Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 67 Arrests
July 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 67 arrests involving 66 misdemeanors, five felonies and seven outstanding warrants. Seized were 9.03 ounces of marijuana, 2.5 grams of cocaine 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 seven SID detectives, six supervisors, 15 patrol officers and three canine officers. Areas targeted were Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard, Wallace Road at Linbar Drive, Lischey Avenue, Douglas Avenue, and Rivergate Parkway.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of two SID detectives, four supervisors, 18 officers and three canine officers. Areas targeted were Kentucky Avenue, Charlotte Pike, Morton Avenue, 3rd Avenue South, 57th Avenue North, Currey Road, and Nolensville Pike.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of eight SID detectives, three supervisors and two officers. Areas targeted were Haywood Lane at Apache Trail, Wallace Road, Lafayette Street, Lewis Street, Harding Place, and Charles E. Davis Boulevard.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 1,745 arrests on 70 felony charges and 1,622 misdemeanor charges, 13 gun seizures, the service of 497 outstanding warrants, 182 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 8,312 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.