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Quincy's “Operation Spring Cleaning”
arrests 22 with warrants outstanding

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 1, 2011 11:22 AM

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Quincy Police conducted an interagency operation this morning with the Norfolk County Sherriff’s Department, Boston and State Police, and MBTA police to arrest Quincy citizens with outstanding warrants for their arrests.

The five fugitive warrant-apprehension teams, consisting of seven members apiece, spread through the city at 4:30 a.m., arresting a total of 22 Quincy residents.

Outstanding charges included intimidation of a witness, breaking and entering in the daytime, larceny over $250, credit card fraud, breaking and entering motor vehicle, domestic breaking and entering, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to Captain John Dougan of the Quincy Police, 20 suspects were brought back to the police department for processing, and then were taken to Quincy District Court for arraignment.

Two additional suspects turned themselves in to the police station after hearing about the raids.

“This has been in the planning for awhile. We try to [continually] work together with other agencies,” Dougan said. “It went off without a hitch. It was a successful operation … and we got a lot of people off the streets.”

According to Dougan, the court was aware that the raids would take place. Police began making arrests at 4:30 a.m. and finished at around 10:30 a.m.

“One of our units in the drug unit brought this idea to the chief. Because of our success rate, we will probably do it again in the future. This is the first time we’ve done it this big…and we feel very good about it,” Dougan said.

Some of the suspects are in violation of their probation and will be held at the court. Other suspects may have to pay fines before they are released, police said.

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