Marshals Service: Holiday-season roundup nets 157 fugitives

Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 14:14:23-05

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Arizona arrested 157 fugitives statewide during an annual holiday-season roundup conducted during the past week.

The U.S. Marshals Service says "Operation Grinch Stopped 2016" focused on fugitives wanted for outstanding arrest warrants for crimes such as robbery, burglary, theft, larceny and drugs.

According to the Marshals Service, the annual operation was created in response to a 2012 shooting of a Tucson police sergeant while responding to a burglary alarm.

The service says the operation's focus is on apprehending individuals wanted for property crimes, which are known to increase during the holiday season.