'Operation Blue Shield' reducing crime in Selma

SELMA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Selma Police Department announced the arrests of more than 100 people as part of "Operation Blue Shield."

The arrests happened over a 4-week period in response to a 36% spike in violent crime in March that included a murder, several shootings and unsuccessful kidnapping at Abraham Lincoln Middle School.

Charges in the arrests included assault with a deadly weapon, home invasion auto theft and possession of illegal weapons.

As a result of the operation, Selma Police say violent crime has dropped 66%.
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