Friday, February 18, 2011
2011 Great Texas Warrant Roundup
Every year law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Texas issue citations to violators that commit minor infractions of the law. The violator signs the citation promising they will appear before the court. Too many times, the violator never takes proper action to handle their pending case in the respective court. Many of these cases are traffic related citations that the violator did not follow up on, as a result an active warrant has been issued for their arrest.
Within this group of law enforcement agencies, there are thousands of active warrants and millions of dollars in unpaid fines.
Starting March 5, 2011, each of the law enforcement agencies here today and over 238 other law enforcement agencies across the State of Texas will participate in the Texas Warrant Roundup. The Roundup will last from March 5th though March 20th. Officers will be looking for individuals that have active warrants at their residence or workplace and during any hours of the day or night. With the help of law enforcement, officers will be actively searching for these wanted people.
The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind with arrests expected to continue for several days.
Hundreds of thousands of notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities. Numerous counties, justices of the peace, constables, and municipalities of all sizes will participate in the roundup.
We urge anyone with outstanding citations, especially those in warrant status, to come in and address their business with the Court as soon as possible. Many of the agencies are participating in a warrant amnesty period. This is the time to take care of your warrant without being arrested. Amnesty starts now, so please take advantage of this time to take care of your case.
Don¡¦t take a chance on being arrested. Take care of your business with the courts before March 5th. Beginning March 5th, the Great State of Texas Warrant Roundup begins and everyone contacted with an active warrant will be arrested.
For more information about warrants or citations visit the website at: www.bryantxmunicipalcourt.com or contact the Bryan Municipal Court at (979) 209-5400.
„« ONLINE ¡V www.bryantx.gov/courts
„« BY PHONE ¡V Call (979) 209-5254 (24 hour payment line)
„« BY MAIL ¡V Bryan Municipal Court, P.O. Box 1000, Bryan, TX 77805
„« IN PERSON, Bryan Municipal Court, 401 S. Tabor Ave, Bryan, TX 77805
DATES TO REMEMBER:
PRESS CONFERENCE : Friday, February 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Bryan Justice Center, 303 East 29th, Bryan, Texas.
BRYAN AMNESTY PERIOD : Monday, Feb 21 ¡V Friday, March 04, 2011
NOTE: Defendants can come in and pay fines ¡Vor¡V be subject to arrest during the round-up.
BRYAN ROUND-UP : Saturday, March 05 ¡V Sunday, March 20, 2011
COLLEGE STATION TIMELINE:
COLLEGE STATION AMNESTY : Monday, Feb 14 ¡V Friday, Feb 25, 2011
COLLEGE STATION ROUND-UP : Monday, Feb 28 ¡V Sunday, March 13, 2011
Officer Jon Agnew
Public Information Officer
Bryan Police Department
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