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Operation Boo 2013

KFI's Steve Gregory goes on a ride along with parole agents on Halloween in Orange County. (10/31/13)

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    Steve checks his gear and prepares for the ride along.
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    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation center in Anaheim is hidden in an industrial area where not many people travel to outside of business hours.
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    The first stop of the night is an apartment in Orange where a rapist with gang tattoos and another parolee live. Steve was not allowed inside, but this image shows just how close to children these offenders really are on Halloween.
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    Agent Hernandez tells Steve about the first parolee we visited. The guy is in his 60s and had spent about 40 years behind bars.
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    The second house was dark. No one answered the door.
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    Agents Hernandez and Borrego look around outside the home waiting to see if anyone will answer.
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    The men call the offender's agent and find out he checked into the parole center for the night, which is where sex offenders who are homeless have to check in at 5 p.m. on Halloween.
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    The offender's son arrived at the house, but agents assured him they were there for a routine search and the man's father was not in any kind of trouble.
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    The third stop was an upscale apartment complex near Irvine.
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    Agents Borrego and Hernandez climb the steps to the apartment of the parolee they have to check on.
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    Steve follows agent Gramajo, who goes by "Ro," to the offender's apartment. Gramajo is part of the undercover unit and asked that his face not be shown.
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    Steve stands outside of the residence until the renter gives him permission to enter.
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    Agent Borrego does a search of the parolees kitchen and living room.
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    Agent Borrego does a search of the parolees kitchen and living room.
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    After the external sweep, Borrego checks to make sure the offender's computer does not contain anything that would violate the conditions of his parole.
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    Borrego says the parolee is not allowed to view pornography or use social networking websites. He says the offender used the iPad (circled in red) to view a website called RedTube, so the parolee was arrested.
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    The arrested sex offender was taken to Orange County jail in Santa Ana.
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    The arrested sex offender was taken to Orange County jail in Santa Ana.
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    Agents arrive at the jail with the arrested sex offender. Agent Gramajo and Steve follow close behind.
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    Deputies allow the agents to book the sex offender for an alleged parole violation.
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    Steve was allowed to enter the jai and observe the booking processl, but he was not allowed to record audio, video, or take photos.
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    Steve was allowed to enter the jail, but he was not allowed to record audio, video, or take photos.
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    Steve was allowed to enter the jail, but he was not allowed to record audio, video, or take photos.
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    Agents Hernandez and Borrego return to their car and get their guns, which they were not allowed to take inside the Orange County jail.
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    Steve and the agents return to the CDCR office in Anaheim for a debrief.
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    Agents Hernandez and Borrego do their recap paperwork and call it a night.