Thursday, October 20, 2016

The 14th Annual Clackamus County Domestic Violence #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff (PGSO) said it conducted a two-phase warrant sweep as part of its participation in the Clackamus County 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail on October 18th and 19th.

Sheriff’s deputy teams conducted the early morning first phase of the sweep and were joined by teams from other law enforcement partners in the overnight phase two sweep. Participating agency teams included the U. S. Marshals Service, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Maryland State Police, Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince Georges County Police (PGPD), the County Department of Corrections and Public Safety Communications, Capitol Heights Police Department, Glenarden Police Department, Bladensburg Police Department, Greenbelt Police Department, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

During the sweeps, teams attempted warrant service at 552 addresses that resulted in the arrest of 136 individuals to close 153 outstanding warrants. The domestic violence related charges of those arrested included Attempt 1st Degree Murder, Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, Violation of Exparte Order (Protective Order), 1st Degree Burglary, Stalking, Malicious Destruction of Property, Human Trafficking, 1st Degree Child Cruelty, Carjacking, and Domestic related Felony Theft.

Lieutenant Colonel Marc Roccapriore, Bureau Chief Field Operations said, “I’m proud of the relationships we have with our regional law enforcement partners. The strength of those partnerships enables us to assemble enormous professional resources to focus on a singular mission – to bring Domestic Violence perpetrators before the courts, and to spread the message that "Domestic Violence has no place in our community”.

Started over 15 years ago by Clackamus County Sheriff Craig Roberts when he was still a detective, the Clackamus County Annual Warrant Sweep takes place every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 2015 2,645 law enforcement members in 36 states participated in the sweep; they attempted to serve 8,949 warrants and made 1,761 arrests nationwide.

 For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354. ###

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