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Man arrested after weapons, drugs found during probation search

The Kern County Probation Department said that on Monday, officers conducted a probation search in the 300 block of Belmont Ave. During the search officers located a short barrel shotgun, a modified 12-gauge flare gun, live ammunition, more than $1,300 in cash and a large amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Kern County Probation officers arrest man after finding assault rifle, high capacity magazines

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officers with the Kern County Probation Department's High-Risk Offender Unit conducted a check on Jason Griffith, who was on probation for an unnamed felony. During a check of Griffith's residence in the 300 block of Washington Avenue in Bakersfield, officers found an AR-15 style assault rifle and multiple high capacity magazines.

Two arrested after Sacramento County probation officers find guns, drugs, pipe bomb

Two men were arrested Thursday after a series of Sacramento County Probation Department searches yielded a handful of guns, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and a pipe bomb.

Plan to phase out pepper spray this year at L.A.'s juvenile halls hits a potential snag - Los Angeles Times

When Los Angeles County leaders voted unanimously in February to ban the use of pepper spray in its juvenile detention facilities, officials were tasked with phasing out the chemical agent by the end of the year.

Probation Officer Hospitalized After Attack at Juvenile Hall

A Los Angeles County probation officer was hospitalized Wednesday in an incident with alleged gang members at a County juvenile lockup, according to information obtained by NBC4.

Appeals court vindicates San Diego's 2012 pension cutbacks

San Diego — A state appeals court on Tuesday vindicated San Diego’s five-year-old aggressive pension cutbacks, potentially saving the city millions it could have been forced to spend creating retroactive pensions for more than 3,000 workers hired since 2012.

California's Criminal Justice Experiment

In 2011, the state transferred responsibility for a substantial group of inmates to the counties in order to downsize the overcrowded state-run facilities.

Realignment Law Lead to Crime Rise in State Says

For all the fear surrounding what prison realignment might mean for Orange County and the local crime rate, a recent county report on the program’s first four years suggests that very little has changed for residents – despite nearly 8,000 former and would-be state prisoners being released to county supervision.

Prison realignment fears not borne out in Orange County

For all the fear surrounding what prison realignment might mean for Orange County and the local crime rate, a recent county report on the program’s first four years suggests that very little has changed for residents – despite nearly 8,000 former and would-be state prisoners being released to county supervision.

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