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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 64 Arrests


November 26, 2013

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 64 arrests involving 71 misdemeanors, four felonies and nine outstanding warrants.  Seized were 1.58 grams of marijuana, two grams of cocaine and two guns.
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 eleven officers.  Areas targeted were Dickerson Pike, Marie Street, the 300 block of  N. Gallatin Pike, Tampa Drive at Harding Place, and 18th Avenue North.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of two SID detectives, five supervisors, 19 officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Haywood Lane at Antioch Pike, Tennessee Avenue, 51st Avenue North, Edgehill Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Harding Place, 40th Avenue North, and 2nd Avenue South.
Sunday’s enforcement consisted of seven SID detectives, two supervisors and five officers.  Areas targeted were Haywood Lane at Apache Trail, Max Court, Largo Drive at Wallace Road, Lewis Street, and the 400 block of Murfreesboro Pike.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 2,903 arrests on 136 felony charges and 2,734 misdemeanor charges, 26 gun seizures, the service of 846 outstanding warrants, 320 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 13,900 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.