NEWPORT NEWS - More than 75 people wanted by Newport News Police have been arrested in a warrant sweep since Wednesday.

Officials say Operation Heat Wave had netted 78 people on 37 felony charges and 74 misdemeanor charges by 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Photos of some of the men and women wanted in the city were published in the Daily Press. Officers hit the streets around 6:00 a.m. trying to find them.

Police also are manning the phones taking tips from people who might know where some of the people are.

Anyone with information on wanted persons can call the Fugitive Unit at (757) 928-4289 or they may call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP

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