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Operation Boo check on sex offenders results in 82 arrests statewide

Posted at 10:11 AM, Nov 01, 2019

Law enforcement arrested 82 sex-offender parolees during its Operation Boo across the state on Thursday.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) parole agents contacted 1,275 sex-offender parolees for compliance checks or searches as part of the 26th annual Operation Boo Child Safety Project on Halloween night.

Statewide, new charges of various types were filed against seven of the active sex-offender parolees contacted, according to a press release. Pornography was confiscated from a total 21 of the parolees checked on Halloween night, officials stated.

"A total 23 parolees were found with narcotics, narcotic paraphernalia or were in violation of other conditions of parole. Six parolees were caught with weapons," officials stated. "A parolee-at-large was also arrested.
Local agencies sent a total 108 law enforcement partners to aid CDCR’s 466 parole agents from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) in the statewide operation."

We reached out to CDCR for numbers on the local effort.

“Our thanks go to all DAPO agents and local law enforcement who participated in this statewide operation to ensure parolee compliance. DAPO’s goal on Halloween is to help provide California’s children with a safe experience while enjoying evening activities. Thanks especially to the parents and guardians who took the opportunity provided by our Boo Tips Parent’s Guide to help keep their kids safe during Halloween and beyond.” said Jeff Green, (A) Director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.