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A Multi-Agency Joint Operation occurred in the Wimauma area specifically targeting quality of life issues based upon citizen complaints.
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- Hillsborough County Animal Services
- Hillsborough County Code Enforcement
- Florida Department of corrections Probation Department
On May 4, 2012 a planned Multi-Agency Joint Operation occurred in the Wimauma area specifically targeting quality of life issues based upon citizen complaints near the Willow Road, River Road and Maple Mex Street Areas. Members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the District IV Office were assisted by investigative teams from Hillsborough County Code Enforcement, Animal Services and the Florida Department of Corrections Probation Department. During the operation the Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Graffiti Abatement Truck assisted in painting out or cleaning approximately 2330 square feet of gang related graffiti and removing tagging from nine (9) roadway signs. Additionally, Code Enforcement identified and documented approximately 400 code violations during the operation. Code Enforcement Officials placarded five (5) residential structures and nine (9) sheds due to sub standard conditions and permitting issues. Hillsborough County Animal Services seized eighteen dogs (18), issued thirty-three (33) confinement and licensing violations and identified two cases of Felony Animal Cruelty, which they are actively investigating. FDOC successfully identified individuals living in the area and conducted site visits for compliance of probation stipulations. Joint Operations like this occur on a regular basis throughout Hillsborough County and these efforts have dramatically helped to reduce gang activity and crimes.