San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Conducted Compliance Check Operation Last Weekend.

Needles, CA: On Friday, April 27th, 2012 and Saturday, April 28th, 2012,  15 deputies from the Sheriff’s Colorado River Station, Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, Sheriff’s Gang Unit, and probation officers conducted a sex registrant, parole, and probation compliance check operation.

In addition, a saturation patrol detail of the Needles area was conducted due to a significiant increase in the number of visitors in the area for the Laughlin River Run event. Additional persons not on parole or probation and locations of suspected criminal activity were  also checked as a result of complaints and/or ongoing investigations.

Deputies contacted over 32 registered sex offenders, parolees, and probationers during the operational period. As a result, several persons were arrested for various crimes, including three parolees found violating their terms of parole.

Parolee Joshua Jenkins, age 32 of Needles, California was arrested for possession of a fiream and parole violations.

Matthew Solari, age 24 of Needles, California was found in possession of a simulated weapon in violation of his parole terms and was arrested.

Parolee Anthony Garcia, age 33 of Needles, California was arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

All suspects were booked at the Colorado River Station Jail.

During one compliance check, deputies located a stolen firearm. The investigation is ongoing and a suspect believed to be responsible for possessing the stolen firearm is expected to be identified when the investigation is completed.

All sex registrants in Needles, California were found in compliance of state law. Deputies enforcing traffic laws wrote several citations to violators for various traffic violations.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to report no significiant or unusual incidents occurred over the weekend in the Needles area. Public safety for Needles residents and the traveling public in eastern San Bernardino County continues to be a priority of the Colorado River Station. Special enforcement operations of this type will continue to take place in an effort to combat crime.

Citizens are always encourged to report any suspicious activity or criminal activity by calling the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station at 1 (760) 326-9200, or in an emergency, call 911. Citizens may also report crimes and remain anonymous by calling We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
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(Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth)

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