DeKalb County, GA, March 27, 2017 – The Post Reports – DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann announced Thursday that 106 arrests were made in ‘Operation Safe DeKalb 2017’, a three-day countywide sweep. This is the sixth initiative of its kind led by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Field Services Division that focuses on serving warrants and making arrests for various felonies and misdemeanors with the assistance of other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
“To date, we have arrested 31 felony suspects and 98 misdemeanor suspects,” Sheriff Mann said in a release. “Among the felony arrests are two for murder, two for rape, and eight for aggravated assault. There were 13 arrests for violation of Georgia law for possession of controlled substances. The apprehension of individuals who are believed to have committed crimes of any degree has a very positive impact on the overall safety of our citizens.”
Participating agencies included the DeKalb County Police Department and police departments from the cities of Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Decatur, Doraville, Lithonia, and Pine Lake; the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office, the DeKalb Probation Office, the Emory Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol, and the DeKalb County Marshal’s Service.
According to Sheriff Mann, Operation Safe DeKalb 2017 involved 416 primary and more than 888 secondary attempts to serve 1,200 arrest warrants. During the operation, sheriff’s deputies also conducted unannounced safety checkpoints and issued 438 citations and 95 warnings for violations such as lack of drivers’ licenses, vehicle insurance and child seat restraints.