Deputies from the Santee Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit (), detectives, and officers from the San Diego Probation Department conducted "Operation Overwatch" in Santee, Lakeside, and unincorporated El
Cajon on Wednesday, and arrested seven offenders as a result.
The purpose of the operation was to conduct compliance checks on subjects who fall under Assembly Bill 109, also known as the "Public Safety Realignment Act," according to the .
A total of 19 residences were visited by deputies and officers. Four people were taken into custody for probation violations, and three suspects were arrested on
new charges ranging from possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and hypodermic syringes, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and child endangerment.
The Sheriff's Deparment reported that nine grams of methamphetamine was seized, approximately one pound of marijuana, anabolic steroids, prescription medication, hypodermic syringes and a stolen motorcycle, which was located in the residence of one of the suspects. Two children were also taken into protective custody and placed at the Polinsky Center.