Port Lavaca police to participate in warrant roundup

If you have an outstanding warrant, consider paying up or you may get arrested.

The Port Lavaca Police Department, the Port Lavaca Municipal Court and other area law enforcement are gearing up to participate in the fifth annual Great Warrant Roundup, beginning Saturday.

The roundup will target defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from the participating jurisdiction, according to a release issued by Port Lavaca Police Chief John Stewart. Stewart said the roundup is believed to be the largest of its kind and that police officers will be making arrests for several days.

About 240 jurisdictions across the state will take part in the roundup. Thousands of notices were mailed across the state. Those who may be affected are encouraged to contact the appropriate jurisdiction before the roundup begins, Stewart said in the release.