Eight convicted felons were arrested Wednesday for parole and probation violations during a compliance sweep in the San Jacinto area that turned up illegal drugs and guns, authorities said.
The operation was carried out by Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT and K-9 deputies, as well as county probation officers, anti-gang personnel and Soboba Reservation tribal police.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Wade Lenton said 19 residences and 27 parolees and probationers were targeted during the sweep.
“The goal was to reduce crime, safeguard our local communities, and enforce the terms of the persons currently on formal probation or parole,” Lenton said. “Deputies seized four non-California-compliant rifles, three handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, drug paraphernalia and 108 grams of methamphetamine.”
The majority of those contacted during the operation were in compliance with their release terms, according to the sergeant.
He said only one of the eight individuals taken into custody resisted; the others were arrested without incident.
No injuries were reported.