Release - December 5, 2002
Office of the Commissioner of Probation
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|December 5, 2002
Holland, Director of Communications
PITTSFIELD DISTRICT COURT PROBATION OFFICERS
TARGET SCOFFLAWS IN RECENT "WARRANT ROUNDUP"
District Court Probation Officers, in collaboration with the Pittsfield
Police Department and the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department,
nabbed 28 offenders during a six-hour warrant sweep the group referred
to as “Warrant Roundup.”
“Warrant Roundup” took place one early Sunday morning in late November.
The group -- 34 probation officers, police officers, and sheriff’s
deputies-- averaged a total of five arrests each hour. The offenders
were arrested on charges that ranged from probation violations to
Probation Officers worked with the police and sheriff’s deputies
for several months to plan the sweep. More warrant sweeps are being
Officer Matthew Stracuzzi served as the coordinator for the sweep.
Stracuzzi compiled and verified a comprehensive warrant list and
worked closely with the other law enforcement agencies that participated
in the sweep. Pittsfield Probation Officers Donald Wright Jr., Brian
Alarie, and John Lander also participated in the sweep.
Roundup is a great example of Probation’s strong partnership with
local law enforcement and with our combined resources, we will be
successful in maintaining and enhancing public safety in the community,”
said Pittsfield District Court Chief Probation Officer David M.
Massachusetts Probation Service is a department of the Massachusetts
Trial Court. There are 12 Superior Court, 70 District Court and
12 Probate and Family Court probation offices throughout the Commonwealth.
Probation’s Juvenile Court system includes 11 divisions which represent
every county in the state. The Office of the Commissioner of Probation
(OCP) serves as the central administrative office for the Massachusetts
Probation Service, the state Probation Service.