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are 30 fewer gang members on the streets of Toledo after police conducted a
gang sweep recently.
mission was to reduce gang and gun violence in the area. Toledo Police, along
with Lucas, Wood and Ottawa county sheriff's offices accomplished that.
also sends a strong message to the community that we take the gang issue
seriously," said Sgt. Kevin Braun, with TPD. "It gets bad people off the
streets, so it's just a good effort. It's a good thing for us to do every once
in awhile, and I think it sends the right message."
Police say they always consider a gang sweep a success, no matter how many
people they arrest and charge, because there's at least one less criminal on
the streets. In
this particular sweep, police arrested 30 people. Eighteen felony charges were filed.
this particular situation, we had good totals," Braun said. "Lots of felony
arrests, and a lot of bad people were taken off the streets, so yeah, it was
says they target areas based on tipsters, complains, and by looking at where
officers are often going for criminal activity.
ask,] ‘Where does it seem like the problems are the most prevalent?' And then
you sit down and you decide where you're going to target and who you're going
to go after, and then you go out and do it," he said.
says they go after specific people, but also patrol certain neighborhoods.