LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg Police Department formed a temporary unit to help target and deter crime in the city.
The Special Investigations Response Team, or SIRT, started on May 30 and worked to address areas of concern using data from community partners and residents.
With this new team, Lynchburg Police was able to go through with several notable arrests from May 30 to June 8.
24-year-old Davante Rashad Farmer of Lynchburg was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
33-year-old Sammie Lee Jones II of Lynchburg was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
A third gun was also taken during an incident which officers said is still under investigation.
On June 7, 22-year-old Marquise Jarvon Davis of Lynchburg was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Distribution of Drugs Within 1000' of a School, and Obstruction of Justice.
Officers also recovered six stolen handguns from a burglary in the 1200 block of Early St.