Between April 20 and 26, investigators with the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division, Specialized Enforcement Division, and multiple patrol stations, along with personnel from California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Probation, San Bernardino Police Department, Ontario Police Department, Upland Police Department, Fontana Police Department, and 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 26 in San Bernardino and surrounding county areas, 12 search warrants were served in Hesperia, San Bernardino, Victorville, Fontana, Adelanto and Colton. During those contacts, investigators contacted gang members and persons prohibited from possessing firearms. Over 25 pounds of suspected methamphetamine was recovered, and 32 firearms, which included two ghost guns, were seized. Investigators made 34 felony arrests.

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 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 – May 2, 2024