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Parolee Suspected in String of Holdups

Published on February 6, 2016, in News, Parolee News.

A parolee suspected of committing a series of robberies targeting cell phone stores in Moreno Valley was being held without bail Saturday. Jonathan Santoyo, 28, was arrested Thursday following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation. According to sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Kent, Santoyo allegedly held up a mobile phone business in the 25000 block of Sunnymead Boulevard

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Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing in Costa Mesa

Police have released few details about the case but said Tuesday that Breceda and Villasenor Cortes were in a vehicle parked on Peppertree Lane before the attack. Breceda is suspected of stabbing Villasenor Cortes in the neck. Villasenor Cortes ran but collapsed on a lawn, authorities said. At the time, Breceda was free from prison

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California grapples with where sex offenders can reside

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California cities and counties are grappling with how far they can go to restrict where sex offenders can live amid a shifting legal landscape. The California Supreme Court last month struck down San Diego’s blanket enforcement of a state law banning registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks. The

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California To Loosen Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

Published on March 27, 2015, in News, Parolee News.

California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children. The state corrections department said it is changing its policy in response to a state Supreme Court ruling that found

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California Supreme Court rejects blanket ban on where sex offenders can live

Published on March 2, 2015, in News, Parolee News.

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that statewide restrictions on where sex offenders may live violate the constitutional rights of parolees in San Diego County. The residential limits, passed by voters in 2006 as Jessica’s Law, bar registered sex offenders from living within 2000 feet of a school or park where children gather, regardless

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CALIFORNIA: Sex offender law too restrictive, court rules

Setting the stage for lawsuits in the Inland region and across the state, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday, March 2, that blanket restrictions on where paroled sex offenders may live are a violation of the parolees’ rights. The ruling dealt a serious blow to enforcement of Jessica’s Law in San Diego County, where the

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Probation check yields multiple arrests

Some of those arrested were found to be in violation of their PRCS release conditions. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station routinely works in conjunction with county probation and state parole offices to monitor the whereabouts and activities of parolees and probationers who have been granted PRCS status under AB109 to ensure that they remain in

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Watchdog: California requiring lie detector tests for sex offenders

Published on January 8, 2015, in News, Parolee News.

Paroled sex offenders in California must take periodic lie detector tests and participate in more treatment programs in response to calls for stricter oversight in recent years. On Thursday, state officials said they are backing the new effort with millions in additional funding. The state spent about $8.5 million on contractors who provide polygraph exams,

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Monrovia Law Enforcement Assist in Probation Sweep Netting 30

On Wednesday morning, Dec. 17, the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force, with assistance from neighboring local law enforcement partners, conducted Operation Silent Night – a large-scale regional effort aimed at conducting compliance checks on people currently on probation under Realignment (AB 109) guidelines. The “Zero Tolerance” focus of the enforcement sweep was aimed

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Vacaville police arrest man suspected of assault

Published on December 17, 2014, in News, Parolee News.

Police arrested a Vacaville man after he allegedly assaulted a business owner with a large piece of wood Tuesday evening. Police later found Pugh walking down the middle of the street near East Monte Vista Avenue and Brown Street. He was arrested without incident under suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and an unrelated

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