POMONA – This past weekend, the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (M.C.T.F.) coordinated a multi-agency enforcement operation named “Home for the Holidays.” The purpose of the annual holiday operation was to reduce criminal activity in high crime areas within Pomona.
According to police reports, 30 probation and 20 parole compliance checks were conducted. These checks along with other self-initiated contacts resulted in 35 arrests for various offenses including: illegal narcotic sales, illegal firearm possession, possession of a stolen vehicle, and outstanding arrest warrants.
Officers seized six firearms and recovered two replica firearms from gang members. Several narcotics were also seized including 15 grams of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams of cocaine, and 21 grams of marijuana.
The AB109 San Gabriel Valley East Task Force, Los Angeles County Probation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (PAROLE), Claremont Police Department, Baldwin Park Police Department, Covina Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Irwindale Police Department, La Verne Police Department, Whittier Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office participated in the operation.
Operations of this type will continue in the hopes of deterring crime city wide, according to police officials.