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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday probation sweep results in 40 arrests in east Los Angeles County

Daily BulletinA “Home for the Holidays” probation sweep from Dec. 9 through Friday in eastern Los Angeles County resulted in 40 arrests in connection with a variety of crimes, according to a Pomona Police Department news release.

Cities that were part of the sweep were Azusa, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale, Pomona, La Verne, West Covina and Whittier, according to the release.

There were 215 probation and parole compliance checks, which resulted in 40 arrests. Twelve of the arrests were in connection with AB109, the state’s prison realignment program; 17 were for parole violations; seven for sex offender violations; and four other arrests for felony or misdemeanor warrants, according to the release.

Additionally, 15 firearms were seized, and narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia also were confiscated.

Many holiday crimes, according to the release, are committed by repeat offenders who believe people have more money and property with them during the holidays. Also, criminals on parole or probation tend to return home to be with families, according to the release.

On Dec. 9, the San Gabriel Valley East AB109 Task Force, operated out of the Pomona Police Department, conducted a series of one-day, one-city operations titled “Home for the Holidays.” continue reading...

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