East Valley authorities crack down on domestic violence

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Police in the east Valley are hitting back against domestic violence. A huge roundup is in full swing with a two-day operation in Mesa and Chandler.

In Chandler alone, authorities are going after 100 people with warrants out for their arrest for domestic violence. And across the rest of the east Valley, other agencies are doing the same.

"We have a list of individuals that we are looking for and we are just going down the list," says Det. Seth Tyler of the Chandler Police Dept.

This all comes in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal of this operation is to apprehend as many outstanding suspects as possible.

"This is our way of reaching out to the community to remind them this is a problem, and reaching out to the victims and letting them know we are still seeking justice for them," says Det. Tyler.

The Chandler Police Department is asking those suspects who are aware they are wanted on an outstanding Chandler arrest warrant to self-surrender. This can be accomplished at any of the Department’s three precincts. Self-surrender allows the suspect the opportunity to choose the date, time, and location to turn himself or herself into authorities, instead of the alternative, which could occur at any time.

"You probably don't want us coming to your work looking for you because you have an active warrant for your arrest," says Det. Tyler.