Wilkes-Barre Police Release Results of "Operation Triggerlock Phase III

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  The Wilkes-Barre Police Department has released results of "Operation Triggerlock Phase III". 

The City Police Department partnered with outside agencies in an effort to make the city safer.

The program was designed in response to address the increased violent crime in Wilkes Barre City and its surrounding area.

 
Operation TRIGGERLOCK Phase III was conducted over the weekend in the Greater Wilkes Barre City Area

 Wilkes-Barre Police worked with various PSP Bureaus consisting of BESO (Aviation, K9,), BCI (Auto Theft, Intel), LCE, Wilkes Barre PD, FBI Scranton, PA Office of Attorney General, Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and various municipal police agencies,

Phase III operations statistical results are as follows:

7 individuals were arrested for Delivery, Manufacture and Possession of Controlled Substances,
1 individual was arrested on outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with a shooting in Wilkes Barre City. PSP and US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force took subject into custody without incident.
3 Individuals taken into custody on outstanding warrants
9 DUI arrests
62 Traffic Arrests
1 SHIELD Interdiction resulting in 2 arrests and seizing 25 grams of marijuana and 4 grams of cocaine along with a loaded 40 cal. pistol.
8 LCE violations
1 Stolen Vehicle was recovered and with operator.
1 Recovered Stolen Firearm
1 Arrest for Armed Robbery – Subject robbed Turkey Hill on Hazle St @00206 hrs. 3si gps software was activated when money removed from register. Subject was tracked and pursued through city. Subject was apprehended 10 minutes later with gun and money.
1 Arrest for receiving stolen property when subject attempted to return stolen goods to Walmart. Subject fled scene on foot into a wooded area and search was conducted by officer, Trooper 2 and K9. Subject was apprehended 15 later and taken into custody.

Total stats for PHASE I, II and III are as follows:

26 individuals arrested on outstanding warrants
2 Fugitives from Justice
41 individuals arrested for Delivery/Possession of Controlled Substances
25 Individuals arrested for DUI
9 Firearms Seized (3) Stolen
4 Recovered Stolen Vehicles
1 Individual arrested during commission of Armed Robbery
4 Individuals arrested for Public Drunkenness
11 Liquor Code Violations
2 Individuals Arrested for Fleeing and Eluding
191 Traffic Arrests
1 Carfentanil Manufacturing Lab

 


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