Less traffic during stay-at-home orders not a license to speed: CHP

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans announced today a joint effort with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to urge drivers in the state to slow down given a recent 87% increase in citations for speeding in excess of 100 mph that coincides with decreased traffic volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 19 when the […]

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Speeding truck plows into CHP vehicle working at scene of other crash

SAN JACINTO — A CHP officer and juvenile Explorer Scout on a ride along were both hospitalized but later released after an “errant driver” lost control of his pickup and plowed into their parked patrol vehicle, early Wednesday evening, Jan. 22. The officer and explorer had been assisting other officers at the scene of another, unrelated collision and were preparing […]

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CHP reminds you to celebrate responsibly this July 4th

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This Independence Day holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be working to keep the roadways safe during its Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). LEADING THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY HEADLINES: Lake Elsinore death investigation underway after person found dead inside car Foul odor leads to discovery and seizure of 100 cats and dogs Transient killed crossing SJ street […]

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UPDATE: CHP hoists 3 from Sacramento River after boat overturns

UPDATED: Thursday, May 23, 3:36 p.m. With update from CHP See Original Story below. REDDING — Contacted for details about this afternoon’s water rescue of three people who were thrown from their overturned boat, CHP confirmed at 3:35 p.m. that all three men were successfully hoisted from the river. According to official radio traffic, the three victims were transported to […]

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CHP Motor Sgt fatally struck on I-15 by reckless driver

LAKE ELSINORE — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was struck and killed while working along the side of the southbound I-15 near Nichols Rd., just north of Lake Elsinore earlier this afternoon, Saturday, April 6. The officer has already been identified by CHP as Sgt. Steve Licon. Early reports from the scene and a CHP incident log indicate the […]

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Man walking in freeway traffic dies after CHP Taser deployment

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m., With victim’s identification. RIVERSIDE — A Riverside man who was reportedly creating a hazard while walking in the lanes of traffic on the 91 Freeway during heavy, lunchtime traffic died after a CHP officer used an electric Taser device on him. CHP officials later explained the officer used the Taser while trying to prevent […]

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First day of SR-299 “Speed Enforcement Detail” nabs 102 mph speeder

SHASTA COUNTY — In response to “several major collisions” along the SR-299 corridor in recent months, California Highway Patrol announced today on social media that they are conducting a “Speed Enforcement Detail” focused on nabbing motorists who drive recklessly or in excess of the posted speed limit. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: One dead, home destroyed, after fatal Burney blaze Pair […]

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Morongo Basin CHP officer charged with child sex crimes

JOSHUA TREE — A California Highway Patrol officer and Joshua Tree resident was arrested Friday, Dec. 7, after a months-long investigation into allegations that he was engaging in sexual misconduct and child molestation involving at least two girls, as young as 14-years-old. Officials believe there could be additional victims who have not yet come forward or been identified and have […]

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CHP to implement “Collision Reduction Campaign” in San Gorgonio Pass area

From California Highway Patrol: BEAUMONT, Calif. — Saving lives is the core mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In order to accomplish this mission, the CHP San Gorgonio Pass Area office will use a federal grant to conduct a regional traffic safety campaign in Riverside County. The project started on October 1, 2018, and ends on September 30, 2019. […]

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Red Bluff traffic stop leads to over $2 million in meth, 2 arrested

RED BLUFF — A traffic stop in Tehama County yesterday led to the seizure of more than $2 million in methamphetamine, according to CHP-Red Bluff. Two people were arrested and remain in jail on multiple felony charges. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: MONTGOMERY CREEK: Redding man killed in Hwy 299 head-on wreck ID’d Bomb squad disposes “rotting & unstable” dynamite […]

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