BIBB COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have made nearly 50 arrests in an effort to remove dangerous people from the streets in Bibb County.
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office teamed up with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to focus on several neighborhoods recently affected by crime. The six-week-long effort is being referred to as "Operation Neighborhood Redemption."
Authorities arrested 48 people, seized 13 guns, issued 50 citations, and impounded 25 vehicles.
"Hopefully Operation Neighborhood Redemption will have a positive effect on these neighborhoods by identifying and removing some of the hoodlums and villains who have been preying on the good people on these streets and who have tarnished Macon-Bibb County's reputation," said Bibb County Sheriff David Davis. "We can be grateful for the work of the law enforcement partners engaged in this effort. We want to especially thank the honest and law abiding citizens in these areas for reaching out to the sheriff's office to tell us of criminal activity around them."
The sheriff's office said the operation is an ongoing effort to weed out criminal activity in the community.