25 people arrested in Tri-Cities gang sweep

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- Twenty-five people were arrested this week in a Tri-Cities gang sweep.

The Tri-Cities Herald http://is.gd/semE9X reports this was the seventh gang sweep since July 2009 and one of the most successful. Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg says an operation like this normally takes a month or more to plan, but this sweep was pulled together in 24 hours.

Nearly 30 officers from 11 agencies were involved.

Twenty people were picked up on felony warrants, and 14 of the 25 arrested had misdemeanor warrants.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers also made two arrests, and five juveniles were taken into custody.

The gang sweep was triggered by a recent series of gang-related activities in Kennewick.

In all, 259 arrests have been made in the seven Tri-City gang sweeps since July 2009.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com