Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sheriff-Led “Maryland Safe Streets Initiative” Warrant Sweep (65 Arrested to Close 71 Warrants)

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division led a countywide Maryland Safe Streets Initiative Warrant Sweep last Thursday night. Funding for the operation was provided by a Maryland Safe Streets Initiative Grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP). The teams met for a briefing before embarking to various parts of the county. The operation began at 10 p.m. and ended at 6 a.m. Friday morning.

The operation was successful, making 65 arrests to close 71 warrants, a 31% service rate for the over 200 warrants they attempted to serve at 212 addresses. 

The collective effort between law enforcement partners formed nine teams that included members from the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), Prince George's County Department of Corrections (PGDOC), Prince George's County Public Safety Communications, Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Capitol Heights Police Department, the United States Marshals Service and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

“The GOCCP grant is enormously helpful, enabling us to organize the manpower resources to place a focused effort on heroin trafficking, violent crime, and domestic violence. It’s a big effort but the return on time and investment is important to community safety,” said Captain Randall Cooper, Commander of Warrants/Criminal Operations. Arrests were made on warrants for First Degree Assault, Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Violation of a Protective Order, Child Abuse, Possession with Intent to Distribute (Heroin) and Domestic Violence Second Degree Assault.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.

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