WEMU News
8:44 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Ringleaders Identified In Recent Gang-Related Crime Surge

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has identified three or four individuals believed to be the leaders in a recent rash of juvenile gang-related trouble at the Huron Heights apartment complex on Leforge Road.

Credit eWashtenaw.org

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

Director of Community Engagement Derrick Jackson says a group of mostly middle school to early high schoolers has been mimicking gang behavior, leading to numerous calls for police service. 

Jackson says the Sheriff's Office is working with the apparent ringleaders, area schools and the juvenile courts to help those individuals turn their energy toward more positive things.