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Morristown police tracking gangs, gang members

August 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Morristown Citizen Tribune, there's no evidence that  Morristown is a regional headquarters for street gangs, but police have identified local residents that claim affiliation or have been  linked to 10 criminal organizations.

Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt says the groups range from the Outlaws motorcycle club and the Ku Klux Klan to the Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples and MS-13.

Overholt says that other gangs that have had at least an affiliate presence here include the Surenos-13, Latin Kings, East Side Locos and the Black Guerillas.

For approximately two years, the Morristown Police Department has maintained a database of individuals who allegedly have gang connections. Overholt says intelligence about possible gang activity comes from patrol officers and other sources.

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