Area law enforcement officers joined forces during the weekend to conduct warrant sweeps, with officers arresting 41 suspects with outstanding warrants. Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz said the planned warrant sweep was a coordinated effort between several local agencies to serve both municipal and county warrants. Frantz, who said the city of Shawnee itself has more than 6,000 warrants outstanding, said there was a lot of preparation work beforehand in attempts to track down those with warrants as addresses listed on those warrants are often no good.
“Society is so mobile,” he said, so it takes time to track people to their new addresses.
Through the research, he said they even found some people with warrants who have since died, so those warrants were cleared from the books as well. “It was a good cooperation between agencies,” Frantz said.
Statistics collected Monday show the following arrests over the two-day sweep:
• One Payne County warrant
• One Tecumseh city warrant
• 11 city of Shawnee warrants
• One McLoud city warrant
• Two Pottawatomie County warrant
• 12 City of Shawnee warrants
• Nine Pottawatomie County
• Four McLoud City Warrants