Nov 12, 9:19 PM EST

SoCal raids yield 30 arrests for parole violation

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say about 30 convicted graffiti vandals have been arrested for parole violations in dawn raids conducted by some 200 law enforcement agents in Los Angeles County.

The Sheriff's Department says the agents fanned out in Compton, Carson and South Los Angeles about 6 a.m. Wednesday to arrest suspects on charges such as graffiti vandalism, gun and drug possession, and sexual assault.

Additionally, authorities say two illegal immigrants were turned over to immigration authorities and five children were placed in the custody of county child services, which started investigations of nine families ... TE=DEFAULT