By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Seven people were arrested during a warrant sweep lead by the Huron Township Police Department Tuesday.
The warrants were all misdemeanor offenses and ranged from larceny to resisting arrest.
The sweep also revealed one non-compliant sex offender that was no longer living at the address they were registered to.
The investigation of the sex offender was forwarded to the detective bureau for a felony warrant request, Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.
Sgt. Jon Bettendorf led the sweep, which was a cooperative effort between several divisions within the police department, including the K9 unit, traffic services unit, community policing officer, detective bureau, and reserve officer unit.
“We will continue to do these proactive sweeps throughout our township on a regular and consistent basis. Many people had their house surrounded by our officers and it was quite an embarrassment for some. My advice is for people that know they have a warrant, no matter how minor they think it is, to turn them self into us as soon as possible. Many times, these warrants can be handled smoothly through the court process. But for those that don’t, we will eventually catch up to them,” Robbins said.
“We owe it to our residents to continue to be proactive and visible while holding offenders accountable for their crimes. We welcome the community’s assistance. If they have information on someone wanted for a crime, they can feel free to contact our department directly.”