County of Marin - News Releases - Halloween Probation Check

For Immediate Release
October 29, 2016

Sex Offenders Get Surprise Visit Before Halloween

Probation Department leads compliance check; 1 arrest made

San Rafael, CA – In the interest of kids and families having a safe trick-or-treating experience on Halloween, the Marin County Probation Department conducted a compliance check on 16 registered sex offenders in the early hours of October 28. Fifteen were found to be in full compliance of the conditions of their probation, and one arrest was made.

The probationers were directed to have outdoor and porch lights turned off during the hours when trick-or-treaters might be canvassing neighborhoods. It is the Probation Department’s objective to play a role in keeping the community safe, especially during Halloween, which is a high-risk time for sex offenders.

Multiple teams of Probation officers, Marin County Sheriff’s deputies and Novato Police Department detectives conducted the unannounced searches in Fairfax, San Anselmo, Corte Madera, San Rafael and Novato. The offenders were contacted and their residences were searched for items that constitute violations of court-ordered probation terms.

While the law enforcement representatives checked home computers, phones and other electronic devices of probationers, one arrest was made for failing to disclose and register the address in which the offender was residing. County Probation officers and Novato detectives located the offender at an undisclosed address and he was arrested on a new  violation of a California Penal Code.

The Probation Department will continue to make it a priority to focus resources on, and provide the highest level of supervision, to those offenders with the highest likelihood of reoffending. Additionally, the department continues to support and collaborate with treatment programs and services designed to effectively assist in the rehabilitation of the registered sex offenders. 


Michael Daly
Chief Probation Officer
Probation Department

3501 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 259
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6602
Email: Michael Daly
Probation website