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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Police Round Up, Arrest 70 Wanted Fugitives

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 3:40 PM

There are plenty to go around
  • There are plenty to go around

Some criminals are easy to catch -- like the ones who forget to turn off the surveillance cameras while allegedly robbing their own store. But then there are the more experienced and elusive ones who manage to get away with murder, so to speak.

But some of those accused crooks are finally behind bars. As part of a citywide crackdown, San Francisco police from all 10 district stations teamed up with the Sheriff's Department to canvass the entire city looking for some of the most dangerous fugitives. Over a 10-hour period yesterday, police arrested 70 fugitives wanted for violent crimes, including robbery and manslaughter.

Of those arrested, 20 were on parole, one was taken in for possession of a firearm, four were arrested on outstanding federal warrants, and plenty more were hauled to jail for other violent crimes, police said. 

"Targeted enforcement such as fugitive apprehension is a key piece of our violence reduction strategy," Chief Greg Suhr said in a statement.

But this won't be the last time cops conduct a massive crook hunt; police will be traversing through the city's neighborhoods soon enough looking for those unsavory criminals and getting them off of San Francisco streets.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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