Jaime Coffee, Director of CommunicationsOffice of Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
CHP Media Relations: (916) 843-3310
#ICYMI: A roundup of notable incidents involving
the CHP this past week, including a new partnership to hold drug traffickers
accountable, multi-agency million-dollar retail crime bust, the apprehension
of a cybercrimes suspect, a boost in the battle against impaired driving, and
sniffing out crime.
list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an
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CHP PARTNERS WITH
LOCAL LEADERS IN SAN FRANCISCO TO INVESTIGATE OPIOID-LINKED DEATHS
On Oct. 27, Governor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco
leaders announced the establishment of
an innovative new task force to investigate opioid-linked deaths and
poisonings to further hold drug traffickers accountable.
OPERATION BUSTS MILLION-DOLLAR ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME RINGA CHP-led multi-agency operation targeting an
organized retail crime operation in Stockton recovered $1 million in stolen
goods on Oct. 26. The investigation
uncovered a house used as a hub for purchasing and reselling stolen merchandise. The collaborative effort involving multiple
law enforcement agencies facilitated a successful arrest of a 52-year-old man
from Stockton, Calif., who is facing felony charges linked to retail theft
and grand theft.
CHP ARRESTS MAN ON
SUSPICION OF POSSESSING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIALAn Isleton, Calif., man was arrested on
suspicion of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material on Oct.
23 after a two-month investigation by the CHP’s Computer Crimes Investigation
CHP SECURES $5.9M
GRANT FOR CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE IMPAIRED DRIVINGThe CHP was awarded a $5.9 million grant with
the goal of improving road safety within the state by decreasing instances of
impaired driving. The funds will
assist in expanding the CHP’s DUI saturation patrols, implementing sobriety
checkpoints, and enhancing traffic safety education initiatives.
K9 DISCOVERY: 140
KILOS OF COCAINE UNCOVERED IN TRAFFIC STOPAn enforcement stop for speeding in the
Castaic area of Los Angeles on Oct. 26 resulted in a seizure of 140 Kilos of cocaine
by CHP Southern Division Special Services K9 “JD.”
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Safety, Service and Security.