Probation Sweep Nets 10 Arrests

Probation Sweep Nets 10 Arrests

Teri Lynn Lara

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — In their efforts to deal with increased criminal gang activity within their jurisdiction, Lompoc Police Department personnel working through the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Project worked closely with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Probation detail and the California Highway Patrol in the early morning hours of October 12th to make contact with what Lompoc Police Department spokesman Sgt. R. Martin described as “known wanted persons.”


Donald McKenna

This coordinated effort, designed to “make neighborhoods better” followed a series of directed enforcement initiatives, community outreach programs, and recruitment of young people by police personnel to become involved with local area Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs.

Those efforts appear to have been insufficient, as complaints of criminal activity, a rise in calls for service, and “an increase in gang activity” finally resulted in an organized probation sweep which saw the arrests of ten individual violators.



Among those taken into custody and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail were Genaro Jacinto, 21, wanted on a probation violation warrant, Teri Lynn Lara, 54, sought for possession of drug paraphernalia, Donald David McKenna, 54, charged with possession of methamphetamine, Adina Yvonne Smit, 27, wanted for violating a court order, Mario Jesus Vargas, 45, sought on a probation violation warrant, Jose Jesus Lomeli, 37, wanted for felony domestic violence, Brian Robert Morrison, 29, wanted for possession of a controlled substance, Michael Anthony Sigala, 27, the subject of a probation violation warrant, and Joseph Christoper Vega, 35, wanted for probation violation.

Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

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