Tuesday, 16. July 2013
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