20 arrested in Fresno citywide gang sweep

The number of felony arrests made by Fresno police in a citywide anti-gang operation climbed Thursday to 220.

The sweep was launched in response to 25 shootings in the city from July 10 to Aug. 9. District Crime Suppression Teams, the Bulldog and West Fresno tactical teams and other special units are involved in the effort, police spokeswoman Cynthia Valdez said.

Police have taken into custody 77 parolees, 82 Bulldog gang members and 54 west Fresno gang members. In addition, 17 firearms have been seized, Valdez said.