NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - This week the Newport News Police Department hopes to put many wanted people behind bars and is making moves to make that happen.
Lou Thurston with the NNPD said the department is conducting a warrant operation Wednesday and Thursday where teams of officers will focus on locating and arresting wanted persons.
As of Friday morning, 95 suspects were arrested on 38 felony charges and 95 misdemeanor charges. 52 traffic and misdemeanor criminal summonses were also issued by officers during the operation.
A full page ad appeared in Wednesday's Daily Press listing the wanted individuals included in the operation, and police personnel are available to answer calls from the public with information about the wanted persons. Information received from the public will be passed along to officers, who will act on the information.
Anyone with information that leads to the arrested of a wanted individual could be eligible for a cash reward.
NNPD will be assisted in the operation by the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Virginia State Police and other local, state and federal agencies.
Anyone with information on wanted persons can call the Fugitive Unit at (757) 928-4289 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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