During a countywide warrant sweep, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement agencies have satisfied at least 1,385 warrants. This includes arrests and voluntary surrenders of approximately 832 wanted individuals. More than 40 Sheriff’s Office deputies and 30 police officers took part in the extensive sweep, which focused on executing active warrants related to DWI offenses.
“In just over two weeks, hundreds of DWI offenders have learned that running from the law is a game you will not win. If you choose to put lives in jeopardy by driving under the influence, you will have to pay the consequences,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.
The Sheriff’s Office appreciates those residents who called with tips on the whereabouts of fugitives. The local media provided a valuable public service by announcing important information about warrants and the request for voluntary surrenders.
The Sheriff’s Office appreciates the hard work and partnership of area law enforcement that contributed personnel and resources, including the following: Airport Police, Bloomington Police Department, Brooklyn Park Police Department, Brooklyn Center Police Department, Corcoran Police Department, Crystal Police Department, Edina Police Department, Hennepin Probation, Hopkins Police Department, Maple Grove Police Department, Robbinsdale Police Department, Rogers Police Department, St. Louis Park Police Department and MFTF/FBI/Minneapolis.
The warrant sweep is an opportunity to assign additional resources to the service of warrants. The pursuit for people with active warrants takes place every day. The Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement agencies pursue and arrest wanted individuals. The most violent adult and juvenile offenders are the priority for arrest.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking for tips about the location of all fugitives. Tipsters may call the Sheriff’s Office at 1-888-988-TIPS. For anonymous tips, select one of the following methods:
• Submit an online form, which can be found at www.hennepinsheriff.org
• Text at 847 411 — Begin your message with the keyword HCSOTip and then continue entering your tip information.
• Download an app for iPhones or android phones. The apps can be located by searching for “HCSOTip” or “Hennepin.” Locate the apps on the Apple App Store for iPhones or Google Play for androids.