INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police made dozens of arrests during a 24-hour sweep of an east-side neighborhood that has been plagued with violent crime.
In a news conference Tuesday, police said they made 50 to 60 arrests during "Operation C.L.E.A.N. Sweep," which was launched Monday in the 30th Street corridor.
Police said the offenses ranged from parole and traffic violations to possession of handguns and narcotics.
Preliminary numbers posted on the IMPD Facebook page said 57 arrests were made and four handguns were seized.
IMPD also said two businesses were closed by the health department.
Four previous sweeps resulted in 144 arrests since last September, police said.
The sweep involved several agencies, including:
-- Indianapolis Metro Police
-- Marion County Sheriff's Department
-- Marion County Prosecutor's Office
-- Marion County Community Corrections
-- Indiana Department of Corrections
-- Indiana Excise Police
-- the USDA
-- Department of Metropolitan Development
-- FBI Safe Streets Taskforce
-- Marion County Health Department
"This is a system-wide approach. This is a cooperative approach among not only criminal justice agencies but all government agencies to address crime," Officer Greg Brinker said. "I think of it this way: we're out there, we're looking. It's our job to enforce the law and that's what we're here for."
C.L.E.A.N. Sweep stands for Coordinated Law Enforcement Activity Network Sweep.
ISU data: Low rates of campus violence
Indiana State University police are working to assure the public that the campus is safe after two recent incidents, including a shooting…
Woman's family hopes for best amid deaths
Relatives of a Gary woman missing since February are awaiting word on whether she is one of Darren Vann's victims.
Indiana candidates in attack mode for final push
Indiana politicians are moving into attack mode as Election Day draws near.
Daylight Saving Time 101: Time to fall back
Here's a quick brushing-up on your daylight saving time details, besides the fact that it's coming up soon.
Often-fatal virus threatens cats at IACC
An outbreak of a highly contagious virus at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has halted surrenders and put the lives of dozens of cats at…
West-side gunfire leaves 1 hurt
Metro police were looking for those responsible for a man's shooting overnight on the west end of Indianapolis.