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Nine arrests made during south Snohomish County Joint Gang Emphasis operation

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 the week of October 8, 2018.

From a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office news release.

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 the week of October 8, 2018.

During that 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.

Nine men were taken into custody during the operation, 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.

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