64 Fugitive Arrests Made In Maryland By US Marshals, Other Police Agencies, Over A Two-Week Period

Authorities say they  were violent offenders.

Baltimore, Md (KM) The US Marshals Service Capital Regional Fugitive Task Force conducted a multi-agency law enforcement operation in Maryland during the first two-weeks of December. 64 fugitive arrests were made: four were suspects in homicides; nine were wanted for attempted homicides. 13 were wanted to robbery;  three were wanted for weapons offenses; three were wanted for armed carjackings; five were wanted tor drug offenses; six were wanted for sex offenses; and 15 were wanted for assault.

Authorities says the purpose of this operation was to apprehend violent fugitives and wanted gang members throughout the state.

In addition to the 64 arrests, law enforcement agencies confiscated 17 firearms; 2,093 kilograms of narcotics; and $8,414 in cash.

“Every time the US Marshals Service conducts these washout operations, we take dozens of violent offenders off the streets,” says Matthew Silverman, Acting United States Marshal for the District of Maryland, in a statement.. “Thanks to the amazing work done by the Capital Area Regional Task Force and our law enforcement partners, local communities throughout the state of Maryland can enjoy a safer holiday season.”

Among the Participating agencies were the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick and Hagerstown Police Departments, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police.

The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force  is funded by Congress. It’s a multi-agency task force whose mission is to put resources and efforts in place to reduce violent crime within the National Capital Region.   It seeks to do this through the identification, investigation and apprehension of fugitives wanted for egregious crimes against the community; all the while ensuing the application of equal justice, integrity and service to all, according to a news release from the US Marshals Service.

By Kevin McManus