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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 71 Arrests


February 19, 2014

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 71 arrests involving 62 misdemeanors, five felonies and 24 warrants served. Seized were four grams of marijuana, 1.4 grams of cocaine, one gram of methamphetamine 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, seven supervisors and 21 patrol officers.  Areas targeted were Plus Park Boulevard, Antioch Pike, Claiborne Street, Lafayette Street, 4th Avenue South, Haywood Lane, Charlotte Pike, 51st Avenue North, and the 1200 block of Murfreesboro Pike.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of four SID detectives, four supervisors, 20 patrol officers and four canine officers.  Areas targeted were Old Hickory Boulevard, Douglas Avenue, Clarksville Pike, Rosa Parks Boulevard, 26th Avenue North, Cliff Drive, and North 11th Street.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of seven SID detectives, three supervisors and five officers.  Areas targeted were Harding Place, Wallace Road, Blue Hole Road, Apache Trail, Fairfield Avenue, Shelby Avenue, South 7th Street, and Murfreesboro Pike.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 436 arrests on 35 felony charges and 417 misdemeanor charges, six gun seizures, the service of 134 outstanding warrants, 64 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 2,308 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.