洛杉矶. sheriff reports 235 arrests enforcing COVID-19 restrictions

洛杉矶. sheriff reports 235 arrests enforcing COVID-19 restrictions

天使 County Sheriff’s Department made 235 arrests over the course of December in a targeted effort to enforce coronavirus restrictions as the region continues to see a dangerous surge in COVID-19 cases, officials said Wednesday.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said his agency has targeted underground parties — 也称为 “super-spreader” 大事记. As of Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies have also recovered several illegal firearms and rescued anat-riskjuvenile, 他说.

I have made it clear that we will seek out and take law enforcement action against allSuper-Spreaderevents occurring anywhere within Los Angeles County,” Villanueva said in a news release.

The county has enacted some of the toughest restrictions in the state as confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise and bed capacity at intensive care units reaches alarming levels. As of Tuesday, the county reported 7,000 hospitalizationsup 1,000% from two months agoand nearly 12,800 新的冠状病毒病例.

The county has already surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 deaths, 与 274 new deaths reported Wednesday.

During the first weekend of December, the sheriff’s department made 158 逮捕 at a massive underground party at a vacant home in the Los Angeles suburb of Palmdale.

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Villanueva said the goal of the enforcement actions isto reduce the spread of COVID-19 and risk to our vulnerable populations.

He previously said he would direct deputies not to enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order that has forced businesses to shutter all in-person dining.

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