Judge Issues Ban On Gang Members For St. Paul's Cinco De Mayo CelebrationA ban has been issued against eight known gang members, preventing them from attending St. Paul's Cinco de Mayo celebration. A judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting members from the group "Hit Squad" from the festival Saturday.
St. Paul Files Injunction To Restrict Gang Activity During Cinco De MayoThe City of St. Paul has filed an injunction to restrict the activities of the "Hit Squad" gang during Cinco de Mayo festivities. According to court documents filed Tuesday, the city wants a temporary injunction within the city's District del Sol during the May 2 events.
'Gutter Block Goon' Gang Members Charged In St. Paul AssaultsSeven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney's office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.
11 Accused Gang Members Indicted In MinneapolisLaw enforcement agencies across Hennepin County say they put a major dent in Twin Cities gang activity Friday. Friday morning, Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the arrests of 11 known gang members from two different gangs.
Man Gets Maximum Sentence In Mpls. ShootingA 25-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for shooting a man in a Minneapolis grocery store. Hennepin County District Court Judge Daniel Moreno sentenced Zakaria Yusuf on Monday to 219 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a gun, the county attorney’s office announced on Wednesday.
Sheriff: Gangs Now Turning To More Financial FraudGangs are not what they used to be in the Twin Cities. Officials say more gangs are turning to financial fraud.
ATF Rounds Up Gang Members And Alleged Gun Buyers Convicted felons lose their rights to purchase firearms legally. That’s why they will often turn to "straw buyers" to do it for them.
Police Uniform, Gun Stolen From Off-Duty Mpls. Cop’s TruckAn off-duty Minneapolis police officer was himself the victim of a crime that's a big cause for concern. It happened two days before Thanksgiving, when the officer’s personal vehicle was broken into and thieves ran off with a black duffel bag.
Man Charged In Fatal St. Paul Drive-By ShootingA St. Paul man is charged with murder and two attempted murders after a gang-related drive-by shooting in front of a bar on St. Paul’s east side. According to the criminal complaint, 31-year-old True Thao allegedly fired a semi-automatic handgun in to a crowd of people standing in front of the Moonshine Bar at 1179 E. Seventh St. on the evening of Oct. 26. Witnesses say Thao, who was driving a dark blue Acura TL, pulled up about 15 to 20 feet away from the bar, rolled down his window and took aim at the group with what appeared to be a Tec-9 with an extended clip. Adlai Xiong, 27, was killed after suffering three gunshot wounds, one of which struck him in the head. Two others, a man and a woman, each suffered three gunshot wounds. Both survived.
17-Year-Old Charged In Deadly St. Paul ShootingA teenager has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old in St. Paul last week. Kelvin Donald Nickles, 17, also faces one criminal count of crime benefiting a gang.
Feds Say Native Mob Gang Dented But Work RemainsFederal prosecutors say they've weakened a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people in the Upper Midwest now that an alleged leader and two members have been convicted in one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.
3 Convicted In Indian Gang Trial A federal jury reached a verdict Tuesday in the case involving three alleged members of an American Indian gang accused of running a criminal enterprise that terrorized people in the Upper Midwest.