UPDATE: Parole Sweep Nets One Arrest in Malibu

The sweep is part of a compliance check on prisoners who are released early as part of AB109.

One person was arrested during a parole and probation compliance sweep Thursday in Malibu.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department served three warrants and three houses were searched, according to Sgt. Fray Lupian of the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of possessing identity theft material, Lupian said. The location of the arrest was also not immediately available.

The sweep was part of the department's enforcement strategy in the wake of AB109, also known as realignment, which was enacted partially in response to a federal court order that required California to reduce the prison population by 33,000 prisoners.

Under realignment 52,000 offenders convicted of one or more crimes punishable as felonies will be shifted from state prison to local jails by 2013-14. Overcrowding in county jails has led to early prisoner release with regular monitoring.

RC December 28, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Why is Andrew Benton (President of Pepperdine) still roaming free after harboring his son Christopher Benton from prosecution for the murder of a local Malibu woman?
john simmons December 28, 2012 at 06:02 PM
That's a redundant question right? He has money and prestige... why would they go after him? Nah they are going to do what they do best...... bring in the small fish to continue getting paid by the citizens, and take kickbacks from the big ones! Mmmm I'm sure someone with some pull that's keeping him free would love to have a favor or two in the bag from the Dean of such a fine institution. But you guys keep going after the small ones- good job! Hey speaking about the pathetic use of our tax dollars- how many big bad criminals did they net with their unconstitutional sobriety check point the other night? I'm sure the numbers were significantly higher than they have been in the past for them to justify having a couple dozen of our finest standing around doing nothing for 8 hours except violating american citizens God given right to go to and from without being questioned by the authorities.... Good job guys!
Stuart McClay Smith December 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Lets see if I have this right ... the prisons are overcrowded so we go out looking for more people to put in jail. California logic.


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