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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Fugitive Task Force arrests 26 domestic violence suspects

Fugitive Task Force Arrests 26 domestic violence suspects

As a member of the High Plains Task Force, the West Fargo Police Department will continue to work with surrounding agencies to locate and arrest fugitives.

Press Release from the U.S. Marshals Service:
On November 15th, 2020 the U.S. Marshals Service’s High Plains Fugitive Task Force completed a one-month enforcement operation targeting domestic violence and abuse fugitives. Operation Sanctuary was conducted throughout the District of North Dakota, focusing on Cass, Clay, and Burleigh Counties. 
Criminal Investigators and detectives assigned to the Task Force focused their efforts on fugitives with arrest warrants for crimes such as child neglect, aggravated domestic assault, and violation of court orders related to domestic violence offenses.
In mid-October, which was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Task Force identified over fifty fugitives with offenses which met the criteria for the operation. Through thorough investigations, cooperation with other law enforcement, and determined pursuit, the Task Force and local law enforcement partners closed twenty-six cases by arrest.  
The Task Force will continue to pursue the offenders who are still at large.  During the one-month time-period of Operation Sanctuary, the High Plains Fugitive Task Force also arrested fifty-two other violent offenders for offenses ranging from sale of heroin to attempted murder. 

The High Plains Fugitive Task Force is sponsored by the U.S. Marshals Service in the District of North Dakota and includes Task Force Officers from the West Fargo Police Department, Cass County Sheriff's Office - Fargo, ND, Clay County Sheriff's Office, Fargo Police Department, Moorhead Police Department, Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, Bismarck Police Department, Mandan Police Department, Grand Forks Police Department, US Border Patrol, and the North Dakota National Guard Counterdrug Program.

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