Eleven suspects in Shelton were among nearly 300 wanted men and women who were busted as part of a statewide warrant operation.
On Wednesday, July 18, following several months of planning, more than 90 municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Connecticut arrested 267 wanted people with warrants “served for charges that pertain to crimes in violation of Connecticut General Statutes.”
The operation commenced pre-dawn with each participating agency conducting sweeps for wanted persons within their State Police developed intelligence packages. Hundreds have been arrested in Fairfield County as police continue the warrant sweeps.
According to police, “the targets of this operation were individuals who are currently wanted on felony and misdemeanor outstanding arrest warrants incurred during official state investigations.”
In Shelton, police detectives and patrol officers busted 11 suspects who failed to appear in court for a series of charges against them.
“This operation was conducted with the intent of ensuring a cost-effective method of serving outstanding warrants by utilizing a unified mass operation,” Wilton Police Lt. Robert Kluk said in a statement. “This operation is a stellar example of collaboration to uphold the judicial system which demands fugitives from justice are presented with an opportunity to a speedy and fair trial.
“Likewise, we have capitalized on this opportunity to enhance community safety by removing proven and potentially dangerous fugitives from the streets. Furthermore, this operation shows the commitment and the spirit of cooperation amongst the law the enforcement community which will no doubt continue after the conclusion of this operation. This operation illustrates the necessity of working together, and by doing so, can make Connecticut a safer state for all.”
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