SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. - A county-wide sweep conducted by the Solano County Sheriff's Office netted 17 arrests of registered sex offenders violating their probation or parole.
Solano County Deputy Sheriff Daryl Snedeker said the three-day sweep, beginning late last week and culminating on Tuesday, was carried out to ensure local sex registrants were not only complying with the terms of their probation or parole, but also living at the addresses currently listed on their registration forms.
During the sweep, 73 compliance checks were conducted on individuals with prior convictions for sexual offenses and currently registered sex offenders within Solano County.
Of the 73 registered offenders, 17 were found to be in violation of their parole or probationary terms and arrested. Two of those 17 were arrested and charged with new crimes, including possession of narcotics and possession of live ammunition by a convicted felon, said Snedeker.
"The Solano County Sheriff's Office is committed to protecting all citizens of Solano County from registered sex offenders and the devastation their acts can cause to families," said Sheriff Thomas Ferrara. "Continuing checks on registered sex offenders within Solano County is a priority of mine and securing the SAFE grant each year assists the Solano County Sheriff's Office in doing so."