56 Arrests Made After Street Takeover

(ConservativeInsider.org) – More than 50 people were arrested on Saturday, June 1, by deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department in connection with an alleged assault on a deputy that occurred at a car show in May.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, the original incident that led to the arrests occurred at an Inland Empire Car Show, when a large group of people vandalized a patrol car and tried to harm the deputy within the vehicle, with some even going so far as trying to remove him from the car. The incident was caught on camera, which allowed the Sheriff’s office to identify those involved.

The inciting incident is known as a “street takeover,” which is when a car club illegally takes control of a stretch of road or an intersection in order to do stunts and races with their vehicles. Street takeovers have been known to be dangerous, including one incident in St. Petersburg, Florida in January 2023, when a 13-year-old boy was killed by a motorcycle that was going over 100 miles per hour. The illegal street takeovers often involve stolen vehicles as well.

Following the attack, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office coordinated with the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT) and the Gangs and Narcotics Division, as well as several other law enforcement agencies for what they called “Operation Consequences.” The operation found the members of the car club at an abandoned property where they were practicing street takeover maneuvers.

A total of 56 people were arrested in the operation, and while the majority of those arrested were adults, 19 were minors. In addition to the arrests, 23 cars were impounded and at least one stolen car was recovered.

Shannon Dicus, the Sheriff of San Bernardino County, said they wouldn’t tolerate the kind of “recklessness” that car clubs encourage, stating that they will impound cars if they’re found to be involved in street takeovers.

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