|« Why redistrict now?||DMN - Despite problems, HOV use is up on North Central Expressway »|
Monday, February 16, 2009
Danny Gallagher / McKinney Courier-Gazette
McKinney and surrounding Collin County cities warn that delinquent warrant holders “could be arrested anytime” during this week’s state-wide warrant roundup
Local police agencies across Collin County and the state of Texas are looking to clear out any outstanding warrants from their books this week.
McKinney and surrounding Collin County cities are participating in this week’s “Third Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup” as part of a statewide effort to clear out delinquent traffic violations and deter future violations and delinquencies, according to statements released by the City of McKinney and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
The warrant searches started Monday with over 200 local and county jurisdictions participating in the statewide effort. The roundup will also include officers from local police precincts as well as sheriff’s deputies, justices of the peace, constables’ offices and municipal enforcement officers, according to NCTCOG.
The effort will focus mainly on class C misdemeanor and traffic violation warrants that have gone unpaid. McKinney city officials noted, however, that officers will attempt to serve any outstanding warrant on their books.
“The effort in McKinney will primarily target people with outstanding class C warrants, although all warrants are subject to be served,” said city of McKinney spokeswoman Anna Folmnsbee. “Anyone with an outstanding warrant or citation is urged to take care of it as soon as possible to avoid arrest.”
McKinney’s Municipal Court and Marshal’s Office have participated in the annual roundup since it started in 2007. This year’s effort will include additional officers from local local law enforcement agencies including the McKinney Police Department and McKinney’s Citizens on Patrol programs.
McKinney City Marshal Tim Rich said the designated week gives them the time and resources to broaden their search and clear out warrants that otherwise would be hard to serve during their normal course of duties.
"Because of the success of the roundup the last two years, we are broadening our target this year,” Rich said. “Anyone with an outstanding warrant could be arrested at any time of the day or night - at home or at work.”
Previous CCO posts on toll road warrants:
DO - For Whom the Toll Bells, Jan. 19, 2009
NTTA responds to "Holy fugitive, Batman", Dec. 31, 2008
Holy Fugitive, Batman, Dec. 24, 2008
Comments are closed for this post.