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Three teams of LAPD gang officers and state agents went looking for parole violators along the Sunset Boulevard corridor this morning in response to an increase in property crimes in the area, police said.
Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the LAPD Rampart Division said the parole sweep began at about 6 am and focused on the area around Sunset Boulevard from Echo Park Avenue in Echo Park to Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood.
The teams – which consisted of roughly six LAPD officers, two agents from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and a canine to sniff for firearms and narcotics – were looking for persons who had violated the terms of their parole or had failed to check in with state authorities, he said.
Update: Three parole violators were arrested, and one handgun was recovered, said Buhrmester.