Earlier this month, Operation Triple Beam rescued five children in Oklahoma City. U.S. Marshals ran the operation ran for 60 days, just recently ending it on September 6. The operation was put in place with the intention of reducing Oklahoma City’s violent gang crime.
The operation was successful in its goals. Read on to discover the scope of the results of this mission.
Authorities who were part of Operation Triple Beam arrested 262 suspects, according to a release obtained by Oklahoma’s KFOR News. These included:
141 of the suspects were gang members. Five missing children were also located and rescued.
The news release also states that Operation Triple Beam seized 72 firearms, over 9 kilograms of narcotics, and around $17,000.
Some of the children who were rescued were those of Chasady and Charles Hall. Both are members of the Dungee Crip gang. Their children were in the custody of the Department of Human Services. The Halls allegedly kidnapped their children from a local daycare. Police arrested the pair on August 12.
Another noteworthy arrest is that of Pablo Robledo, a member of the Surenos gang who had escaped from the Oklahoma County Detention Center. Robledo faces murder charges after being arrested on July 31.
“Operation Triple Beam OKC was a targeted enforcement initiative by the Marshals and their partners to address violent crime in and around Oklahoma City,” said U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma, Johnny Kuhlman.
“Our primary goal with operations like OTB is to make communities safer. When we arrest these violent fugitives, we are also removing guns and narcotics from our streets. We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve.”
KFOR reports that the U.S. Marshals joined efforts with several other agencies to arrest the suspects and rescue the children:
Future operations will hopefully save more children and make the city safer for the entire community.