A two-day multi-agency operation was recently conducted at locations throughout Kent County to address quality of life crime, violent crime and reduction in the number of persons with outstanding warrants and probation absconders.
The operation concluded on November 6, 2019, was a collaborative effort between the Delaware State Police Troop 3, Milford Police Department, Camden Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, Probation and Parole, and the Department of Corrections.
The operation consisted of two separate phases. Multi-agency fugitive apprehension teams were assembled and were dispersed throughout Kent County. These teams addressed the active warrant file at Delaware State Police Troop 3 and known absconders from Probation and Parole. These teams successfully located 23 wanted individuals. A total of 18 warrants totaling 194 criminal charges were successfully served by the fugitive apprehension teams. Charges included in the executed warrants included Burglary and Theft of a Firearm. An additional 34 Court capiases to included violations of probation were also cleared by arrest. One civil citation for possession of marijuana was issued.
The second phase of this operation consisted of a pro-active crime blitz to address violent crime, drug dealing, and quality of life crime in Kent County. This operation was conducted by the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the Kent County Drug Unit (KDU). During this phase, one subject was apprehended on several court capiases and also charged with five misdemeanor offenses stemming from this incident. A separate investigation during this phase resulted in a search warrant being executed on a residence in Kent County. As a result of the search warrant, 189 baggies (approximately 1.323 grams) of heroin were found in the residence, along with a juvenile under the age of 10. A total of five court capiases were also cleared during this phase of the operation.
The Delaware State Police would like to thank the following agencies for their participation in the operation: Delaware Probation and Parole (Adult and Juvenile services), Department of Corrections, Milford Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, Camden Police Department and the Justice of the Peace Courts. This combined effort 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.