Cracking Down On Gangs, Police Arrest 15 Gang Members
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Several law enforcement agencies are cracking down on gangs in the Tri-Cities.
They've made over a dozen arrests in the last 3 weeks and are searching for more suspects.
Kennewick Police released the names of 28 people who are currently on the Crimes Stoppers list of people with search warrants, all of which are associated with a gang.
The message law enforcement is sending to gang members is they know who they are and are going to find them.
In a press conference at the Kennewick Police Department, Chief Ken Hohenberg announced "Operation Clean sweep." What it involves is over 60 police officers from different agencies sweeping the Tri-Cities area serving dozens of warrants to find gang members.
The operation began on July 8th. Police arrested 15 people who are known gang members or people associated with them.
"What we are doing is we're holding them all accountable for their actions. We don't care which gang their in. If they're involved in criminal gang activity we are going to be focused on them and we're going to hold them accountable," said Hohenberg.
All 28 people police are currently searching for are on tricitiescrimestoppers.org. We've created a link to their website. Just search on "On-Air Links" at the top of the page.