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Public Safety News
Harris County Sheriff's Office
News Release
Thursday, February 23, 2012

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ‘FLOOD THE ZONE’ IN ALDINE AREA, CURBING CRIME

HOUSTON –Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office saturated the Aldine area on Sunday, Feb. 19, in response to criminal incidents, auto-pedestrian accidents and citizen complaints, and made 230 traffic stops and 23 arrests.

They also served 16 arrest warrants.

Fanning out by foot and patrol cars, deputies also identified 19 gang members, and checked for stolen vehicles and curfew violations, among other things. Information on the gang members will be entered into a gang tracking database maintained by the Houston Police Department.

A recent fatal double shooting in the area was among the concerns of residents.

“There’s a high volume of traffic coming in and out of the flea markets in that area,” said Sgt. Chris Adolph who coordinated the operation. “There are several businesses selling alcohol, people are drinking and then getting onto the roads. That’s what’s causing a lot of these problems,” he added.

The area targeted is bordered by Little York to the south, Interstate 45 to the west, Hardy Toll Road to the East and the North Belt to the North.

The operation resulted in the following:

Traffic Stops                   230
Citations                       139

Warning                 50

Arrests                         23
Warrants                        16






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