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Majority of suspects arrested in Stockton crime sweep out of jail
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STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police statistics show just 28 percent of the people arrested during last weekend's big sweep are still at the San Joaquin County Jail.

"Obviously, we'd hope they're held longer," Stockton officer Joe Silva said. "We can't control that as a police department. If they're out committing crimes, we'll arrest them again."

Stockton received help from 12 other police agencies as it hoped to make a dent in the city's serious crime situation. Though 101 people were arrested, just over a quarter of those people were still in the jail five days later.

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The San Joaquin County Jail is under a court order to stay under a specific population. People arrested during the sweep for relatively minor offenses were likely released within a day or two.

Silva said two very serious suspects were arrested and are most certainly behind bars. One is charged with a recent murder; the other a recent attempted murder.

By Tim Daly, tdaly@news10.net

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