Waking people up early in the morning to arrest them can be dangerous. That's why officers on a joint task force who went after wanted criminals in Clayton County didn't take any chances.
"We have the police department, sheriff, Jonesboro and state probation. We are able to get more officers in a short amount of time in a larger location," said Clayton County police Capt. Tina Daniels.
Eighty-one officers hit the streets at 5:30 a.m. Monday. They were split up into teams and given targets, people with an outstanding warrant for their arrest.
"To get the violators off the street and it's just a matter of safety for the community," said Daniels.
At times no one was home or the house was vacant.
"They range from everything from misdemeanor to felonies," Daniels said.
One wanted man used his grandma's address. She told police no one was there. They frightened her but she still opened the door. Her grandson was nowhere to be found. The officers moved on to the next the next house.
"The whole object is to get these violators off the street, and with this type of operation it's a win-win situation for the community and the department," said Daniels. "In a short amount of time we are able to make numerous arrests."
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