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Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention Reports April Success Through Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) today announced law enforcement agencies across Maryland have targeted violent gang and illicit drug trafficking organizations utilizing the Maryland Criminal Intelligence (MCIN) model, and recorded more than 100 arrests for the month of April.

Four Members of the Violent "Murdaland Mafia Piru" Bloods Gang Convicted of Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies and Related Charges After Six-Week Trial

Baltimore, Maryland – Late on April 30, 2019, a federal jury convicted the following four defendants for racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracies, as well as firearms and other related charges connected to their participation in the gang activities of Murdaland Mafia Piru (MMP), a subset of the Bloods gang.

Reporter Update: Police Make Nine Arrests In Connection With 2014 Gang War

KDKA's Meghan Schiller reports outside of Pittsburgh Police Headquarters where nine people have been arrested and indicted in connection to a 2014 gang war.

Latin Kings members convicted; one flees

Three reputed members of the Latin Kings were convicted of gang assault and other crimes in the beating of a rival gang member outside a Jackson Heights bar in 2016, Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan announced last Wednesday.

Cherry Hill Hillside Gang Member Sentenced To Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Cherry Hill Hillside gang member was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy.

MS-13 suspected in body found with severed hand, believed to be Frederick teen

The body showed signs of being badly beaten and possibly hacked with a machete. One hand was severed and the other was barely attached.

FBI Offers Reward for Arrest of Violent Georgia Gang Member

The FBI is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Robert Maurice Carlisle (aka “Different”) of Lithonia, Georgia. Carlisle is wanted by the FBI on a federal warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP).

MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to More than 25 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder that Left a 16-Year-Old Paralyzed

Defendant Shot Suspected Rival to Earn Full Membership in MS-13.

Two MS-13 members testify at trial, providing picture of gang fueled by violence, criminality

The pair has been testifying this week at the trial of an alleged gang associate accused of involvement in a killing and assault.

 

One Leader Of Trained To Go Gang Sentenced To Life In Prison

A leader in a violent west Baltimore gang was sentenced to life in prison for federal racketeering and drug conspiracy charges including murders and witness intimidation.

Terrell Sivells, 27, of Baltimore, was sentenced for conspiring to participate in the violent racketeering enterprise known as Trained To Go.

The racketeering conspiracy included eight murders — one committed by Sivells — as well as drug trafficking.

Maryland MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Murder, Related Charges

A Maryland MS-13 Gang member was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for a violent racketeering conspiracy, including murders.

Oscar Delgado-Perez, 26, of Gaithersburg, was sentenced for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as MS-13.

According to his plea agreement, Delgado-Perez was a member of the Sailors clique of MS-13. He admitted that he conspired with other members and associates to participate in numerous acts in furtherance of racketeering conspiracy including extortion and murder.

An MS-13 member killed a man on a New York subway platform. The gang dates back to the 1970s.

Police arrested a 26-year-old man, who they said is an MS-13 member, after he fatally shot an alleged rival gang member Feb. 3 in Queens. Killing of this nature are not new.

Crime Stoppers offer reward for information on man wanted for homicide

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Crime Stoppers of the Lower Cape Fear, in conjunction with the Wilmington Police Department, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 19-year-old Michael Mitchell.

Mitchell is wanted in connection to the death of Willie Sellers Jr., who was shot and killed on Emory Street April 5 around 10:30 p.m.

Mitchell, of Castle Hayne, is a validated gang member and could be anywhere in the Southeastern United States

8 SHOT, 1 KILLED | Police continue to search for cookout shooting suspect

BALTIMORE (WBFF) UPDATE: Police say that eight people were shot, one of them killed, in West Baltimore on Sunday.

The Edmondson Avenue homicide victim was a 28-year-old man and police say they will not release his identity until after his next of kin has been notified.

Woodbridge Hells Angels fuel club’s rapid growth with welcome party

There was cake, hockey on TV and no reports of arrests at a party in Woodbridge on Saturday night to welcome Prince Edward Island bikers into the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

The Charlotteown bikers were given their winged skulls patches at the party, announcing full membership into the outlaw biker club, which now has 467 charters in 58 countries.

