Police Release Details Surrounding Thursday’s “Crime Blitz” In New Castle County

Authorities have released details surrounding the crime blitz we first told you about Thursday.

A multi-agency operation conducted on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at targeted locations throughout New Castle County area has resulted in the arrest of 46 individuals on criminal charges. The operation was conducted in specific targeted areas throughout this region to address criminal activity as well as ongoing quality of life issues, said Delaware State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said during the eight-hour enforcement blitz, police arrested 46 individuals for either a criminal charge or outstanding capias resulting in the clearance of 54 active warrants. In total there were 46 criminal arrests (22 felony, 24 misdemeanor) which included charges for weapons, drugs, and probation violations, along with 130 traffic arrests. Items and contraband seized as a result of the operation included 4 firearms, 2,772 grams of cocaine (2.7 kilos of cocaine), 439.36 grams of marijuana, 9 grams of crack cocaine, .504 grams of Heroin (72 baggies), 3 prescription pills and drug paraphernalia

This initiative was a collaborative effort between the Delaware State Police, New Castle County Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, Newport Police Department, New Castle City Police Department, Probation and Parole, Department of Corrections and Justice of the Peace Court 11.

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