Shelton, Bridgeport police make arrests in warrant sweep

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Police in Shelton and Bridgeport say they have arrested more than two dozen people wanted for various crimes as part of a statewide warrant sweep.

The action, dubbed “Operation Penalty Box,” saw 19 arrest warrants served in Bridgeport, with 16 suspects taken into custody, according to Bridgeport police. Shelton police said they arrested seven individuals, with more arrests expected.

The arrests by Bridgeport police included offenses ranging from failure to appear in court to reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint and assault charges.

The arrests by Shelton police include burglary, larceny and an alleged sexual assault, among others.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in this operation, taking special note of the hard work occurring on a regular basis in the Domestic Violence Unit and the Fugitive Task Force,” Bridgeport police Captain Kevin Gilleran wrote in a news release. “This operation was a success because of your outstanding performance and dedication to duty.”