Multi-Agency Operation Results In Mass Arrest In Kent County

Kent County– A multi-agency operation conducted on Monday, November 27, 2017 at locations in Kent County has resulted in the arrest of twenty-two individuals on criminal charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the operation took place in identified communities including; Alder Park, Pine Grove, Rodney Village, Meadowbrook Acres, Paris Villa and London Village in regards to ongoing criminal activity. Officers also joined efforts in apprehending fugitives throughout Kent County.

During this enforcement blitz, police arrested 22 individuals resulting in the clearance of 48 capiases, 42 misdemeanor arrest, and 13 felony arrests. The operation seized $2,407 in suspected drug sale proceeds and 3.86 grams of crack cocaine. As a result, 11 individuals were committed to jail. In addition to the criminal charges, police also issued 23 traffic citations.

Upon completion of the operation, the Mounted Patrol and Community Outreach Unit returned to the identified communities to engage the residents and inform them of the positive and proactive measures that were taken in an effort to combat crime. The goal of this outreach effort was to demonstrate the commitment that the police have in making their communities safer while building trustworthy relationships.

This initiative, which was a collaborative effort between the Delaware State Police, Dover Police Department, Milford Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, Capital Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force and Probation and Parole, highlights how the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies can effectively combat crime, which in turn increases the quality of life for the communities we serve.

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