Police to Act on Domestic Violence Warrants Wednesday

Tuesday, 16. July 2013

CC image Wikipedia.orgIf you have an outstanding warrant and want to avoid an embarrassing situation at your home or place of work tomorrow, you might want to head down to the police station before the day is done.

That’s because the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, along with more than a dozen surrounding agencies, will be conducting a warrant sweep on Wednesday with a special emphasis on felons with a history of domestic violence.

“People who are wanted on active warrants are more likely to reoffend,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek in a statement. “By pursuing warrants, we are sending the message that domestic violence will not be tolerated in Hennepin County and offenders will be held accountable.”

Although last year saw the fewest amount of domestic violence deaths in Minnesota since 1991, a person shouldn’t need to die for others to understand the importance of curbing domestic violence.

In his statement, Sheriff Stanek provided some guidelines for people who are considering turning themselves in:

  • In order to determine if you have an active warrant, visit the Office Warrant Unit, located in Room 22 of the Minneapolis City Hall. Respondents are asked to bring a photo ID to aid in the inquiry.
  • If you know you have a warrant and you’re interested in surrendering, you can do so at the Hennepin County public safety facility, located at 401 S. Fourth Ave., or at any area police department. Respondents are asked to bring a photo ID, any prescription medications, and cash, if bail is available.
  • Any person with knowledge of a fugitive with an active warrant can anonymously submit tips by calling 888-988-TIPS.

Related source: Pioneer Press

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Avery Appelman is a criminal defense lawyer and the founder of Appelman Law Firm. While his practice is primarily recognized for its work with DWI and related offenses, he has 16 years of experience working with clients on drug, assault, theft, traffic, criminal sexual conduct, and prostitution charges.

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