One arrest in second special CERP sweep

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department conducted on Thursday the second in a series of new sweeps designed to enforce the law in areas of the county that are plagued with crime problems.

One man was arrested for outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants along with fresh charges including violation of probation and obstructing a peace officer, said Jayme Lynch, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department.

Eugene Anglen, age 37 of Yreka, was booked into Siskiyou County Jail. His bail was set at $25,000.

The first Criminal Enforcement Response Program sweep took place in the Happy Camp area in February. This time around, the CERP operation was centered in Scott Valley, Lynch said.

Besides Anglen’s arrest, the team of officers from several law enforcement agencies came together to make citations for five violations of probation and one parole violation. They also confiscated guns, ammunition, marijuana, a baton and knives, all possessed illegally by individuals, Lynch said.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is taking a proactive stance in response to crime problems and citizens’ complaints, Lynch said.

Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department deputies and patrol commanders, along with Siskiyou County Probation, Siskiyou County Inter-Agency Narcotics Task Force,California Highway Patrol, Etna Police Department, California State Fish and Game and other available agencies participated in the special enforcement effort.

“We would like to commend the efforts of this multi-agency operation working proactively to prevent a number of crimes both felony and misdemeanor offenses,” said Sheriff Jon Lopey. “This was a highly successful operation.”