Police Round Up Gang Members In "Operation Gangsgiving"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Chattanooga Police Department on Monday and Tuesday conducted a gang member roundup termed "Operation Gangsgiving."

It included a gang member warrant operation, traffic enforcement, and a drug buy/bust operation.

The gang member warrant operation and drug buy/bust operation took place throughout the Chattanooga area with numerous arrests and seizures.

The traffic enforcement operation targeted both city streets and interstates. Officers were assigned to I-24, I-75, Highway 27, and Highway 153 "to ensure that drivers traveling through Chattanooga obeyed all traffic laws and make it through our city safely."

The traffic officers recovered a stolen Polaris 850 ATV, that had been reported stolen in Georgia, and wrote 572 moving citations.

City Police said, "Without assistance from the following agencies, this endeavor would not have been as successful or as productive: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, ATF, TBI, FBI, ICE, Red Bank Police Department, and the Collegedale Police Department."

There were 34 arrests, including 17 identified as gang members. There were 64 total charges.

Other stats:

Marijuana seized: 138.4 grams

Crack cocaine seized: 6.5 grams

Powder cocaine seized: 18.4 grams

Also seized were eight guns, $402 and two vehicles.

Those taken into custody include:


CAL, MICHAEL 9/27/1982

GOODWIN, TRACY 8/21/1989


MOORE, DENNIS 10/10/1991



MACK, JOSHUA 8/31/1989

CUEVAS, ANTHONY 10/26/1985

HILL, KENNETH 1/3/1988

CRAW, LATRAISE 8/19/1977



TORAN, ALSTON 11/7/1993


PEEK, BRIAN 2/22/1986


SPATES, JAMES 4/30/1977



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