UPDATE Oct. 20: The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office made 16 results during the daylong event on Wednesday.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – On Wednesday, law enforcement partners across the county have joined for the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, otherwise known as the DV Warrant Sweep.
Throughout the daylong event, agencies across the United States attempt to serve as many outstanding family violence warrants as possible.
This is the first year the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office has participated. More than 247 organizations in 23 states participated in last year’s event. The agencies attempted more than 3,522 warrant services, prompting more than 842 arrests across the nation, according to a news release.
Family violence offenses include: domestic assault, violations of harassment restraining orders, violations of domestic assault no contact orders, harassment, stalking, solicitation and involvement in prostitution, child support and criminal sexual conduct.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the FBI, US Marshal Service, Department of Corrections, Minnesota State Patrol and the Rochester Police Department in an effort to serve as many family violence warrants as possible during this event.
If you have any information on those wanted for family violence-related crimes, contact the Warrants Division at 507-328-6774 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can also submit a tip online.