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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 71 Arrests


July 9, 2013

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 71 arrests involving 65 misdemeanors, three felonies and 24 outstanding warrants.  Seized were 19 grams of marijuana, one gram of cocaine, 42 pills and two guns.
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 five SID detectives, seven supervisors and 18 patrol officers.  Areas targeted were Jefferson Street, Rivergate Parkway, Creekwood Drive, South 5th Street, and Sylvan Street.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, three supervisors, 16 officers and one canine officer. Areas targeted were Charlotte Pike at 26th Avenue North, Shelby Avenue, Trinity Lane, 63rd Avenue North, 14th Avenue South, and Edgehill Avenue.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of eight SID detectives, three supervisors and three officers.  Areas targeted were Wallace Road, Harding Place, Linbar Drive, Tampa Drive, and Allied Drive at Trousdale Drive.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,609 arrests on 63 felony charges and 1,499 misdemeanor charges, 12 gun seizures, the service of 473 outstanding warrants, 164 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 7,708 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.