October 11, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) -- Forty people are under arrest following Operation Summer's End in Santee, Lakeside and unincorporated El Cajon, the Sheriff announced today. The probation checks were held from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th. Operation Summer's End also included traffic stops and trolley patrols.
Those arrested were booked on charges of possessing drugs and paraphernalia, as well as possessing drugs for sale. Nearly $1,000 worth of methamphetamine was also seized during the operation.
The Sheriff's Department works with County Probation to ensure parolees and probationers are complying with the conditions of their release. According to a statement issued by the Sheriff’s office, the goal is to identify parolees and probationers involved in crime and their associates. The compliance checks are conducted to help those on conditional release avoid a criminal lifestyle. This is in addition to patrol teams already out in the field. These operations also help improve public safety.
If you see something suspicious, the Sheriff asks that you call the Sheriff's Department non-emergency line at (858) 565- 5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.