55 arrested south suburban sting operation

July 29, 2011 4:57:34 PM PDT
Fifty five people were arrested Friday in a first of its kind sting operation in the south suburbs.

As many as 300 officers from more than 60 agencies joined forces for what was called "Operation Mike." They went after suspects with outstanding warrants, non-compliant sex offenders and parole violators. Officers started with felony warrants before arresting those wanted for misdemeanors.

"It is very rare, especially today in terms of departments facing budget cuts. The South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police thought it might be a good idea to help some of these departments clear their warrants by organizing an event of this magnitude," said Chief Thomas Scully, Orland Hills Police Department.

The goal of the sting is to prevent possible violence and increase police presence in the south suburban communities.

Police report thousands of dollars in cash, numerous drugs and six guns were also recovered.

The goal of the sting is to prevent possible violence and increase police presence in south suburban communities.


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