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Glendale Police conduct domestic violence warrant roundup

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -

Police in Glendale are wrapping up a 2 and half day roundup of suspects with warrants for domestic violence.

We got an exclusive look at the operation.

The officers were looking for people who were convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence and then for whatever reason had warrants issued for their arrest.

Working 14 hours day, dozens of officer fanned out across the west valley, checking close to 350 locations for people with arrest warrants.

"At some point in the process they have been through the court system and they are not keeping up with the terms of their sentencing and warrants have been issued," says Sgt. Patrick Beumler, Glendale Police Dept.

In most cases, the suspect is hard to track down, but we were with officers when at a condo in north Phoenix when they spotted one of their guys. He ran inside and wouldn't come out.

Officer went inside to get him. He is one of 37 arrests over the past 2 and half days.

"We need to hold the offenders accountable there are victims in these cases. It does justice for these victims to be able to take these people to jail," says Sgt. Beumler.

This effort coincides with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

"A lot of times victims are trapped in these relationships financially or there are children are involved, there are other reasons the victims can't leave. Any time that we can get them in jail and away from the victim, it is an additional opportunity they have to start themselves over again."

All of the people arrested were taken to Glendale City Jail.

84 officers teamed up for this. They were able to clear 68 warrants. It was their best year yet.

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