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Bealefeld’s Targeted Enforcement Strategy Yields Results

POSTED February 3, 2014

125 Guns and 95 Gun Offenders Taken Off City Streets...

Since December 1st, Baltimore Police have seized more than 125 firearms - more than 40 guns per week - and arrested 95 suspects who have been charged with gun related offenses.

"These numbers are just the beginning," said Police Commissioner Frederick H Bealefeld III. "Bad guys with guns don't take off for the holidays and neither do we."

The latest police efforts which took place last night in the Northeastern and Northwestern Districts, resulted in the seizure of semi-automatic handguns and seven bags of cocaine. Last week, in conjunction with the FBI, Police raided three houses and seized 2 kilos of powdered cocaine which has an estimated street value of $100,000.

The Department has also turned the heat on getting criminals off the streets by executing priority warrants. From December 10th to December 24th, more than 200 warrants have been executed out of a starting pool of 550. This strategic effort has yielded significant public safety dividends for Baltimore.

Partnering with state and federal law enforcement agencies and further establishing partnerships with community groups are the other priorities’ in the Commissioner’s plan.