More than 400 people recently arrested in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH — More than 400 bad guys were arrested in the city from mid-May to mid-June, 186 coming from the Operation Perfect Storm gang unit task force.

“Overall crime is down,” Todd Baer, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s captain told City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting.

To deal with the gang violence issue, the sheriff’s office’s gang unit started a 30-day operation that targeted some of the city’s worst areas — 9th Avenue South, South G Street area, Washington Avenue area, 15th Avenue South, 19th Avenue North area and the Dixie Highway corridor.

Here are some of the results:

  • 186 arrests
  • 12 gang members arrested
  • 4 weapons seized
  • 1054 grams of marijuana; 37.1 grams of cocaine; 49.6 grams of crack cocaine; 54.5 grams of heroin seized
  • $11,796 recovered

“We’ve been watching the crime trends,” Baer said.

 

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