Four Members of the Violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods Gang Convicted of Federal Racketeering and Drug Conspiracies and Related Charges after Six-Week Trial

Baltimore, Maryland – Late on April 30, 2019, a federal jury convicted the following four defendants for racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracies, as well as firearms and other related charges connected to their participation in the gang activities of Murdaland Mafia Piru (MMP), a subset of the Bloods gang:

MS-13 gang member gets 32 years to life for Uniondale murders

UNIONDALE -An MS-13 gang member who admitted to murdering two rival gang members in Uniondale was sentenced to 32 years to life Tuesday.

Edar Ventura shot and killed 16-year-old Alexon Moya while targeting a rival gang member in December 2016.

Eight months later, he used a machete to kill another rival gang member, Carlos Rivas-Majano, in a wooded area near Kellenberg High School.

Gang Member Sentenced for RICO Conspiracy and Attempted Murders

NORFOLK, Va. – A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for RICO conspiracy and multiple attempted murders on behalf of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a violent Bloods street gang.

According to court documents, Malek Lassiter, aka Leeko, 23, joined other gang members on a mission, ordered by co-defendant Antonio Simmons, to kill high-ranking members of a rival “line” of the Nine Trey Gangsters. When Lassiter and the other men were unable to locate the first two individuals they intended to kill, they went to a house in Portsmouth looking for another gang member they planned to shoot. After being told the man they sought was not at home by the woman who opened the door, one of Lassiter’s co-conspirators shot her six times. The woman’s life was saved by the quick response of local EMTs and officers of the Portsmouth Police Department. Meanwhile, Lassiter and the other gang members who fled the shooting fired their guns again when they saw witnesses in the neighborhood looking out of their windows and doors to see what was happening.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Second phase of MSP Fugitive Warrant Effort results in over 100 arrests in Wicomico and Dorchester Counties

SALISBURY, Md. – Maryland State Police teamed up with law enforcement agencies in Wicomico and Dorchester Counties as part of a continued effort to reduce the number of active fugitive warrants on the lower Eastern Shore.

“Operation: On The Lam[b]” was organized in an attempt to apprehend suspects with open arrest warrants issued through Maryland State Police, Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Delmar Police Department, Fruitland Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

This initiative was a follow up to “Operation: Hide and Seek”, which was conducted back on February 20th and led to 41 arrests. “Operation: Hide and Seek” was focused on gather information and identifying criminal gang members and suspects involved in open criminal investigations in Wicomico County. 11 people with suspected ties to organized gangs were arrested during that initiative.

Long Island Bloods Gang Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Narcotics Distribution and Multiple Shootings

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Michael Smith, also known as “Bum Jew,” a high-ranking member of the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 20 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, his participation in two shootings and possessing a firearm. Smith had previously pleaded guilty on November 9, 2015.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), announced the sentence.

“With today’s sentence, Smith has been held accountable for his ruthless conduct and for profiting from the human misery he perpetuated in Suffolk County by supplying crack to other Bloods gang members for re-sale as well as directly to addicts himself,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue. “This Office, together with our law enforcement partners, will continue to work tirelessly to dismantle violent street gangs in our communities.” Mr. Donoghue expressed his gratitude to the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force for their outstanding work on the case.

MS-13 GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 27 YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR MURDER ON LONG ISLAND

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, William Castellanos, also known as “Dizzy” and “Satanico,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, a violent transnational criminal organization, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 27 years’ imprisonment. The sentencing followed Castellanos’s February 2018 guilty plea to firearms-related murder charges in connection with the June 30, 2015 murder of 16 year-old Jonathan Cardona-Hernandez in Central Islip, New York.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), Geraldine Hart, Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), and Patrick J. Ryder, Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), announced the sentence.

“Castellanos brutally murdered Jonathan Cardona-Hernandez simply because he believed Cardona-Hernandez was a member of a rival gang,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue. “With today’s sentence, Castellanos will pay for this senseless crime. The defendant’s conviction and punishment reflects the commitment of this Office and our law enforcement partners to vigorously investigate, prosecute and dismantle MS-13 and any other gang that terrorizes our communities.”

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