Cleaned The Mean Streets achievement in GTA IV

Cleaned The Mean Streets

Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.

Cleaned The Mean Streets0
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How to unlock the Cleaned The Mean Streets achievement

  • Blackflame0729Blackflame072976,110
    18 May 2008 23 Aug 2008 13 Jan 2009
    73 6 14
    Easiest way: After getting into a cop car, bring up the police computer. "To get a police car to come to you, bring up your phone, then press up on the d-pad to enter in numbers. Call 911 and ask for police, and a car should be near you within seconds." Take a contract where the criminal is on foot because it is much easyer. Go kill them and keep doing this over and over to get the achievement.

    Thx to Psycho Joe 1 for adding the calling 911 part

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    I have used the cheat that blocks this achievement, can I still do the 20 and it'll still go towards my 100% for the Key To The City achievement? As I am just going to start a new save to get Cleaned The Mean Streets achievement.
    Posted on 21 Mar 11 at 22:33
    Doesn't matter same thing just happened to me as @Genius Blog haha :)
    Posted on 23 Mar 11 at 18:17
    TH GrumblyIn reference to the cheats, so long as you save at a safehouse and re-load your game, the achievements will be unblocked until you use the cheat again
    Posted by TH Grumbly on 30 Sep 13 at 23:37
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  • HordrissHordriss92,075
    19 Dec 2009 19 Dec 2009 19 Dec 2009
    44 2 3
    Arm yourself with a pistol (it's all you will need) and get a cop car.

    You can dial 911 and then jack the police car when it arrives, but this then gets you a wanted level which you have to get rid of before you can do anything else.

    It's far easier to use the cheat code to spawn the FBI buffalo, as this will mean you won't get a wanted level for getting in the car. The code is 2275550100 dialled into your phone.

    Once you're in the car, press LB to access the police computer, then select 'view current crimes'. Make sure to select a 'criminal on foot' crime, as with this you will only be up against one crook. If there's no 'criminal on foot' crimes to attend, just drive a block or two and then check the computer and there should be one showing then.

    These missions are timed, and the time limits can be quite harsh so you will need to drive fast but carefully. Once you reach the crime scene, the time limit no longer applies - all you need to do is take out the crook. Arm your pistol and a headshot will do it. You will usually get more ammo than you used, and some cash as well, from the dead criminal.

    Do the above 20 times in total, and you will get the achievement.

    NOTE:- The cheat code to spawn the FBI car does NOT affect getting the achievement, however, the cheat codes for getting weapons does, so be sure not to use that one.
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    Broon43Great guide! Thanks for the info on the FIB car! I can confirm that using that Cheat does NOT affect the achievements. I spawned a new car after every crime scene, and the cheev popped. Thanks again.
    Posted by Broon43 on 12 May 13 at 09:34
    ParadoxReal8Great guide!
    Sad that someone thought it was too long and copy it to put it in 3 lines. Lolllll facepalm
    Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 04 Aug 17 at 13:28
  • Xx Grantinho xXXx Grantinho xX163,732
    15 Aug 2009 02 Aug 2009
    39 6 1
    Dial in the phone "2275550100" and this will get you a fbi car but not ruin the achievement then press LB and do view current crimes and choose ones on foot(they're easiest) and do 20 easy
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    ParadoxReal8You wrote it as a challenge to write the solution before in 3 lines?
    Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 04 Aug 17 at 13:26
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