Sheriff Gary Schaffer and US Marshal James Plousis announced that 35 fugitives have been arrested and three ounces of cocaine seized in a three day operation to track down fugitives wanted by Cape May Law Enforcement. This is the second time in the last year that both these agencies have partnered to bring criminals and fugitives to justice.
The US Marshals Service’s New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and members of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office began investigating and tracking the locations of wanted persons six weeks ago. Sheriff Schaffer assigned members of his Warrants and ID Bureau to work directly with the US Marshal’s Office and used the valuable resources that the Marshal’s Task Force has to assist in tracking down fugitives from Cape May County. Sheriff Officer Theresa McKnight was assigned to the task force full time during this period.
Fugitives were arrested throughout the state of New Jersey from Newark to Cape May and throughout the State of Pennsylvania. Teams of officers from various agencies participated in the operation. As more tips were developed as to locations during the sweeps, information was passed on to police departments where the fugitives were located and they were apprehended.