Southwest RivCo probation and parole sweep yields 42 arrests – Stolen vehicle, firearms, narcotics also seized
MENIFEE, Calif., — Authorities say a large-scale, multi-agency probation and parole compliance sweep conducted on Wednesday, March 9, led to the arrest of 42 subjects who were either found to be in violation of the terms of their parole or probation, who were engaged in criminal activities, or who were actively being sought for earlier violations or warrants.
Around 160 officers, deputies and agents from nearly two dozen agencies, special teams, and organizations participated in the joint operation, dubbed Operation Four Leaf Clover, which was hosted by the Menifee Police Department with assistance from the Central Post-release Accountability & Compliance Team (PACT).
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At the beginning of Wednesday’s operation, officials fanned out throughout Menifee and the surrounding southwest Riverside County areas and began searching for and contacting those targeted for the compliance check, Hemet Police Sergeant and Central PACT Supervisor Derek Maddox later said of the successful sweep.
Around 160 officials from nearly two-dozen law enforcement agencies and special teams participated in Wednesday’s parole and probation compliance sweep and can be seen processing arrestees at a mobile booking and processing center in Menifee. Menifee PD photo
Participating agencies and special teams included Menifee Police Department, Central P.A.C.T, East P.A.C.T, Perris Special Enforcement Team, R.A.S.P. Team, Hemet PD R.O.C.S. Team, San Jacinto Special Enforcement Team, Murrieta PD’s Special Enforcement and Community Policing teams, Riverside County Probation, Gang Impact Team, CRTF Team, California State Parole, Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept. – Cois Byrd Detention Center Team and six Riverside County Gang Task Force Regions, including Region 1 – Coachella Valley, Region 2 – Banning/Beaumont, Region 3 – Hemet/San Jacinto, Region 4 -Murrieta/Temecula, Region 6 – Lake Elsinore/Perris and Region 7 – Corona/Norco.
The goal of the sweep was to focus on individuals who are currently on parole, probation, mandatory supervision, and Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), according to Maddux.
As a result of the operation, participating officials conducted compliance checks and searches at nearly 160 different locations, with a total of 42 subjects arrested for a variety of crimes.
In addition to the dozens of arrests, the operation resulted in the recovery of one stolen vehicle and various items of stolen property, as well as the seizure of a large amount of Fentanyl, other narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. Five unlawfully possessed firearms were also seized as a result of the operation.
Most notably, a subject who had a million-dollar warrant for his alleged involvement in a Menifee shooting was arrested as a result of the day-long sweep.
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In addition to those already arrested, officials determined that several subjects had failed to provide accurate addresses to the probation department according to Maddox, who said Central PACT members will continue their attempts to locate and arrest those individuals.
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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS), which act as stringer-news providers for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.
Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.