For Immediate Release
|May 23, 2012||
U.S. Marshal Robert ‘Bobby’ Mathieson,
Eastern District of Virginia (757) 963-5990
|U.S. Marshals Service Operation Spring Sting|
Exmore, VA - On May 22-23, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern
District of Virginia, Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Northampton
County Sheriff’s Office and the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office executed a
multi-jurisdictional fugitive apprehension operation, dubbed Operation Spring
Sting, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The U.S. Marshals Service Mobile
Command Center was mobilized to the town of Exmore, VA, where it served as the
central command post for the operation.
Operation Spring Sting’s goal was to combat the crime and violence on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The two-day operation represents the commitment of law enforcement to reduce violent crime through a multi-agency enforcement operation.
“This was a tremendous team effort and we give credit to the cooperation of all agencies involved in making this a successful round-up” said Robert “Bobby” Mathieson, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia.
As a result of the two-day operation, a total of over 63 warrants were closed. This coordinated operation employed a systematic and sustained approach to reduce violent crime on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It illustrates the U.S. Marshals Service’s vital law enforcement strategy, which dedicates itself to join anti-crime resources with federal, state, and local partners, utilizing each agency’s expertise to remove violent offenders from our streets.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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