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Theodis Beck

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For Release: Chowan/Dare/Gates/Perquimans/Pasquotank Co Contact: Roy Daniels
Date: May 3, 2004 Phone: 252-331-4828

Community policing operation nets 13 arrests in Chowan County 

EDENTON – A joint community policing effort to arrest and document probation and parole violators in Chowan County on Friday, April 30, resulted in the arrests of 13 people, including two absconders from probation, and the confiscation of significant amounts of cocaine, marijuana and cash.

Probation/parole officers from the Division of Community Corrections organized the operation. Along with local law enforcement officers, probation officers searched the homes of probationers and manned traffic checkpoints. Officers from Tyrrell Prison Work Farm and the Chowan County Sheriff’s Department provided manpower and canines to assist in the searches and traffic checkpoints.

Officers arrested two probation violators, issued numerous traffic violations, seized one vehicle, a half-pound of marijuana, several rocks of crack cocaine and several hundred dollars in cash.

“People in Chowan County now know that we can and will work with local law enforcement authorities to ensure that offenders on probation and parole are complying with the law and the terms of their supervision,” said judicial district manager Roy Daniels, who supervises probation and parole officers in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Perquimans and Pasquotank counties.

In rural areas like Chowan County where there are a limited number of law enforcement and community corrections officers, cooperative community policing efforts like this are an effective way to foster inter-agency cooperation and make communities safer while working to ensure proper supervision of criminal offenders on probation and parole. 

A total of 69 officers from the following agencies participated in Friday’s operation:

NC Division of Community Corrections – Chowan, Gates, Dare, Perquimans and Pasquotank
Tyrrell Prison Work Farm – Prison Emergency Response Team
Edenton Police Dept.
Winfall Police Dept.
Hertford Police Dept.
Chowan Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
Perquimans Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
Pasquotank Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
North Carolina
Alcohol Law Enforcement
North Carolina Highway Patrol – Motor Carrier Enforcement

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