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Last week, we told you about “Operation Centennial Trail,” and how a dozen criminals were arrested and put in the Okanogan County Jail. Now we have more information from the U.S. Attorney's Office of Eastern Washington, who says that more than two dozen offenders were apprehended without incident and booked into detention facilities across Eastern Washington.

“Operation Centennial Trail” was a two-week warrant sweep conducted by the the United States Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. Also participating were the Brewster Police, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Colville Tribal Police, Idaho Department of Corrections, North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, the Sheriff's Offices of Benton, Spokane, Okanogan, Stevens and Yakima Counties, Omak Police, Washington State Department of Corrections, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and District of Idaho United States Marshals.

Within a span of two weeks, these law enforcement partners focused on apprehending violent fugitives and repeat offenders that were a risk to public safety within Eastern Washington. Offenders were apprehended on warrants for crimes of Assault, Burglary, Child Molestation, Dangerous Drugs, Illegal Entry, Failure to Register, Felon in Possession, Robbery, Sex Offenses, Possession of Child Pornography, Weapon Possession, and Vehicular Homicide.

The goal of “Operation Centennial Trail” was to reduce violent crime specifically in Eastern Washington, but also aimed to reduce the growing numbers of violent offenses across the state of Washington for the foreseeable future. During the operation, officers focused on reducing case backlogs, apprehending violent fugitives, and reducing overall violent crime.

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