Compliance checks result in 85 arrests statewide; 5 parolees-at-large apprehended; new charges filed against 5 known predators; weapons, drugs and child porn confiscated
SACRAMENTO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) parole agents contacted 1703 sex-offender parolees during compliance checks as part of the 19th annual Operation Boo Child Safety Project on Halloween night 2012. Statewide, new charges were filed against 5 of the sex offender parolees contacted, 5 parolees at large were arrested, 2 parolees were found with child pornography, 7 weapons were confiscated and 17 parolees were found with narcotics.
“Our statewide efforts with Operation Boo on Halloween night help protect the innocence of California’s children as they enjoy the traditional trick-or-treating pastime. The 85 arrests made by our parole agents and GPS specialists prove how important it is that we continue these annual sweeps,” said Margarita Perez, Acting Director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.
On a regional basis:
Region 1 (which includes Northern and Central Inland counties and extends south to Kern County) conducted 218 searches and arrested 16 sex offender parolees, including one parolee-at-large.
Region 2 (which includes the Central Coast and the Bay Area counties) conducted 252 searches and arrested 16 sex offender parolees, including three 3 parolees-at-large.
Region 3 (which includes the greater Los Angeles area) conducted 358 searches and arrested 16 parolees, including one parolee-at-large.
Region 4 (which includes San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego and Imperial counties) conducted 875 searches and arrested 37.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
CONTACT: LUIS PATINO