Eighty-five law enforcement professionals from local, state, and federal agencies collaborated today in "Operation Archangel" to seek out and take into custody the region’s most wanted people.
The operation, which began before dawn this morning, was commanded by Peter A. McShane, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex, and Joseph P. Faughnan, United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut.
In total 56 persons were taken into custody ranging in age from 17 to 51.
A total of 71 criminal arrest warrants were served - 55 were arrested on felony arrest warrants while 16 were arrested for misdemeanors.
The charges against these individuals are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent unless and until they are found guilty.
The Operation has been deemed a success.
"Today those that have allegedly violated the law and have caused innocent people to become victims of crime were arrested, charged, and placed in the hands of our criminal justice system", State’s Attorney McShane said.
United States Marshal Faughnan commented: "The U.S. Marshal Service stands at the ready to assist our state and local law enforcement partners in capturing those who attempt to elude justice."
Departments and agencies assisting in today’s successful operation are:
- Judicial District of Middlesex State’s Attorney’s Office
- United States Marshalls Service
- United States Department of Homeland Security Division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- United States Department of Housing & Urban Development
- State of Connecticut Judicial Marshalls
- State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of State Police
- State of Connecticut Department of Probation
- State of Connecticut Department of Parole
- State of Connecticut Department of Corrections
- Clinton Police Department
- Cromwell Police Department
- East Hampton Police Department
- Middlefield Police Department
- Middletown Police Department
- Old Saybrook Department of Police Services
- Portland Police Department