On Tuesday, June 17 a task force made up of the FBI and Milwaukee Police conducted a round-up of at least 17 violent criminals on Milwaukee’s north side and helped dismantle a violent street gang. Nearly 200 law enforcement officers took part in the operation in District Five. Seven search warrants were conducted at residences as officers targeted members of the 29 Taliban gang, the 29 Hard-Hitters, and the 29 Money-Getters. Search warrants were executed in the 3100 block of N. 1st Street, the 2900 block of N. 28th Street, the 3200 block of N. 28th Street, the 4700 block of N. 22nd Street, the 3100 block of N. 27th Street, the 3000 block of N. 28th Street, and the 3900 block of N. 27th Street. 16 men and one woman were arrested and range in age from 17 to 54. The task force collected three guns, a ballistic vest, and drugs during the searches.
The suspects arrested were wanted for various crimes including armed robbery, homicide, drug possession, and weapon possession. This is the first phase of an ongoing collaboration between the agencies in the joint task force and the task force will continue to seek suspects and take them into custody. “We are sending a message to the violent criminals in Milwaukee; if you are a violent criminal in this city, the task force is coming after you,” said District Five Captain Thomas Stigler.
Check out photos from this morning’s round-up on the Milwaukee Police Department’s Facebook page.