Gang sweep nets 47 arrests throughout New England


Sydney Lupkin, (Boston Globe) August 20, 2010 A three-month investigation by a team of 20 law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 47 alleged gang members and public safety threats throughout New England, including more than a dozen from Massachusetts, officials announced today. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations […]

Federal inmate who escaped in Woodford tied to Mass. drug gang


By Patrick Sullivan and Shawntaye Hopkins ( Apr. 16, 2010 An inmate who escaped from a prison van in Woodford County early Thursday has ties to a Massachusetts drug gang. Derek Capozzi, 37, was convicted by a federal jury in 2005 of helping to cover up the killing of Aislin Silva, 19, of Medford, Mass, […]

Cops boost anti-gang patrols after double homicide in Brockton

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By Maureen Boyle ( Jan 21, 2010 BROCKTON, MA — Extra teams of state and Brockton police officers hit the streets amid fears of escalating gang violence after two people were found shot to death in a Nilsson Street apartment Thursday morning. A woman found the bodies at about 9 a.m. in a second-floor apartment […]

13 suspected gang members arrested in Springfield drug sweep


By Stephanie Berry ( October 8, 2009 More than a dozen members of the city’s most troubling street gangs were arrested Thursday, according to court records unsealed in U.S. District Court. An FBI affidavit drafted to urge several of nine defendants’ pretrial detention appears symbolic of the city’s unrelenting street crime problem, particularly in Mason […]