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 homicide suspects asleep at the wheel
arrested by officers, vehicle theft investigators bust chop-shop and foil
luxury fraud operation, air operations ocean rescue training, a CHP canine
team unleashes justice on the streets with massive drug busts, and a school
goes from vandalized to vibrant with the help of an officer.
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CHP CAPTURES SUSPECTS
WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER FOLLOWING A PURSUIT IN OAKLAND
A pair of California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers
assigned to Operation Oakland Safe Streets successfully apprehended two men
wanted in connection with a homicide in San Leandro, Calif. On Oct. 27, the officers were on patrol in
Oakland when they spotted a Maserati stopped in the traffic lane, with both
occupants asleep and a handgun lying on the passenger’s lap. The occupants woke up, saw the officers,
and fled the scene. A pursuit followed
and ended when the driver abandoned the vehicle, attempting to flee on
foot. He was quickly apprehended by
the CHP officers. The passenger was
also taken into custody. Further investigation
revealed the driver was wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in
a barbershop earlier that week. Both
suspects were booked into the Santa Rita Jail on multiple charges related to
evading arrest, possession of firearms, drug possession, and additional
charges related to the homicide case in San Leandro.
DISCOVERY LEADS TO A GRAND HEIST HALTCHP vehicle theft investigators in Southern Division
strike again in their mission to thwart car, truck, motorcycle, and
construction equipment theft. During a routine business inspection on Nov.
29, they encountered a hidden chop-shop in Los Angeles, recovering a total of
seven stolen vehicles, four stolen motorcycles, two stolen forklifts, three
stolen trailers, and a diverse array of stolen engines and vehicle parts. They also located several illegal firearms
and magazines, which were in the possession of a convicted felon, and
arrested a separate individual attempting to fraudulently purchase a 2024
Land Rover Velar valued at approximately $130,000.
SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS
WITH A CAREER WITH THE CHPHere is proof that a career with the CHP can take you
beyond the highway. On Nov. 28,
members of the CHP Golden Gate Division Air Operations Unit conducted ocean
rescue training with the San Francisco Fire Department. At the conclusion of the training, the H-30
crew had the opportunity to speak with the Mission High Fire/EMS class. The CHP offers a wide variety of
assignments that allow individuals to make a difference in their community
and the lives of those they serve. To apply,
visit www.chpcareers.com or call the
statewide Recruitment Unit at (916) 843-4300 today.
THE SMELL OF SUCCESS
FOR A CHP CANINE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTYCHP’s Southern Division K9 Axel and his
partner showcased their exceptional skills in action once more. On Nov. 30, during a traffic stop in Arcadia,
Calif., the canine team successfully uncovered and seized approximately 97
kilos of cocaine. Later that same
evening, while on another traffic stop in Valencia, Calif., the dynamic duo discovered
a kilo of fentanyl powder, 7 pounds of methamphetamine, and a 1/2 kilo of
black tar heroin.
CHP OFFICER GOES THE
EXTRA MILE TO HELP TRANFORM A VANDALIZED SCHOOLA CHP officer in Oakland took an artistic
approach to the Department’s mission when he helped revitalize a neighborhood
school plagued by vandalism. Collaborating
with artists, CHP Officer Adib Zeid orchestrated the creation of a vibrant
mural that now graces the school's walls. His proactive approach not only transformed
a previously vandalized school but also turned it into a remarkable art
masterpiece, earning him a well-deserved Commissioner’s Commendation.
The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of
Safety, Service and Security.