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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Tuesday April 19th, 2011 :: 01:30 p.m. CDT

180 Arrests Made in Operation Return to Owner V

Chicago Police and Law Enforcement Partners Target Public Violence in Joint Crime Suppression Mission Over Spring Break

180 Arrests Made in Operation Return to Owner V

CHICAGO – Chicago Police and several law enforcement partners conducted a crime suppression mission in targeted areas of the City as one of several nitiatives geared toward promoting a safe spring break. Operation Return to Owner V honed in on criminal activity in several high crime areas, as well as bad business practices taking place in these communities.

The operation consisted of Chicago Police personnel and teams from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Illinois Department of Corrections; Illinois State Police; Cook County Sheriff's Office; and the City Inspection Task Force (CITF.

Operation Return to Owner V operated in the City's 3rd, 10th, and 20th Districts over the weekend. Chicago Police district law enforcement personnel participated in the operation along with Vice, Narcotics, Gang Enforcement, Targeted Response, Mobile Strike Force,
Fugitive Apprehension, and Traffic Section units, as well as Midnight Tactical Teams.

The mission began on Friday morning at 5 a.m. and was completed at 5 a.m. on Sunday. There were no homicides or aggravated batteries with a firearm committed in the targeted areas during the operation.

"Effective partnerships are a critical component of our crime fighting strategies," said Interim Superintendent Terry G. Hillard. "When we join our resources to fight crime, there is a powerful impact and it is undeniable that criminal activity will not be tolerated in our
communities," he added.

As a result of the operation, there were a total of:
• 180 arrests, including 65 felonies and 36 warrants
• 18 parolees returned to prison for violating terms of their parole
• 1 search warrant executed
• 3 guns seized
• 306 moving violations
• 440 parking violations
• 3 vehicles impounded
• 3 stolen vehicles recovered
• 92 vehicle tows
• 22 Administrative Notice of Ordinance Violations
• 5 curfew violators

The City Inspection Task Force inspected multiple establishments in the 3rd, 10th, and 20th Districts, resulting in numerous violations. Among these were nearly 200 building code violations, and four businesses closed for dangerous conditions.

This is the fifth Operation Return to Owner since July 2010 and the first in 2011. Cumulatively, there have been 857 arrests and 107 parolees returned to prison as a result of this joint law enforcement mission.

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Chicago, IL 60653

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