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Between April 6 and April 12, investigators with the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division, Specialized Enforcement Division and multiple patrol stations, along with personnel from the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Probation, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations continued the targeted crime suppression efforts of Operation Consequences.
During the one-week period, which included a focused operation on April 12 in Victorville and surrounding unincorporated areas, 17 search warrants were served in Hesperia, Victorville, Barstow, Apple Valley, Phelan and San Bernardino. During those contacts, investigators contacted gang members and persons prohibited from possessing firearms. As a result, illegal narcotics were recovered and 52 firearms were seized, including 22 ghost guns. A total of 36 felony arrests were made.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors authorized funds to assist with county-wide crime suppression. The intent is to provide additional funding to the Sheriff’s Department, allowing for increased law enforcement services related to quality-of-life issues affecting the communities in our county.
Operation Consequences will focus on conducting targeted crime suppression operations and parole and probation checks, in the High Desert and the Sheriff’s jurisdiction surrounding the City of San Bernardino. The operation will include personnel from the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division, Specialized Enforcement Division and patrol stations, as well as California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Probation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations. Operation Consequences will take place over the next several months to curb violent crime, disrupt and dismantle targeted criminal street gangs, and locate and arrest criminals who are illegally possessing, manufacturing and trafficking firearms.

Additional County Update News – April 18, 2024