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APD arrests 55 in violent crime operation

Albany Police rushing to the scene (Source: WALB) Albany Police rushing to the scene (Source: WALB)
US District Attorney Charles Peeler speaking about operation Arrowhead (Source: WALB) US District Attorney Charles Peeler speaking about operation Arrowhead (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Multiple law enforcement agencies have made more than four dozen arrests across Albany this week.

It was part of a week-long raid to crack down on violent crime.

The investigation spanned over a four and a half day period and involved at least five law enforcement agencies making arrests at businesses, stores and homes.

In total, 55 people were arrested, 19 of those were for violent crimes. The others were for probation violations.

Four guns were taken off the streets along with a pound of weed and other drugs.

WALB was told that the reason this operation happened because Albany's crime rate is above the national average. 

"If you're a felon or a drug user, or someone involved in drug trade, or if you're a member of a gang or if you're thinking about joining a gang, don't do it, don't be near a weapon, do not possess a firearm, do not carry a firearm, do not engage in gun violence in Albany, Georgia," said U.S. District Attorney Charles Peeler.

The agencies involved in this week's raid included the Albany Police Department, Dougherty County Police, the U.S. Marshals, the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and Homeland Security. 

Peeler said the goal of the investigation is to help make Albany a safer place to live.

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