ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - If you think you could possibly have a warrant out in Zachary, now is the time to take care of it or the police chief says you risk spending the holidays in jail.
Chief David McDavid said officers with the Zachary Police Department will start knocking on doors Monday of people with outstanding warrants. Police are trying to clear up their backlog.
According to McDavid, there are currently roughly 5,000 open warrants. Some of them even date back to the 80s.
He said the department is doing the best it can to contact people now. Officials are even using social media to get in touch with some.
"If I've got them on Facebook, if I can find them, I'll let them know that, hey, you've got a warrant," McDavid said. "You need to call this number to clear it up. I'm letting you know because we're going to begin December the 8th on warrants."
He added the warrants range from simple seat belt violations to DWI to domestic violence to felonies.
If you think one of those warrants could be for you, the chief said you need to call the Zachary Clerk of Courts office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and officials will let you know what you need to do.
The number to call is 654-0044.