SANTEE—Sheriff’s deputies arrested more than two dozen people during Operation Secure Communities’ Summer Watch, a crime fighting program designed to decrease crime in Santee, and unincorporated communities of Lakeside and El Cajon.
On Tuesday, 28 people were arrested during parole and probation checks from 6 until 1:30 a.m. on July 30, Sheriff’s deputies say. Deputies and seven probation officers took part in the sweep.
The Sheriff’s Department works with County Probation to ensure parolees and probationers are complying with the conditions of their release. 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.
The Santee Sheriff’s Station is also deploying high visibility patrols along the riverbed and the Lindo Lake Park area of Lakeside. Deputies are patrolling on foot and riding marked Sheriff’s bicycles. The Senior Volunteer Patrol and Volunteer Mounted Patrol are out in the community looking for suspicious activity.