The Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU) took part in a county-wide crime sweep this week coordinated by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office that netted 17 Manteca arrests.
The Manteca team was made up SCU detectives, state parole agents, San Joaquin County Probation officers and personnel from the sheriff’s office.
The goal of the two-day operation was to address the criminal element in an effort to curb crime during the holiday season, according to Manteca Police Public Information Officer Jason Hensley.
The first day on Wednesday was a parole and probation sweep involving suspects previously involved in violent crimes. Thursday saw a saturation patrol on Manteca streets as well as throughout the county where officers were making contacts and traffic stops.
The Manteca team made eleven felony and six misdemeanor arrests and conducted 14 parole searches. There were 16 contacts made with documented gang members. There were also five parole revocations and parolee-at-large arrests.
Officers developed six drug cases and two weapons’ cases. There were also four warrant arrests and three municipal code citations issued for activities in the Southside Park. In addition, one search warrant was served on a suspect.