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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 83 Arrests

4/17/2013

April 17, 2013
                                                
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 83 arrests involving 69 misdemeanors, two felonies and 26 outstanding warrants.  Seized were four grams of marijuana and eight pills.
          
At least three times a week, officers and supervisors representing each of the seven precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and activities in various areas of Nashville.
          
Friday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, five supervisors, 14 patrol officers and five canine officers.  Areas targeted were Fairfield Avenue at Murfreesboro Pike, Lafayette Street, Thompson Lane, 4th Avenue South, and Lewis Street.
          
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, nine supervisors, 18 officers and four canine officers.  Areas targeted were Charles E. Davis Boulevard, Murfreesboro Pike, Lafayette Street, Wedgewood Avenue, 12th Avenue South, and 34th Avenue North at Clifton Avenue.
         
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, two supervisors and six officers.  Areas targeted were Richards Road at Antioch Pike, Haywood Lane, Ellington Parkway at Cleveland Street, Harding Place, Apache Trail, and Wallace Road.
          
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 951 arrests on 42 felony charges and 879 misdemeanor charges, six gun seizures, the service of 229 outstanding warrants, 89 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 4,713 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.       
           
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