Category Archives: Tustin Police Department
Do me a favor and don’t be a victim to stupidity. Drunk driving is a serious offense that can easily exceed $10,000. And, don’t believe so-called DUI attorneys claiming a high success rate. There is a reason cops are successful in stopping drunks. And, the breath or chemical test is pretty proof positive, with the old days of fooling the test with Listerine a thing of the past.
With that in mind, here is a schedule of DUI activities from the Orange County Sheriff:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042
Winter Holiday Mobilization Schedule of Operations
SANTA ANA, Calif. (December 12, 2014) – The Southern California Avoid DUI Task Force is announcing its upcoming enforcement operations for the Winter Holiday DUI Campaign. The following schedule of operations, dates, and locations are provided for broadcast.
DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
- Friday December 12, 1900-0300, Cities of Garden Grove, Placentia & Tustin
- Friday December 19, 1900-0300, Cities of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Mission
Viejo, Orange & Garden Grove
- Saturday December 20, 1900-0300, City of Laguna Beach
- Saturday December 27, 1900-0300, Cities of Westminster & Santa Ana
- The City of Anaheim will be conducting additional DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoints with dates TBD.
DUI Saturation Patrols
- Friday, December 12, 2000-0300, Cities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine and La Habra
- Saturday, December 13, 2000-0300, City of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Tustin and Brea
- Tuesday, December 16, 2000-0300, City of Anaheim
- Thursday, December 18, 2000-0300, City of Anaheim
- Friday, December 19, 2000-0300, Cities of Anaheim & Costa Mesa
- Saturday, December 20, 2000-0300, Cities of Anaheim & Irvine
- Tuesday, December 23, 2000-0300, City of Anaheim
- Saturday, December 27, 2000-0300, Cities of Anaheim, La Habra & Orange
- Tuesday, December 30, 2000-0300, City of Anaheim
- Wednesday, December 31, 2000-0300, Cities of Anaheim, Irvine, Placentia, Westminster and Brea
- The City of Fountain Valley and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional Saturation Patrols with dates to be determined.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
July 29, 2014 Lt. Robert Wright
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned
Tustin, CA – The Tustin Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 15, 2014 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.
In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 4 lives and resulted in 62 injury crashes impacting members of our community,” said Sgt. Brian Greene.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Tustin Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1’.
The downside to living in Old Town Tustin, is our proximity to the other side of the freeway. In fact, Main Street in OTT is the main thoroughfare for Tustin PD when they are running code 3 to the west side of town. Early morning, especially before my first cup of coffee, is a disconcerting time to hear lights and siren from multiple responding police cars. What I really hate is the fact that all police communications in Orange County are digitally encrypted so one cannot even ascertain what is happening at the time. And, Tustin PD’s social media director rarely puts out real-time info on crimes in progress. That means, I usually have to wait the press release from the Public Information Officer.
My peace and quiet were disturbed on last Wednesday when several police units screamed down the street toward Lyon Avenue. Police were responding to the break-in of a home on McFadden Avenue. The victim called police in response to her boyfriend breaking into her residence. His apparent intention was to abduct the couple’s child. The suspect, later identified as Rodrigo Delgadillo Bustos, took the infant child and fled the scene. An APB was issued by Tustin PD and the suspect’s vehicle was later located on West McFadden in Santa Ana by Santa Ana Police. Together with OCSD Air Support, the suspect and child were located and the suspect arrested.
The 22 year old suspect, was subsequently booked into Orange County Jail by Tustin Detectives for Kidnapping, Robbery and Burglary. The child was returned to her mother unharmed.
So, I wonder how many people will show up at a city council meeting to commend the police for their quick reaction in saving this child’s life?
P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Robert Wright
AMERICA’S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME
TUSTIN, Calif. – On August 5, 2014, the Tustin Police Department will participate in the 31st annual National Night Out (NNO). The event will take place from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The District, located at 2437 Park Avenue.
National Night Out is an event in which the citizens of Tustin get together to take a stand against crime, learn more about crime prevention, and mingle with law enforcement personnel in a casual environment. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention, generate participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit, improve police and community partnerships, and most importantly, send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and united in a stance against crime.
In addition to the law enforcement portion of the event, there will be activities for children. Some of the activities will include face painting, games, and a bounce house. Children will also have the opportunity to have a photo taken with law enforcement personnel.
Businesses from The District will be in attendance and some of the restaurants will provide samples of their food. Opportunity raffles will be part of the evening, along with static displays including police, fire, and military vehicles.
There will be a number of Community Based Organizations at the event giving out information on the services they provide to local residents. Some of these organizations will include Get Safe, Alzheimer’s Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Boys and Girls Club, CSP Victim Witness Assistance, Orange County Animal Care, and more.
The newest organization to join us will be The Cooper Center. The Cooper Center’s paleontological collections contain specimens from every major time period since the Jurassic Period or about 180 million years of natural history in Orange County.
Entertainment will be provided by the Tustin Dance Center, Divas Baton Twirlers, and local music.
National Night Out will not only be educational, but it will be entertaining for the entire family. National Night Out is a free event and we hope to see you there.