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By adamg - 8/2/22 - 4:17 pm
Officer checks blown-out window on Stoughton Street

One of the cars hit by gunfire. Photo by Live Boston.

A man authorities say once headed up the Hendry Street Gang and who was finishing up a federal drug-distribution sentence at a halfway house in the Fenway got into a dispute with somebody outside the Dublin House in Uphams Corner on March 2 that ended with him firing numerous shots across Stoughton Street, a police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 11:40 pm

Boston Police report the BPD gang unit arrested a 15-year-old in Heath Street Gang territory at the Mildred Hailey Apartments yesterday on charges he shot somebody on the Mission Hill turf of the Annunciation Road gang on May 11. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/22 - 3:05 pm
One of the arrests by an armor-plated ATF agent

Alleged gang member taken in by ATF this morning. Photo by Live Boston.

A federal judge today unsealed an indictment charging 19 alleged members of the Dorchester-based Cameron Street gang with a variety of RICO violations dating to 2010 that include one murder, 33 attempted murders, 17 armed robberies, 19 unarmed robberies, including home invasions, one carjacking and selling crack, marijuana and guns. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 11:09 pm

The Boston Police gang unit has arrested three men from Roxbury and Dorchester on charges they stole a headstone out of Oak Lawn Cemetery in Roslindale for a teen murdered in 2017. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 2:14 pm

Salvador, convicted double murderer, making gang signs, with a gang tattoo. From government sentencing memo.

A federal judge today sentenced Henri "Perverso" Salvador Gutierrez to life in prison for the murders of Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, 18, at Memorial Stadium in East Boston in December, 2016 and Herson Rivas, 17, in a Lynn park two years later. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 12:54 pm
Gaines exclusion zone around Orchard Park

Court-ordered map of Gaines's exclusion zone once he's on probation.

A federal judge this week sentenced Raymond Gaines, 42, to 90 months in federal prison after he admitted he got caught selling crack to an undercover agent three times at South Shore Plaza following his release on an earlier crack-sales conviction. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 1:09 pm
Alleged gun waving and pot smoking

Gun waving and pot smoking on Snapchat; from the affidavit.

An alleged Heath Street gang member whom ATF agents say they captured on Snapchat waving guns around and exhaling marijuana smoke now faces a federal charge of being a drug user in possession of a firearm and ammunition, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 11:25 am

Rasheem Christian got a mandatory sentence of life without parole yesterday following his conviction for first-degree murder for the 2013 death of Brianna Bigby, gunned down as she sat in a car in Egleston Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 9:45 am

The federal judge who presided over the cases against MS-13 members swept up in raids in 2016 after four teenagers were murdered in East Boston ruled yesterday that a leader of the East Coast MS-13 did not get his sentence increased because of his ethnicity, but also ruled that he wants to hear more about whether the man's lawyer was "ineffective" for not appealing his 19 1/2-year sentence. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:34 pm

A federal judge in Boston has sentenced Lyndon Scott, 32, a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang, to 117 months in federal prison following his admission that both a saleable quantity of crack and a loaded gun were found in his car in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 3:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremiah Mines, 30, on charges he shot somebody outside 103 Zeigler St., near Bethune Way around 8:05 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 9:38 am

The US Attorney's office reports a federal judge has sentenced David A Woods, 32, to three years in prison and three years probation for being caught selling crack and fentanyl to a buyer who was working for the FBI in the fall of 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge last week sentenced Angel Rodriguez, 29, to 44 months in federal prison on his guilty plea to RICO violations for his role leading the Devon Street chapter of the Latin Kings, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 1:08 am
Kuykendall and some of his tattoos

The Iron Cross and the "Boston" helped tie Kuykendall to the bodies, feds say.

A Gloucester man who is an apparent member of the Aryan Brotherhood and who has some 35 criminal convictions in two states, including one for attacking a family member here, could be charged with murdering at least one of the three men whose bodies he allegedly dumped at an Albuquerque hospital last week. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:08 am
Couple with gun and Belaire champagne

Couple with gun and Belaire champagne, from FBI affidavit.

Drug and gun charges announced Wednesday against a Malden couple may be only the start of a federal crackdown on what investigators say is an increasingly violent drug-fueled gang war north of Boston in which gangs have been acquiring machine guns to spray rivals and rival turf with bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 9:42 am

Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice on March 9, 2021

CommonWealth Magazine provides an overview of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center's gang database. Key question: Does it actually help reduce crime or wind up hurting people who may not be gang members?

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 11:34 am

A Salvadoran national living in Chelsea faces life in prison after admitting he was one of several MS-13 members who killed a teen in a Lynn playground by stabbing him dozens of times in 2018, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/21 - 11:49 am
Dante Lara

A federal judge today sentenced Dante "King Nasty" Lara, a member of the Devon Street Kings branch of the national Latin Kings gang, to two years in federal prison on a RICO charge, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 10:42 am
Oscar Pena

A Latin Kings member who may have helped an English High School counselor remove drugs and guns from his apartment after the counselor shot a student in the head was sentenced to a little more than 2 1/2 years in federal prison on RICO charges for his membership in the Morton Street Bricks chapter of the national gang. Read more.

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