NEWPORT NEWS - Many Newport News Police officers are hitting the streets today and Friday to round up people wanted for crimes in the city.

After morning and afternoon briefings, officers were to go out to find and arrest those named in warrants. The photographs of the 15 people wanted in this sweep were in the Newport News/Hampton Wanted Ad that comes out in the Daily Press every Thursday, said police spokeswoman Holly McPherson.

Officers also will be taking calls from anyone who wants to give information about a suspect's whereabouts. You can call the Fugitive Unit at 928-4289 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

As of 1:30 p.m., 24 people had been arrested on 42 felony and misdemeanor warrants, McPherson noted.

Taking part in the two-day warrant sweep are officers from Newport News Police Department, US Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Newport News Sheriff's Office, Hampton Police Division, James City County Police Department, the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office, Chesapeake Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole and Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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