Updated

HANFORD — Four individuals were arrested Friday during a large-scale probation search operation in Hanford, police said.

Officials said officers with the Hanford Police Department, Kings County Probation Department, Kings County Gang Task Force and Kings County District Attorney’s Office conducted the probation searches all across Hanford.

Authorities said the operation was in part due to the increase in theft-related crimes, vehicle thefts and residential burglaries occurring during the holiday season.

During the probation sweep, officers said they conducted searches at nearly 30 locations searching dozens of subjects who are on active Kings County probation.

The probation searches led to these four arrests:

  • Robert Leon Taylor, 36, was charged on suspicion of probation violation, possession of a controlled substance for sale, felon in possession of firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of ammo by felon and possession of brass knuckles.
  • Reginald Edwards Gray, 27, was charged on suspicion of flash hold.
  • Shayna Loker, 31, was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor warrant.
  • Rebecca Sexton, 22, was charged on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
Outbrain