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SALT LAKE CITY -- A ‘Neighborhood Operation' in the Glendale area of Salt Lake City netted 51 arrests, 23 of which were felony arrests.
According to Salt Lake City Police Chief, Chris Burbank, a ‘Neighborhood Operation' is "designed to respond to crime trends noted by the community and police officers."
The operation was conducted Oct. 8-10 in the area bordered by North Temple to 2100 South/State Road 201 and Interstate 15 to Redwood Road.
Arrests were made on charges from sex crimes and sex solicitation to drugs, theft and driving under the influence. Officers also seized drugs (meth, cocaine, heroin) and weapons and recovered a stolen vehicle and a stolen license plate.
Police said at least one drug dealer noticed the high level of police activity and chose to stay away from the area.
The police department was also able to visit six schools, speaking to more than 2,000 kids.
"We learned a lot from this operation that will serve us well as we continue to work with other neighborhoods to address crime and public order issues in the future," Chief Burbank said.
Several agencies assisted Salt Lake City in the operation, including the Utah Highway Patrol, Adult Probation & Parole, US Marshals Joint Criminal Apprehension Team, West Valley City Police Department, West Jordan Police Department, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah Motor Vehicle Enforcement, and Mobile Neighborhood Watch.