Superior Police Prepare to Follow up on 3,500 Outstanding Warrants

By KBJR News 1

March 1, 2013 Updated Mar 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - As of today, the likelihood of being arrested for an outstainding warrant in Douglas County has officially increased now that we're in March, or, according to Superior Police, the enforcement phase of the round up.

The warrant round up, which was announced by Superior authorities last month, is a combined effort between the Superior Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's office.

The goal of the round up, says Police Chief Charles LaGesse, is to gain voluntary compliance and avoid getting arrested by paying owed fines. Over $100 K of said fines are in commitment warrants alone. For outstanding bench or arrest warrants, an individual needs to set a court date.

And age knows no boundaries when it comes to collecting on these warrants, as some cases, including one first–degree attempted murder charge, involve defendants in their nineties.

Chief LaGesse says there are two good reasons for that.

"It's important because there [are] victims in crimes, and justice requires that the perpetrator be held accountable. And, the government [has] a lot of money in the processing of these violations," said LaGesse.

Every warrant is posted on the Douglas County website's home page, under the "warrant round up" link. Anyone with a small claims or commitment warrant should contact the Clerk of Courts office to arrange payment. Anyone with a bench or arrest warrant should contact the District Attorney's office to set up a court date.

You can find that link RIGHT HERE

- Posted to the Web by Billy Wagness