CHULA VISTA–San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Court Services Bureau-Field Division conducted a warrant sweep Saturday in the South County region.
The sweep included the cities and unincorporated areas of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Bonita and Lincoln Acres. The focus of the operation was the apprehension of individuals with outstanding warrants regardless of the charge or bail amount.
A total of 25 adults were arrested clearing 31 misdemeanor warrants and one felony warrant.
One man additionally received a new felony charge during his arrest. Israel Amezcua, 23, of Chula Vista was contacted for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant when he resisted deputies.
Amezcua was booked into San Diego Central Jail on the new charge of resisting arrest by force.
The warrant sweep was funded by the Sheriff’s Warrant System Automation Trust Fund. The trust fund is made up of assessment fees collected from people who have violated a written promise to appear in court or otherwise fail to comply with a court order.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department will continue its efforts in the apprehension of wanted individuals. Persons who have outstanding warrants are encouraged to turn themselves in Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at any one of the Sheriff’s Court Facilities.