Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 60 Arrests
June 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 60 arrests involving 54 misdemeanors, four felonies and 44 outstanding warrants. Seized were eight grams of marijuana, .5 grams of cocaine and one gun.
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 six SID detectives, five supervisors, 16 patrol officers and two canine officers. Areas targeted were Wallace Road, Charlotte Pike, Wedgewood Avenue, Charles E. Davis Boulevard, and Thompson Lane.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, seven supervisors, 17 officers and three canine officers. Areas targeted were Old Hickory Boulevard, Whites Creek Pike, Larkin Springs Road, and Tyler Road.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of nine SID detectives, three supervisors and one officer. Areas targeted were Tampa Drive at Harding Place, Wallace Road, the 600 block of Murfreesboro Pike, Antioch Pike, and Thompson Place.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,408 arrests on 58 felony charges and 1,301 misdemeanor charges, nine gun seizures, the service of 414 outstanding warrants, 144 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 6,792 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.