Criminal Arrests - Warrants
On February 1, 2018 Benton Police Department received intelligence that a wanted person was in the area of McHenry Alley, Benton Borough. Officer Johnson notified the Columbia County Sheriff Office who confirmed the active arrest warrant on Marc Daniel Velez. While on patrol Officer Johnson noticed a vehicle traveling up McHenry Alley north towards North Street. Johnson watched as the vehicle turned into the Benton High School parking lot and traveled on to Park Street. As the vehicle passed Johnson identified Velez as the front seat passenger. Johnson initiated a traffic stop on School Street.
Marc Daniel Velez was taken into custody due to active criminal arrest warrants from the Columbia County District Attorney Office. Velez was transported to the Columbia County Prison by Columbia County Sheriff Deputy.
Also taken into custody was Courtney Mrozik who had active warrants for unpaid traffic violations. Mrozik provided the necessary payment and was released on scene.
After clearing this scene Officer Johnson proceeded to the area of Church Street where he recognized Michael Davis who was driving a vehicle on Church Street. Confirming that Davis also had active arrest warrant Johnson initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Church and 3rd Street. Davis was taken into custody and transported by the Columbia County Sheriff Deputy to the local magistrate office for arraignment.