This year’s operation began on May 15th and ended on September 27th. During that time, a team of four deputies and one sergeant made a total of 805 arrests (250 felonies and 555 misdemeanors). The team also recovered 11 firearms and conducted 79 parole and probation compliance checks, according to the news release.
The operation was funded by Supervisor Michael Antonovich as a means to increase police services for the unincorporated county areas that are patrolled by the Lancaster Sheriff Station, including Lake Los Angeles, High Vista, Quartz Hill and Antelope Acres.
Officials say the operation was well received by residents in the communities, as evidenced by 27 citizen and professional commendations awarded to the team members.
Lancaster Station Commander Captain Robert Jonsen said the arrest of 805 suspects will greatly impact the number of crimes being committed in our unincorporated areas.