Newsletter - In The News - West Texas Gangshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangsen-us2021-04-13T18:41:48.6672229-05:00Multiple agency investigation into child prostitution leads to 6 arrestshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=312/27/2021 12:00:00 AM<div>EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) &#8212; A multiple agency investigation in El Paso resulted in the arrest of 6 people accused of prostituting children and human trafficking.</div><div><br></div><div>Investigators said they used various websites to identify the suspects.</div>El Paso police make arrest in fatal shooting that killed ex-soldier in Cincinnati districthttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=282/11/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police homicide detectives arrested a Fort Bliss soldier in connection with a deadly shooting in the&nbsp;Cincinnati Avenue Entertainment District over the weekend.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Army Sgt.Midland Police cracking down on gang-related crimeshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=332/1/2021 12:00:00 AM<div class="article__section article__section_type_text utility__text"><p>MIDLAND, Texas &#8212; Crimes in West Texas tend to have one common denominator: Gangs.</p></div><div class="article__section article__section_type_text utility__text"><p>In Midland alone, there are about 150 gangs.Midland Police cracking down on gang-related crimeshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=272/1/2021 12:00:00 AM<div><br></div><div>MIDLAND, Texas &#8212; Crimes in West Texas tend to have one common denominator: Gangs.</div><div>In Midland alone, there are about 150 gangs. Midland Police tell NewsWest 9 they have identified about 1,400 gang members in the community.11-month DPS gang investigation yields 9 arrestshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=301/27/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8212; An 11-month gang investigation headed by the Texas Department of Public Safety resulted in nine arrests on state charges and other crimes.</p><p>All nine suspects were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, both felony charges.9 Barrio Azteca gang members arrested in El Paso on drug chargeshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=261/27/2021 12:00:00 AM<div>EL PASO, Texas &#8211; State troopers and sheriff's deputies said Wednesday they have arrested nine members of a dangerous street gang involved in significant drug dealing in El Paso.</div><div>In addition, authorities said they anticipated more arrests stemming from an 11-month investigation into drug operations by the Barrio Azteca gang.</div>5 El Pasoans charged with soliciting sex from children onlinehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=321/19/2021 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas &#8211; Five El Pasoans have been arrested in a joint operation and charged with either online solicitation or prostitution involving children under 18.</p><p>The joint operation brought together the Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security Investigations and other agencies in an effort to identify and apprehend people suspected of being involved in human trafficking.El Paso police SWAT arrests murder warrant suspect in deadly Northeast shootinghttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=291/11/2021 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The El Paso police SWAT team&nbsp;arrested a homicide suspect Monday morning in a Northeast neighborhood while assisting patrol officers.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">Grant Rutledge was arrested on a murder charge in connection with a fatal shooting that killed 32-year-old Anthony Martin on Sunday at an apartment complex on Fairbanks Drive,&nbsp;police spokesman Sgt.Texas DPS arrests 17 in El Paso crystal meth, gang investigationhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=231/2/2021 2:48:13 PM<div><div>Parking lot crystal meth deals and a gun seizure on Interstate 10 were part of a nine-month Texas Department of Public Safety drug and gang investigation in El Paso.</div><div><br></div><div>The long-term, multiagency cases resulted in 17 arrests linked to the sale and possession of crystal methamphetamine and heroin, firearm charges and vehicles stolen in Lubbock transported to El Paso, said Lt. Elizabeth Carter, a DPS spokeswoman.</div><div><br></div><div>Most of the arrests went down at the end of October, although some of the crimes charged occurred months earlier, according to El Paso County Jail records.DEA takes down 29 El Paso gang members linked to violent Mexican drug cartelshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=2410/21/2020 12:00:00 AM<div>EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) &#8211; Twenty-nine people have been arrested in recent weeks in the El Paso area as part of a DEA-led initiative targeting violent drug gangs.</div><div>Project Safeguard also netted the seizure of 39 firearms, $467,536 in cash and half a ton of controlled substances here in the past two months, according to the El Paso Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.</div>Three more killed in Juarez as police say gangs now targeting victims at homehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=2510/9/2020 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas&nbsp;(Border Report)&nbsp;&#8211; Three men in their early 20s died and one minor was injured by gunfire in an attack outside a home in southern Juarez, police reported.</p><p>Investigators have not established a motive for the killings but said gang attacks on rivals&#8217; homes are becoming a trend in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas.Gangs in El Paso work together to succeed unlike other major cities, FBI saidhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=229/17/2020 12:00:00 AMThe area attracts many gangs because of the proximity to Mexico according to the FBI.&#8220;A lot of the gang members are easily able to make connections and set up their own supply chain in Mexico because of our distance to the border.Identities of suspects accused of evading police/crashing into gas meter in south-central El Paso releasedhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=199/11/2020 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8211; The El Paso Police Department has released the identities of the suspects accused of crashing into a gas meter in south-central El Paso while trying to flee from police.