Law enforcement's Sept. 17 blitz was hit and miss

Sandusky police were aiming to seize weapons on Sept. 17 when they recruited local, state and federal law enforcement officers for an eight-hour, citywide blitz.
Emil Whitis
Sep 30, 2011

 

Sandusky police were aiming to seize weapons on Sept. 17 when they recruited local, state and federal law enforcement officers for an eight-hour, citywide blitz.

FBI agents, sheriff's deputies, police and other law enforcement officials spent the day scouring bars, stopping vehicles and serving warrants, but in the end they didn't seize a single weapon.

They did, however, make a few dozen arrests and issue some citations, as well as seizing $5,000 cash and a little less than a pound of marijuana, according to police Chief Jim Lang.

Pick up Friday's Register to get the full breakdown on the day's tally, including the number of felony arrests, misdemeanor arrests and other citations.

 

Comments

donutshopguy

 Wondered why I say Huron police cars over in the housing development by Strobel field.

Darkhorse

What areas were they working in or was it all over town?  I can't believe there were no guns confiscated.  Eight hour blitz is a lot of tax dollars if you don't have the right strategy

excel

Fail... They spent more than 5,000 on gas just to drive those 10 cars all following each other.

Toothfinn

40,000 killed in Mexico sense 2006 releted to drugs. Was the cost of this operation worth what was confiscated ? Yes. It's time to let drug dealers and their cliental know that the game is up. If law enforcement has to crawl before walking so be it, sooner or later they will be running and so will the drugs. Everyone who partakes of these drugs needs to know that the blood of those in Mexico killed in these drug wars is on their hands. Is the few minutes of pleasure worth the blood ?  

Taxpayer

Hey Jimmy, you are doing the exact same thing you did at other agencies and you are still getting the same consequence.  You SPENT how much for this operation with NO significant results??  You are either lame with your intelligence leadership or you have a considerable leak.  The majority of people will side with LE spending money for special ops as long as there are tangible returns.  The stated goal was to seize weapons and NONE were found?  The ONLY outcome to this "citywide blitz" was LESS than a pound of marijuana?  Or was "less than a pound" really several ounces?  Come on!  Of all the thugs, shootings and major crimes in the city that is it?  The feds will no longer participate in operations with such dismal execution.  What does that tell you??       

ANGEL AMONG YOU

 I wonder.........Did they check out the LOCAL CLUBHOUSE ? on dewitt ave. HMMMMMMM