BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore sheriff’s deputies arrested 22 people in a two-day Mother’s Day warrant sweep targeting people wanted on child support warrants.
In total, officials say the 22 people arrested in the sweep on Thursday and Friday owe nearly $328,000 in child support payments.
The sweep is usually held in the days running up to Mother’s Day. While most of those arrested are men, five of those taken into custody for child support offenses are women.
The Sheriff’s Office estimates that there are more than 2,000 open child support warrants for people who live in the city or once lived in the city. The office’s full-time warrant team focused on child support offenses, which is partially funded by a federal grant, arrests more than 30 offenders a month.
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