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Parolee sweep leads to four arrests out of 19 contacts

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POSTED March 28, 2009 5:01 a.m.
Four parolees were arrested for drug charges and violation of their parole during a Manteca Police sweep Thursday.

Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit and Gang Unit  under the director of Sgt. Lewis Clark conducted 19 parole-probation searches in an effort to make sure those on probation or parole were in compliance.  The street crime officers were assisted by parole agents from the Stockton office and by members of the Ripon Police Department and their drug detection dog.  

Out of the 19 searches conducted officers found six parolees out of compliance for not living at their reported addresses. Those parolees will have warrants issued for their arrest.  Officers did make four arrests during the sweep.  Three of those arrested were for new drug charges and one was arrested for violating the conditions of his parole.
 
Police Chief David Bricker has indicated that these sweeps will target those on parole and probation and will continue to be a priority.  

Bricker said as “more and more criminals are being released from jail or prison early into our communities law enforcement wants to make sure that if they decide to live in Manteca they are going to follow all their conditions of release, or go back to jail.”

 Arrested were:

• Vanessa Besterwitch, 21, from Manteca was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.  

• Robert Perry, 29, from Manteca was arrested for a parole hold for violating his conditions.  

•Benjamen Voget, 29, from Manteca was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.  

•Tabitha Williams, 25, from Manteca was arrested possession of methamphetamine. 
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