(The AEGIS Alliance) – OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – An operation carried out by the U.S. Marshals Service in Oklahoma City resulted in five missing children being found and hundreds of arrests. The operation lasted for 60-days and the Marshals sought to reduce violent gang crime in the city.
262 suspects were arrested during “Operation Triple Beam” that ended on September 6, among the arrests were six homicide suspects, according to a U.S. Marshals Service press release and KFOR on Thursday.
The release reveals that 141 of the arrests are people who “were confirmed gang members,” 21 of the arrests are suspected of assault, 21 burglary suspects, 88 people arrested are suspected of weapons offenses and another 57 arrests for drug offenses.
A significant arrest was that of Surenos gang member Pablo Robledo who had escaped from the Oklahoma County Detention Center and then was arrested on July 31. Robledo is awaiting trial on murder charges.
Two other significant arrests that took place on August 12 were Dungee Crip gang members Chasady and Charles Hall. The two are accused of kidnapping their biological children from a local daycare while the children were in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
Several other agencies collaborated with the U.S. Marshals’ operation that “was a target enforcement initiative … to address violent crime in and around Oklahoma City,” U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma Johnny Kuhlman said.
Kuhlman also mentioned that the main goal of these operations “is to make communities safer.”
Kuhlman continued and said, “When we arrest these violent fugitives, we are also removing guns and narcotics from our streets. We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve.”
Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.