Upper Marlboro, MD…This week, the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division conducted a warrant operation dubbed “Operation Broken Heart”, which began in the late hours Wednesday night into the early morning hours Thursday. Over 75 law enforcement officers which made up nine arrest teams participated in the operation. We collaborated with Maryland State Police, Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Police Department, Hyattsville Police Department, Glenarden Police Department, Bladensburg Police Department, Capitol Heights Police Department and Greenbelt Police Department.

The teams attempted service at 239 addresses that resulted in 55 arrests closing 68 warrants. The majority of the warrants served were Domestic Violence related, other warrants included Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Domestic Violence Assault Second Degree, Firearm Possession with Felony Conviction, Violate Exparte Order, Peace Order: Fail to Comply, Theft $1.500 to Under $2,500, Theft Scheme $1,000-$10,000 and CDS Possession, Not Marijuana.

During the sweep, Captain Paul Washington was notified by the Greenbelt City Police that a person with felony warrant for a Robbery with a Deadly Weapon was about to be released from Prince George’s Hospital. Captain Washington immediately sent an arrest team to the hospital to make apprehension. As a result of the cooperation between local law enforcement working together during ‘Operation Broken Heart’, the individual was arrested at the hospital without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections for processing.

Lt. Adam Taifouri, Commander of the Warrant/Fugitive Division said, “I appreciate the positive work ethic and dedication from every department who helped make this warrant sweep a success. We were able to capture violent offenders and domestic abusers and remove them to help make a safer community.”