HEMET (CBSLA.com) — Gang sweeps and additional patrols in Hemet and San Jacinto resulted in 22 arrests this week, according to a law enforcement task force.

Local, Riverside County and state law enforcement officers took part in “high-visibility saturation patrols in areas frequented by gang members,” according to a news release issued by the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force. The officers also performed parole and probation compliance checks “targeting documented gang members.”

Officers arrested 15 men and seven women during the Thursday sweep. They range in age from 21 to 47 years old, and face charges including possession of controlled substances, theft and violating probation. Some of the arrests were on outstanding warrants, the news release indicates. Four of the people arrested are charged with violating the terms of their early release.

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