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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 64 Arrests


September 4, 2013

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 64 arrests involving 66 misdemeanors, three felonies and eleven outstanding warrants.  Seized were 17.9 grams of marijuana, .5 grams of cocaine and one pill.
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 two SID detectives, eight supervisors, 18 patrol officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Beech Avenue, 22nd Avenue North, Charles E. Davis Boulevard, Thompson Lane, and 1st Avenue South.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of two SID detectives, seven supervisors, 13 officers and one canine officer.  Areas targeted were the 3400 block of Gallatin Pike, Rosa Parks Boulevard, Buena Vista Pike, Clifton Avenue, and 33rd Avenue North.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of seven SID detectives, two supervisors and three officers.  Areas targeted were Apache Trail, the 1100 block of Antioch Pike, Trinity Lane, Haywood Lane, McGavock Pike, and the 5000 block of Linbar Drive.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 2,181 arrests on 90 felony charges and 2,051 misdemeanor charges, 18 gun seizures, the service of 628 outstanding warrants, 258 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 10,315 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.