17 Arrested in East County Probation Sweep - NBC 7 San Diego

17 Arrested in East County Probation Sweep



    17 Arrested in East County Probation Sweep
    San Diego County Sheriff's Department

    Law enforcement officials arrested 17 people in a probation sweep across neighborhoods in San Diego’s East County.

    According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the sweep – part of the county’s Regional Realignment Response Group – took place from 6 a.m. through 3 p.m. in Santee, Lakeside and El Cajon. Officers and deputies visited probationers to make sure they were following conditions of their release.

    Not everyone passed the check-in.

    Officials said a total of 17 people were arrested in the operation for a range of charges including being wanted on a warrant, probation violations, possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice and being under the influence of a controlled substance. The arrestees varied in age, from 20 to 52 years old.

    Officials said the goal of a sweep like this is to track known offenders and their associates. Deputies can then trace that information to actual crimes and address safety issues in local communities.

    Get the latest from NBC 7 San Diego anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android