Monday, February 27, 2017

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Results in 57 Arrests to Close 60 Warrants #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division conducted a warrant operation dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” last week that resulted in 57 arrests to close 60 warrants. Operation Broken Heart began in the late hours of Thursday night and concluded on Friday morning.

The joint operation of ten teams included law enforcement personnel with the US Marshall Service, Prince George’s County Police, Bladensburg, Greenbelt, Capitol Heights, Glenarden, and District Heights Police Departments, along with the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department, Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, and Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications.

Throughout the course of the night law enforcement officers teams attempted to serve warrants at 244 addresses. The teams successfully made 57 arrests and were able to close 60 outstanding warrants. Some of the individuals arrested had warrants for First Degree Assault, Robbery, Carjacking, Violation of an Exparte (court order), and First Degree Burglary. All arrests were made without incident or injury during the operation.

One team dedicated to Child Support Enforcement warrants resulted in three arrests representing Child Support payments arrears of $38,551.

Captain Randall Cooper, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations said the impact of the combined effort with other law enforcement partners cannot be overstated. “Working together we simply have capacity that we might not otherwise have. This collaboration puts enormous resources at our disposal so that we have the best opportunity for success with freshly investigated warrants. Closing felony warrants continues to be our priority resulting in a terrific return on our investment of time and manpower. ”

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

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