Articles Tagged ‘Gangs of Long Island’

Cops: 3 Gang Members Collared for 2 Murders

Three Hispanic men who are members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13, murdered two men and shot a teenager…

Gangs of Long Island: Rape. Drugs. Murder.

Gang violence is on the rise across Long Island, admits at least one top elected official, and law enforcement efforts to rein in its culture can best be described as a sub-war in itself. For those trapped in the culture’s web—a net cast even for elementary schoolers—life can be a seemingly endless cycle of tragedy, despair and anguish, with an untold number of victims. 

Suffolk Police ID Teen’s Body

A body found in the woods near Farmingville has been positively identified as that of Eber Lopez. Lopez has been missing since June. Suffolk police said that Lopez was lost spotted departing a christening in Southold on June 6.

3 Teens Stabbed, 3 Teens Jailed After Brentwood High School Brawl

Three students were stabbed in a fight involving more than 100 people in front of Brentwood High School on Tuesday morning, school officials said. Three…

Police Make 2 Arrests in Valley Stream Gang Assault Case

Police have made two arrests but are searching for at least a dozen other suspects in a weekend attack that critically injured a 30-year-old man shortly after midnight on Sunday. Police say they’re investigating a possible bias motive in the beating. They note that the victim is white and the teenagers involved were all black.

Hempstead Gang Member Convicted in Murder Trial

A Nassau County jury convicted on Tuesday a Hempstead gang member of murdering a teenager in a case of mistaken identity at a Westbury nightclub last year. Dwayne Dailey, 23, was on trial for murdering 17-year-old Edwin Mejia Alvarado as he sat in a car with three friends behind La Boom, inside Don Juan Mexican Restaurant on Old Country Road, when he mistook Alvarado for a rival gangster. Three others were seriously wounded