27 arrested during Josephine County sex offender sweep

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Over two dozen people were arrested during what police call a “focused sex offender sweep” in Josephine County.

From August 14 through the 16, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police for the enforcement action.

“The purpose of this operation was to target specific offenders who were wanted or out of compliance with Oregon Revised Statutes pertaining to [sex offender] registration,” Sheriff Dave Daniel wrote.

By the time the sweep was over, eight sex offenders were arrested for failing to register, the sheriff’s office said. 19 other people were arrested for other crimes including theft, resisting arrest, and probation violations.

“The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office wishes to extend its gratitude to all of the cooperating agencies involved with this sweep operation which was similar to 2017 operational numbers.”

Records show 34 suspects were arrested during a September 2017 sex offender sweep.

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