11 arrested in parole, probation sweep

PALMDALE – A parole and probation compliance operation in Palmdale netted 11 arrests Wednesday (Nov. 28), authorities said.

The operation was organized by the Antelope Valley Crime Fighting Initiative and spearheaded by the Partners Against Crime Team (PAC). The operation focused on 28 individuals in the Palmdale area who are currently on active probation or parole for theft-related crimes.

Deputies contacted the individuals to verify their residences, monitor their reintegration progress, and make sure they were not in possession of narcotics or weapons.

Of the 28 locations checked in Wednesday’s compliance operation:

  • Five were arrested for misdemeanor warrants
  • Six were arrested for felony crimes, including:
    • Jose Ochoa, 32, male, felon in possession of tear gas
    • Allen Silva, 31, male, probationer in possession of methamphetamine
    • Anthony Smith, 28, male, parole violation
    • Bernadette Young, 48, female, domestic violence warrant
    • Ruth Baptiste, 44, female, possession of narcotic prescriptions not in her name
    • Maurice Pikes, 43, male, sexual registrant not in compliance with address requirements
  • Nine new probation warrants were placed into the system for violations discovered during the compliance checks.

The remaining locations were found to be in compliance with their terms of probation or parole.

Wednesday’s parole and probation compliance operation also involved the Santa Clarita COPS Team, Palmdale COPS Team, Lancaster COPS Team, North County CIT Team, and Lancaster TOP Team.

In following the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s mission to develop safer and more productive communities, the Antelope Valley Crime Fighting Initiative conducts random parole and probation compliance checks throughout the valley. The goal of the compliance checks is to monitor both the welfare and reintegration process of individuals released from the state and county penal systems into the communities.

Deputies take an active role in identifying individuals on parole and probation who are not complying with the terms of their early release program. Deputies also assist the individuals by offering community-based resources to aid them in becoming viable members of the community.

(Information via press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.)

  29 comments for “11 arrested in parole, probation sweep

  1. Michelle Egberts
    November 30, 2012 at 8:53 am


    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Interesting comments from a Con artist.

      • Michelle Egberts
        November 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        @sikntired… your “name bashing” is fairly typical for an ex-offender. Your behavior displayed in your comment demonstrates how hard it is to re-enter society as a productive citizen. The road following imprisonment is not an easy one.

        I’m sure you’ve made mistakes in your past that you are not proud of, so therefore unless you are a saint, please keep your hateful, self-righteous comments to yourself until you understand what the word RESPECT means.

    • December 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Under no circumstances is AV-East Kern Second Chance Inc. contributing any man power, supplies or monetary supplements to the U.S. Air Power Museum or the William J. “Pete” Knight F-100 Super Sabre aircraft restoration at Mojave Airport, according to Restoration Manager, Dean Soest.

      • Beervana
        December 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        Just curious, what prompted the AV Times to make this statement?

  2. QHR
    November 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Anyone heard a rumor that they are shutting down the prison?

    • Proud Mary
      November 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      I wondered why the builders were still building houses inspite of the vacancy rate here in Lancaster. Now I know…the prisoners will all live here in the ghettos that are being created by the empty neighborhoods, being built by the builders, who got their permits from the City. I know there is gonna be the arguement about the upturn in real estate and that a certain number of permits are issued because of housing laws, blah,blah,blah. The fact is this town is turning into a ghetto. Some neighborhoods faster than others and depending on where the police crime crackdown is, it moves back and forth from eastside to westside and now (God forbid) the sacred (little red neck community)Quartz Hill.

      • Tina Marie
        November 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        The builders are still building because there is a growth in flight and aerospace industry in the Antelope Valley right now and the few new homes that are being built by KB are those which are almost completely solar and xeriscaped. Not ghetto homes by any means and not meant to appeal to ghetto people! Do some research before making half baked statements.

        • ProudMary
          November 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          and? what’s your point, know it all Tina Marie? You can not argue that there are wayyyyy to many vacant houses in this community. Oh wait, yes you can, and everyone else is always half baked or something to your opinion. I think I made my point and wasn’t trying to blow your skirt up…or blow up your skirt. However that goes.(=_=)

        • Mz.Nashtee
          November 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

          Define ghetto people, please.

          • Saul Bermudez
            November 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

            look in the mirror!

          • MzNashtee
            November 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

            5’9, slim, blond hair. I am certainly glad there are not more ghetto girls like me in the ButtCrack of California town of ours. That would be just awful.

        • North County
          December 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm

          …Because we all know that an investor would never think of buying a nice and eco friendly house and then turn around and rent it out via Section 8 … That’s NEVER happened in the Antelope Valley … LMFAO – Yeah, I just saw a group of aerospace engineers griping about the LACK of available homes for sale/rent here …

      • sikntired
        November 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

        Ha ha, Escape from New York, life imitating. “art.”

    • Uncle Tom
      November 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Mira Loma will no longer be used as a detention facility to house undocumented people awaiting deportation. That’s the only prison facility I have heard of that is closing up.

      • Michelle Egberts
        November 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        Mira Loma Detention Facility is going to be renovated to specifically house AB 109 inmates

        • North County
          December 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

          …And the influx of cheap, affordable rentals will be used to house the families of AB-109 inmates. Let the block parties start!

    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      C ‘ mon, would Jerry do that to us?

      • megan
        December 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

        Jerry Borwn has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Just heard it on the news, he is undergoing treatment. Good luck.

    • Valerie
      December 2, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Qhr or whatever its not a rumor some prisons are closing if they havent already

  3. sikntired
    November 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Mr Jose Ochoa is pictured on the front page of the AVPress, grinning like it’s his birthday and showing his many Taft’s.Arrested for possession of tear gas.Now what would he possibly want to do with that? Carreer criminal.

    • sikntired
      November 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm


  4. Forewarned
    November 29, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Us tax-paying, hard-working citizens of the A.V. say Thank you! Keep up the great work! ^5

    • William
      November 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Forewarned. Do you support unions, those terrible organizations that the police belong to?

      • Forewarned
        November 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        Are you cyber stalking me “William”? Why is it that I can’t post a comment without you posting an obtuse and vile reply to my comments? If you haven’t notice lately i have chosen to NOT have any interaction with you because you are incapable of an intelligent conversation. I’m sorry you’re a sad loney old man but you really need to get a life instead of hanging around on this site looking to stalk me.

        • Forward
          November 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm


  5. Yo Mama
    November 29, 2012 at 5:22 am

    It must suck to live your life as a full-on search warrant. Any time; anywhere.

    • Adm Chant
      November 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

      As a stipulation of being let out of prison inmates are subject to search for the duration of their parole and/or probation. Don’t break the law and you wont be subject to this process. Don’t support programs that release criminals on to the street before their term is up and then the public will not be exposed to these kinds of matters.
      Remember these inmates are serving the remainder of their sentence out in the public and their privileges/privacy during that time is subject to search.

      I think at some level it’s good to provide a transition opportunity for those who have committed crimes, but obviously if they are in violation of their terms they need to be held responsible.

    • November 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      You Play…You Pay…Don’t break the law…

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