New Mexico State Police and the Santa Fe New Mexican continue teaming up for Operation Descansos — essentially a joint effort DWI warrant roundup project. The following is an update sent out to media Tuesday morning from the New Mexican State Police Department:
On, March 17th and March 25th ,2012 local law enforcement teams performed DWI Warrant Operations in Santa Fe County, during these operations there were a total of 50 attempts, and 2 arrest with 3 warrant served.
Santa Fe County “Operation Descansos” started September 26, 2010 when the Santa Fe New Mexican published the names and photos of offenders in Santa Fe County who have outstanding DWI warrants. Since the beginning of the program in September 2010, 970 DWI warrants served through arrests and surrenders.
The Department of Public Safety Special Investigations Division supported by the Santa Fe Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance in collaboration with the Santa Fe Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office conduct monthly warrant roundups for DWI offenders who refuse to comply with the law, thanks to funding of the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
In addition, Crime Stoppers has offered a reward to anyone with information regarding crimes or the location of DWI offenders with outstanding DWI warrants. Callers will remain anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest in these cases.
Anyone with information regarding crimes, or the whereabouts of fugitives, is encouraged to contact Santa Fe Crime Stoppers at (505) 955-5050.