CLEARLAKE, Calif. – A special enforcement sweep conducted in Clearlake on Monday netted five arrests.
Clearlake Police Det. Ryan Peterson said officers from the Lake County Gang Task Force conducted the sweep in the city of Clearlake.
The Lake County Gang Task Force sweep agencies involved included the Clearlake Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Probation and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation State Parole, Peterson said.
During the operation Clearlake residents James Jordan, 28; Forrest Ranous, 33; Shy Savok, 21; David Row, 29; and Shavon Vestal, 31, were arrested for numerous different violations and booked into the Lake County Jail, according to Peterson.
During the enforcement sweep, numerous other CDCR Parole and Lake County Probation searches were conducted in regard to known criminal street gang members as defined by penal code 186.22 otherwise known as the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act, Peterson reported.
He said it’s the goal of the Lake County Gang Task Force to prevent criminal street gang activity in the county of Lake to flourish as it has in many other communities.
Peterson said the task force contacts known criminal street gang members, tracks gang trends and enforces local and state laws.