Community Intervention Team cleans up paseos.
One of the most common complaints the station receives is that teenagers are
causing a nuisance to other citizens by participating in unsafe and illegal
behaviors such as: drinking, graffiti, illegal drug use, fighting, littering
and causing noise disturbances.
In order to address some of these nuisance issues, the Community
Intervention Team (C.I.T.) conducted a bicycle patrol operation on Friday and
arrested 14 people, including parole violator John Pacheco, 51, who was in possession
of an open alcohol container on the paseo east of
on a no-bail parole violation.
In the same area,
year-old was cited for possession of alcohol.
At , eight teenagers
were arrested for curfew and minor in possession of alcohol in the paseo area
A 19 year-old at the same location was also cited for possession of
alcohol. Neighbors in the area had complained of the disturbing
activities but deputies had previously been unable to catch the teens.
Late that night, the deputies on bike patrol heard a car alarm sound in the
then saw four BMX bicycle riders leaving the area. They were all
contacted during the subsequent investigation.
The burglary investigation revealed that the riders had kicked the side of a
vehicle, causing the vehicles alarm to sound, but there had not been a
burglary, nor did there appear to be any damage to the vehicle. The
riders were then released in the field.
There is a curfew law in both the City of
areas. The curfew ordinance prohibits teens under the age of 18 from
hanging out on the paseo and other public areas after . More bicycle patrols are planned in the