15 arrested in Hemet, San Jacinto, Moreno Valley during warrant sweep

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A man was arrested after deputies served a search warrant in Wildomar that revealed an illegal marijuana grow house in October. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A warrant sweep targeting convicted and suspected domestic violence offenders netted 15 arrests in Hemet, San Jacinto and Moreno Valley, authorities said today.

Regional law enforcement agencies, including the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Probation and Hemet Police Department, participated in the 17th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail Wednesday.

Deputies, police officers and probation agents were searching for individuals with arrest warrants for domestic abuse-related offenses, those who have violated domestic violence restraining orders and others with active cases pending in Superior Court, authorities said.

Hemet police Sgt. Michael Arellano said that in the Hemet and San Jacinto valleys, nine people were arrested after a total 24 “family violence-related warrants” were served.

Sheriff’s Sgt. William Stens said that in Moreno Valley, six people were taken into custody.

Arellano and Stens noted that the apprehension efforts were in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

According to Arellano, in October 2018, 315 law enforcement agencies throughout the country took part in similar details.

Statistics on domestic violence, its social and economic impacts can be found at https://ncadv.org/learn/statistics.