Category Archives: California Highway Patrol

Consider the Source

In a piece of link bait about metropolitan crime rates in the U.S. last year is this howler about Stockton: “Last year, recognizing the crime problems in the city, the state temporarily diverted hundreds of California Highway Patrol officers to aid the city’s overwhelmed police department.” There are not “hundreds” of officers in the CHP’s [...]

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Cayabyab benefit

Rebecca Gapusan, of San Joaquin Victims of Violent Crime, called this afternoon to say there will be a car wash Sunday to benefit the family of Christopher Cayabyab, the 29-year-old Elk Grove man who was killed Sunday night by a 17-year-old hit-and-run driver who was later arrested. Gapusan said Cayabyab was about to get married [...]

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Daily Chaos: In Costume and Out.

A 38-year-old man was treated at a local hospital for injuries he suffered when he was beaten Wednesday afternoon by four similarly dressed men with colorful nicknames. The victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries, which were serious. His attackers? Not so serious. They apparently were called, or called each other, “Joker,” [...]

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Vehicle vs. House

There are two phrases often heard over the scanner that a reporter new to crime is likely to get unduly excited about: “man down” and “vehicle vs. house.” “Man down,” as Hollywood has taught us, is what people in uniform say over the radio when a colleague has been shot. When you hear it passed [...]

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