Police officers from San Leandro and Alameda County arrested two men Tuesday during a routine check on 32 of the city's 246 registered sex offenders.
The California Penal Code requires persons convicted of specific sexual assault crimes to register with authorities in the jurisdictions in which they reside.
Of the 32 registered offenders who were part of Tuesday's sweep, 15 were at home.
One man was arrested for a parole violation and another for illegal possession of a gun, police said in a press release.
The other 17 registered offenders were either not at home or had moved.
Police said they will follow up to determine if these registrants are in compliance with the requirements of the law.
Sex offenders in California must update their registration information with the law enforcement agency where they reside or are transient:
- within 5 working days of release from custody
- within 5 working days of moving
- within 5 working days of their birthday (annually)
- transients must register every 30 days
SLPD said it will conduct similar random sweeps throughout the year to verify that sex offenders are living at their reported residences and complying with probation and/or parole requirements.
For general information on sex offender laws, to find sex offenders in your area, or to report information regarding a sex offender please go to www.meganslaw.ca.gov.
A map produced by a non-governmental source lists 156 sex offenders in San Leandro and provides locations, names and charges for each. There is no explanation for why its count differs with the police total, nor does the site guarantee that its information is accurate or timely.