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9 Arrests Made During Joint Gang Emphasis in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 18, 2018

CONTACTS: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

Aaron Snell, Public Information Officer, Everett Police Department,, 425-257-7498

Sean Doty, Public Information Officer, Lynnwood Police Department,

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Violent Offender Task Force, Everett Police Department and Lynnwood Police Department made multiple arrests during a Joint Gang Emphasis operation in south Snohomish County last week. Last week, law enforcement agencies worked together to develop gang intelligence, identify and contact known gang members, arrest warrant subjects and provide an increased police presence in known areas where gang violence is occurring.

During the operation, nine men were taken into custody with five being confirmed gang members. One weapon, a stolen vehicle, and illegal drugs were seized.

Local law enforcement agencies continue to work together to address youth violence and gang activity in Snohomish County.