- Friday February 4th, 2011 :: 03:53 p.m. PST
El Rio, Nyeland Acres and Saticoy areas: 21 arrested in Probation / Parole sweep
On Thursday night, more than 40 deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department conducted a 5-hour probation and parole sweep in the unincorporated areas of El Rio, Nyeland Acres and Saticoy. The deputies went to more than 140 residences and made 21 arrests for mostly narcotics related offenses. The variety of narcotics charges include being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, and possession of paraphernalia used to ingest narcotics.
The probation and parole searches were conducted as part of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department ongoing proactive enforcement in areas prone to gang violence.
The Sheriff’s Department was able to gather the large group by reassigning deputies from other units throughout the Department. The units assisting included the Sheriff’s Gang Unit, Camarillo Gang Unit, Thousand Oaks Gang Unit, Thousand Oaks Bike Patrol, Narcotics, Moorpark Detectives, Fillmore Gang Unit, Ojai Station, Headquarters Sub Station, and the Sheriff’s Prisoner Transportation Unit.
In addition to Sheriff Department personnel, officers from the California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections, and Ventura County Probation officers assisted in the operation.
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009
Sgt Bill Schierman
Sheriff's Gang Unit