Crime

20 arrested in probation sweep on the North Coast

A 19-year-old man is taken into custody by sheriff's Deputy Albert Ybarra, left, and Senior Correctional Deputy John Fox for allegedly possessing what authorities estimated to be nearly a pound of marijuana. He was not on parole or probation, but he was hanging out with people who were and was caught up in the sweep.
A 19-year-old man is taken into custody by sheriff's Deputy Albert Ybarra, left, and Senior Correctional Deputy John Fox for allegedly possessing what authorities estimated to be nearly a pound of marijuana. He was not on parole or probation, but he was hanging out with people who were and was caught up in the sweep. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Eight law enforcement agencies conducted a probation sweep on the North Coast on Tuesday night that resulted in 20 arrests.

The operation involved 60 people and targeted 41 individuals on parole or probation. Authorities showed up at the homes of parolees and probationers to check on whether they were obeying the terms of their release.

Others who were not on probation or parole were arrested when they were alleged to be breaking the law. Two of the cases resulted in Child Protective Services getting involved because parents had endangered their children, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Agencies involved in the operation included the Sheriff’s Department, Morro Bay police, San Luis Obispo County Probation, San Luis Obispo County Code Enforcement and Atascadero State Hospital. State and federal agencies also participated.

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