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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 61 Arrests

8/12/2013

August 12, 2013
                                                
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 61 arrests involving 60 misdemeanors, nine felonies and 17 outstanding warrants. Seized were 6.4 grams of marijuana, two pills 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 four SID detectives, nine supervisors, 21 patrol officers and one canine officer.  Areas targeted were Murfreesboro Pike, the 4700 block of Gallatin Pike, Couchville Pike, Donelson Pike, Lincoln Street, and Perkins Street.
          
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of two SID detectives, five supervisors, 23 officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Russell Street, Dickerson Pike, Pennock Avenue, Marie Street, and Trinity Lane.
         
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, three supervisors and three officers.  Areas targeted were Linbar Drive, Thompson Lane, Apache Trail, Emmitt Avenue, and Ellington Parkway.
          
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,964 arrests on 86 felony charges and 1,832 misdemeanor charges, 17 gun seizures, the service of 554 outstanding warrants, 212 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 9,274 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.         
           
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