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Tennessee Highway Patrol Conducts Operation Grizzly Bear Addressing Rising Crime Rate in Memphis

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 01:18pm

MEMPHIS - On Friday, February 16, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID), THP Memphis District, and Aviation joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Anti-Theft Unit for an enforcement campaign called, Operation Grizzly Bear. In an effort to address the rising crime rate in the city of Memphis, last Friday’s efforts specifically focused on auto theft and stolen property.

“Every person has the right to feel safe, secure and protected,” said Colonel Tracy Trott.  “They also have the right to feel that their property will be safe as well. It is the goal of the Tennessee Highway Patrol to join forces with our local and state partners to ensure a safer Tennessee,” added Colonel Trott.

Friday’s enforcement resulted in two recovered stolen vehicles, one recovered stolen weapon, one recovered stolen license plate, one felony arrest for possession of stolen property, six wanted persons arrested, 109 traffic citations and 14 misdemeanor citations issued.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.