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For Immediate Release

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September 27, 2012 Eastern District of Virginia (703) 837-5558
U.S. Marshals Arrest 40 in Operation "September to Remember"

Alexandria, VA – Today, U.S. Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the results from Operation “September to Remember,” a joint operation targeting criminal activity in the Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights communities.

The operation began Tuesday and consisted of personnel from the United States Marshals Service; Virginia State Police, Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Prince George police departments, Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office as well as several other local law enforcement agencies as part of Operation “September to Remember.” Each of the agencies involved provided vital resources and specific expertise which contributed to the success of the operation.

The agencies involved in this joint initiative were activated to combat violence, increase police presence and improve public safety within the Tri-City communities.

Operation “September to Remember” ended today at 2 p.m.; however, several police agencies will continue enforcement efforts throughout the weekend. The combined efforts of the agencies involved resulted in the following enforcement activity:

Warrant Arrests:

  • 89 warrants were executed;
  • Charges included: Aggravated Assaults, Weapon Offenses, Sexual Assaults and Dangerous Drugs.
  • A total of 40 arrests were made and all individuals were taken into custody without incident.

The hard work, invaluable resources and commitment of the agencies involved contributed to the overall success of the operation. The public is asked to remain vigilant and report all suspicious behavior and criminal activity to their local police agency.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 36,200 federal fugitives and 86,400 state and local fugitives in fiscal year 2011.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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