Operation Boo tracks sex offenders on Halloween

Posted at 11:49 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 02:49:21-04

It's called Operation Boo. It’s a statewide multi agency effort, led by the California Department of Corrections, checking on registered sex offenders making sure they are following their probation or parole orders on Halloween night.

The sex offenders must be home from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. with their porch lights off, no Halloween decorations and no candy outside or inside the home. The officers work as a team, setting up a perimeter around the home before knocking and making entry. Once inside, they detain the sex offenders while they search the house.

The very first check ended in an arrest. The man was found with a bucket of candy and pictures of cartoons in his phone.

A few stops later, another arrest was made. The man was not at his home so they tracked down using GPS technology. He was arrested for being at another home with a minor, pornography on his phone and possession of marijuana.

A total of six sex offenders were arrested. They were booked at Kern County Jail and will be facing new charges depending on the violations.