Law enforcement ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’ results in 15 arrests in Social Circle

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Social Circle Police Chief Tyrone Oliver announced that a joint operation between the Social Circle Police Department, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Walton County 911 conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 – 10, resulted in 15 arrests, 13 of which were felony arrests. The operation focused on offenders with 4th amendment waivers due to probation or parole and offenders with active arrest warrants. The arrest included charges such as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of dangerous drugs and tampering with evidence as well as two misdemeanor arrests for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The team went to about 50 homes throughout the city of Social Circle and conducted compliance checks on probationers and parolees.

“I would like to send a huge thank you to all the Officers and Deputies who participated in this successful operation. My goal was to put together a collaborated law enforcement operation to let the citizens of Social Circle know that we are committed to improving their quality of life and making our community a safer place to live, work and play,” Oliver said in announcing the operation. “A special thank you to Coordinating Chief Dawn Corbin of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Sheriff Joe Chapman of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Director Wendra Williams of the Walton County 911 Center for allocating their resources in assisting the Social Circle Police Department in making this very successful operation.”

Oliver said, as Chief of Police, it is a pleasure to have such an outstanding working relationship with these surrounding agencies.

“I have confidence in knowing that we, as law enforcement in Walton County, can depend on each other when called upon to serve our communities,” he said, adding he hopes that the citizens see a positive impact from this operation and that he sends a clear message that he will not turn a blind eye on criminal activity. He encourages anyone with information regarding illegal activity in their area to call 911.

Photo contributed by Social Circle Police Department

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