Truckee police have arrested a registered sex offender after he was reportedly found living within 2,000 feet of a day care facility.
The Police Department's investigation division regularly monitors and contacts local registered sex offenders to encourage compliance and lawful behavior, according to a department news release. In California, convicted sex offenders are required to register with the local law enforcement agency when they change their address or residence. The requirement also applies to transient or homeless registrants.
In October, registered sex officer Gustavo Ramirez, 20, moved to Truckee and registered with Truckee police, acknowledging the restrictions, which included a prohibition from living within 2,000 feet of a school or day care facility. On Nov. 21, police found that Ramirez had deceived officers regarding the location of his true residence, officials said. The location allegedly violated the restrictions regarding its proximity to a day-care center.
Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of failing to register and violating probation. He was booked into the Nevada County Sheriff's Department's Truckee substation jail.