Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 36 Arrests
August 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place on Friday and Saturday, resulted in 36 arrests involving 31 misdemeanors, four felonies and 17 warrants served. Seized were 92 grams of marijuana, .5 grams of cocaine, three pills and one gun.
At least twice 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, six supervisors, 17 patrol officers and three canine officers. Areas targeted were Wallace Road, Murfreesboro Pike, Harding Place, and Woodbine.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, three supervisors, 16 patrol officers and one canine officer. Areas targeted were Dickerson Pike, Brick Church Pike at Trinity Lane, Ewing Drive, and Douglas Avenue.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,532 arrests on 114 felony charges and 1,497 misdemeanor charges, 19 gun seizures, the service of 486 outstanding warrants, 228 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 8,728 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.