What’s known as Operation Archangel was carried out in Middlesex County on Sept. 30, 2013. Eighty-five law enforcement professionals from local, state and federal agencies collaborated today to track and take into custody some of this region’s “most wanted” criminal suspects.
According to a press release issued by the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, the operation began before dawn this morning, commanded by State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex Peter A. McShane and United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut Joseph P. Faughnan.
A total of 56 suspects were taken into custody that ranged in age from 17 to 51.
According to press materials released today, a total of 71 criminal arrest warrants were served – 55 were arrested on felony arrest warrants while 16 were arrested for misdemeanors. (Police note that these individuals are presumed innocent unless and until they are found guilty.)
Departments and agencies assisting in today’s operation were:
East Hampton Police Department
Clinton Police Department
Cromwell Police Department
Middlefield Police Department
Middletown Police Department
Old Saybrook Department of Police Services
Portland Police Department
Judicial District of Middlesex State’s Attorney’s Office
U.S. Marshalls Service
U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security Division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
State of CT Judicial Marshalls
State of CT Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of State Police
State of CT Dept. of Probation
State of CT Dept. of Parole
State of CT Dept. of Correction
Posted September 30, 2013
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