SACRAMENTO, CA - A team of local officers arrested 12 parole violators Wednesday during "Operation Grinch."
Nearly 30 officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, U.S. Marshals, FBI, and local law enforcement agencies split into four teams and went door-to-door in Sacramento looking for violators.
"We are focusing on all parole[e]s, mainly parole[e]s at large, people who haven't reported, maybe have committed a new crime and have a warrant in the system," said Alex Hoang, a CDC parole officer.
During the first sting operation of the day, officers arrested a parole violator after about 30 minutes of trying to talk him out.
"It's rare we get somebody at the first one unless we have good information like this morning," said Hoang.
Teams moved on to other residences throughout the day. Many of the locations came up empty.