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Akron, Ohio – Thousands of people turned themselves in to clear their active warrants in Summit County.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine said 1,548 people turned themselves in during the Fugitive Safe Surrender event. It led to 3,669 warrants being cleared.

In a press release, Dewine was quoted as saying, “We are pleased that so many people took advantage of this opportunity to surrender and do the right thing.” “Some of these individuals have been running from their past warrant or warrants for years. Now that they’ve cleared up their past, they can focus on a better future.”

The program was held at The House of Lord on Diagonal Road in Akron this week.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Fugitive Safe Surrender Program gives people with misdemeanors and low-level felonies a chance to resolve their warrants in the church. Before the program, there were approximately 6,000 felony warrants in Summit County and 16,000 misdemeanor warrants in Akron, Barberton, and Stow.

Now that the event is over, police will be conducting sweeps in an effort to arrest those with warrants.