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Sheriff’s North Highlands-Foothill Farms crime sweep results in 33 arrests

A recent crime sweep conducted by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in the North Highlands-Foothill Farms area resulted in 33 arrests, sheriff’s officials reported.

The two-day, high-saturation crime sweep was carried out this week by the sheriff’s North Patrol Problem Oriented Policing team in response to complaints from people in the community regarding homeless nuisance, drug activity, prostitution and presumed gang activity.

At various hours during the two days, uniformed and undercover officers observed criminal activity and contacted suspects, resulting in the arrest of 33 people on charges related to narcotics possession and sales, possession of stolen vehicles, outstanding warrants and parole violations, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Sheriff’s officials credited the success of the operation to people in the community keeping the Problem Oriented Policing team informed of ongoing neighborhood issues.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.