allegedly involved in the killing five people in Virginia could face the death penalty. But federal prosecutors say they still need approval from Washington, D.C. to seek capital punishment
Four members of the South Side street gang assaulted two high school students and shot one in January in the parking lot of the Manassas Mall in an attempt to target rival gang members from MS-13, court records say
MS-13 gang violence has been a growing problem in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha has roots in El Salvador and a network stretching across the US and Latin America. Montgomery County, Md., has experienced about 16 g
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking the board of supervisors to fund a new deputy position to focus on gangs. The sheriff’s office requested an additional $73,000 from the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget to fund the position
Chesterfield County prosecutors withdrew all charges Wednesday against three of seven young alleged gang members linked to an illegal “mansion party” Sept. 4 that ended in the shooting deaths of two young partygoers
A high profile murder is prompting one leader in our region to take action. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown plans to ask the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for $73,000 Monday to crack down on gang violence
Chesterfield County prosecutors withdrew all charges Wednesday against three of seven young alleged gang members linked to an illegal “mansion party” Sept. 4 that ended in the shooting deaths of two young partygoers.
The town of Bedford has been dealing with gangs since 2005, police told town council this week. During a Bedford Town Council work session, Bedford Police Lt. Shannon Walker said the Bedford Police Department began seeing gang activity in town in 200
There are more than 40 identified gangs in Lynchburg, and MS-13, a criminal gang made up mostly of Salvadoran nationals or first-generation Salvadoran-Americans, as well as other Central and South American immigrants, was not one of them until last w
There's a rule at Heritage High School every student must follow: no gang-related clothing or symbols are allowed. School Resource Officer Ronnie Coleman is trained to spot offenders. "It throws up a flag for me to keep an eye on that kid, maybe reac
One of the recently detained MS-13 gang members attended a local Campbell County Schools last year. Victor Rodas, 19, is charged in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Wood. He is now being held in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfor
small memorial sits along Roaring Run Road, marking the spot where Raymond Wood was found dead one week ago. "The situation that manifested itself last week has given me concern," Sheriff Mike Brown told WDBJ7 Monday.
With gang recruitment increasing inside Fairfax County Public Schools, assaults and other types of violent crimes have also been on the rise in every police district in the county, police officials told the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday
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