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Major crime crackdown under way in Cumberland County

Posted July 17, 2012

— About 100 law enforcement officers across the state are taking part in a major operation to round up wanted fugitives in Cumberland County.

The three-day "Operation Swift Justice" is focused on arresting approximately 500 people wanted on major felony crimes.

Officers from local, state and federal agencies have been sworn in and are going door-to-door looking for offenders.


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  • gabewilliams12 Jul 18, 2012

    P,ease round them up and keep them in jail until court. Sorry if you have to go looking for them, that means they were not planning on coming to court. Let's just hope the judges keep them locked up.

  • readme Jul 18, 2012

    I guess this is greaat news... but my question would be, shouldn't this be an ongoing thing?

  • soldier Jul 18, 2012

    The thing is Falcon, most of the time they aren't caught becuse they are holed up somewhere. You catch them by getting them on the run. When I was in P.I. work, we always said the hardest man to catch was one who didn't have a job or hobby or social life. It's very difficult to catch a crook who isn't moving and isn't at his "last known address".

    Sort of like grouse hunting. You have to flush them out first then shoot them on the fly.

  • Falcon93 Jul 18, 2012

    "Why not just put this information on TV and in the newspaper? Real smart to let them know you're on the way!"

    I would almost agree and at one did 100% until the thought hit me -- you can't kill a mouse with a mouse trap unless you first cause them to come out of hiding........(same for any pest like roaches.....)

  • dwpmgg Jul 18, 2012

    You know after I typed in my comment I thought the same thing!! But I dont think they can run to far, if 500 are watched and waited for... I am sure it wont be to far off of a find.

  • trueblue0100 Jul 18, 2012

    Why not just put this information on TV and in the newspaper? Real smart to let them know you're on the way!

  • dwpmgg Jul 18, 2012

    I support this movement, yes 500 seems like to many to have let go for awhile but I suppose that 2 could have opened up to 2 more and so on... to better their life and better our community I support this day!!

  • kermit60 Jul 18, 2012

    And lets say they get half of them. Most will be released again because the system can not process 250 criminals in a day and there will be no place to put them. If they know who they are why haven't they been getting a few each day. Makes a good headline but makes no sense.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Jul 18, 2012

    I just moved from Fayetteville and NOW they finally decided to arrest the multitude of felons running around? Kudos.

  • westernwake1 Jul 17, 2012

    "Major crime crackdown under way in Cumberland County"

    Maybe they can come to Raleigh next and arrest all the politicians.