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Police special operation leads to 92 stops, 18 arrests

The operation involved 46 officers.

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 9:26 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2021 9:02 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Mulitple law enforcement agencies carried out a special operation that led to 92 traffic stops and 18 arrests.

Law enforcement officers from the St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force hit the streets Wednesday night into early Thursday morning as part of an operation targeting crime and fleeing vehicles.

The operation involved 46 officers. The arrests resulted in various investigative charges including resisting, and city and state warrants. Seven vehicles fled from officers during the operation. Helicopter support from the Missouri State Highway Patrol helped catch six of the fleeing suspects and bring them to jail.

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Temperatures have dropped down below freezing for many this morning with mostly clear skies creating a few areas of frost. Today temperatures will struggle to warm up again into the upper 40s and lower 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. Tonight temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s again providing another frosty morning on Thursday. Southerly winds will return on Thursday helping to slowly warm temperatures back up into the upper 50s. Most of the day Thursday will be dry but rain chances will start to increase after about 6 PM. Rain chances will continue for the first half of the day Friday before moving out of our area. The weekend looks comfortable and spring like with temperatures in the 60s and 70s under mostly sunny skies. The warm up continues into next week with highs in the 70s and 80s on Monday.
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