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:

RAPHEAL, RAHMAAN 10/4/1989

CAL, MICHAEL 9/27/1982

GOODWIN, TRACY 8/21/1989

JOHNSON, JERAMIE 7/1/1986

MOORE, DENNIS 10/10/1991

WINFIELD, JASON 7/10/1975

WOODRUFF, JOSHUA 10/25/1983

MACK, JOSHUA 8/31/1989

CUEVAS, ANTHONY 10/26/1985

HILL, KENNETH 1/3/1988

CRAW, LATRAISE 8/19/1977

SULLIVAN, ANTONIO 11/3/1990

HUDSON, NATHAN 2/4/1978

TORAN, ALSTON 11/7/1993

LANSDEN, JAYSON 8/27/1988

PEEK, BRIAN 2/22/1986

LAZENBY, EBONY /12/1983

SPATES, JAMES 4/30/1977

POSLEY, ANTWIONE 3/25/1978

EPPS, DEANTWUNG 2/19/1986



Shamerria Roberts, 31, Shot On East 3rd Street Early Monday Morning

Chattanooga Police responded early Monday morning to reports of a shooting at the 1300 block of East 3rd Street.   Chattanooga Police were called to a local hospital concerning a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, Shamerria Roberts, 31, was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Police responded to the scene of the reported shooting in ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click here  for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Tom Decosimo: My Great-Great-Grandparents Are Buried At The Confederate Cemetery

To Mayor Berke, I cannot add any more to the very fine comments made in opposition to your empty jester to remove the city as a trustee of the Confederate Cemetery. I can, however, add some personal perspective as my great-great-grandparents are buried there. Penelope McDermott Cooke was a Daughter of the Confederacy and was concerned the remains of the Confederates who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The New Mean

Until last Monday I believed nobody could ever hurt my feelings again. In the half-century I have been a writer I’ve had hundreds of people take swipes at me, been called more names, and received more hate mail than you can imagine. I also know the only way anyone can hurt you is for you to allow it and, brother, it is nigh impossible to get inside me. My defense mechanism is because ... (click for more)

UTC Soccer Battles Eastern Kentucky To 0-0 Tie

The UTC women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie against Eastern Kentucky Sunday afternoon at Finley Stadium in non-conference action.   The Mocs remain unbeaten at 1-0-1 while Eastern Kentucky moves to 0-1-1 on the year.   “There’s a reason why they were co-regular season champions in the Ohio Valley Conference last year and made a run to the conference tournament ... (click for more)

Blue-Gold Scrimmage Is Prelude To UTC Volleyball Regular Schedule

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball program concluded their preseason schedule with the annual Blue and Gold intra-squad scrimmage  on Saturday  afternoon in Maclellan Gymnasium. The three-set scrimmage featured the Mocs roster mixing up lineups on both the Blue and Gold teams. Blue jerseys came out victorious after earning a 2-1 (25-23, 27-25, 15-25) win over the ... (click for more)