U.S. Marshals wrap up Operation Fall Harvest

MILWAUKEE -- The U.S. Marshals office wrapped up its sex offender compliance operation known as Operation Fall Harvest. The operation was conducted from October 30, 2011 through January 24, 2012.

During the operation, members of the Fugitive Task Force, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department conducted home visits of 278 registered sex offenders on active probation and parole supervision in Milwaukee County.

As a result of these visits 44 felony arrests were made on offenders who were found to have violated their conditions of release or were wanted on a new sex offense.  Additionally, 15 investigations were opened for violations of the Adam Walsh Act, nine of which have been accepted for prosecution and six of which have been charged.