DuPage County sheriff's deputies captured five domestic violence offenders wanted on warrants Thursday in a sweep to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Warrant teams consisting of two or three deputies spent the day tracking down 74 domestic violence offenders with outstanding warrants. By day's end, they arrested five.
"We take the issue of domestic violence seriously and I hope that today's warrant sweep helps bring those who are attempting to avoid prosecution back into court." Undersheriff Frank Bibbiano said in a written statement. "Our Domestic Violence Unit will continue to work with victims of domestic violence and help provide them with the necessary resources and tools to help them rebuild after these life-altering events."
Since the first of the year, sheriff's officials say they have responded to and investigated 754 domestic violence cases and related offenses.
Victims of domestic violence are encouraged to contact the sheriff's office at (630) 407-2400 for assistance finding counseling for both adults and children, shelter care for victims and children, as well as assistance with obtaining emergency orders of protection.