Sex offender sweep nets two arrests

Sweep file picPALMDALE – Teams of deputies on Wednesday (June 19) conducted 20 compliance checks of registered sex offenders throughout Palmdale. Two arrests were made during the searches, authorities said.

Arrested during the compliance check was 28-year-old David Burg, who was found in the 37000 block of Starcrest Street in the Palmdale.

Burg was arrested for not updating his address, a violation of his probationary status.

Also arrested, from the 41300 block of Sequoia Ave, was 28-year-old Sheldon Kofod, who was found to have a traffic warrant.

Eighteen other locations were searched, and all registered sex-offenders at the locations were found to be in compliance with the court ordered terms for their release, according to Lieutenant Larry Gregg.

“Today’s operation should be considered a success. Only two arrests were made, which means the vast majority of these individuals in the Palmdale area are complying with the terms and conditions of their release. These individuals are assimilating back into society,” Gregg said.

These types of operations will continue, and individuals seeking assistance in returning to the society “need only to reach out to the many programs available to them to further their return,” Gregg added.

Wednesday’s compliance checks were conducted by personnel from the Palmdale Partners Against Crime (PAC) team and other teams assigned to the Antelope Valley Crime Fighting Initiatives (AVCFI).

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

  9 comments for “Sex offender sweep nets two arrests

  1. karmapolice
    June 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Good Ol’ Michelle Egberts will never let us down. Always be there to tell us how to keep our kids safe even though she has none of her own.

    • anyone
      June 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Are you just ASS-UMING she doesn’t have kids or do you know for fact? And who died and made you the karma-police?

      • June 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        @karma police… I have educated my children and step-children on sexual abuse prevention as that’s a parents responsibility to teach them from a young age. Atleast the compliance check proved that these 20 registrants were in compliance of registration law. Want to put your foot in your mouth and eat crow again?

    • Otis
      July 1, 2013 at 8:36 am


  2. Gloria estrada
    June 21, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I’m in shock

  3. Gloria estrada
    June 21, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I’m in complete shock

  4. John Howard
    June 20, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Not all sex offenders are required to be reported on the Megan’s Law website. Wow, one looks like it was close to where I used to live.. down the street from the Mayor’s House..
    I’m sure Michelle Eggberts can fill us all in on the way of felons and registered sex offenders.. take it away Michelle…

    • June 21, 2013 at 7:34 am

      @John Howard… Educating the citizens on sex offenders is in the “best interest” of public safety. You are correct that not all registered sex offenders are posted on the Megans Law website, however law enforcement is aware of them as they are required to register per Penal Code 290 or if ordered by the court to register if the criminal offense committed was sexually motivated. It is law enforcements duty to verify that they are residing at their registered address by conducting compliance checks. In this case no one was found to be in violation of registration law.

  5. June 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

    So why doesn’t this Sheldon appear on the Megan’s Law website if the authorities knew right where to look for him? So is it safe to assume that the site is inaccurate? This was in my neighborhood and no one had a clue.

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