Sheriff’s deputies, along with seven other law enforcement agencies, arrested 22 South County residents Wednesday night for alleged probation and parole violations.
Arrests included felony warrants, being under the influence of a controlled substance and other miscellaneous charges, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
“It is very important for us to keep known fugitives and probation/parole violators in compliance with the terms of their releases from custody,” said Sheriff's south station Commander Ken Conway. “If you violate the terms of your release, you will be held accountable,” he added.
Coordinated through the Sheriff’s South County Patrol Station, deputies were joined by members of the Gang Task Force, SLO Probation, California Department of Corrections Parole unit (Santa Maria), SLO County Code Enforcement, Arroyo Grande Police Department, Atascadero State Hospital and Sheriff K-9 units.
“The important thing here is the regional coordination of resources to address specific criminal activity in order for us to be successful in suppressing repeat offenders,” said Sheriff Ian Parkinson.