Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 64 Arrests
April 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 64 arrests involving 63 misdemeanors, two felonies and 14 warrants served. Seized were 40.7 grams of marijuana, one gram of cocaine and two grams of heroin.
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, six supervisors, 19 patrol officers and one canine officer. Areas targeted were Fairfield Avenue at Lafayette Street, 40th Avenue North at Clifton Avenue, University Court, Hillside Avenue, 16th Avenue North, and Ireland Street.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, seven supervisors, 23 patrol officers and one canine officer. Areas targeted were the 2500 block of 26th Avenue North, 15th Avenue North at Buchanan Street, 17th Avenue North at Herman Street, Briley Parkway at Gallatin Pike, E. Old Hickory Boulevard, the 1500 block of Dickerson Pike, and Monroe Street at Arthur Avenue.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of six SID detectives, three supervisors and six officers. Areas targeted were the Packard Drive at Apache Trail, Drummond Court, 1st Avenue South at N. Hill Street, Thompson Lane, Linbar Drive at Largo Drive, and Wallace Road.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 894 arrests on 57 felony charges and 853 misdemeanor charges, eleven gun seizures, the service of 241 outstanding warrants, 134 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 4,678 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.