More Than 1,700 Arrested In 2-Week Detroit Area Crime Crackdown

CBS Detroit

DEARBORN (WWJ) – More than 400 felony arrests and 1,300 misdemeanor arrests were made during a two-week crackdown on crime in metro Detroit, according to police.

Operation Blue Light 2, which concluded at the end of December, involved 34 law enforcement agencies working together to disrupt various criminal activities and improve safety on the highways.

On top of the arrests, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald said officers made nearly 17,000 traffic stops.

Haddad said he appreciated the cooperation in his community.

“When you read the daily reports, it’s obvious to me that — when we arrest somebody — they’re usually wanted on about a dozen warrants, and it’s not always Dearborn — it’s Dearborn, Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Taylor, Oak Park, you get the picture,” he said.

“You know, crime truly knows no borders, we’re a highly mobile society, and successful criminals have a repetitive way about them,” he said. “If it works here and they get away with it, then they…

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