More than 3 dozen arrested in annual Lucas County domestic violence sweep

10/18/2012
BLADE STAFF

More than three dozen people were arrested Wednesday in the annual Lucas County domestic violence offender sweep.

Lucas County Sheriff James Telb said 42 people were picked up during the sweep, 12 of them on felony domestic violence warrants. Numerous law enforcement agencies and advocate organizations were on hand today during a morning news conference to announce the results.

Toledo police Detective Mary Jo Jaggers said there were several foot pursuits during the sweep, which started at 8 a.m. and ended at about 11 p.m. No injuries were reported and most arrests were made without incident.

The sweep, done every October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is done to send a message to perpetrators and victims, Sheriff Telb said.

"We're gonna get 'em, and we're gonna keep going," Sheriff Telb said of the suspects who alluded police Wednesday.

Victim advocates stressed the importance of the available services in the region, adding that one in four women will become a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.