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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 41 Arrests


October 28, 2013

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 41 arrests involving 47 misdemeanors and two outstanding warrants.  Seized were 13 grams of marijuana and one gram of cocaine.
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 three SID detectives, four supervisors, 14 patrol officers and four canine officers.  Areas targeted were Elm Hill Pike, Charles E. Davis Boulevard, Lafayette Street, Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro Pike, and Kentucky Avenue.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, six supervisors, eleven officers and one canine officer.  Areas targeted were Gallatin Pike, Neelys Bend, Wade Circle, Trinity Lane, Jones Avenue, and Queen Street.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of eight SID detectives, three supervisors and five officers.  Areas targeted were Tampa Drive, Linbar Drive, Apache Trail, Harding Place, and McGavock Pike.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 2,621 arrests on 117 felony charges and 2,478 misdemeanor charges, 23 gun seizures, the service of 738 outstanding warrants, 306 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 12,535 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.