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April 4, 2017

VSP STATEWIDE ARREST WARRANT SWEEP

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
              
Contact
Captain Michael Manley                                                     
802-234-9933

Date:  April 4, 2017

Location: Statewide 

Summary of incident:  The Vermont State Police today arrested 65 individuals as part of a coordinated statewide arrest warrant sweep.  All of these individuals have pending criminal charges in Superior Court (felonies and misdemeanors) and failed to uphold their court obligations which resulted in warrants being issued for their arrest.   Troopers from all ten Vermont State Police field stations were joined by local police officers, county sheriff's, game wardens, DMV officers, and federal law enforcement to make today's coordinated arrests.  In addition, one person was arrested in Enosburg for hindering the arrest of a wanted person who was found hiding in their residence.   The Vermont State's Attorney offices and Vermont Department of Corrections also assisted throughout the state. 

"Individuals who commit crimes and then fail to appear in court undermine our criminal justice system and erode the quality of life in Vermont," said Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson.  "Law enforcement in Vermont will continue to ensure that those violating Vermont law cannot run or hide from justice before a Vermont court," commented Anderson.

A full listing of the those arrested are available by request. 

Any media wishing to speak by phone in regards to the operation can email Captain Michael Manley at michael.manley@vermont.gov and will get a call back on 04-05-17.  Any media wishing to speak in person, can come to the Royalton barracks at 2011 VT Rt. 107 in Bethel on 04-05-17 between 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and meet with Captain Manley. 

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Captain Michael Manley
Troop Commander-Troop B
Vermont State Police
P.O. Box 83
New Haven, VT 05472
P:  802-388-4919