Centralia police arrest six, attempt to arrest 33 others during annual National Family Violence Apprehension detail 


On Nov. 14, sergeants and officers with the Centralia Police Department joined agencies across the nation in apprehending suspects who have domestic violence warrants.

Centralia police conducted 39 attempted arrests and had a total of six arrests on Nov. 14, according to the Centralia Police Department, which collaborated with Centralia’s municipal court and prosecuting attorney's office and was assisted by a member of the state Department of Corrections. 

Three individuals turned themselves in after learning of their warrants, according to the Centralia Police Department.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office created this detail 20 years for their county and encouraged their neighboring agencies to join the cause. Each October, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the sheriff’s office joins forces with agencies nationwide to locate and arrest persons with outstanding family violence warrants. 

“This collaborative effort reminds offenders that no matter where they flee, we will work to hold them accountable for their crimes. It also helps raise awareness of family violence in our communities,” the Centralia Police Department said in a news release. 

In the two decades since the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office founded the warrant sweep, thousands of participants across the U.S. have attempted to serve over 129,000 warrants and made over 17,600 arrests.

“We want to thank (the) Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for creating this detail and their ongoing coordination each year to help it grow,” the Centralia Police Department said in the news release. 

The Centralia Police Department encourages anyone with a domestic violence warrant to call their local court and turn themselves in. 

“Otherwise, one of us will come find youm,” the department stated. 

If you need to report a domestic violence crime, call 911 or 360-740-1105.

For domestic violence resources, visit https://hopealliance.org