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U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force

In 2012 the Warren Police Department assigned 12 officers to work part-time in the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF). According to the memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Warren Police Department was reimbursed $15,000 in overtime in 2012 for the officers commissioned with the task force. During 2012, NOVFTF also paid out approximately $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrests of wanted fugitives. Warren Police officers were involved with all NOVFTF activity in the City of Warren as well as many of the activities in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

 

During 2012 NOVFTF Officers made 310 arrests in Trumbull County, which cleared 423 warrants and capiases. Of those arrests, 8 were federal warrants for various charges. During 2012 officers also confiscated 7 firearms, 221 bindles of heroin, 44 grams of cocaine, 1,227 grams of marijuana, and $11,977 in cash.

 

The first priority of the Warren Police Officers assigned to NOVFTF has been locating individuals for the WPD Detective Bureau. Officers served all other felony warrants filed through the Warren Municipal Court. Officers also served probation violations, parole violations, and warrants from other departments on individuals located within our city. Task Force Officers have assisted WPD Emergency Service Division with prisoner transports as well as attending to informative tips received in reference to wanted persons.

 

Warren Police Department’s involvement with NOVFTF has made a significant impact in locating and arresting individuals that have fled the area. By being involved with this Task Force and having the resources of the US Marshals Service, officers have been able to make arrests throughout the United States. The swift and immediate apprehension of criminals has decreased the number of crimes that otherwise might have been committed during the remainder of their freedom on our streets.

 

NOVFTF Officers

Sergeant Greg Coleman (K9) Officer Michael Edwards (K-9)
Officer Timothy Parana


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