David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 13-333
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- August 22, 2013
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HCSO & FDOC Operation
HCSO and FDOC focus on individuals violating criminal probation.
- August 16, 2013
- Time: 12:00 AM
Personnel with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Patrol District 2 and the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole, completed a two day operation that focused on individuals who are currently on active court ordered criminal probationary status and remain involved in criminal activity or fail to abide by conditions of their probation.
Between August 14th and August 16th 2013, HCSO utilized deputies and detectives from the Street Crimes Unit, the Warrants Section, the Detective Investigative Unit and officers with the FDOC Probation Office to fan out across the east side of Hillsborough County to locate and arrest subjects with outstanding warrants, conduct curfew compliance checks and to gather criminal intelligence.
As a result of this three day operation, five adults were arrested with felony arrest warrants, seven adults for misdemeanor warrants, one juvenile with a felony warrant and one juvenile for a misdemeanor warrant.
Also during the operation, law enforcement personnel conducted home checks on 60 probationers that resulted in 8 additional individuals being arrested for various on-site violations of their probation that included possession of alcohol and/or drugs. Eight warrants were issued for individuals for curfew violations. Deputies seized four handguns, 18 gram of marijuana and 9 grams methamphetamine.
Overall, a total of twenty-two (22) felony and two (2) misdemeanor charges were filed with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office. Many of these individuals arrested have prior convictions for burglary, grand theft auto, credit card fraud, DUI and Dealing in Stolen Property.
HCSO deputies through Hillsborough County will continue with similar compliance checks while working closely with the Florida Department of Corrections. We want to ensure that those individuals given the opportunity to remain out of jail while on probation comply with their court ordered probationary status.