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Operation Boo on Halloween night results in two arrested

Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 15:24:18-04

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation parole agents conduct compliance check as part of the 24th annual Operation Boo Child Safety Project on Halloween night. The project is conducted in order to ensure children in California have a safe trick-or-treat experience without any interference from sexual predators. 

As part of the operation, parole agents in Bakersfield contacted 38 parolees. Of the parolees contacted, two were taken into custody for allegedly "being out of compliance". According to Parole Agent Kyle Smith one of the parolees had made contact with the victim, and the other parolee was found having a knife and ammunition.

There were no parolees who were out of compliance with the rules for Halloween meaning they all had their lights off during the holiday and were not passing out candy or had decorations up.