UPDATE: 44 arrests in first day of Newport News warrant sweep

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by Arrianee LeBeau, 13News now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 10:17 AM

12/13 UPDATE: Results of Thursday's operation - 44 people arrested on 28 felony charges and 43 misdemeanor charges.  89 summonses issued for traffic violations.
The operation continues.

 

NEWPORT NEWS -- The Newport News Police Department is conducting a warrant operation Thursday and Friday using teams of officers from several agencies.

Officers will go door to door to find people with outstanding warrants. 

Charges for the wanted subjects range from assault to grand larceny to child abuse. 

"Each operation usually yields over a hundred people that are arrested and we are able to clear several warrants," said Newport News police spokeswoman Holly McPherson.

The department also creates a flier with the names and pictures of the wanted individuals to distribute to the community.

McPherson said much of the operation's success is due to the public's help.

"In the past, when we put pictures as well as list the names of our wanted individuals for felonies, we get tips in even after the operation is over, " McPherson said.  

Information received through the Crime Line is also passed along to the officers. 

Anyone with information on wanted persons can call the fugitive unit at (757) 928-4289 or they may call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

The United States Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Virginia State Police and other local, state and federal agencies are assisting in the operation.

In addition to the service of warrants, the NNPD Special Operations Unit will conduct traffic enforcement throughout the city.

 

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