U.S. Marshals, Toledo Police complete gang violence operation
At a time where gang violence has been linked to continuing gun violence, TPD and the U.S. Marshals have completed an operation focused on just that.
TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s no secret to most that gang violence is alive and well in the Glass City — and cities across the country. So to combat the issue, TPD partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service for ‘Operation Triple Beam.’
Through this operation, which was conducted last week, 127 violent fugitives were arrested, 253 grams of narcotics (worth $150,000) were seized, and 78 firearms were taken off the streets — and out of the hands of individuals to whom they were prohibited.
The Toledo Police Department charged another 122 individuals with felony crimes committed in their presence. Data provided by the Toledo Police Department showed a significant drop in shots-fired incidents over the duration of the operation. During that same period in 2021, Toledo Police reported 185 ShotSpotter incidents. In 2022, the number dropped to 85.
The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATF, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ERO), and Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in ‘Operation Triple Beam.’