Saturday, October 15, 2011
Donnell Antonio Lewis, 30, was among 35 alleged members indicted on federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland's Office.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Federal authorities have indicted 35 people, including an Annapolis man, believed to be a part of the South Side Brims Bloods (SSB Bloods)—a branch of the Bloods gang started in Los Angeles in the 1970s. The defendants have been indicted for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to distribute drugs and gun violations, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland’s Office Thursday. The indictment alleges the gang has operated in portions of the state—ranging from Western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore—since 2005. The gang is believed to be responsible for violent acts including murders, shootings, home invasion robberies, drug trafficking and witness intimidation, …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
The Board of Education was working on the policy even as police investigated, and broke up, an Annapolis area gang.
Just before county police made six arrests related to a gang known as "Brown Pride" in Parole, the Anne Arundel County Public School Board was already meeting to review a new gang policy officials said they hope to have in place by the fall. The new initiative was created and discussed last week as Annapolis and county police worked with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations in an operation that seized drugs and other pieces of evidence on Monday, along with three other similar raids. Police said the group was "responsible for crimes in and around the Annapolis area, including the Annapolis High School and Middle School." Gang activity is not exclusive to the Annapolis area, with self-titled …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Police said they were first alerted of the potential gang presence by graffiti, including some in local schools.
The arrest of six illegal immigrants—all men—Monday night on Generals Highway was the latest of four raids carried out in the past several weeks targeting certain members of a group known as “Brown Pride,” said Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop. “What we’ve managed to do at this point is arrest approximately 13 people—seven juveniles and six adults—and last night we arrested six adults specifically involved in this group,” Pristoop said during a press conference Tuesday. He said the six men are currently in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and are facing deportation or local charges. “We have what we consider to be a minor problem that we got in front of very quickly,” he said. “We identified …
Immigration agents assist in Monday evening operation near Westfield Annapolis mall.
Six illegal immigrants with connections to a gang known as “Brown Pride” were arrested Monday night during a targeted operation, officials from the Annapolis Police Department said. According to a news release, police recovered narcotics and other evidence while executing search-and-seizure warrant. The arrests were made just before 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of Generals Highway just blocks from Westfield Annapolis mall. Police said the group is "responsible for crimes in and around the Annapolis area, including the Annapolis High School and Middle School." Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County schools spokesman, said school officials worked closely with Annapolis and Anne Arundel County police in the operation. He said school officials are aware …