Wednesday, October 24, 2018

16th Annual Clackamus County Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep (71 Arrests Close 74 Warrants)

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff led a warrant operation that was a partnership of federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to participate in the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office 16th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. The October 17th, operation began that evening and continued into the early morning hours of the 18th.
Ten teams, under Sheriff’s Office leadership, included the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Maryland State Police (MSP), Maryland National Capital Park Police (MNCPP), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Bladensburg Police Department, Hyattsville City Police Department, Glenarden Police Department, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Greenbelt Police Department and with the support of the Prince George's County Public Safety Communications.

During the sweep, teams attempted warrant service at more than 238 addresses that resulted in the arrest of 71 individuals to close 75 warrants. One of the individuals arrested was wanted on a warrant for Assault 1st Degree and Armed Robbery for robbing three citizens walking to their car. Other arrests included warrants for Violation of Parole (VOP), Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a felony, Violation of a Protective Order, Violation of Probation, Child Pornography Promote/distribution, Neglect of a Minor, Forgery Private document, Possession of Handgun, CDS Possession, Possession with intent to Distribute, Theft 25k to 100K, and other crimes.

The Clackamus County Annual Warrant Sweep takes place every year in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Launched in 2002 by Clackamus County Sheriff Craig Roberts, the Clackamus County Sweep has grown to include over 300 county sheriff’s offices, police departments, probation departments, and municipal agencies from 29 states. During the last eight years the Prince George’s County, MD Sheriff’s Office has led the effort with the highest number of closed warrants and arrests.

“The grant from the Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) enables us to conduct this important operation. Everything about the Clackamus County Warrant Sweep is a win for the Sheriff’s Office, for all our participating law enforcement partners and the community. Many of these warrants are related to family violence which is why it’s conducted during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Clackamus County effort is a potent reminder that domestic violence has no place in our community,” said Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High. 

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