Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 60 Arrests
June 26, 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 62 misdemeanors, and 16 outstanding warrants. Seized were one gram of marijuana, one gram of cocaine and six 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 two SID detectives, seven supervisors and 23 patrol officers. Areas targeted were 3rd Avenue South at Ash Street, the 1000 block of Murfreesboro Pike, Charlotte Pike, Spence Lane, and White Bridge Road.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, ten supervisors and 16 officers. Areas targeted were Old Hickory Boulevard, Whites Creek Pike, Larkin Springs Road, and Tyler Road.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of eight SID detectives, two supervisors and five officers. Areas targeted were Wallace Road, Harding Place, Linbar Drive, and Tampa Drive.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,468 arrests on 58 felony charges and 1,363 misdemeanor charges, nine gun seizures, the service of 430 outstanding warrants, 148 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 7,146 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.