Media Release 52
Street Racing Crackdown
The Birmingham Police Department reports a Street Racing Operation was conducted on Saturday night, February 27, 2020.
Illegal street racing has been an ongoing issue locally and nationally. Illegal street racing has proved to be deadly for participants and puts community members in grave danger. This has caused a growing concern due to street racing occurring in multiple locations throughout the City of Birmingham. The Birmingham Police Department conducted a coordinated operation that consisted of tactical officers, detectives, patrol officers, task force officers and Star One air support.
Intelligence gathered lead the joint operation simultaneously to George Ward Park and Sloss furnace on 32nd Street North. These locations served as meet up points for large groups of street racers and spectators. During the operation, The Birmingham Police Department recovered a firearm and a Corvette stolen out of Georgia. The suspect was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property, Violation of State Firearms Act, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. 28 Citations were also issued during the operation.
The Birmingham Police Department will continue efforts to proactively combat illegal street racing and all crimes that hinders public safety. The Birmingham Police Department appreciates and encourage community members to report all instances of street racing and all criminal activity.
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