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29 arrested in compliance sweep in Kern County

Multiple agencies participated in the sweep targeting those on parole or probation.

September 14, 2012|By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times

A multi-agency compliance sweep in the California City area earlier this week led to the arrest of 29 people on parole or probation, authorities said Thursday.

The operation took place Wednesday and included Los Angeles County deputies from the Lancaster, Palmdale and Altadena sheriff's stations who teamed up with their counterparts from the Kern County Sheriff's Office and officers from the California City Police Department, officials said. Parole agents from the state Department of Corrections and personnel from the Department of Children and Family Services also participated.

The operation was conducted in the California City area, roughly 70 miles southeast of Bakersfield, because of the "overall increase" in the number of parolees and probationers who have moved there from the Antelope Valley cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, according to a statement by Deputy Michael E. Rust of the Lancaster sheriff's station. Authorities did not provide statistics.

"Due to limited resources, the California City Police Department has not been able to conduct routine compliance checks of these individuals," Rust said.

ann.simmons@latimes.com

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