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El Paso PD ‘surge’ in Northeast nets 100+ arrests

El Paso Police announced Thursday over 100 arrests in the Northeast part of the city, in response to the recent uptick in crime there.

Officials say the surge was accomplished by “augmenting shifts with officers from other regions.” The operation featured increased patrols with officers in marked units and officials say they’ve had some successes.

According to Thursday’s news release, officers performed 832 subject (persons) checks, 384 vehicle checks. The also made 40 felony arrests, 12 Class A misdemeanor arrests, 9 Class B misdemeanor arrests, 41 Class C misdemeanor arrests.

As far as on-the-road safety, officers issued 92 non-hazardous traffic citations, 44 hazardous traffic citations, and 40 Class C citations.

Officials added, “Working in partnership with the community, we can keep El Paso safe. Citizens are asked to report crimes or suspicious activity.” They also ask businesses in the area to pay attention to activities occurring on their premises, follow their licensing and permit regulations, and be aware of ramifications for failing to do so.

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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