Monday, April 13, 2015

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Results in 89 Arrests to Close 109 Warrants #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s
Warrant/Fugitive Division conducted a warrant operation dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” last week, which began in the late hours of Wednesday night into the early morning hours Thursday. The operation was a collaboration with Maryland State Police, County Police, Capitol Heights Police, Glenarden Police, District Heights Police, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department, that comprised of eight warrant arrest teams.  

Approximately 200 currently investigated warrants were identified as the best opportunity for success during the operation. The teams attempted service at all 200 addresses that resulted in 89 arrests to close 109 outstanding warrants. The top arrests included three First Degree Assault arrests, twenty-two Second Degree Assault arrests, two Second Degree Burglary arrests, a Sexual Solicitation of a Minor arrest and four Thefts  (over $10/under $100K). Lt. John Carr, Commander of the Warrant/Fugitive Division said, “A significant number of the Second Degree Assaults were domestic violence-related and that was an area we focused on for this operation.” 

Acting Captain Randall Cooper, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations said of the combined effort, “This was a successful operation from every angle.  We started out with newly investigated warrants and our collaboration with partner law enforcement agencies gives us enormous capacity to knock on a lot of doors. To close more than half the warrants we started with is a terrific return on our investment of time and manpower.          

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