LI cops net 115 fugitives in 3-day roundup operation

Police netted more than 100 fugitives in a three-day roundup of felons around the Island called Operation Rolling Thunder. A total of 115 people were arrested, many with several prior arrests for crimes

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2008, 10:56 PM

Updated 5,925 days ago

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Police netted more than 100 fugitives in a three-day roundup of felons around the Island called Operation Rolling Thunder.
A total of 115 people were arrested, many with several prior arrests for crimes such as robbery, assault and drug sales. Eight agencies teamed up and sent out about 75 operatives over three days to make the arrests.
?In Nassau County the message is clear,? Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice says. ?You can run, but you can't hide.?
The roundup also led to the surrender of a man who was overseas. Khurram Siddiqui, of Dix Hills, was arrested in 2006 for DWI but never presented himself in court. When police knocked on his door, his wife was home and called him in India. He returned to the U.S., turned himself in to Suffolk police and paid a fine.
Detectives say during the operation, 18 violent felons, four known gang members and one sex offender were arrested.


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