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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 67 Arrests


March 3, 2014

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 67 arrests involving 61 misdemeanors, three felonies and 22 warrants served. Seized were 19.1 grams of marijuana, .1 grams of heroin and 18 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 five SID detectives, five supervisors, 15 patrol officers and three canine officers.  Areas targeted were Winthorne Drive, the 1200 block of Murfreesboro Pike, Linbar Drive, Stewarts Ferry Pike, and Lewis Street.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, four supervisors, 14 patrol officers and one canine officer.  Areas targeted were the 3200 block of Clarksville Pike, 11th Avenue North, Dickerson Pike at Grace Street, Hart Lane at Ellington Parkway, and Trinity Lane near Lucas Lane.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, three supervisors and seven officers.  Areas targeted were Antioch Pike, Wallace Road, the 300 block of Harding Place, Lafayette Street at Claiborne Street, and Murfreesboro Pike.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 589 arrests on 39 felony charges and 554 misdemeanor charges, six gun seizures, the service of 189 outstanding warrants, 88 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 3,011 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.