Department of Public Safety acting commissioner Ambrosio Ogumoro has vowed that more arrests will be coming as a result of the Thief Apprehension Select Coalition's relentless operations.
Ogumoro said TASC members will arrest more people not only engaging in theft cases, but as well those involved in trafficking illegal drugs.
“We're working very hard,” said Ogumoro, citing TASC's recent arrests.
He said during a recent display at DPS of recovered stolen items, about 40 people showed up to check if one of those were their stolen property.
Ogumoro said he has to check with the officers in charge of the display as to how many of the 40 people actually were able to identify their property and got them back.
Ogumoro announced last month that he reactivated TASC as cases of burglary, arson, robbery, and theft on the islands have reached epidemic proportions.
TASC then arrested several people for theft, burglary, receiving stolen goods, and selling illegal drugs.
Ogumoro cited that from Jan. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2012, a total of 1,108 incidents of burglary, robbery, and theft, plus 12 arson cases have been reported to the police.
TASC was created in 2002 as a special group that focused on solving burglary, theft, and robbery cases. It was credited for 107 arrests between July 28 and Dec. 31, 2002. Of those arrests, 104 resulted in convictions.