Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari’s “Operation Talon,” which took place earlier this month, closed 66 warrants that totaled over $1 million in outstanding child support.
In addition to the 66 child support warrants 20 criminal warrants, 15 jury duty warrants and 1 juvenile warrant were closed during this period for a total of 102 in the sweep.
The countywide warrant sweep, which took place between March 2nd until March 12th, saw the Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers work with the Director and Deputy Director of the County Division of Welfare.
“For the past two weeks, Detectives from my office have focused their attention on warrant sweeps as an important tool to combat crime and concentrate on persons who owe and are not paying child support,” Schillari said in a prepare statement. “Those who are delinquent will be brought to justice.”
Some of the largest amount delinquent included:
Domingo Rios, 54, $64,259.91 child support owed
Darrel Hargrove, 45, $116,862.01 child support owed
Ronald Harrington, 45, $90,949.46 child support owed
“Do not become a fugitive of the law by ignoring a warrant; it’s not going to go away on its own. You need to make the right decision and turn yourself in before officers come knocking at the door because we will make sure you are held accountable,” Schillari added.
Furthermore, Sheriff’s Detectives are optimistic that intel gathered from the sweep will lead to more arrests in the upcoming days and weeks.