Police arrest dozens over outstanding warrants

| 29/01/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Senior RCIPS officers are urging members of the public with outstanding warrants and unpaid fines to deal with their court business before they are arrested. The warning comes after officers made dozens of arrests last week during a warrant operation. Between 6am and 2pm on Thursday, officers executed 31 warrants at people’s homes and workplaces. Most were for failing to pay fines or appear in court for various criminal offenses, such as theft, possession of cocaine, and traffic infractions, including dangerous driving.

“Being served with a warrant is never convenient or pleasant for anyone,” said Chief Inspector Frank Owens. “No one wants to be located at their place of work and arrested, but it does happen. We therefore ask the public to take care of their court business promptly,” he added.

When a warrant is executed, a person is taken into custody at the Fairbanks Detention Centre, where they are booked and either must pay a fine, be bailed or taken to court. Police will be continuing these warrant operations and are advising members of the public who know they have outstanding warrants or fines to go to the courts office in order to have them resolved.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope significant additional fines are levied on those people who had to be arrested. The public continues to pick up the cost for time spent on individuals who just can’t be bothered to follow the law.

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  2. Nectar of the gods says:

    Bono left and he ain’t coming back.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I spend the whole day in court to pay a seat belt ticket of 75$.
    Why can’t these things be taken care of in minutes, like in other countries ?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    When police doing their jobs makes the news something is wrong
    This should be an everyday thing

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    • Anonymous says:

      The point of the story is not police doing their jobs, it is telling the public to sort their business out and pay tickets.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Run run run as fast as you can you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well if gingerbread is on the table we just might get some of those “thick boned” RCIPS officers to get up and start running

      The RCIPS is not responsible for any bites, saliva and or chunks missing Mr Gingerbread man sorry to say

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      • Anonymous says:

        Did I say gingerbread,Sorry I meant ginger beard. Lol, make them look for you,why make their job more easier than what it is, thats what their getting paid for plus it builds experience for the lazy ass ones who only drive around in a.c. and collect a pay cheque,when I was a lil boy I used to catch grunts and snappers,now that I’m grown all I catch is tuna,Wahoo and big game,and I’m just a fisherman,catch my drift???

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  6. Anonymous says:

    About time…..

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    • West bay Premier says:

      About time the Police started enforcement of the Laws. Remember if you have a traffic ticket or fine to pay and you don’t go and pay it . Then the Police have the right to find you and arrest you . If you’re not at home , then the only other place they would have a address is work , so then expect them to show up there , and that’s not job harassment. Plus you might lose your job too .

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      • To the haters says:

        Once again there will be condemnation of the police, for doing their job and use their nationalities as an example.

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        • Anonymous says:

          The only thing I really hate is people who think they are being clever calling themselves “To the haters” without really understanding the issue in any way, shape or form.

          • Dunz says:

            The issue is that after committing a crime, and negating to pay the fine, the person is upset that they are put out.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Yep, police turning up at work ain’t good for your career. Police turning up for their work and doing something is amazing. Overdue but a start.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Dont got no time to deal with my warrants zeen

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