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Durham police plan warrant roundup

Posted June 20, 2011

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— The Durham Police Department is planning a two-day, city-wide roundup to search for the more than 1,400 people wanted on crimes in the city.

Police have released a list of the names to be published Tuesday in the Durham Herald-Sun and will have teams of officers looking for those people Tuesday and Wednesday.

Duke University police will assist in the roundup.

Anyone with information about any of the wanted suspects is asked to call the Operation Roundup tip line at 919-354-2746.

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  • technetium9 Jun 22, 2011

    61 arrests out of 1400 warrents pitifull all those extra resources really paying off. You could do the same thing with a checkpoint on angier ave. I bet chief lopez will call it a huge success. oh and highway 147 is completly safe, citizen.

  • applylogicb Jun 21, 2011

    THis method actually works better that if they do a surprise roundup in the middle of the night. Because of NCAWARE now every Officer in NC knows who has an Order for Arrest out on them for failing to go to court (which is what the majority of these are). As someone posted earlier, the "usual" criminals knows they have warrants and are all ready hiding out. This is a positve proactive approach to warrant service. As for the Jail being overcrowded, most will have $500 bonds or less to ensure they come to court. Don't knock it till you've had to go out to do it!!

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Jun 21, 2011

    I would like to see the list, but I cant seem to find it on line anywhere.

  • gingerlynn Jun 21, 2011

    Its 1:30 I wonder how many they have rounded up? Those were some pretty scary pictures in the Durham Herald-Sun this morning.

  • ger Jun 21, 2011

    Some of you people love to try and discredit President Obama by making stupid and ignorant statements like this one. What does a local police roundup have to do with the president? Absolutely Nothing. I guess you must have used all of your negative Durham comments.

    ditto!!!!!

  • Scubagirl Jun 21, 2011

    I also think it's poor form for the DPD to state they are doing this. I also feel the same about other inspections where notice is given in advance; that only allows folks to make sure they either are not around or the issues are fixed/hidden. Hospital accreditation is the same way-all things like that should be a SURPRISE!!!!

  • WRALSUCKS Jun 21, 2011

    Must be police funding time in the "sanctuary city".

  • braddavis Jun 21, 2011

    I agree with jbarron, even though I'm not an Obama supporter. He is correct. Why in the world would DPD warn people that they're coming? Makes no sense.

  • jbarron4950 Jun 21, 2011

    The Obama method, tell them you are coming with date and time so they will be waiting for you to take them in......lineOfDuty

    Some of you people love to try and discredit President Obama by making stupid and ignorant statements like this one. What does a local police roundup have to do with the president? Absolutely Nothing. I guess you must have used all of your negative Durham comments.

  • burtonbrdr00 Jun 21, 2011

    how about you dont televise it

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