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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 59 Arrests


June 12, 2013

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 59 arrests involving 58 misdemeanors, one felony and 26 outstanding warrants.  Seized were 27 grams of marijuana, two grams of cocaine and 44 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 four SID detectives, seven supervisors, 15 patrol officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Goodland Drive, Thompson Place, Arta Drive, the 1000 block of Murfreesboro Pike, Claiborne Street, and Fain Street.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of eleven SID detectives, five supervisors and 13 officers.  Areas targeted were North 2nd Street at Richardson Avenue, Dickerson Pike at Grizzard Avenue, Duling Avenue, 9th Avenue North at Garfield Street, and Trinity Lane at Meridian Street.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of eight SID detectives, three supervisors and four officers.  Areas targeted were Tampa Drive at Harding Place, Nolensville Pike, Second Avenue South, Fairfield Avenue at Lafayette Street, Lewis Street, and Haywood Lane.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,348 arrests on 54 felony charges and 1,247 misdemeanor charges, eight gun seizures, the service of 370 outstanding warrants, 135 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 6,529 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.