Sweep nets 13 offenders


As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducted their fourth annual offender sweep Thursday, Oct. 19, as part of Operation Safe Homes.

Of the 50 to 60 warrants that were issued for offenders who had been sentenced for domestic violence crimes and were in violation of their parole or probation, 13 were arrested, said Lt. Jason Gates, sheriff's office spokesman.

Most of the arrests were made in East County, Gates said, adding that although the numbers seem low, a 10-percent return on a sweep is good.

In addition to the domestic violence and parole and probation violation charges they issued, officers added charges for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine and marijuana, introducing contraband into jail and removing a electronic monitoring device.