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"Arrested? What a damn shame."
- Mirror Sisko, 2370 ("Crossover")

An arrest is a term used in law enforcement to describe when an official agency, most often the police, seize a person on the premise that a crime has been committed. Various terms are used to describe an arrest, such as "being taken into custody", "arrested", and a variety of other terms.

The Rigelians demanded the arrest of Jonathan Archer by Starfleet after one of their vessels was destroyed by what appeared to be his vessel, the Enterprise NX-01. In actuality, it was a Romulan vessel. (ENT: "United")

In 2267, while confronting the Planet killer machine, Spock threatened to place Commodore Matt Decker under arrest if he did not relinquish command of the USS Enterprise. Spock did so per the orders of Captain James Kirk, who invoked his personal authority as Captain to order Spock to relieve the Commodore. (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine")

Spock once placed his half brother Sybok under arrest for seventeen violations of the Neutral Zone Treaty, although at the time Spock was actually a prisoner of his brother's Galactic Army of Light and Sybok found the situation amusing. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

In 2367, Worf was ordered by Data to take the brainwashed Geordi La Forge into custody to prevent him from assassinating Governor Vagh of Krios. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")

In 2370 of the mirror universe, Quark was arrested, interrogated, and eventually executed for aiding in the escape of Terrans from Terok Nor. (DS9: "Crossover")

In 2371, two officers of the Bajoran civil police arrived at the home of Shakaar Edon to arrest him for violating the Bajoran Provisional Government's order to return soil reclamators to them. Shakaar and Kira Nerys both subdued the officers and fled. (DS9: "Shakaar")

Rom was arrested by Dominion forces in 2374 for alleged terrorist activities, such as the attempted sabotage of Terok Nor. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")

Damar wanted to have Kira Nerys arrested shortly afterwards for assaulting him, but was not allowed to by Gul Dukat. (DS9: "Favor the Bold") Dukat did later order the arrest of Kira, Jake Sisko, and Leeta to hold them for questioning about their ties to Rom's alleged terrorist activites. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")

In the 29th century, Lieutenant Ducane placed Captain Braxton under arrest for crimes he was going to commit, after a future version of him was found to be attempting to sabotage and destroy the USS Voyager. (VOY: "Relativity")

The term "arrested" can also refer to a period of stagnation. Such is the case when one refers to an arrested culture. James T. Kirk once told Jojo Krako that his behavior was arrested, to which Krako confused the term with the law enforcement version and stated "I ain't never been arrested in my whole life!" (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

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