Police announce new initiative to crack down on gang members

Wichita anti-gang initiative

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WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police are turning to the public for help to get as many gang members with felony warrants off of the streets.

Police will use social media such as Twitter and Facebook and local media to release the top ten most wanted gang members throughout the city and county like Marquel Dean and Treylis Presley.

Marquel Dean and Treylis Presley
Marquel Dean and Treylis Presley

Police have not said why the two are wanted other than they have committed felony crimes.

For example, last week a known gang member died from a shooting on East 15th Street, and there was the shooting on East 11th Street at a private party believed to be a fight between rivals.

By putting faces front and center, police believe this will help lower crime.

“If we put the pressure out and put the faces on tv, newspaper, on the internet, and social media, what it does is these individuals would be running the streets causing problems now they are going to be a little bit more uneasy,” said Lt. Scott Heimermen, Wichita Police Department.

Police say there are over 4,000 active and non-active gang members in Wichita.

If you know or have seen the two men, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

 

 

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