</p><p>Investigators with EPPD&#8217;s Gang Unit and the U.S.Several local massage parlors accused of taking part in labor and human trafficking crimeshttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=209/10/2020 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8211; The Texas Department of Public Safety, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Homeland Security Investigations served 13 state search warrants at several massage parlors in El Paso where labor and human trafficking was reported.</p><p>DPS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agents along with other law enforcement partners conducted the searches at various massage parlor locations, which officials said resulted in 25 interviews and recovered evidence that supports the offenses of human trafficking, prostitution, and aggravated promotion of prostitution.El Paso police arrest 4 in alleged gang beating outside Northeast YMCAhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=218/11/2020 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">A 22-year-old man was jumped outside a Northeast El Paso&nbsp;YMCA, allegedly by some men&nbsp;previously accused of assaulting a Fort Bliss soldier over gang colors.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">El Paso police gang investigators last week arrested four alleged gang members, including two taken into custody at&nbsp;Fort Bliss.GANG-RELATED NEWS ARTICLEShttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=177/29/2020 12:00:00 AMWelcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S.2 NYC Hells Angels arrested in hit that killed rival biker gang leaderhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=67/27/2020 12:00:00 AMThe murder of 51-year-old Frank Rosado of the Pagan Motorcycle Club took place in the Bronx in broad daylight on May 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;Surveillance video released by NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison shows two masked gunmen emerging from an SUV and pointing guns at Rosado as they chased him down the street.Two men arrested for illegal weapon possession connected to gang activityhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=126/29/2020 12:00:00 AM<p>L PASO, Texas (KTSM) &#8211; The El Paso Police Department arrested two men on Saturday morning in an operation aimed at gang activity.</p><p>Neco Cawthorn, 19, and Jalen Daven Hasty, 26, were arrested on June 27 as suspected gang members with warrants for unlawful carrying of a weapon.Reputed Crips suspect in El Paso soldier's gang-colors attack tied to shooting, AK-47 casehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=136/25/2020 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">A young Fort Bliss soldier who thought he was only being fashionable by&nbsp;wearing a red bandanna ended up being the victim of a gang-related beating&nbsp;over colors, police say.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">New details in the&nbsp;gang colors assault case&nbsp;were revealed in criminal complaints&nbsp;filed by El Paso police gang&nbsp;investigators that were obtained by the El Paso Times.El Paso police officer receives state award for battling against gangs, organized crimehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=146/19/2020 12:00:00 AM<p>EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) &#8212;&nbsp;Each year, the Texas Gang Investigators Association recognizes two peace officers across the state for their outstanding contributions in the battle against gangs and organized crime.<br></p><p>Officer Michael Balderrama with the El Paso Police Department Gang Unit received the 2020 TGIA Peace Officer Award.</p><p>The award was presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in gang suppression in the State of Texas.SWAT team raids home in far east El Paso, makes gang-related arresthttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=106/18/2020 12:00:00 AMEL PASO, Texas -- A police standoff came to an end Thursday afternoon in a far east El Paso neighborhood with a SWAT team storming a house and making a gang-related arrest.El Paso police had summoned their SWAT team around 1:30 p.m.Investigation into Barrio Azteca and Chuco Tango gang activity leads to arrest of 13https://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=164/3/2020 12:00:00 AM<p class="gnt_ar_b_p">A 16-month investigation focusing on drug activities by Barrio Azteca and Chuco Tango gang members and associates led to the arrest of 13 people, officials said.</p><p class="gnt_ar_b_p">The investigation lead by the Texas Department of Public Safety with other state and local law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 10 people and three others&nbsp;already in jail rebooked on additional drug-related charges.Alleged MS-13 gang member arrested south of Alpinehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=93/10/2020 12:00:00 AMU.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a man south of Alpine who they say is an MS-13 gang member.Border Patrol agents, Brewster Co. deputies arrest known MS-13 gang member near Alpinehttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=83/9/2020 12:00:00 AM<div class="article__section article__section_type_text" style="box-sizing: inherit; max-width: 100%; overflow: auto; margin: 15px 0px; color: rgb(46, 46, 46); font-family: proximanova, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px;">BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas &#8212; U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a known Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member south of Alpine March 5, according to a press release from U.S.1 dead, 3 hurt after motorcycle gang shootout at bar in Midlandhttps://stopwesttexasgangs.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=In The News - West Texas Gangs&newsletterid=112/17/2020 12:00:00 AMMIDLAND, Texas — One person was killed and three others were injured Sunday in a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at a bar in Midland, authorities said.Officers were called to the Your Place bar at 8:26 p.m.