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More Than 1,700 Arrested In 2-Week Detroit Area Crime Crackdown

DEARBORN (WWJ) - More than 400 felony arrests and 1,300 misdemeanor arrests were made during a two-week crackdown on crime in metro Detroit, according to police.

Operation Blue Light 2, which concluded at the end of December, involved 34 law enforcement agencies working together to disrupt various criminal activities and improve safety on the highways.

On top of the arrests, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald said officers made nearly 17,000 traffic stops.

Haddad said he appreciated the cooperation in his community.

"When you read the daily reports, it's obvious to me that — when we arrest somebody — they're usually wanted on about a dozen warrants, and it's not always Dearborn — it's Dearborn, Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Taylor, Oak Park, you get the picture," he said.

"You know, crime truly knows no borders, we're a highly mobile society, and successful criminals have a repetitive way about them," he said. "If it works here and they get away with it, then they go to the other communities and they perpetrate the same type of crime."

Haddad said he was impressed by how well everyone worked together to make the operation a success.

"It made only good sense that we pull together as a group and that we share information and that we share information and intelligence that so we can better protect our communities," he said.

Participating were Dearborn, Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Livonia, Redford, Taylor, Allen Park, Wayne State University, Wayne County Sheriff, Canton, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Ferndale, Garden City, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Hamtramck, Hazel Park, Highland Park, Michigan State Police, Oak Park, River Rouge, Romulus, Southgate, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Warren, Westland, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, DTE, and the FBI.

The names of those arrested and the details of their alleged crimes were not immediately released.

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