County law-enforcement officials from arrested 15 people Sept. 11 following a parole and probation compliance check conducted in several cities including Oceanside.
Deputies with the Lemon Grove Station took part in the effort that was dubbed Operation Neptune, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s officials.
Nearly 50 people were contacted during checks in Encinitas, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad and Rancho Peñasquitos, officials said. The operation ran from 7 a.m. to noon.
“Some of the parolees were in compliance; others were not home and will be visited at another time,” Sheriff’s officials wrote in a news release.
Some parolees and probationers were arrested on charges of possessing and/or being under the influence of a controlled substance or for outstanding warrants, officials wrote.
“Operation Neptune is a proactive approach to ensure those on parole and probation are complying with the conditions of their release,” officials wrote. “The ‘zero-tolerance’ compliance checks were also utilized to follow up on theft and drug investigations.”
The Encinitas Sheriff's Station coordinated Operation Neptune. About 70 deputies from the Encinitas, Lemon Grove, San Marcos, Vista and Fallbrook stations and substations teamed with officers from County Probation, Oceanside Police and San Diego Police to conduct the operation.
Deputies encourage anyone who spots suspicious activity to call the Sheriff's Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
-- Patch Staff