Officials from eight local, state and federal law enforcement agencies arrested 12 people Wednesday during a probation and parole sweep in northeast Stanislaus County.
The officials conducted 63 searches in Riverbank, Waterford, Oakdale and the unincorporated area around those towns, said deputy Andrew Winter
Winter said the operation’s goal was to contact as many probationers and parolees as possible to make sure they are complying with the terms of their release from jail or prison.
Three parolees were arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics. Eight probationers were arrested on suspicion of violations that ranged from failing to allow a search to possession of methamphetamine.
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One of the arrests included Michael Woody, 33, of Waterford, who was arrested on suspicion of possessing two firearms and methamphetamine.
Winter said there are approximately 6,800 adults and 900 juveniles currently on formal probation in Stanislaus County.
Sheriff’s Detective Mark Copeland and Deputy Probation Officer Nil Saing spearheaded the operation out of the Riverbank police office.
“It’s obvious that this operation could not have been conducted by any one agency,” Copeland said. “When we work together we show the criminals out there that we take crime seriously, and if you violate the terms of your probation, you will be violated.”
Here are those that were arrested, along with their chrages, according to the sheriff's department: Avi Gorzier, 30, Riverbank — Warrant arrest
Heather Murrah, 18, Riverbank — Resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia
Juan Hernandez, 34, Riverbank — Felon in possession of ammo, parole violation
Augustine Leal, 36, Oakdale — Parole violation
Tiffney Sumter, 37, Turlock — Possession of methamphetamine
Randi Tyler, 18, Waterford — Possession of methamphetamine for sales
Henry Telles, Jr, 24, Waterford — Possession of methamphetamine for sales
Robert Cole, 50, Waterford — Probation violation
Jesus Arreguin, 30, Waterford — Warrant arrest
Michael Woody, 33, Waterford — Felon in possession of a firearm, possession of meth, parole violation Brown, Edward, 37, Waterford — Possession of methamphetamine, probation violation.
Unidentified Juvenile, 17, Riverbank — Juvenile probation warrant