- Monday July 22nd, 2013 :: 08:07 p.m. PDT
SEVEN ARRESTED IN A 13 LOCATION SEARCH
On Thursday, July 18, 2013, the Sheriff Department’s Parole Compliance Team and other local teams from the Antelope Valley Crime Fighting Initiatives (AVCFI) conducted numerous compliance checks of those released under AB-109, Governor Brown’s realignment of State incarcerated inmates released into local county jurisdictions. During the checks, a total of seven arrests were made of individuals either found not in compliance or arrested on newly discovered charges.
Lieutenant Larry Gregg, the AVCFI coordinator and incident commander for this operation said, “This operation was successful because of the hard work and dedication of the Parole Compliance personnel, including their crime analysts. Conducting these types of operations is important for the overall safety of the community.”
Teams involved in the operation included the Parole Compliance Team, who planned the operation, Lancaster Station’s LANCAP and Summer Enforcement Team, Palmdale’s Partner Against Crime team and two Community Oriented Policing Services Teams. Assisting in the searches were two Narcotic Canine units, one gun-detection canine unit, Probation department personnel and MART officers. MART, which stands for Multi-Agency Response Team, took four children into protective custody when 27 year-old Marcela Loera was arrested for possession of heroin and methamphetamine for Sales.
Lieutenant Gregg said it is important to conduct compliance checks on individuals released under various programs, including the Prisoner Realignment Bill because it “sets a standard for these individuals for their reintegration into society.” Lieutenant Gregg added, “The programs are available for those seeking help following their release through Work Source centers and other various educational and vocational assistance programs.”
A total of 13 locations were searched. Arrested were:
29 year-old Robert Vincent for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a parole violation.
27 year-old Anthony McConnell for possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sales and a parole violation.
35 year-old Diana Ponce and 50 year-old Stewart Quinn for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
20 year-old Isaiah Dunlap was arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon and a parole violation.
28 year-old Davis Flores was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation.
Lieutenant Gregg stated half of the locations searched resulted in criminal arrests. He further stated, “Most troubling is the number of criminals associating with each other, once released from prison.” He said additional searches are planned to “ensure those returned to society through an early release program are complying with their terms and conditions.”
Prepared by Deputy Jodi Wolfe
LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550