Gun confiscation effort gets results, leads to arrests
This photo shows some of the weapons seized by police over the last two days.
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -
In the last two days, authorities have worked collectively to remove 12 guns from the streets of Saginaw.
On Wednesday Sept. 11, two guns were collected from traffic stops.
On Thursday night, a further 10 guns were taken off the streets. Police said one gun was collected from a "shots fired" call in Birch Park with one person being arrested, three guns were collected on traffic stops resulting in two arrests, six guns were collected on a BAYANET jump-out in the 900 block of Norman Street in the city. Five of those guns were handguns, one was a shotgun.
Authorities also said $2,100 in cash was seized and three arrests were made on Norman Street.
The confiscations and arrests were result of the joint efforts of the Multi-Agency Task Force BAYANET, Saginaw Police Patrol Division and Michigan State Police troopers.
"We are very excited about the continued efforts and success due to the collaborations of multiple law enforcement agencies," said Saginaw Police Sgt. Reggie Williams in a news release. "We hope that the citizens of Saginaw are excited as well because the contribution of consistent tips continues to lead to valid arrests. As a city, I believe we are continuing to move in the right direction."
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