“Operation Mother’s Day” Leads to Eight Arrests

(Harford County, MD – May 17, 2007) — Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Office of Child Support Enforcement Unit participated in a two day multi-jurisdictional child support warrant sweep. Sheriff’s Deputies joined forces with Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office and Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office to aggressively pursuit dead beat parents.

The collaborative effort was initiated by Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office and named “Operation Mother’s Day”. The purpose of the operation is to locate child support violators whom the Circuit Court of Maryland has issued arrest warrants for failing to pay child support.

Deputies from all three agencies worked in teams to locate violators. On Tuesday May 8, 2007, the deputies attempted to serve warrants in the Baltimore County area. On Wednesday May 9, 2007, deputies attempted warrant serve at several Baltimore City locations. A total of 50 Harford County Circuit Court arrest warrants were attempted leading to eight arrests for non-support violations with one detainer placed on an individual who is incarcerated.

Sergeant Charles Schruefer of the Office of Child Support Enforcement Unit stated,

“We pleased with the results of the two day multi-jurisdictional warrant sweep. It is difficult to apprehend individuals outside of Harford County without the assistance of allied agencies. Schruefer concluded, “We are looking forward to future operations to apprehend violators who live and work outside the county but are wanted for child support violations in Harford County “.