Thousand Oaks - Thirty Arrested in Probation / Parole Sweep
12/20/2013 5:30:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
Probation / Parole Sweep
City of Thousand Oaks, CA
Date & Time:
12-20-13 @ 5:30 PM
City of Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, Bike Patrol, School Resource Officers and Detectives; City of Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, City of Moorpark Special Enforcement Detail, Sheriff's Gang Unit, Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit, Sheriff's Tactical Response Team, Sheriff's Custody Division, Simi Valley Police Department, Ventura County Probation Agency, and the Ventura Parole Unit.
On 12-20-13, approximately 65 law enforcement officers from around the county conducted probation / parole sweeps in the City of Thousand Oaks. During the holiday season, crimes of theft tend to rise. The Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit wanted to take a proactive approach and focus the searches primarily on gang members, drug users, and thieves. The objective of the operation was to take a zero-tolerance approach to enforcing the individuals probation / parole terms as outlined by the court. The operation had two parts; First, the officers conducted probation / parole sweeps at approximately 67 designated locations throughout the City of Thousand Oaks. The second part of the operation was to conduct saturation patrol within the City. Teams were directed to focus on areas where gang violence is more prevalent, conduct hotel and bar checks, and foot patrol at the major shopping centers.
The operation netted 31 arrests, which included 7 felony arrests, 19 misdemeanor arrests, 4 citations for violations of probation, and 1 warrant arrest. One subject was also cited and released for an infraction.
Subjects were arrested for possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of controlled substances, outstanding warrants, providing false information to peace officers, possession of deadly weapons, parole violations, probation violations, minor in possession of alcohol, and drinking alcohol in public.
Subjects that were not cited and released were booked into the Ventura County Jail.
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Sergeant Dan Hawes
Media Release Date:
December 20, 2013
Detective Doug Gojkovich (805) 371-8333
Captain Mike Hartmann