SHERIFF CONDUCTS ANTI-GANG SWEEP IN FALLBROOK

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The North County Regional Gang Task Force, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Fallbrook Substation, conducted an anti-gang enforcement operation in Fallbrook on Saturday night, June 13th. The operation focused on all gang members residing in the jurisdiction of the Fallbrook command.

Deputies conducted directed patrol, gang compliance checks, and probation and parole searches on gang members. The operation lasted 10 hours and resulted in the following statistics: Approximately 100 contacts were made with potential gang members or associates. Deputies made three felony and one misdemeanor arrest. These arrests were for violations of parole and or probation and possession of marijuana. Three citations were issued for Vehicle Code violations and sixteen (16) field interviews were conducted on documented gang members from Fallbrook and Temecula. Funding for this operation was provided through a federal grant under Project Safe Neighborhood. Additional anti-gang operations are scheduled for the Fallbrook area.