East County Probation Sweep Nets 14 Arrests

Local law enforcement agencies teamed up to conduct probation sweeps in the east county Tuesday.

The San Diego Sheriff's Department, Metropolitan Transit System and San Diego Probation Department worked together visiting the homes of 11 probationers in Santee, Lakeside and unincorporated El Cajon, beginning at 7 a.m., the sheriff's department said.

Child Protective Services was also on standby in case children were at risk as a result of the operation.

After the team completed their home visits, they took to public places where criminal activity might be prevalent, including riverbeds, parks and the Santee Trolley Station, sheriff's said.

The sheriff's department said 14 people were arrested for either probation violations, possession of narcotics or warrants as a result of the compliance operation.

Last month, a similar operation performed at east county trolley stops from La Mesa to Santee brought in 24 arrests. A warrant sweep in Fallbrook brought in nine.

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