Hennepin County warrant sweep nets more than 120 arrests

11:34 AM, Jul 29, 2010   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS-- He warned them... and then made good on his threat.

The office of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek estimates that more than 120 warrants were cleared during a two-day warrant sweep that concluded Wednesday. Those cleared warrants include both arrests and people who voluntarily turned themselves in.

"These results are outstanding and demonstrate that a warrant sweep is an effective enforcement tool," said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, "One of the priorities of this effort was to take violent offenders off the street and also to hold offenders accountable in the criminal justice system."

During this week's summer warrant sweep Hennepin County deputies and law enforcement partners arrested adults and juveniles wanted on a variety of offenses, from felony to misdemeanor. The sweep focused on juvenile warrants, significant public safety misdemeanors, and warrants related to felonies.

In the effort to clear warrants, the Sheriff's Office relied on its partners within the criminal justice system-such as local law enforcement agencies including Minneapolis Police, Brooklyn Park Police, Brooklyn Center Police, Robbinsdale Police, and Richfield Police.

The Sheriff's Office will continue to aggressively pursue and locate people with active warrants. Everyday, the Sheriff's Office Warrant Unit arrests offenders who are wanted on warrants. Additional warrant sweeps will be scheduled throughout the year. The Sheriff's Office prioritizes warrants related to the county's most violent adult and juvenile offenders.

People who are wanted on warrants are always encouraged to voluntarily surrender.

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