Halloween Sting Brings Chilling Results
Sacramento, CA – A statewide Halloween stake out operation targeted sex offenders on parole and got some chilling results.
The holiday sweep, coordinated by California corrections officials, is designed to keep sex offenders from contacting children or engaging in other Halloween activities. This year’s sting involved officers contacting 1,252 parolees statewide on Wednesday. The operation netted 110 sex offender parolee arrests. That’s about 9 percent of those parolees singled out during the sweep. Regarding the arrest, eight parolees face new charges while the rest allegedly violated conditions of their parole. Thirty offenders were found with pornography, 31 had drugs or other parole violations, and 13 were found with weapons.
Clark Broadcasting also contacted the Tuolumne County Probation Department to inquire if they were involved with the sting and have not yet heard back. According to the arrest logs in both Tuolumne and Calaveras counties there were no arrests involving sex offender parolees.