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SDSO Sweep Nets 43 Arrests Including AB 109 Offenders

Oceanside CA- (SDSO) Yesterday, March 18th at approximately 9:00 a.m., deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department conducted a probation compliance operation that resulted in 43 arrests.

Many of the individuals arrested were AB 109 offenders who are on supervised release due to the Public Safety Realignment Act. AB 109 shifts the responsibility for incarcerating many low-risk inmates from the state to counties. This shift from state to county is also being called “prison realignment.” It is supposed to help relieve the California prison over crowding problem- See more about AB 109 here [Link]

Dozens of deputies swept through the Santee, Lakeside and Unincorporated areas throughout the day visiting probationers and checking to see if they were abiding by the terms of their releases from county jail. Deputies targeted 24 homes, conducted directed vehicle and foot patrols as well focusing on the riverbeds and the Santee Trolley Station. In addition to the 43 arrests, drugs were confiscated as well as individuals being under the influence of drugs and individuals who were in possession of stolen property.