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9:21 p.m. EDT, June 26, 2013
Virginia State Police and other law enforcement agencies arrested 58 fugitives last week during a three-day operation on the Peninsula.
Police arrested the fugitives on 21 felonies and 59 misdemeanors June 18-20 during the arrest sweep titled Operation Street Sweeper, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.
There were 17 people arrested in Hampton and 15 in Newport News, in addition to 26 individuals arrested in Williamsburg, York County, Poquoson and James City County, Anaya said. The arrests were made without incident, she said.
Among those arrested in the sweep was Justin A. LaFontaine, of Hampton, who was charged with grand larceny and Sean Christopher Kelsey, of Newport News, on two counts of prescription fraud, according to a Wednesday release from Anaya.
LaFontaine and Kelsey were arrested on June 18 and booked in the Hampton City Jail.
On June 19, police arrested Pleas Yates III of Newport News on grand larceny and conspiracy charges; James Edward Carney ofYork County on probation violation for two felonies; Eric Vince Vannostrand of Newport News on malicious wounding and breaking and entering charges; and Jacquetta Dixon of Newport News on three abduction charges, two firearms charges and one malicious wounding charge. Yates, Carney Vannostrand and Dixon were booked in the Newport News City Jail, Anaya said.
On June 20, police arrested Jenifer Erin Daniels on a grand larceny charge; Matthew James Falls on grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny charges and Fijiko Langley Hopkins on utter a forged check and obtaining money by false pretenses charges. The three, of Williamsburg/James City County, were booked in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to Anaya.
Law enforcement personnel from Hampton, James City County, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg andYork County assisted in the roundup. The U.S. Marshal's Service, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Chesapeake Field Office also assisted in the operation.
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