Law enforcement conducts sweep, compliance check

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post, Seventh District Homeland Security Team, Seventh District Fugitive Team and officials from the Michigan Department of Corrections conducted a combined fugitive sweep and probationer/parolee compliance check in Alpena on Wednesday and Thursday.

“These sweeps have been very productive and are making the area safer for everyone. First Lt. Mike Hahn, Alpena post commander, said. “There’s a small percentage of the population who are making life more dangerous for others and who don’t obey the directives of our court systems. Those are the ones we’re after an we’re pleased with the results these sweeps have produced. We will continue to conduct them as needed.

The sweep resulted in 23 fugitives being arrested on outstanding warrants, one of whom had nine warrants. In addition, the sweep had 18 new arrests, 12 for possessing and transporting narcotics, five for driving while license suspended or revoked, and two for transporting open intoxicants. One person was arrested for driving with a revoked license while consuming an open can of beer; his license had been revoked due to prior OWI convictions.

Seven people on parole or probation received surprise visits from MDOC officials who were accompanied by troopers. They were checked for compliance with the terms for their parole/probation and all were found to be in compliance.

There were five citations for traffic offenses that were issued.