CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, along with several other local law enforcement agencies, began Operation “Pumpkin Patch,” a multi-agency warrant operation in Charlotte on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, shortly after 5:30 a.m., sheriff’s deputies, police officers and probation officers canvased Charlotte in an operation targeting individuals with outstanding criminal warrants.
The targeted individuals had outstanding warrants for criminal charges ranging from larceny to felonious assault with deadly a weapon with intent to kill.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Pineville Police Department, Davidson Police Department and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety also participated in the operation that will continue through Wednesday afternoon.
Over 70 people have been arrested, with more arrests expected, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials say planning for the operation began after the successful conclusion of Operation “Summer Breeze” this summer.
“Working together as a collective law enforcement community makes our county, city, and townships safer. Thank you to all of the agencies involved for dedicating their time and resources for another successful operation,” said Sheriff Gary McFadden.