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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 71 Arrests

5/15/2013

May 15, 2013
                                                
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 71 arrests involving 66 misdemeanors, four felonies and 14 outstanding warrants.  Seized were 2.5 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 four SID detectives, six supervisors, 16 patrol officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Spring Street, Currey Road, Elm Hill Pike, the 4800 block of Gallatin Pike, Trinity Lane, and Dickerson Pike.
          
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, five supervisors, 13 officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Elm Hill Pike, Andrew Jackson Parkway, Murfreesboro Pike, Spence Lane, and Vultee Boulevard.
         
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of eight SID detectives, three supervisors and four officers.  Areas targeted were Wallace Road, Harding Place, Packard Drive, and Walton Lane.
          
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,171 arrests on 49 felony charges and 1,092 misdemeanor charges, seven gun seizures, the service of 282 outstanding warrants, 109 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 5,700 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.         
           
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