Jaime Coffee, Director of CommunicationsOffice of Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
CHP Media Relations: (916) 843-3310
#ICYMI: A roundup of the most notable incidents
involving the CHP this week, including notable arrests, retail theft, cadet
graduation, holiday enforcement, and e-bike training.
list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an
excerpt from each story. Click on the
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IN STOLEN RETAIL MERCHANDISE RECOVERED IN EL SOBRANTE
Investigators assigned to the CHP’s Golden Gate Division
Organized Retail Crime Task Force recovered nearly $200,000 in stolen retail
merchandise at a residence in El Sobrante, Calif., leading to the arrest of a
52-year-old East Bay resident.
ARREST MADE IN
OAKLAND FREEWAY SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONDetectives assigned to the CHP’s Golden Gate Division
Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the GGD Canine Unit and
CHP Oakland Area, arrested a suspect in connection with a June 2023 freeway
shooting in Oakland. The 57-year-old
Oakley, Calif. resident was booked on charges of attempted murder, shooting
at a vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, and carrying a concealed firearm.
112 NEW CHP OFFICERS
SWORN IN DURING GRADUATION CEREMONYThe CHP announced the swearing in of more than 100 new
officers, which took place during a graduation ceremony on Friday, September 1. The ceremony marked the completion of 26
weeks of intense training at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento, Calif.
ENFORCEMENT ACHIEVES POSITIVE RESULTS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKENDCHP officers were busy keeping California’s roadways safe
throughout the recent holiday weekend.
Results from the Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) yielded
more than 13,000 citations for speeding and 1,064 arrests for driving under
the influence. The number of fatal
crashes and victims killed within CHP jurisdiction decreased 44 percent from
the same period in 2022.
CHP ‘ROLLS’ OUT
STATEWIDE SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ELECTRIC BICYCLES
The CHP closed out the month of August by releasing its
new online e-bike safety
and training program. The CHP’s program
is designed to help e-bike riders of all abilities and all ages identify
potential hazards, while offering information on safe riding practices and
The mission of the CHP is to
provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.