Operation Broken Heart results in 27 arrests

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 21, 2016

INCIDENT: PC 290 – East Valley Sex Offender Compliance Checks

LOCATION:​City of Highland, City of San Bernardino, City of Redlands, City of Loma Linda, City of Grand Terrace, City of Yucaipa, Un-incorporated areas of Mentone, Colton, San Bernardino, Muscoy

​The Sheriff’s Crimes Against Children Detail and the Highland Sheriff’s Station hosted a Sex Offender Compliance Operation involving the entire Inland East Valley area of San Bernardino County. The operation is part of “Operation Broken Heart,” which is held in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program (OJJDP), and all 61 of the nation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. “Operation Broken Heart” takes place during the months of April and May, and targets those persons who exploit children.

Deputies from various stations of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officers from San Bernardino Police and Redlands Police Departments, along with State Parole Officers, and San Bernardino County Probation Officers conducted compliance checks of 726 registered Sex Offenders who reside within the Cities Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Highland, Yucaipa, Redlands, San Bernardino, and the un-incorporated county areas of Muscoy, San Bernardino, Mentone and Colton.

These compliance checks included verifying the home address of each registered sex offender, and conducting parole & probation searches of those Sex Offenders who are on active Felony Probation or Parole. The operation involved over 86 officers who conducted 52 probation searches, 132 Parole searches, and 542 compliance checks of registered Sex Offenders.

As a result of these compliance checks, it was found that 42 registrants were out of compliance and had moved from their last registered address. A criminal investigation is being conducted into their current whereabouts. 369 subjects were contacted and found to be in compliance with their Sex Offender Registrations, and 315 subjects were not at home at the time of the contact.

The operation resulted in a total of 27 arrests. 11 subjects were arrested for violating their terms of Parole. 4 subjects were arrested for violating the terms of their probation. 3 subjects were arrested for various narcotic related offenses. 9 subjects were arrested for various misdemeanor and felony warrants. All 27 suspects were booked into the San Bernardino County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Department and other departments will continue to monitor and conduct random compliance checks of all registered sex offenders within the cities and County of San Bernardino.