Torrance County – New Mexico State Police conducted a warrant round up in Torrance County on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Out of seventy two active warrants, sixty five of them were served and cleared up. Moriarty Police Department also assisted in the event.
Individuals with bench warrants were given favorable consideration to turn themselves in or brought in by law enforcement to be given the opportunity to give their statement to the Judges. The Judge then decides whether or not the individual would pay fines and would be released to go home with their families. In return, this reduces court back log.
New Mexico State Police Special Operations, Major Mark Umprovitch, states “warrant projects give absconders the ability to take responsibility for their actions with the opportunity to do it often times without incarceration because they have the opportunity to immediately see a judge. It’s important that offenders know we take their responsibility to the court seriously.”
State Police will constantly work with New Mexico Courts in getting absconders located and clearing up the warrant back log currently faced.
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Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez