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Published on May 21, 2024
San Bernardino's 'Operation Consequences' Nets 29 Firearms and 51 Felony Arrests in Multifaceted Crime SweepSource: SBSD - Headquarters

The streets of San Bernardino and its neighboring communities were at the center of an aggressive crackdown on crime from May 11 through May 17. Dubbed 'Operation Consequences,' the joint task force was a maelstrom of law enforcement agencies including local Sheriff’s departments, California Highway Patrol, and federal investigators, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

In a strategic push to fight violent crime and gang activities wrapped up on May 17, after a week-long operation, investigators executed 20 search warrants, turning up 29 firearms – six of which were untraceable ghost guns – and making 51 felony arrests. With California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Probation on their heels, gang members and those barred from possessing firearms were targeted, resulting in seizures and apprehension, as reported by the SBSD - Headquarters.

Announced from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department's official release, authorities emphasized that this was only a part of a broader campaign, generously funded by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The cash injection was specifically aimed to buttress the Sheriff’s Department's ongoing battle to enhance community safety and address quality-of-life issues.

Operation Consequences will extend over the upcoming months, continuing its mission to curb violent crime and dismantle the infrastructures of criminal street gangs. The collaboration, which brings together the might of various law enforcement bodies, is set to focus on the High Desert and surrounding locales, bringing with it a renewed sense of unnerving presence to outlaws involved in the illegal arms trade.