State police Lt. Frederick Hess said he'd love nothing more than to conduct an "Operation Pressure Point" every month.
And York County District Attorney Tom Kearney predicted law-enforcement agencies will band together again for similar operations.
"This is only the beginning," Kearney said. "It's what we need to do."
Operation Pressure Point was a 72-hour enforcement initiative that began at 6 a.m. Friday, ended at 6 a.m. Monday and resulted in numerous arrests for everything from drunken driving to drug dealing, according to Hess, commander of the York barracks of state police.
"It was a very big success," he said.
Massive operation: Planned by state police, a number of agencies participated in Operation Pressure Point, according to Hess, including the U.S. Marshals Service, York Area Regional Police, York City Police, West Manchester Township Police, Northern York County Regional Police, Spring Garden Township Police, Springettsbury Township Police, the York County Sheriff's Office, York County Probation and Parole, state probation/parole officers, and the Center for Traffic Safety.
The state troopers who participated were from patrol, crime, vice, liquor control enforcement and fugitive task force, Hess said.
More than 150 officers, troopers and others participated in the operation, according to Adam Kosheba, criminal investigation section commander for Troop H in Harrisburg.
Wide net: They focused on serving warrants, highway drug interdiction, speed enforcement, aggressive-driving enforcement, auto theft enforcement, DUI enforcement -- including two sobriety checkpoints and numerous roving patrols -- and bar inspections conducted by state liquor control enforcement agents, Hess said.
"When there is cooperation and the leveraging of assets not available to one police department ... great things can happen to make our community safer," Kearney said. "We're going to see more of this."
He acknowledged such massive operations are expensive, but said "the cost is traded in lives."
And hopefully, Kearney said, people will notice.
"We need to demonstrate that we will getcha," he said. "That causes people to think."
The numbers: During operation pressure point, police arrested 62 people for suspected intoxicated driving, made seven drug-dealing arrests and 14 misdemeanor drug arrests, served 64 criminal warrants and issued 697 traffic citations, Kosheba said.
They seized heroin, marijuana, crystal meth, LSD, crack and powder cocaine, $900 cash, two vehicles and three handguns, one of which had an obliterated serial number, Kosheba said.
The operation required more than 50 hours of planning of several weeks, he said.
3-strike felon: One of those arrested during Operation Pressure Point was Alex Deon Robinson, 25, of Hartley Street in York City.
Police said Robinson is a "third-strike felon" now accused of trading heroin for handguns. He's charged with drug dealing and possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, according to court records.
He remains in York County Prison on $100,000 bail and a probation violation for which he has no bail.
-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.