This article was originally published on Montgomeryville Patch on October 19, 2016 by Justin Heinze

NORRISTOWN, PA – A total of nine individuals were arrested overnight Tuesday into Wednesday for domestic violence and not paying child support, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced.

One of those individuals was from Blue Bell, Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny said.

The arrests came as part of the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, also known as the “SWEEP.”

“We have a special team of deputies that serve domestic violence related court documents every day,” Kilkenny said. “However, participating in this huge effort, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, helps to bring national awareness and gets violent offenders off the street.”

The national sweep is a collaborative effort, which includes approximately 250 law enforcement agencies in 26 states, to crack down on offenses like harassment, assault, burglary, criminal mischief and criminal mistreatment, Kilkenny said.

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